May 9, 2016
One of my favorite renderings of the Bible into English is the New Living Translation (NLT) because of its contemporary language, poetic flow, and ease of use in discussions when others have different translations.
Since I also recommend the NLT as an excellent choice for youth in mainline denominations, I requested the Girls Slimline Bible, NLT, from Tyndale House Publishers, who kindly sent me a copy to review.
I chose the girls’ edition rather than the Guys Slimline Bible, NLT, because of the bright cover covered by the word, “Love,” which also covers us and a multitude of sins. If, however, you want to give a copy to a boy, just remove the packaging on this edition or consider the one shown below.
Regardless, the back matter in these editions will help young people in a youth discussion group or Sunday School class. For example, the back pages include:
• Great Chapters of the Bible
• Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize
• 365-Day Reading Plan
• Colorful Maps
Another blessed help can be found inside the front cover, which has Ephesians 3:12 printed in large caps:
“Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
Mary Harwell Sayler, reviewer
Girls Slimline Bible, NLT
Guys Slimline Bible, NLT