The Perfect Transition Bible for Tweens/Teens: The Guys NLT Slimline Holy Bible Review

Bibles come in all shapes and sizes. You can find some with a lot of different features and some that are more on the simple side. No matter the type you get, it's all about receiving God's Word. The latest Bible, that we've been checking out is the new Guys NLT Slimline Holy Bible.

The Guys Slimline Bible blue chevron edition is the perfect gift for all occasions and features the easy to understand New Living Translation text. The 53-page dictionary/concordance helps kids locate passages on various topics. Includes 8 pages of full-color maps, a blue ribbon marker, and a special presentation page. The New Living Translation text is excellent for young readers because it is so clear and they can understand what they are reading! When they can read and understand God’s Word, God can work in their hearts!

I really like this Bible and let me tell you why. The cover offers a hip blue and black chevron design and is comprised of both imitation leather and nylon materials. I am gifting this to my son when he gets older, but I personally think the blue is just as nice for a female, too. The page edging is painted silver and it also comes with a blue ribbon bookmark attached. The overall size is pretty neat–since as the title shows, it offers a more compact, slim layout, compared to other Bibles out there that are bulky and thick. I think this is an incredible feat, considering the Bible has many stories to tell with a lot of written text. The slimmer design coupled with the sturdy cover make it extra convenient to tote around. This is especially nice for students on the go. 

This particular Bible uses the New Living Translation (NLT), which offers a nice mix of easy to read text without straying too far from the original message. This translation is perfect for young readers and just about anyone else who is looking for a clear and simple way to follow the Word of God.

Although the Guys NLT Slimline Holy Bible is not packed with a ton of bells and whistles, it still offers a few handy features, including:

  • Dedication page for gifting
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction to the New Living Translation
  • Alphabetical Listing of Bible Books
  • Red Text to Highlight When Jesus is Speaking
  • Dictionary/Concordance
  • Great Chapters of the Bible
  • Great Verses of the Bible to Memorize
  • 365-Day Reading Plan
  • Colored Maps

The Guys NLT Slimline Holy Bible is technically made for tweens/teens. It is perfect for the older child or teen who is looking to transition to a Bible that offers a more mature look and feel. At the same time, I found it to be a great Bible even for adults. You see it offers the basic essentials in a regular Bible, along with updated text, making God's word and the stories inside easy to understand and follow along to. Having said that, I am personally thinking about picking up another for myself. It's offers a simple translation with a slick and convenient deign that is perfect to take anywhere.