Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Apologetics Study Bible For Students ~ Review and Giveaway

  • Age Range: 12 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 7 - 12
  • Hardcover: 1440 pages
  • Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers; Updated edition (February 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433614847
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433614842

The Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors younger Christians in the truths of Scripture by equipping them with thoughtful and practical responses for whenever the core issues of their faith and life are challenged.

Multiple research studies have shown that spiritual focus often weakens among teenagers as they head into the attention-dividing realm of young adulthood. Up to 66 percent of them leave church altogether. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students works against that trend by helping this audience begin to better articulate its beliefs. In addition to the complete HCSB text and dozens of articles collected from today’s most popular youth leaders, including editor Sean McDowell, this new study Bible also includes:

  • Book Introductions for each of the 66 books of the Bible
  • Study Notes provide evidence of the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture.
  • 120 Articles written by today’s leading Christian thinkers dealing with life’s ultimate questions.
  • Two-color design-intensive layout on every page for the visual generation
  • 60 Twisted Scriptures address ways that various religious movements distort Scripture to support doctrine contrary to historic Christian teaching.
  • 50 Bone & Dirt feature important archaeological discoveries with an apologetics value.
  • 50 Notable Quotes from influential people throughout history.
  • 25 Tactics will equip students to withstand opposition to Christianity by outlining tactics and strategies for handling frequently heard anti-Christian arguments.
  • 20 Personal Stories will encourage and strengthen readers in their faith by describing how God has worked dramatically in peoples lives.
  • 20 Top Five are bullet point lists that help readers remember significant apologetics topics.

  • Along with these great features you can also go to in order to access sixteen weeks of informative videos, and even if you miss a few weeks don't worry each week is archived for easy access.
    This week the topic is The Dead Sea Scrolls

    My take on this Bible:
    In today's world faith and Christianity is more important than ever for our teens. When they are challenged about what they believe or just asked by fellow peers why they believe what they believe they might need a bit of help being steered in the right direction for the answer. With the Apologetics Study Bible they have a valuable resource that will make finding those answers easier. One of the stand out features of this Bible was the numerous articles included that answered a multitude of questions, and those answers included solid scripture reference so the user can look it up for themselves.I am far outside the age range that this Bible is intended for and found that the topics were relevant to me! The twisted scriptures was another feature that I really enjoyed reading, they are scriptures that people often try to twist to fit their own agenda, or perhaps make you question why you believe what you believe. The personal stories feature stories about teens, stories that the user just might relate too. There are so many useful features in this Bible,from the study notes, to the great articles and the easy to use layout making it a great study aid for teens, but truthfully this is a Bible that will appeal to older adults as well, whether they are just beginning their walk in faith or looking to learn more. 
    A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided for review.

    Now on to the giveaway:

    Confident Faith Sweepstakes

    There are two ways you can win. First Go here to enter the Confidence in Faith Sweepstakes. You could win a free Bible, a mini Apologetic Library or even a FREE trip for twoto hear some of the world's best thinkers in Christian apologetics at NCCA. Enter now!

    Second: A copy of this Bible was provided by Propeller/FlyBy promotions for review and they were gracious enough to provide a copy for giveaway here on my blog. 

    Entering is easy, just leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to win,contest will end @ midnight August 18th.

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    Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


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    1. Thanks for dropping by, fingers crossed that you win!

    2. This sounds like such an interesting Bible to use with teens!

      1. Julieanne It is a wonderful Bible for teens but I have found it helpful in my own study. The question and answer section not only steers you to answers but really makes me think more about why the answers are what they are. Thank you so much for dropping by.


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