My dd has asked for a Bible for her 13th birthday. She wants a more grown up version than her children's Bible. Having googled I am now completely confused by how many different versions there seem to be. I read that the NLT ones are good. So I'm looking for recommendations please? Thank you.
For a teenager, the youth bible is good, as it also has sections of testimonies and so on in it, and little study hints throughout. I also like the CEV for easy reading, but if she wants a more 'studious' bible then I second what greenheart said about NIV and NRSV. Is her childrens bible a 'story' bible or a version like the Good News translation with pictures and so on?
The youth bible is a good "bridge" to an adult one, the language is accessible too. If she's used to a story bible then she may need some guidance on how to find different verses/ chapters unless she's already familiar with the way a bible is set up from church/ home/ youth group,there are lots of resources available to help with that though.
I like the Good News Bible, which was the one I was given at about that age. It has stick figure drawings which break up the text well and bring the text to life without being babyish. It is very easy to read and the language is straightforward and accessible. I have just googled it and found out that it came out originally in the US and was then 'translated' into British English. You learn something new every day!