Transformed by Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen

By Katherine Forster

Transformed by Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen

By Katherine Forster

This book could change teenagers’ lives—by teaching them to get in the Word of God. Teens are rarely encouraged to engage in deep, serious Bible study for themselves, but Katherine Forster—a teenager and National Bible Bee champion—has seen her life transformed through study of God’s Word—and she wants the same for other teens as well. This book outlines a clear, robust method of Bible study (Observation, Interpretation, Application) that young people can use every time they open the Bible, calling teens to set high expectations for themselves and dig into God’s Word to discover the truth and truly see their lives transformed.

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Katherine Forster

Katherine Forster is a teenager who serves as lead writer and managing editor for, an online platform that reaches hundreds of thousands of Christian teens, parents, and youth workers. She is a spotlight member of the Young Writers Workshop and a National Bible Bee champion. She writes on the importance of serious Bible study for teens.

Product Details

Title: Transformed by Truth
Subtitle: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen
Published: August 06, 2019
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6405-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6405-5
Category: Children & Youth
Retail Price: $14.99
Binding: Paperback
Trim: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Page Count: 208

Table of Contents

Part 1: Why?

  1. You Are Not Too Young
  2. How God Reveals Himself
  3. The Big Story
  4. God’s Will for My Life
  5. How to Obey God’s Will

Part 2: How?

  1. Part of Your Life
  2. Getting Started with Bible Study
  3. The Most Important Tool
  4. Observation: “What Does It Say?”
  5. Interpretation: “What Does It Mean?”
  6. Application: “How Does This Change Me?”

Epilogue: Shelby Kennedy
Appendix A: Recommended Resources
Appendix B: Memorization Tips and Helps
Glossary of Abbreviations and Key Terms 
General Index
Scripture Index


Dear teenager, you are not too young to study the Bible for yourself. It’s not too hard, too overwhelming, or too confusing. Instead, it will give you everything you need for life and godliness and the deepest joy you can imagine. That’s the message of Transformed by Truth—and that’s a message I’ve personally seen lived out in the life of Katherine Forster. Teens, you need to be transformed by truth. It happened to Forster, and in this book, she shares how it can happen to you too. Her writing is accessible, relatable, theological, and highly practical. She’ll change how you view the Bible and increase your love for Christ. Transformed by Truth is a must-read for the Christian teen.”
Jaquelle Crowe Ferris, Founder and COO, The Young Writer; author, This Changes Everything

“Convicting, informative, and extremely practical! This book takes you through the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Bible study in a fun and relatable way. A valuable resource for all Christian teens (and adults)!”
Hannah Leary, Cohost, National Bible Bee

“Christian teens are often embarrassed to admit that they’re unsure how to study the Bible—or worse, that they find the Bible boring. With relatable candor and honesty, National Bible Bee champion Katherine Forster goes toe-to-toe with many of the common threats to a teen’s biblical literacy. Transformed by Truth is filled with solid encouragement and practical tools for teens hoping to develop a joyful dependence on God’s word.”
Lindsey Carlson, author, Growing in Godliness: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Maturing in Christ

“This book will inspire you to not only begin memorizing the word of God, but also to pursue a closer relationship with the person of God.”
Michael Farris, President and CEO, Alliance Defending Freedom