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Zondervan launches first NRSV Bible in its celebrated Premier Collection line

Grand Rapids, Mich. Sept. 2020- Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to release the NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible featuring the exclusive NRSV Comfort Print® typeface. The NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible joins HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s top-quality Premier Collection as the first NRSV Bible in the collection. The Premier Collection also features Bibles in NIV, NASB, NKJV and KJV.

Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy. This elegant, line-matched NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible offers readers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars.

Features include:

  • The text of the New Revised Standard Version (66-book Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability
  • Side-column reference (SCR) edition with single-column Bible text
  • NRSV Authorized Concise Glossary and Concordance
  • Eight pages of full-color maps
  • Two-color presentation page
  • Line-matched Bible text minimizes see-through
  • Satin ribbon markers
  • Gilded page edges
  • Premium European Bible paper, 36 GSM
  • Exclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print typeface
  • 10.5-point print size

The NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible is available now in two binding styles:

  • 9780310454939  NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Goatskin Leather, Black, Premier Collection, $199.99
  • 9780310454816  NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, $69.99

For reprint permission or review copies, contact Amy Bigler at or 616.698.3514.

About Zondervan:  Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit

About Comfort Print:  Zondervan Bibles teamed up with 2K/Denmark, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry, to create exclusive Comfort Print Bible fonts. NRSV Comfort Print Bibles are easy to read at any size because the typeface was designed to be both efficient and readable. Zondervan Bibles believes that the beauty of the message should be reflected in the physical form of the book. Choosing the right typeface is one significant element in creating beautiful Bibles.

Contact:  Amy Bigler, Senior Public Relations Manager 616.698.3514