Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I received from Thomas Nelson, Revolve 2010, the Complete New Testament. The words of the Bible are enhanced by bold, catchy headings and thoughtful questions that really make you look deep, questioning your level of faith, only to emerge stronger than ever in your belief of Christ. There are blurbs mixed in which bring the characters of the Bible to life. The biblezine “interviews” these characters to make it sound like they are actually speaking to the reader. There are also interviews with the voices behind The World of Promise Next Generation New Testament, such as Jordin Sparks and Alyson Stoner. They are popular females in the media these days, and their strong reflections on religion make them excellent role models. The biblezine also includes messages from real girls, just like those reading the pages. These girls tell stories that are embarrassing and thoughtful. They mention how their faith has brought them through challenging times. Other articles include “Ask Jenna” and advice from Chad, an intelligent young man. The advice given is helpful to teenage girls. Oftentimes girls do not understand guys, so hearing about how guys think through a guy’s perspective can help them to avoid awkward situations. I read this biblezine in one evening, cover to cover, in front of a roaring fire with snow falling gently outside. I felt at peace, reveling in faith.