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Engage: Issue 1

Connecting you with God's Word

Engage: Issue 1

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This edition of Engage looks at Psalms, John, Genesis, Amos, Colossians and Jonah.


The first issue of Engage - daily Bible reading notes for teenagers. This issue looks at Psalms, John, Genesis, Amos, Colossians and Jonah!

It also examines questions like 'has Science disproved Christianity?', 'what's the bible anyway?' and contains articles on the Trinity and looking after the planet.

Engage exists to help you plug into your Bible. Through Engage's pages we want to plunge into God's awesome word: discovering who God is and what He's like; seeing what God's done for us through Jesus; and exploring practical ways of living for Him. The Bible is packed with amazing stories and life-changing teaching. It's time to dive into the Bible and see God change our lives...

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'There is a huge need for this resource!  Most daily reading material is of a more devotional nature where a passage is read and someone has written comments on what it means and how we live accordingly. But Engage actually engages young people in scripture and helps them explore and discover the meaning themselves.'
- Dave Wright, Coordinator for Youth Ministries, Diocese of South Carolina

What teenagers are saying about Engage...

'Engage made deep Biblical truths simple and easy to understand'
- Chris, 19

'Engage is short, sweet and straight to the point'
- Ceri, 14

'Engage encouraged me to read every verse, helping them to stick and sink in more. They're quick and to the point, allowing you to explore the core message.'
- Rupert, 16

'It makes you think and helped me with things I wasn't sure about.'
- Jessica, 15

'It shows how the Bible relates to you, making me want to read the Bible more.'
- Abigail, 14

Table of contents

  • Daily Readings
  • Psalms: Songs from the heart
  • John: Signs of life
  • Genesis: In the beginning
  • Amos: God's the boss
  • Colossians: Life to the max
  • Jonah: Stormy waters
  • Articles
  • Toolbox: What is the Bible anyway?
  • Stuff: Looking after the planet
  • Tricky: Has science disproved Christianty?
  • Essential: The Trinity: An inconvenient truth?
  • Real Lives: Student Katie Cole talks to Engage

Additional Information

Age range: 14 - 21
Author Martin Cole
ISBN 9781906334031
Format Paperback
Dimensions 126mm x 197mm
Pages 128
Publisher The Good Book Company

Customer Reviews

Great for teenagers looking for a short but challenging devotion

(Review written for 'Engage: The Collection')

 I used this as a teenager, and now recommending this to the youth group at my church. Each devotion can take 5-20 minutes and I like that there was no dates so no pressure. Perfect for teenagers to decide how much of time and effort to give. 

| Review by | 09/01/2015

excellent bible study aids

(Review written for 'Engage: The Collection')

 Find these bible study aids very helpful for my teenager. They involve thought about the passage and are in manageable daily portions. 

| Review by | 02/01/2015


 This is the 3rd year's subscription my teenage son has had, he has found it to be good & relevant teaching. Interesting articles and relevant for teenagers today. He is now 16yrs old and says "it is good for those beginning to explore faith in Christ, but not quite deep for more mature Christians." 

| Review by | 12/08/2014

Excellent resource

(Review written for 'Engage: The Collection')

 I was excited to find an undated bible reading resource that covered the whole of scripture - I have purchased this for a secondary school library so that they can be used by pupils aged 12-18 and the RE department are thrilled. The books are suitable for younger teens all the way through to adults and the first keen borrowers were school support staff. I have told friends about them and one said it was just what she had been searching for as a daily reading help for her 11 year old son. 

| Review by | 25/02/2014

Direct and engaging

(Review written for 'Engage Annual Subscription')

 I use this with my teenage children. It's written in an engaging and relevant style and this is what I find useful. Also useful are the more open-ended questions. 

| Review by | 18/12/2013


(Review written for 'Engage Annual Subscription')

 My teenage sister has found 'Engage' helpful and very suited to her age and situation. 

| Review by | 28/11/2013

Engage Books

(Review written for 'Engage: The Collection')

 The Engage books are well presented and very eye-catching with excellent material going through the Bible in language that is easy to understand without compromising the core principles. I would certainly recommend these books without hesitation. My only other observation is that it is a shame that there isn't a DVD to go with course similarly to the Christianity Explored.

At our church we are evaluating as to whether we purchase all 20 of these books for those attending the course, but this may be too an expensive route to take, nevertheless, excellent well presented material 

| Review by | 05/09/2013

Great resource

(Review written for 'Engage: The Collection')

 Great resource to have on hand. Good to have bible studies in stock for when youth express interest in bible reading, engage is the best for teens I have used. 

| Review by | 16/08/2013

Helpful starter for church kids who are bored with 'samey bible reading notes"

 Get these for the 10-14 year olds to help them get into regular bible reading. Enthusiastic uptake and we are now into week 7 and still going strong. Girls seem to like the extension section at the back which allows them to dive deeper into the passages. 

| Review by | 18/04/2013

personal use or small group use

 Great for personal use, or also in a small group setting. Occasionally pushes some conservative/evangelical theological points that aren't natural to the text (this is coming from an evangelical!), but overall it is very good! 

| Review by | 17/04/2013

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