This book is geared toward teens, middle school, high school and college-age young women. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world, the Bible is a solid foundation to hold on to and the author shares practical ways for young women to dig into the Bible for themselves.
The different types of literature in the Bible are explained and sample passages are given. The inductive study method of observation, interpretation and application is explained. As part of observation, the 5 WH questions are talked about – asking of the text who, what, when, where and why. Then the author takes us through a passage asking these questions to practically do what was just explained. Checking the context of the passage is talked about as well as comparing Scripture with Scripture. Cross-references are given to help make clear the passages being talked about in the book.
This is a hands-on, very practical book for teen girls to understand better how to study the Bible. The application questions are real and probing, getting them to realize how Scripture is relevant for their daily lives and the challenges they face at home and school and elsewhere. This would be a great study for youth group ladies to do together. I would recommend getting the physical book rather than the kindle version as there is space to make notes and write answers to questions, which doesn’t work as well on the kindle version.
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my review.