Editor’s Note: Our dear friend Christine Caine is a contributor to the brand new NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for real teenage girls with real lives. Packed with daily readings by popular Christian female authors, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is as sincere about your walk with God as you are, helping you discover His will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.
Enjoy this short Q&A with Christine as she shares her heart for teen girls and helping them be rooted in His story or promise for their lives through the Word of God.
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Q1: Why is God’s Word so important for today’s teen girl?
Being a teen girl is not easy, especially in the world we live in today. Life is often filled with peer pressure, mixed messages, questions, and contradicting voices trying to influence who these girls will become. God gave us His Word that is full of promises, and is one of the ways He speaks to us today. When we spend time in God’s Word, we are able to know who God is, what He says about us, and who He has created us to be. God’s Word is power and when we spend time reading it, memorizing it, and applying it, our lives will be transformed and we will change the world around us.
Q2: What features about the NIV Bible for Teen Girls excites you most?
The NIV Bible For Teen Girls is filled with profiles of women whose stories in the Bible significantly impacted history. It also includes devotionals written by leaders today who also happen to be women. Together, combining the Biblical legacy and modern-day stories in a way that connects and speaks the language of teen girls, this Bible will uniquely speak to young girls and help them discover who God has created them to be.
Q3: How have you seen the NIV Bible for Teen Girls impact your daughter?
My oldest daughter, Catherine, recently turned thirteen and has officially embarked on the journey of navigating life as a teenager. It has brought me so much joy seeing her spend time on her own reading NIV Bible for Teen Girls so she can discover what God is saying to her. When I asked her what she liked most about her Bible, she commented on how fun it is to read because there are extra areas that explain more about the verse or story, and that makes her want to read it more. I am grateful for a version of the Bible that speaks directly to her where she is as she starts her teen years.
Q4: Why would you recommend the NIV Bible for Teen Girls?
Besides being cute and compact, the NIV Bible for Teen Girls is full of helpful guides, daily readings, contextualizing information, and “real-talk” that is relatable, challenging, and engaging. All of these extra features help guide teen girls through the scriptures by bringing deeper understanding and connection, and allows them to encounter God’s love and know their identity.
Q5: What message would you like to share with today’s teen girls?
If you are a teen girl, I want you to know and believe that regardless of what your story is, God has a plan, purpose, and future for you and it is full of hope. You are beautiful and you are enough. It doesn’t matter what labels the world has tried to put on you or even what labels you have put on yourself, God loves you so much and is inviting you to discover who He is and the good plans that He has for you. You don’t have to wait to know Him, and you are not too young to live boldly for Him. There is so much inside of you and the dreams, desires, and passions He has placed in your heart are intentional, on purpose, and for a purpose.
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Do you have a teenage girl in your life? These years are such an important season that shape young women as they learn who they are, build big dreams and important relationships that impact their lives for years to come. What better way to guide your teen daughter, niece, granddaughter, or friend than to share this Bible with her and open up conversations about God’s awesome plan for her life?