Pierced: The New Testament
Item 9781470740092
A New Testament (NIV) Devotional Experience, by Youth and for Youth
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The Bible can be intimidating for teenagers and disconnected from their everyday life. In Pierced, they'll be immersed in a narrative version of the New Testament that reads more like a regular book, filled with the artwork, and real-life “margin notes” and highlights, of teenagers from all over the world.
482 pages
6" x 8.8"

About Pierced: The New Testament

A New Testament Reading Experience by Students, for Students

The Bible is way more than a book—for so many, for so long, it’s been the doorway into a new life full of meaning and adventure and freedom. But for students, the Bible can be a daunting book—intimidating and disconnected from everyday life. Until now...

In Pierced: The New Testament, they’ll discover a narrative version of the New Testament that reads more like a regular book, and is organized to make better sense. Every book is introduced by original artwork created by teenage artists. And every book includes the actual scribbled notes and highlights and questions that teenagers have written in their own Bibles. Students join their conversation as they read, with space throughout to add their own voice. The story of Jesus is piercing, and will pierce them, as they follow his narrative all the way to his heart.

482 pages | 6" x 8.8" | Softcover

Narrative Layout

Removing the Barriers for Engaging Scripture Reading

Pierced serves as an open door for teenagers to no longer avoid Scripture. This New Testament narrative immerses readers into the greater story of Jesus through an intentionally simple yet personal design.

Contextualized for youth from Biblica's The Books of the Bible, which strips away centuries of added formatting included in most modern Bibles, Pierced reads more like a novel than a textbook.

Pierced Narrative Layout

Student-produced Artwork

Original Artwork by Teenagers Introduce Each Book

Our design team recruited teenage artists from around the world to add their own unique artistic “translations” of each book of the New Testament. Styles of artwork are as diverse as the students themselves, all delivering a powerful depiction to propel readers forward through the piercing story of Jesus.

Student Illustrators:

  • Ariel Adels, age 18
  • Mitchell Bowen, age 15
  • Lesley Garcia, age 18
  • Samantha Hang, age 17
  • Eleanor Hyde, age 17
  • Michael F. Martin, age 17
  • Allison McIntyre, age 17
  • Emily Parker, age 19
  • Teddy Perelli, age 16
  • Lane Sanders, age 19

Real Notes from Students’ Actual Bibles

Honest Comments and Doodles Inviting Readers into a Conversation

Our editorial team recruited 10 teenagers from all over the country to add their raw, authentic voices to the pages of this New Testament narrative. We asked them to send us their own marked-up Bibles, then copied all of their margin notes, highlighting, and underlining and transferred them verbatim into the pages of Pierced. Each of our contributors is represented by a distinct typestyle that help individual scribbles stand-out. Readers are invited into a conversation with friends about the most important truths that guide our lives.

Student Contributors:

  • Elijah Bachali
  • Alexis DeLong
  • Destiny Denbo
  • Mariah Hardeman
  • Nole Johnson
  • Claire Jones
  • Olivia Lane
  • Jada Reese
  • Trent Russell
  • Electa Sutton
Pierced Student Notes

More About Pierced

  • Journaling space that completes the conversation.
  • A stripped-down design that takes away the intimidation factor in reading the Bible and from carrying it to class.
  • Special bulk pricing available!
Pierced 3D Cover

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Q: Do you plan on doing the same thing with the Old Testament? The Pierced: New Testament version looks interesting, but do you have plans on completing the Bible and adding the Old Testament?
Asked : Mar 24, 2017
By : Gina, Rockville, MD
A: This is a brand new resource, so at this time I have not heard of anything in the works right now for the Old testament.
Answered : Mar 24, 2017
By : Samantha
Q: Do you have any teaching help guides for Pierced? I bought this book for my entire youth group for Christmas. Myself and my junior co-leaders are teaching and doing activities that enhance the experience for the youth. Do you have any teaching guides or suggestions?
Asked : Jan 11, 2017
By : Ticia, Georgia
A: We do not have any teaching guides at this time.
Answered : Jan 12, 2017
By : Robin

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