But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. —The Apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 3:14-16 NIV
Ever since it has first been published, “Bible for You” (also know as the “Teen Bible”) has become a huge hit with our audience. Here’s why.
At first glance, Bible for You is the kind of book that entices its target audience—its large format, beautiful illustrations, and hard cover make it a coveted possession. As Alina from Ukraine writes, “Stunning illustrations. So much love and joy has been put in this book.”
Yet there is much more that makes “Bible for You” unique: Unlike other children’s Bibles, the stories are not rephrased and simplified. Instead it features entire passages from the Bible itself with only a brief introduction to each story and a couple of follow-up questions. By combining the Sacred Text with colorful illustrations, we aim at helping older children and young teens to transition to reading the actual Word of God, instead of paraphrased stories.
Oleg from Russia makes note of this: “What a true gift! Gorgeous print and beautiful illustrations. But the main thing is the text! For a long time I wanted for my daughter something like this instead of adaptations for very young children.”
Moreover, Bible for You includes a wider selection of Old Testament and New Testament stories than most children’s Bibles: There are more than 120 of them, including passages from the Psalms, Proverbs, the book of Acts, the epistles, and Revelation. It provides a “big picture” overview of the scope of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
The reactions of parents and children alike are very encouraging. “A wonderful book! My child is completely stoked!” writes Darya from Russia. And Tatyana from Ukraine adds, “You are doing a great service to us all!”