Stand: Diving into God’s Words: A Discovery of Psalm 119

The goal of this devotional series is to inspire teens to know God deeper and experience his heart of love through Scripture. The three books deal with God’s word, God’s wisdom, and God’s way. The theme—individually and collectively—is to challenge each teen to give their whole life to His whole plan. This devotional on Psalm 119 is specifically designed to help teens fall in love with Scripture.
Quick bites:

  • This personal devotional series is an accessible, in-depth Bible study for teens. Though written by a seminary president, the big ideas are presented in a teen-friendly, transformational format centered on knowing who God is and how to relate to Him.
  • Emphasizes personal application and the challenge to be intentional about reaching spiritual maturity.
  • Fun facts about Bible history and culture.
  • Based on the power of story—devotional teaching that’s more like Jesus, rather than a textbook.
  • Contains fun things like “Top 10” lists and other sidebar extras.
  • Apologetics emphasis builds on the truths in Stand and Stand Strong in College.

What People Say About The Book

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“Alex does a great job drawing out what the Psalm is saying and laying it out in a well written and organized guide. The book is written for teenagers, however, I believe adults can benefit from it as well — I did. I really liked that Alex didn’t change any of the big “Christian” words (transcendent, sovereign, revelation) to dumb it down for teenagers. I believe it’s important to teach our children what these words mean rather than shirk out and act like they are “weird” words, just because they are big and/or they don’t understand them. That really puts a negative attitude on learning anything new or different from what they already know. The author uses them and defines them well enough to be understood. He talks about worship in it’s true form: the fall-on-your-face, don’t-look-up-or-you-might-be-blinded-with-glory kind of worship”


“I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. “Diving Into God’s Words” is a teen devotional for both males and females. It explores what Psalm 119 has to say or demonstrate about God (His character), the importance of knowing Scripture, prayer, truth/moral purity, happiness, blessings, priorities, troubles, attitudes, and goals.”

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About Alex

Alex McFarland is the author of numerous books dealing with apologetics and the Christian world view. He has contributed chapters and/or content to numerous other books dealing with youth, religion, and culture, and has written more than 150 published articles.

For more than a decade Alex has been co-host of “Exploring The Word,” a nationally-syndicated, live Bible teaching program heard daily on the American Family Radio Network ( He is Director of Biblical Worldview for Charis Bible College, located in Woodland Park, CO (

Alex has been interviewed by Fox and Friends,, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Show with John Stewart, and by many other media outlets as well. In a 2009 story, CNN called Alex McFarland, “an expert on world religions and cults.”

From 2005-2010, Alex served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Prior to this, Alex served as Focus On The Family’s “Director of Teen Apologetics.” In his home state of NC, Alex McFarland was named one of “Forty Leaders Under The Age of Forty,” by the Jaycees. Alex is the only evangelist known to have preached in all 50 states in only 50 days, through his “Tour Of Truth.” This crusade across America included 64 evangelistic services, became the subject of Alex’s first book, and was used by God to bring many people to personal faith in Christ.

Alex has spoken in more than 2,000 different churches throughout North America and internationally. He has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus On The Family’s Big Dig, and others. His complete bio, current schedule, and more is posted at,

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