Sunday, February 28, 2010
Book Review: REVOLVE 2010
As a teen I remember reading the very first edition of the REVOLVE Bible-zine. I enjoyed the magazine layout and the "cool" pictures. It made carrying the Bible in my backpack easy and fun. Reading the 2010 edition brought back those high school memories. I am looking forward to passing REVOLVE 2010 on to one of "my girls" to read and see what she thinks of it.
The quizzes, and Christian artist spotlights are a lot of fun. A nice touch this year for connecting to teens is the "goodbook" sidebar, highlighting people from the bible in a "facebook" type format. Many young girls might also enjoy the "Beauty Basics" sections modeled after other popular teen magazines. Only these beauty tips are classy not trashy! "Dudes Decoded" is another sidebar based on teen magazines, however, it focuses on positive and God-centered relationships between young men and women.
Revolve's format is geared towards young teens who may be just starting to develop a closer relationship with the Lord and may be a bit too mainstream for many. I think that it is a good way to get teens that may be resistant to reading the bible to feast on the word of God.
***Thanks BookSneeze for the free book to review****