Thursday, May 13, 2010

Youth Group Approved

I chose to review Revolve because I am the wife of an Episcopal priest, I am a youth leader, and the mother of a 16-year old daughter. However once I got the Biblezine I wasn't sure I was qualified to really review this adequately. This is geared for teens and I obviously am no longer a teen. I did the only thing I knew to do, I enlisted the help of my youth group girls.

Amid much giggling and discussion it was agreed that this Biblezine is definitely something that their friends and classmates could benefit from. They liked the stories and the way it was laid out and they enjoyed taking the quizzes together. Do I think it would encourage them to actually "read" the bible sections or would they just read the articles? I would have to say I think that teens would just read the articles but since the articles also give reference to specific bible verses I do think that it could act as an empowering tool to help them defend their faith and maybe even in some way evangelize to others.

The girls aged 13-15, enjoyed the book and if by chance they may have gained some insight into some bible verses by taking the quizzes then I believe we may have found a way to begin their thirst for knowledge of the bible. It also provides them with another way to have a copy of the new testament in their possession and I can't see anything negative with that.

I received Revolve from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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