Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens

We received a hardback copy of the NIV Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens for review from The B&B Media Group.

I handed this one off to my son. He is really interested in the book of Job at the moment, and he took it up to his room to read and study.  Recently, he  has had a list of questions about other religions and about how we know the Bible is true.  This Bible came at a perfect time.

The NIV RSFSBfT has an attractive layout, with pull-quotes and boxes that contain anecdotes and illustrations in story-form about the text.  It is inviting. I want to pick it up, read it, find the pull-quotes and boxes of information. I wish I'd had a Bible like this when I was a teenager. 

Each chapter begins with a chapter introduction and outline that preview the sections for readers. I like that. I am impressed with the STUDY HELPS section at the back of this version. It includes a table of weights and measures, a study plan, SIX indexes and a concordance before a section of colorful maps.  

The six indexes at the back of the Bible correspond to the boxes of information within the books of the Bible:  TRUTHS, PROMISES, PRINCIPLES, PLANS, PEOPLE, UNSHAKEN GOD. The TRUTHS offer information about what Christians believe and what other religions believe to my kid who is interested in learning more in this area.

We are using the NIV Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens for a study of Proverbs. The NIV is easy to follow and the text and font of this particular book is easy to read. The hardback cover makes it feel more like a textbook to me. My son likes it. 

I am pleased with the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens.

You can find the Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens at your favorite bookstore or at Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens 
Various Authors Zondervan,
 2012 978-031-0723-302 · 
$29.99 Hardcover · 11.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 · 1,664 Pages 978-031-0723-310 · 
$44.99 Duo-Tone, Violet · 11.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 · 1,664 Pages 978-031-0723-329 · 
$44.99 Duo-Tone, Brown · 11.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 · 1,664 Pages 978-031-0723-2564x ·
 $14.99 EBook/EPub · 1,664 Pages Bibles / Youth

The B&B Media Group gave me a copy of The Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens to review. I was not paid for this review and am not obligated to provide a positive review.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Technical Difficulties

Our family has had a month of technical difficulties. My laptop - purchased less than a year ago, an HP from Costco w/ a Toshiba hard drive - CRASHED. AGAIN. I was without a laptop for over two weeks.

We have Spanish files on the laptop; one of our math programs is online; we were using the DVD player on the laptop for IEW and another math program.

My public schooler not only completes homework on the laptop, but one of her classes requires that she watch online instructional videos every night.

When we finally got the laptop back with hard drive #3, we had just a few days to play catch up when our internet went out. We had spotty, on-and-off access over the weekend and then the whole thing went out for the rest of the week. Every time I phoned the ISP, I got a recorded message informing me that they were repairing an area-wide outage in my area. The story through the grapevine that I heard is that a man hit a utility pole down the street while texting and driving.

We are playing catch up again. I am catching up on reviews and my Homeschool Mosaics column. I'll blog again soon. We're still catching up on schoolwork that dragged along during the down times. Stay tuned. ;)

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