Apologetics Study Bible For Students – Book Review

Apologetics Study Bible For Students

Apologetics Study Bible For Students – Book Review

If you are a Christian parent, chances are high that one of your most important priorities in life is to share your faith with your children in a way that transforms their lives.

Most of us take Proverbs 22:6 to heart. We want our children to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus at an early age. We want our children to spiritually flourish as they mature.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Therefore, it’s disheartening to learn that as children enter their tumultuous teenage and young adulthood years, studies show that their spiritual focus tends to weaken, causing up to 66 percent of them to leave church altogether.

How can we as parents, teachers, and concerned adults fight this trend?

Helping young Christians to grasp the truths of Scripture in a way that is relevant to the issues and challenges they face in the real world is a good place to start – and the Apologetics Study Bible For Students is a tremendous resource for helping them to ground their faith!

The Apologetics Study Bible For Students (Hardcover Edition) is an attractively designed Bible that actually looks more like a text book than a Bible (except for the telltale ribbon and black and red indexed tabs).

This Bible contains the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation – a literal translation that’s endorsed by well-respected pastor-teachers such as Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Dr. Charles Colson!

What I love about the Apologetics Study Bible For Students is that it’s an easy-to-read, solid biblical resource that provides students of all ages the information they need to better understand their faith from an intellectual perspective and to share it more intelligibly and effectively with others.

Key Features of the Apologetics Study Bible For Students include:

  • Book Introductions with Timelines of what’s going on elsewhere in the world.
  • Study Notes with evidence on the reliability and truthfulness of Scripture.
  • Articles that address culturally significant questions accurately yet sensitively.
  • Bones & Dirt segments that feature archaeological discoveries of apologetic value.
  • Twisted Scripture Notes that highlight Scriptures that other religious movements distort to support doctrines that run contrary to historic Christian teaching.

Other features include notable quotes, tactics to help students withstand attacks against their faith, and personal stories about how God has dramatically worked in people’s lives!

In 1 Peter 3:15, Scripture teaches us to:

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you
To give the reason for the hope that you have.
But do this with gentleness and respect.

If you are looking for a highly practical Study Bible that helps students solidify, share and defend their faith, you cannot go wrong with the Apologetics Study Bible For Students!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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About Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.

In 2008, Sean received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.

Sean travels throughout the United States and abroad to speak at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for high-profile organizations including Focus on the Family and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, appeared as a guest on radio shows such as Family Life Today and Stand to Reason, and been quoted in many publications, including the New York Times.

Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over eighteen books and has also written multiple books with his father, Josh McDowell.

In April, 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California.


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  1. Tina at Mommynificent
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    I couldn’t get enough of student Bibles like this as a teen! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!

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