In the midst of a culture that is increasingly hostile to orthodox Christian beliefs, it is vital that young people in the faith have deep roots from which to grow and flourish. There is much research that discusses the fact that upon graduating high school many young people stray from the Christian faith of which they came of age. That research is beyond the scope of this review, but has been discussed in previous reviews. (See the review: 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask About Christianity). There are many reasons for this phenomenon, however, a main issue is likely the lack of deep biblical roots. It is crucial that young people understand the Bible, and it’s essential place in their lives. For this reason, Ligonier Ministries has published a student edition of their classic Reformation Study Bible (2021).

The Reformation Study Bible: Student Edition offers many great features to aid in study of scripture. Using the English Standard Version this study Bible provides a trusted translation to the next generation. The study notes at the bottom of the text are adapted from the original Reformation Study Bible with commentary from leading biblical scholars such as the late R. C. Sproul, the late J. I. Packer, Derek Thomas, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, Sinclair Furgeson, Ray Ortlund, Wayne Grudem, and many more. It also features topics throughout the biblical text to help the reader better understand a theological point being discussed within a certain passage. This feature allows the reader to be better equipped in their theological understanding. In addition the Reformation Study Bible: Student Edition offers excellent biblical maps at the back and charts within the text to help bring the text to life for the reader.

The Reformation Study Bible: Student Edition is an excellent resource for young people to dive deep into God’s word and have a better understanding of the truths of scripture. This study Bible would make an excellent graduation gift for any high school senior or college student. The size of the Reformation Study Bible: Student Edition is perfect for taking to class, small group, and even corporate worship. This edition would fit well in a backpack for the purpose of having it at hand everywhere on campus. Ligonier Ministries has provided an excellent resource for students to engage with God‘s word and better understand its truths for their daily life.

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