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Enter into the Story of God’s Word with the NIV
Reader’s Bible; designed for a seamless reading
experience, with Chapter and Verse notations removed
from the text

Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 29, 2017 — Find a quiet, comfortable spot and enter into the story of God’s Word with the NIV Reader’s Bible.

Designed for a seamless reading experience, this Bible contains the complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear NIV translation in single-column format, without chapter and verse numbers in the text, so you can fully engage in the story of Scripture.

With footnotes at the back of each book and scripture references elegantly noted at the top of each page, you can smoothly read from Genesis to Revelation while still accessing the references you need.

“We are pleased to offer the bestselling NIV translation in a reader’s format,” says Melinda Bouma, associate publisher, Zondervan Bible Group. “Seeing Bible readers embrace alternative ways to read God’s Word, as an additive to their Bible reading experience, encourages a reinvigorated passion for reading the Bible.”

Bouma adds: “This special edition of the NIV translation features line-matched text for an optimum reading experience, places footnotes at the back of each Bible book for reference, and Scripture references are elegantly noted at the top of each page to help the reader still find their place within the broader story. All of these elements and more will aid Bible readers as they become captivated by the story of Scripture.”

Features include:

  • Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version text
  • Readable single-column, black letter text
  • Line-matched text for the optimum reading experience
  • Verse numbers removed throughout text
  • Footnotes follow every book
  • Scripture reference included at the top of each page
  • Ribbon marker
  • 10.5-point type size

Product formats on sale October 3, 2017:

  • ISBN 9780310446613, Cloth over Board, Gold/Gray, 1,984 pages, $34.99
  • ISBN 9780310446620, Imitation Leather, Brown, 1,984 pages, $49.99
  • ISBN 9780310447085, Imitation Leather, Brown, 1,984 pages, $49.99

The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica, a nonprofit ministry organization, translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. To learn more, visit

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit

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