Item description for NLT2 Live Teen Bible-HC by Tyndale House Publishers...
Overview Translates the Bible for teenagers, with illustrations, a "where to turn" section for passages that address specific dilemmas, and "express yourself" sections with activities for teens to do in order to develop their faith.
Publishers Description Most youth Bibles are just teen versions of adult Bibles. "Live" takes an all-new, teen-centered approach. It includes a wealth of experiences and activities that help teens discover surprising things about God, see God involved in their lives, and express their faith creatively--both in the pages of the Bible and on the tie-in Web site. This is the only youth Bible with content created by teenagers. Art, photos, and other creative forms of self-expression from youth are packed into this Bible as a launching point to drive teens into God's Word. Teens will see how God works in the lives of other teens and be encouraged to express their faith, too. C. S. Lewis said, "We can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito." This Bible will show teens this truth. Features include NLT text, two-color interior (orange/black), student art, student poems, interactive tie-in Web site, sidebars that spark teen creativity, "Try This" feature that encourages teens to live out their faith, quotes and profiles of famous people of faith.
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Producers: Tyndale, Group Publishing
Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 141431440X ISBN13 9781414314402
Bible Binding: Hardcover Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 8.00 Version: NLT2
Availability 0 units.
More About Tyndale House Publishers
Tyndale House is a publisher founded in 1962 by Kenneth N. Taylor, in order to publish his paraphrase of the Epistles, which he had composed while commuting to work at Moody Press in Chicago. The book appeared under the title Living Letters, and received a television endorsement from Billy Graham. This ensured the book's great success, and in 1971 Tyndale published Taylor's complete Living Bible. Taylor named the company after William Tyndale, whose English translation of the New Testament was first printed in 1526. The current president of Tyndale House is Mark D. Taylor.
During the first nine years of Tyndale's history, Kenneth N. Taylor continued paraphrasing the text of the Bible. Living Letters was followed by Living Prophecies (1965) and The Living New Testament (1967). Finally, The Living Bible was launched in 1971. According to Publishers Weekly, it was the bestselling book in the United States in the years 1972-74. The Living Bible was published in many different editions and binding styles, including a popular youth edition called The Way and a study edition called The Life Application Study Bible.
Today, Tyndale publishes a wide range of books by conservative Christian authors such as James Dobson, Charles Colson, Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, and Joel C. Rosenberg. Its most successful publication in recent years has been the Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, which is one of the best-selling book series in history with more than 60 million copies in print. Recently it has had a string of very successful sports-related titles by such coaches and athletes as Tony Dungy, Joe Gibbs, Drew Brees, Kurt Warner, Emmitt Smith, Jim Tressel, Gene Chizik, Shawn Johnson, and Deanna Favre.
In 2007, Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy reached No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover, non-fiction list. It spent more than 30 weeks on either the primary or extended list, and has sold well more than one million copies. It is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history.
Subsequent books by Dungy, including Uncommon (2009), The Mentor Leader (2010), and The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge (2011), have all reached the New York Times best sellers list.
Tyndale first non-fiction book to reach No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover, non-fiction list was Let's Roll, by Lisa Beamer. Beamer (born April 10, 1969 in Albany, New York) is the widow of Todd Beamer, a victim of the United Flight 93 crash as part of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
In 1996 Tyndale House released a new English translation of the Bible under the title New Living Translation (NLT). While its predecessor, The Living Bible, was a paraphrase, the NLT is a translation that was created by a team of 90 Hebrew and Greek scholars. The NLT copyright belongs to Tyndale House Foundation. A major revision of the NLT, aimed at making the translation more precise, was finished in 2004, and editions published after this date are known as the NLT2, or the NLTse — "se" standing for Second Edition. A third revision in 2007 made minor alterations that had been suggested by the Translation Committee
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Reviews - What do customers think about NLT2 Live Teen Bible-HC?
Amazing Book Feb 26, 2010
i've never seen a bible with a language so simple as this, i advise every one to get one.
Translation and Lay-Out Hit the Mark! Jan 30, 2010
I absolutely love this Bible to use with my teen Sunday School class!! The translation is great and easy to understand. The added graphics/notes by real teens are a added bonus. The only thing I wish this Bible had was a better way to label the different Books of the Bible. The names of the Books are a little difficult to see when searching for scriptures quickly.
It's really good Dec 29, 2009
I just bought this bible. It's put together like an e-zine. It's trendy and beautiful and you can write in it, sort of like a journal. I'm not a teen but I like this bible very much. The NLT translation is a huge help for me in understanding the Gospel. NLT just makes me understand the bible so much better because its devoid of all that shakespearean english that the KJV has. I have several KJV bibles and I do still use them. But with NLT... the holy bible comes alive for me. Plus this translation isn't such a drastic departure from KJV unlike The Message bible. I own the Message, too and it's very easy to read. Probably easier than NLT. But NLT retains the reverence and respect of the KJV version but in a more understandable english. I'd say that the NIV translation is the only modern english version that is closest to the KJV and NKJV. NLT would be second to that. I've been looking for a hip and cool NLT bible and now I've found it. I hope the publishers take note and make a girly version in pink. I'd SO buy that right quick.
But for now, I'm going to make this one of my church bibles. It's definitely something you can keep in your purse for those times when you need powerful moments of inspiration. I should have maybe bought this in hardcover but oh well. I still like it and will use it quite often.
BUY THIS BIBLE for your teens Apr 18, 2009
As a pastor and Bible lover, I highly recommend this Bible for teens. NLT is not my overall favorite translation, however, it is my favorite for teens. And I love the devotional/interactive nature of this Bible that encourages students to write, draw and interact with these Greatest Stories Ever Told. Also, I have found that so many of the teen study/devo Bibles have so much indoctrination on issues that were relevant 20 years ago, relevant for perhaps their parents generation--very off putting even for me as a Gen-xer, completely foreign and boring to teens. This Bible combines the classic never-fading Truth of the Holy Bible with a very Right Now attitude, vibe, concern. This Bible makes even those teens who were intimidated or bored by Bible Study jump in and learn, smiling the whole time.
Review from church discipline blog Feb 5, 2009
Tyndale mailed me a copy of the Live teen bible to do a review of. And the first word that comes to mind is tasteful. The Live bible is a a mix of the full NLT bible with photos, devotional poetry, study questions with a dash of a teen oriented devotional intermixed. The closest analogy I can think of is the Revolve bible (see inside) And "the revolve done better" is I think a fair way to describe this bible. There is nothing garish about this bible at all, which is a difficult line to walk mixing both extra interest and the bible in a layout that is fun but resptful. For example the non biblical text is separated off from the biblical text using different background colors and fonts so no one is likely to confuse the two (see inside view). One major distinction is that the Live bible is aimed at both sexes and there are no explicitly girl or boy topics.
This is not a study bible (though Tyndale makes a very good NLT Study bible) but it does include a reasonable concordance, daily reading plan and 6 page topical study guide. The concordance is an abridged version of the one from the study bible, where a substantially smaller percentage of the words are linked through but this is probably good enough to get a teen used to using concordance. The reading plan is very abridged with one selected chapter being read each day, so aiming for 5 min per day or less. The check boxes next to the books I think are a good touch. There is the topic index and this does appear to be all new material, based on the sorts of issues likely to confront a teen/tween. While short this does seem useful. Finally the pages themselves are marked on the lower outer margin with the chapter number which is useful for inexperienced bible reader's navigation, a very good feature one rarely finds in any book anymore.
In terms of the NLTse as a translation I've spoken elsewhere but here is my opinion. I generally prefer British (REB/NEB) to American evangelical translations in terms of translational accuracy. As far as American evangelical translations go the NLT, HCSB and TNIV are all roughly as accurate as one another and all more so than most other evangelical translations. All 3 read well but the NLT has a slight edge here. Given that this is a teen bible I'd attach more weight to readability than I normally would and say that in terms of translations the NLT is likely the best choice for the target. The teen bible does include translator footnotes which are uniformly good in the NLT. In particular since the comparison is to Revolve, the NCV is substantially less accurate in exchange for a much more limited vocabulary than the NLT. For a preteen or younger child this might be an acceptable trade off but few teens need the text simplified to the extent of the NCV. And frankly Revolve is too teenage in its topics (boyfriends, makeup, how far to go on dates...) to be good for a girl of say 8-11.
Finally the bible encourages membership in a teen site called rough edit, which is a online community for readers of the Live bible where kids post their biblical creative work and essays. Sort of a online biblical youth group for mainstream evangelical teens. It seems like a nice extra, sort of a safe myspace. Activity seems moderate at this point.
So would I recommend it? For an individual teen I'd have to go with the NLTStudy bible, or more of a pure devotional. That being said, Revolve was the top selling bible in 2003 and so this style of bible is popular. I think the Live Bible does capture the bible / teen devotional mixture better than Revolve with better content in the sidebars and a vastly better translation for a teen than the NCV/Revolve. Where I really think this bible could shine is in the Middle School and High School church youth group. The little add ons would work there when the kids get distracted and at the some time continue with a devotional theme. For this use I can recommend with any hesitation.
A tasteful teen bible that is fun is quite an accomplishment and Tyndale deserves credit.