Most recently, I was introduced to The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. The intention of studying with The Apologetics Study Bible is to serve as a foundation for younger Christians in the truths of biblical scripture by providing a foundation of understanding of core issues of their faith and life.
Apologetics simply means giving reasons for believing in Christianity. It doesn’t mean making an apology, as if something is wrong with having faith, but rather offering an apology in the sense of explaining reasons for a commitment to Christ. Apologetics clarifies why it makes good sense to be a Christian.
According to research, studies indicate a significant decline in spiritual practices as teenagers mature into adulthood. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students aims to provide relevant researc to help these populations to best articulate beliefs and convictions. Developing a knowledge base of Christian Apologetics leads onto a greater understand of researched data in support of basic religious foundations.
About The Apologetics Study Bible for Students
The Holman Christian Standard Bible is an all-new English translation of the original biblical languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic), first published in full in 2003. After rendering the most literal translation possible, they styled it to reflect modern English usage so as to amplify a reader’s understanding. In addition to the complete HCSB text and dozens of articles collected from today’s most popular youth leaders, including editor Sean McDowell, this new study Bible also includes:
* Two-color design-intensive layout on every page for the visual generation
* Sixty “Twisted Scriptures” explanations
* Fifty “Bones & Dirt” entries (archaeology meets apologetics)
* Fifty “Notable Quotes”
* Twenty-five “Tactics” against common anti-Christian arguments
* Twenty “Personal Stories” of how God has worked in real lives
* Twenty “Top Five” lists to help remember key apologetics topics
Our tween and I are in the midst of reading through the Apologetics Study Bible for Students as a family project. We arevery impressed with the depth of the research and the easy to understand context. We will be reading and discussing many interesting stories, explanations and challenges on a weekly basis to gather a more complete understanding of Christianity. I recommend the Apologetics Study Bible for "Hard Questions, Straight Answers."