- Looking for a Bible that speaks to teenagers today?
- A great resources for parents and youth leaders to give out
- This ERV uses accessible text and notes to show what the Bible says about issues teens face
For someone who is young and may not have read it before, the Bible can be kinda scary. It's an old book, written thousands of years ago, filled with obscure, hard-to-pronounce places and names, and is hundreds and hundreds of pages long. But, that doesn't need to be the case. The ESV makes Bible reading pleasurable and is an easy to share for Leaders and Parents.
The Easy-to-Read Version of the Bible (ERV) is specially made to create the smoothest and most approachable experience of reading God's word as possible. Updated regularly, the ERV Bible removes as many of the hurdles to understanding the Bible as possible. Even including extra study material and notes to help teen readers get over the difficult or context-heavy parts of the text.
It is a Bible for all, for any reader who want to jump straight into the Bible.
A whole host of topical extras also bridge the gap between then and now, showing just what the Bible says about issues faced by teenagers to, and the best way to get over them.
- 164 pages of additional Bible study material
- 24 colour topic based inserts covering subjects such as relationships, peer pressure and trusting God
- 275 'Insights' help explain the meaning and context of key passages
- Translation specifically designed to be read and understood easily
- Suitable to be used across all denominations
The ERV was developed In the 1980s by the World Bible Translation Centre using the Easy-to-Read version for the Deaf (ERD) as its basis. Since then, the ERV text has been revised, enhanced, and updated regularly. Although the ERV and the NCV (the original Youth Bible translation) have the same roots, the NCV has never been updated, whereas the ERV is continually being honed to embrace changes in world English. Although technically, the ERV is not an 'updated NCV', it does represent a twenty-first-century advancement of both translations mentioned above.
Authentic Media have long been associated with publishing Youth Bibles, having first created the anglicized NCV Youth Bible back in 1993. Having overseen three revisions of that Youth Bible, Authentic are now producing a brand new anglicized Youth Bible packed full of features that will help young people connect with the Word of God and enable them to understand the 'big picture' of the Bible.
The vision for the new Youth Bible is to give teens something meatier to chew on, to get them to ask and answer questions about what a story is saying, for them to engage with the text and get some sense of understanding of where we are at in the Bible narrative, the point of the passage and what this might mean for their relationship with God, others and the world.
ERV Youth Bible Black by Authentic Media was published by Authentic Media in February 2017 and is our 3107th best seller. The ISBN for ERV Youth Bible Black is 9781860248207.