A constant sticking point over the course of my ministry has been the ongoing attempt to help junior highers develop a desire to read God’s Word on their own…outside the walls of the church or comfy confines of their small group.
And for the most part I’ve failed in my efforts. Simply put, far too few young teenagers spend time reading the bible. FAR. TOO. FEW.
So I am jumping out of my skin with excitement over The Simple Truth Bible, a brand new 365 day “Bible” that works students through the key themes of scripture in very easy to chew bites.
The cover bills The Simple Truth Bible as “The Best Minute of Your Day” but the reality is each little devotion will take about 10-minutes. 10-minutes per day in God’s word sound like we are setting the bar too low? Consider two things:
1) Most junior highers are spending exactly ZERO minutes a day in God’s word, so 10-minutes is infinitely/immeasurably better!
2) Let’s pretend every junior higher in your ministry spends 10-minutes a day, 6 days a week, reading The Simple Truth Bible. That adds up to an hour a week, 4 hours a month, and 48 hours per year. What sort of growth might occur in their lives if they actually spent 48 hours alone with God’s word over the course of the year! By the way, that also equates to about half a school day every month reading the Bible!
The devotions in The Simple Truth Bible were written by a mix of youth ministry “experts”, in-the-trenches youth workers and even a few teenagers! The result is a fantastic, easy-to-use “bible” that every teenager needs in their hands.
You can pre-order as many copies as you want, and read more details about it and download 20 sample devotions right here.