Monday, January 2, 2012
Answers Book for Teens by Bodie Hodge, Tommy Mitchell, and Ken Ham
The Answers Book For Teens (AB4T) is a small-sized book, very un-intimidating-looking, and reads on the front cover, "Your Questions God's Answers." Upon reading through this book I will say that I give it a very high rating. The book covers topics relevant to all of our Christian lives. The "normal teen book" topics such as sex and related topics are touched on, but so are other topics which are equally relevant in the lives of teenagers and adults--topics such as creation, Jesus being "the one and only way", the flood, "pain and bad stuff" in the world, the authority of Scripture, dinosaurs and dragons, etc. The answers are based in Scripture and are very fundamental Christian interpretations.
The topics are covered concisely, in a short but thorough way, accompanied by Scripture references which apply. There's not an overwhelming amount of wordiness on each topic, just enough to inform, clearly and truthfully. It's neither "fluffy" or overly deep, very well done. If a person wishes to look more deeply into any of these topics, he or she may do that elsewhere, but this gives a good quick overview.
The suggested ages for this book are 13-17, but I believe that is too narrow. I think this book is a wonderful resource for college-age kids--good to have for those searching/questioning times. It's a good quick resource for adults as well!
The illustrations are simple, monochromatic, kind of understated--they don't detract or draw attention to themselves, but they do add to the quick readable feel of the book. The book may be used as either a read-through or as a reference.
I highly recommend this book--for teens, for college kids, and for adults as well! This might be one of those books to purchase in a large quantity to have on hand to share with others!
I was given a copy of this book for free by the publishers for the purposes of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 4:53 PM