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About "CEV Youth Bible Global Edition Softcover"
Make sense of the world - and your place in it - with this funky little Bible! The perfect fit for your bag or backpack, it features the Contemporary English Version and includes a help section, a dictionary and maps to help you explore God's Word. 11.4 x 16.1 x 2.6cm.
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This Bible uses the Contemporary English Version, which uses highly (sometimes too much) colloquial and 'modernized' English that is easy for children to understand. Although it is by far one of the easiest translations of the Bible to read, I find in my personal opinion that it could be too simple at times, that the original meaning of the text may be 'lost in translation'. In relation to the Youth Bible version, I find that its cover is flimsy and will wear out quickly if it is frequently used, and hence will not be good as a Bible that is used constantly. However, it is still good for ministries such as children's church and youth groups. Also, out of personal taste, I personally find the cover a bit too informal and queer for a Bible. But that's my two cents.
I have found the CEV (or Contemporary English Version) to be written at a perfect level for children and young teens that I have taught. These are the Bibles that we give out to our Scripture classes when they reach Year 5 (at this price they are very affordable for a large number of students, especially if you ask church members to 'sponsor' a Bible being given out). Lots of children's sunday school material and Scripture material is written with this version in mind, making it very useful. The addition of book introductions and pages such as 'What the Bible Says About God's Forgiveness' are helpful, though I feel that the title 'Youth Bible' may be misleading, as it is primarily a regular Bible, just in easy-to-read language. There are no coloured pages on teen topics or 'real life stories' as are in some teen Bibles. All the same, this is a simple Bible good for handing out to children and young teens.