The 11 Best Bibles for Teens, Young Adults, and Youth for 2022

The-Best-Bibles-for-Teens.jpg

The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best bibles for teens, young adults, and youth for your consideration.

Bibles catered towards teens, young adults, and youth are designed to give the reader context and a more complete understanding of God’s Word in a way a younger person may understand. The good news of God’s promise and love is written in a way that this younger audience can relate to, making it easier for them to remember and comprehend.

With this in mind, the editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Bibles for teens, young adults, and youth to consider. The one that is right for you will largely depend upon which features are most important. Each listing includes author and publisher information, some basic facts about the version, and links to any alternative versions that may be available.

Note: We only included the best Bibles for teens, young adults, and youth with a 4-star or better rating and a minimum of 100 reviews. Titles are organized by the total number of reviews at the time of our publication.

The Gospel

The Best Bibles for Teens, Young Adults and Youth


NIV, Bible for Teen Girls, Hardcover: Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Daily readings with popular Christian female authors, women in the Bible character profile, book introductions for each book in the Bible

From the publisher: “The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage girls with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love. The NIV Bible for Teen Girls is as sincere about her walk with God as you are, helping her discover God’s will for all areas of her life, including relating to family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.”

Also available in Kindle version.

GO TO AMAZON

The Catholic Youth Bible, 4th Edition, NABRE: New American Bible Revised Edition

Author/Publisher: Saint Mary’s Press

Material: Paperback

Key Features: Special features, tools, and articles to help deepen prayer life, explore scripture, and connect with history

From the publisher: “Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture.
Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you: explore scripture, connect with history, nurture your relationships, live your faith, deepen your prayer life, and Encounter God. This Bible was made for you”

Also available in Hardcover version.

GO TO AMAZON

NKJV, Thinline Bible Youth Edition, Leathersoft, Brown, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Easy-to-read 9 point size, words of Christ in red, gilded page edges

From the publisher: “The NKJV Thinline Bible Youth Edition, featuring the trusted New King James Version, is lightweight and convenient—ideal for students on the go. Striking the perfect balance between portability and readability, this Bible fits easily into purses and backpacks, and it comes with features that will enhance your reading experience: the elegant and readable Thomas Nelson NKJV font, two ribbon markers, and the words of Christ in red. This Bible is an ideal option to have a name personally engraved.”

 

GO TO AMAZON

NIV, True Images Bible, Leathersoft, Pink, Printed Page Edges: The Bible for Teen Girls

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV); “In Focus” notes explain the Bible’s perspective on contemporary cultural topics; in-depth introductions for each book of the Bible

From the publisher: “Updated for this generation of teens, this new edition of the NIV True Images Bible is packed with tools and insight to help teen girls ages 13-18 navigate today’s contemporary cultural issues with confidence, love, and grace. Facing today’s contemporary issues can be difficult, but the NIV True Images Bible gives teen girls a fresh perspective on faith-related issues and provides tools to navigate a complex world. They will ask the big questions, take valuable lessons to heart, and help others do the same. Beautifully designed from the inside out, this Bible for teen girls is filled with challenging insights, honest advice, and personal notes helping teen girls build a closer relationship with God as they set out on a personal journey of their world. Following Jesus isn’t unfashionable or illusive. It’s an authentic way of life!”

*Also available in Hardcover and Paperback version.

GO TO AMAZON

Teen Slimline Bible NLT (Red Letter, LeatherLike, Charcoal)

Author/Publisher: Tyndale

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Dictionary/concordance, end-of-Bible helps, full-color maps

From the publisher: “The slimline New Living Translation text Bible is the perfect size for busy teens to carry with them wherever they go―now available in new trendy TuTone designs. Classic reference features include a dictionary/concordance, end-of-Bible helps, full-color maps, a ribbon marker, presentation page, and gilded page edges. The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages―but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it “The Truth Made Clear.”

GO TO AMAZON

 


The Catholic Youth Bible, 4th Edition, NRSV: New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition

Author/Publisher: Saint Mary’s Press

Material: Paperback

Key Features: Special features, tools, and articles to help deepen prayer life, explore scripture, and connect with history

From the publisher: “Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture.
Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you: explore scripture, connect with history, nurture your relationships, live your faith, deepen your prayer life, and Encounter God. This Bible was made for you”

*Also available in Hardcover version.

GO TO AMAZON

Prove It! Catholic Teen Bible

Author/Publisher: Amy Welborn

Material: Paperback

Key Features: 25 compelling tabs spread throughout Bible text

From the publisher: “Sometimes the answers aren’t enough. Sometimes you want to know why they’re the answers. Any Bible can answer questions. This is the one that explains why those answers are the answers. In twenty-five very compelling tabs spread throughout the Bible text, Prove It! The Catholic Teen Bible gives the why to the biggest questions of all. To the questions you’ve been asking your parents, your teachers, your friends … yourself: —What’s life all about and where do I fit in? —What’s my life all about, and where do God, family, friends, and all the rest fit in? How do I know God even exists, and what do the life and death of Jesus have to do with me right here, right now? If God loves us all, why should I bother taking my Catholicism seriously? If all religions are pretty much the same, why be a Catholic at all? Here is the inspired Word of God. Here is how to read the Bible how to understand, to de-code, what its authors were saying to their particular audiences thousands of years ago. And how to truly hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to you today about God, Jesus, Church, prayer, and … you.”

GO TO AMAZON

NKJV, Thinline Bible Youth Edition, Leathersoft, Gray, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version 

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Easy-to-read 9 point size, words of Christ in red, gilded page edges

From the publisher: “The NKJV Thinline Bible Youth Edition, featuring the trusted New King James Version, is lightweight and convenient—ideal for students on the go. Striking the perfect balance between portability and readability, this Bible fits easily into purses and backpacks, and it comes with features that will enhance your reading experience: the elegant and readable Thomas Nelson NKJV font, two ribbon markers, and the words of Christ in red. This Bible is an ideal option to have a name personally engraved.”

 

GO TO AMAZON

Ignite-NKJV: The Bible for Teens (Signature)

Author/Publisher: Nelson Bibles

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Find It Fast table of contents and topical index, articles that deal with major issues that teens face today, relevant verses pulled out for memorization

From the publisher: “Make the Bible relevant to your life! How can a book that was written thousands of years ago help teens with the challenges they face every day? Ignite is an interactive Bible that will introduce today’s teens to the Word of God in a fresh and unique way with features that introduce parts of the scriptures that are often overlooked or ignored. Ignite will deepen both understanding and devotion.”

*Also available in Kindle and Paperback versions.

GO TO AMAZON

NIV, Bible for Teens, Thinline Edition, Leathersoft, Pink, Red Letter, Comfort Print

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) translation; double-column format; words of Jesus highlighted in red print

From the publisher: “With a new, easy-to-read typeface, the NIV Bible for Teens, Thinline Edition invites teens to deeply explore God’s Word anywhere they are. Measuring less than an inch thick, this is the perfect on-the-go Bible to take to church, school, or travel. The colorful, trendy cover creates a Bible that teens will love to carry. Expertly designed for the New International Version (NIV) text, Zondervan’s exclusive Comfort Print® delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the most widely read contemporary-English Bible translation.”

GO TO AMAZON

NIV, Bible for Teen Guys, Leathersoft, Blue: Building Faith, Wisdom and Strength

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Imitation Leather

Key Features: Daily readings with popular Christian male authors, women in the Bible character profile, book introductions for each book in the Bible

From the publisher: “The NIV Bible for Teen Guys, designed specifically for guys ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage guys with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen guys grow in their faith. The NIV Bible for Teen Guys is as serious about his walk with God as you are, helping him discover God’s will for all areas of his life, including relating to family, dealing with friends, work, sports, girls, and so much more. Filled with honest discussions about what it means to be a man of God, as well as wisdom on specific challenges the world throws your way, the NIV Bible for Teen Guys is your source for growing stronger in all areas of your life, while also growing stronger in your faith.”

GO TO AMAZON

NOW READ: The Best Study Bibles for Beginners


Lord's Library participates in affiliate programs. We may make a small commission from products purchased through this resource.
Timothy Andrew
Follow Tim
Timothy Andrew

Timothy Andrew

Tim is the Founder and Ministerial Editor at Lord's Library, a Christian resource hub focused on helping readers grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Tim became a Christian in April 2021 and believes 1 Peter 4:11 commands him to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) "as of the ability which God giveth."

scroll to top