This was originally supposed to be an article filled with specific Bible reading plans for teens. After searching around, however, I realized that, well, there aren’t many. Nevertheless, I was able to muster up a few, along with other books and resources that may be of interest to Christian teenagers. You can find the resources below.
Bible Reading Plans for Teens
1. The One Year Josh McDowell’s Youth Devotions by Josh McDowell
“Aimed directly at the needs and interests of preteens and teens, The One Year Josh McDowell’s Youth Devotions is a Right From Wrong devotional that helps young people apply the Scriptures in daily decision making. Covering a host of topics that are relevant to today’s teens, this devotional encourages teens to think through difficult choices, enabling them to discover why certain choices are right or wrong.”
2. Truth: 365 Devotions for Teens Connecting Life and Faith by Josh McDowell
“This daily devotional from Josh McDowell unpacks spiritual truths that will inspire, challenge, and fuel your soul every day of the year–from January 1 to December 31. Practical and relevant, each month of devotional readings shares a common theme . . .”
3. Foundations – Teen Devotional: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Teens by Robby and Kandi Gallaty
“With Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Teens, students can read through all 66 books of the Bible in one year, while still having the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, they can experience the miracle of reading and responding to the entirety of God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, students will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, allowing for practical application throughout the year-long plan.”
4. Bible dot com has many Bible reading plans for teens here:
5. Cheri Gamble has created a Summer Bible Reading Plan for Teens here.
6. Various teens vote on the best Bible reading apps here:
Bible Reading Plans for Teens and Adults
If you don’t want a teen-specific Bible reading plan, but would rather prefer an adult reading plan, you can find many of those at two different websites.
First, Ligonier Ministries has a bunch here:
Second, Justin Taylor has several here:
Just click on those links and scan through the available options. Grab one for your teen and, while you’re at it, grab one for yourself.
Bibles for Teens
“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 your walk with God as you are, helping you discover his will for all areas of your life, including relating to your family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more.”
“Grow into the young man God wants you to be Dig deep into God’s Word and learn amazing new facts, discover inspiring people and stories, and uncover all kinds of stuff that you never ever imagined was in the Bible. Helpful, fun, and often downright astonishing, the NIV Boys Bible features unique and meaningful content.”
Other Resources for Teens
1. The Rebelution: A gospel-centered website that empowers teenagers to rebel against low expectations.
2. This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years: A book by Jaquelle Crowe that displays how the Good News can change the youth.
3. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations: This book commends teenagers not to take the easy route, but to do hard things.
4. 10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read: A good list of books to read during your teenage years.
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