In 2002 we were asked to help with doing Bible Studies with chemically dependent young people, at a youth detention facility. Through the years, we have written several of our own studies for these precious young people. We have been using the Student Life Application Bible which has been changed to be called the Teen Life Application Study Bible now. It is in the New Living Translation. The young people really seem to be able to understand these Bibles. If you would like to use these Bible Studies with your young people, please do.
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