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The Bible you wished you had growing up!
on May 19, 2009
Let me say that I greatly appreciate the thought and energy spent to tailor a Bible to the needs and desires of teenage girls.
So often women in general are ignored or downplayed in Christianity. The Revolve Devotional Bible is a great way to show your daughter or loved one that women of faith are relevant, respected and recognized.
My only critique is the same critique I have with all contemporary English versions of the Bible. While I am all for reading the Bible in a language that is understandable and relevant, I also don't want us to lose the ability to quote scriptures and have it readily recognized.
I believe that one thing that unites all Christian faiths regardless of denomination or doctrine is the ability to recognize the Holy Scriptures when read or heard.
My only suggestion would be to make sure your teenager also has a copy of the KJV or NJV so that scripture memorization will be unifying and encouraging act. When she hears, "I can do all things through Christ...."
she should be able to say, "who strenghthens me." Not, (The Message version) "Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don't mean that your help didn't mean a lot to me--it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles."