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Zondervan Releases NIV Zondervan Study Bible iOS App 

(Grand Rapids, MI) April 6, 2016 – The acclaimed NIV Zondervan Study Bibleis now available in a convenient and elegant mobile app. Just eight months ago, Zondervan added a vital new member to its study Bible family, the NIV Zondervan Study Bible, spearheaded by general editor and The Gospel Coalition co-founder, D.A. Carson. Now Zondervan’s new, dedicated iOS app brings the best of evangelical biblical scholarship to an even broader spectrum of Bible readers.

The full text of the New International Version of the Bible, the world’s most read and most trusted modern-English Bible translation, grounds the distinctive features and functions of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible app. The applicable, hands-on study tools provided in the print version are now available in an intuitive and searchable format through the new app.

Supporting the project’s unique goal of “unpacking God’s story,” the new app’s features include nearly 20,000 new, comprehensive verse-by-verse study notes and hundreds of four-color images, including over 70 informative charts, more than 90 maps, and hundreds of photos. The NIV Zondervan Study Bible app will help Bible students from every walk of life grow deeper in their understanding of Scripture as God’s story.

The NIV Zondervan Study Bible app also houses a library of 28 relevant and theologically rich articles that track the development of the Bible’s themes, such as covenant, the Bible and theology, and love and grace, written by award-winning authors like D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and many other trusted evangelical pastors and biblical scholars.

The NIV Zondervan Bible Study app provides numerous digital-only benefits to Bible students in its searchable index of topics, charts, maps, images, study notes, and complete Old and New Testaments. An adjustable split screen displays the Bible text and main study notes together, and a resources button gives options for images and study aids related to the text being read. Users can also add personal notes, highlights, and bookmarks for future reference or to make their own personal studies. Through select-and-share options, readers can share text and notes on Twitter, Facebook, text, email and others. The app’s font size is adjustable for comfortable reading, with the option to display the Words of Christ in red. The NIV Zondervan Study Bible app has been optimized for iPad and iPhone and allows readers to buy the app once and use it on both devices. An Android app will be coming soon.

Under the guidance of Carson, the text of the NIV Zondervan Study Bible represents the work of associate editors Richard S. Hess, T.D. Alexander, Douglas J. Moo, and assistant editor Andrew David Naselli, as well as 60 additional contributors. Says Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, “This NIV Zondervan Study Bible is a tremendous tool for informed Bible reading and study. The notes are written by the best assembly I’ve seen of faithful, international scholars.” More information is available at

About Zondervan: Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as 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, MI. For additional information, please visit

The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, featuring Dr. D.A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message. It’s a comprehensive undertaking of crafted study notes and tools to present a biblical theology of God’s special revelation in the Scripture.