I really like this new Guys Slimline Bible from Tyndale House Publishers! My oldest son has outgrown his childhood Bible that was full of pictures and loud colors. (not to mention his old Bible is a brick and too large to carry anywhere.)
There are a few features of this Bible that make it perfect for a guy who has grown up a bit. First, it is the New Living Translation. NLT is by far my favorite translation, especially for young readers. It is easy to understand and is simply and modern English translation of the original text. Secondly, this is a simple Bible, without any commentary or extras. Study Bibles have their place, but for day to day use this size is ideal. This Bible does contain a concordance, maps, a year long reading plan and a list of helpful verses to memorize categorized by subject matter.
I find the cover of this Bible perfect. (The cover feels like leather, but is not actual leather.) It is a bright blue chevron on a dark gray background. This is a Bible my son will not outgrow. He will be able to carry it for years to come. My favorite feature of this Bible is the verse inside the front cover. “My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me” Psalm 62:7. What a fantastic verse for a young man!
If I were to put an age appropriateness on this Bible, I would give a range of 10- life. The packaging labels the Bible for Tweens. This Bible would make a great gift for a young man who is moving past childish things. I was given a complimentary copy of this Bible by its publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.