Bible studies for teens
Clark Schultz’s 5-Minute Bible Studies for Teens is a great devotion book for modern teenagers. The short devotions are meaningful, yet they do not take up much time, which is especially important in the lives of teenagers. Between school, extracurriculars, jobs, and other activities, finding free time can be difficult. With three devotions per week, this book allows for flexibility.
While they are short, the devotions do not skimp on message or meaning. A brief Bible passage or summary sets the mood of the devotion. Starting with Adam and Eve and going through the New Testament, the reader is taken on a journey through Scripture. The actual devotions are very applicable, without being too stereotypical or corny. They are real, with relatable situations and funny comments, but cover many aspects that affect a teenager’s life. From relationships with others to personal sins, the devotions attack the issues with a teenager’s perspectives in mind.
While all teenagers would benefit from this book, I think it is especially applicable to high school students. This book can be read individually or with a small group. I read it with my Bible study group, and we all really enjoyed it.
Reflective questions at the end of each devotion get the reader thinking and allow for personal meditation. The questions are also great to talk about with others. Ending each devotion with a prayer is a great way to connect with God. The prayers are not too wordy, so it feels like something that a reader would actually pray, not just something to read.
As a teenager with a busy life, I found this to be the best devotion book that I’ve come across. I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a devotion book that is meaningful but does not require a strict schedule.
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Author: Megan Himm
Volume 107, Number 03
Issue: March 2020