One of the most frequent questions I get from parents is, besides are you going to bring my kid home alive, what is a great Bible for my teenager. There are quite a few good Study Bible’s out there but I think the number one choice is the ESV Study Bible. I am not alone in this. Check out what this article has to say about it:
I’m not the first person to suggest 10 reasons why the ESV Study Bible is great, but I want to give you 10 reasons that I think it’s great for teenagers. In fact, I think it’s so great, that it deserves the top spot on every teenager’s Christmas List!
10. Teenagers need durability. This may not mean much to you, but a sewn binding (not glued!) means your ESV-SB should last a long time. And all Bible paper is thin, but this Bible paper should be thick enough to write notes on John 3 without reading your notes backwards on John 4. Plus several durableformats.
9. Teenagers need good stuff online. Buy the ESV-SB and you’ll find a code inside that gets you THE ENTIRE study Bible online: notes, maps, charts, everything. Fully searchable. Highlight a text and write your own note in the margin; save it and come back to it later! Check out the sample…
8. Teenagers need simplicity. With the ESV-SB, you’ve got thousands of invaluable study aids in one place: notes, maps, diagrams, outlines. It’s like holding an entire reference library in one book.
read the rest of the article here. Be sure to read the number 1 reason as it’s the geratest reason in my opinion why this is the greatest Study Bible.