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Disclaimer: This eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices.The World's Bestselling Study Bible, Now Revised and Updated. Clearer. Stronger. Better. The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-Win Disclaimer: This eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices.The World's Bestselling Study Bible, Now Revised and Updated. Clearer. Stronger. Better. The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-Winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of millions of avid Bible users. For 2008, the NIV Study Bible's 20,000-plus study notes and other features have been thoroughly edited, revised and improved. Unmatched in any other Study Bible, these notes have been crafted to reflect the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Other study features place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today's top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won't find study notes as complete, up-to-date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the renowned Zondervan NIV Study Bible notes are the crown jewel of the world's bestselling study Bible. The over-20,000 notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible's text, the New International Version. The same exacting, conservative scholarship that brought you today's most read, most trusted Bible translation went into creating the most celebrated, widely used Bible study notes in existence. Like no other Bible, the Zondervan NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. The most read, most trusted translation now has the most up-to-date study system available anywhere. FEATURES:* Full text of the most read, most trusted New International Version * Over 20,000 study notes, thoroughly revised and updated by a team of NIV translators * 900 Character Profile icons * 425 Archaeology icons * Almost 3,000 Personal Application icons * Introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book of the Bible * Maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations visually clarify the stories in the Bible * 16 pages of full-color maps plus timelines and presentation page * Words of Christ in red * NIV concordance plus subject and study notes indexes


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Disclaimer: This eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices.The World's Bestselling Study Bible, Now Revised and Updated. Clearer. Stronger. Better. The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-Win Disclaimer: This eBook has been optimized for reading on color screens, but will still function effectively on other devices.The World's Bestselling Study Bible, Now Revised and Updated. Clearer. Stronger. Better. The Zondervan NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the bestselling NIV translation. Since its first release in 1985, the Gold Medallion Award-Winning NIV Study Bible has become the treasured and trusted companion of millions of avid Bible users. For 2008, the NIV Study Bible's 20,000-plus study notes and other features have been thoroughly edited, revised and improved. Unmatched in any other Study Bible, these notes have been crafted to reflect the most current conservative Bible scholarship. Other study features place at your fingertips a treasury of instant commentary from today's top evangelical scholars. Icons highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application. Simply put, you won't find study notes as complete, up-to-date, helpful, and easy to use anywhere else. Referred to daily by millions of pastors, students, church leaders, and other Bible readers around the world, the renowned Zondervan NIV Study Bible notes are the crown jewel of the world's bestselling study Bible. The over-20,000 notes are the handiwork of the same translation team that produced this Bible's text, the New International Version. The same exacting, conservative scholarship that brought you today's most read, most trusted Bible translation went into creating the most celebrated, widely used Bible study notes in existence. Like no other Bible, the Zondervan NIV Study Bible places an entire resource library for Bible study in your hands. The most read, most trusted translation now has the most up-to-date study system available anywhere. FEATURES:* Full text of the most read, most trusted New International Version * Over 20,000 study notes, thoroughly revised and updated by a team of NIV translators * 900 Character Profile icons * 425 Archaeology icons * Almost 3,000 Personal Application icons * Introductions and outlines provide valuable background information for each book of the Bible * Maps, charts, diagrams, and illustrations visually clarify the stories in the Bible * 16 pages of full-color maps plus timelines and presentation page * Words of Christ in red * NIV concordance plus subject and study notes indexes

30 review for Zondervan NIV Study Bible (Red Letter Edition): Updated Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

    Always "still reading".... :) Always "still reading".... :)

  2. 5 out of 5

    K.C. Rivers

    Phew, it took a year, but I finally finished the entire Bible. Back in January, I decided to take the plunge and do something that I'd always wanted to - a reading challenge through the year to finish the whole Bible. And I must say, I'm looking at it in ways that I never had before. It's amazing to see the connections throughout the whole thing, despite the fact that there were forty different authors (from various generations) writing under God's influence. To see references to Jesus Christ al Phew, it took a year, but I finally finished the entire Bible. Back in January, I decided to take the plunge and do something that I'd always wanted to - a reading challenge through the year to finish the whole Bible. And I must say, I'm looking at it in ways that I never had before. It's amazing to see the connections throughout the whole thing, despite the fact that there were forty different authors (from various generations) writing under God's influence. To see references to Jesus Christ all through the Old Testament, now that was something amazing. I also found it fascinating to go straight from the Old Testament right into the New. After being pounded with the law and for so many centuries and told how, as sinners, we are unable to fulfill it, I saw for the first time just why it was so difficult for them to accept Jesus as the Messiah. But I could also see why so many were thrilled that He had finally come, after witnessing the amazing events of His life and the absolute compassion had/has for them/us. More and more, especially after reading Revelations, am I grateful that Jesus gave us a way out. I actually read the last few chapters of the Bible in tears because I was so overwhelmed by what He had done for us and given to us. While reading it straight through was certainly a commitment, it was very much worthwhile in the end. I still love this book, but most importantly, I love the One who gave it to us. His compassion and understanding will never cease to amaze me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Iain

    Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod banned the 2011+ NIV study bible so I bought this old school version. Fantastic, large, beautiful. It is handwritten from people across America... Great full color pictures... None of the writing is illegible, but lots of variety. I wish I could give one to president Trump! I bought 3 copies since the commies are trying to erase history and I heard the 1984 version of NIV was less woke than the newer ones. This is beautiful, and it reads like a textbook or ver Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod banned the 2011+ NIV study bible so I bought this old school version. Fantastic, large, beautiful. It is handwritten from people across America... Great full color pictures... None of the writing is illegible, but lots of variety. I wish I could give one to president Trump! I bought 3 copies since the commies are trying to erase history and I heard the 1984 version of NIV was less woke than the newer ones. This is beautiful, and it reads like a textbook or very large book- not small chunks of verses, but just a full page of writing with the book titles (Genesis, Corinthians etc) up top in the headers. It's actually beautiful like this, like the formatting of a novel or old school textbook or something. Anyway, it also has a section in the back with every person's name who contributed. Very cool! I like to imagine the different people, it's a very visceral, patriotic, loving feeling. It makes me feel more connected to people even when I'm ON LOCKDOWN. lol. I want to buy ten more copies. Please never stop selling it. I bought 3 used copies-2 of them had flaking leather on the spine case- but one of them was in perfect condition. Maybe the person before me was rough or something. I think it's a high quality leather cover, very beautiful, and with normal use I can't imagine it would flake, but if it does I guess it's just that one slim line where the book crease folds as it opens. Anyway, great Bible. I want to hoard them and distribute them. The handwriting makes you think more about the verse you are reading- you really "chew" each verse more without even trying because you are envisioning yourself writing the verse imagining what the person who wrote it must have thought about that verse, maybe it meant something special to them on that particular day. I'm imagining God answering people's prayers by having them end up in this Bible project and they get a verse just at the right time by "coincidence". Well, it's a nice thought. In order words it really stirs up your imagination and this would be a great gift to any person, especially those who love God or people or America or Bibles

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ben Stutzman

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. He dies in the middle, but He comes back at the end. I believe there will be a sequel that will be better than the first. Can't wait. He dies in the middle, but He comes back at the end. I believe there will be a sequel that will be better than the first. Can't wait.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Malcolm

    I'm not just giving this 5 stars because it's the Holy Word of God (which it is, and thus Perfect) -- but this particular version is quite wonderful for the intellectual seeking to read the Bible without needing battle garb. The preface outlines, quite clearly, how the entire translation was pursued, how every nuance, confusion, and controversy is clearly detailed and indicated in the footnotes. There is a deep concordance, and the footnotes on each page is at least 30% of the page. It's a wonderf I'm not just giving this 5 stars because it's the Holy Word of God (which it is, and thus Perfect) -- but this particular version is quite wonderful for the intellectual seeking to read the Bible without needing battle garb. The preface outlines, quite clearly, how the entire translation was pursued, how every nuance, confusion, and controversy is clearly detailed and indicated in the footnotes. There is a deep concordance, and the footnotes on each page is at least 30% of the page. It's a wonderful version for thought, study, and intellectual investigation. My current personal Bible is a leather-bound NIV Study Bible.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sergio

    John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, (Jesus said).

  7. 4 out of 5

    B.J. Richardson

    This is not a review of the Bible. After all, what right can I possibly have to review the Bible? No, the way this really works is that I let the Bible review me. How deeply am I hiding it in my heart? How closely am I following its precepts? Unfortunately, there is no way that I could rate myself anywhere close to 5 stars. Yes, I am growing, but I've still got a long ways to go. This is now my 65th time reading the Bible through cover to cover. Each time I find that there is more to learn. More This is not a review of the Bible. After all, what right can I possibly have to review the Bible? No, the way this really works is that I let the Bible review me. How deeply am I hiding it in my heart? How closely am I following its precepts? Unfortunately, there is no way that I could rate myself anywhere close to 5 stars. Yes, I am growing, but I've still got a long ways to go. This is now my 65th time reading the Bible through cover to cover. Each time I find that there is more to learn. More change that needs to take place in me. God willing, I am getting there. One day, on the other side, I will arrive.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Courtney | What Courtney Reads

    This was a goal that I have never finished, but this was the year! It was daunting, but I did it! If you’ve never read through the entire bible, I challenge you to! Find a bible reading challenge that works for you and stick to it! I promise you won’t ever regret it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeanann

    B-asic I-nstructions B-efore L-eaving E-arth "The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are unchangeable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is a traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, B-asic I-nstructions B-efore L-eaving E-arth "The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are unchangeable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is a traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here paradise is restored. Heaven is opened, and the gates of Hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who tamper with is holy contents." Anonymous It is ever renewing, itself & me. So unlike any other book, as to not even be a book at all.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Laurel Hicks

    I read through the Old Testament in this version, but for the New I went fleeing back to King James. I very much enjoyed reading all of the Revelation on Christmas Day in the morning.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    OK, I know what you're thinking, but really, I am ordained as a man of the cloth, and as a neo-pagan universalist, I must pursue the broadest understanding of the human spirtual dynamic as is possible. The NIV Zondervan edition is interesting from a myriad of perspectives, not the least of which is the translation to contemporary prose, eliminating all the romantic, colorful English that has been a hallmark for this tome for the last several centuries. If I ever questioned the legitimacy of the t OK, I know what you're thinking, but really, I am ordained as a man of the cloth, and as a neo-pagan universalist, I must pursue the broadest understanding of the human spirtual dynamic as is possible. The NIV Zondervan edition is interesting from a myriad of perspectives, not the least of which is the translation to contemporary prose, eliminating all the romantic, colorful English that has been a hallmark for this tome for the last several centuries. If I ever questioned the legitimacy of the translation before, I have no less concern with this one, and miss the the old "yea and for thou" stuff in an ironic sort of way. Regrettably, I have yet to find a published edition of the Bible that is free from the Evangelical endorsement perspective. It would seem that even the most extraordinary tales of the old testamnet (or, Pentateuch, as it should be rightfully referred to) are given the utmost in historical legitimacy, making a true, objective evaluation nearly impossible. Rife with allegorical teachings and spiritual revelation, the NIV Bible veers from the matters at hand and, as is traditional, focuses instead on the glorification and triumph of the Lord's 'chosen peoples,' and, as anyone with a modicom of spiritual insight easily recognizes, really embellishes the sanctity of the identity of Isreal as the standard-bearer for divinity. A sort of grand insecurity complex, the challenges of facing the human archetypes are lost in the Holy pursuit of fulfilling God's will for the glory and success of these peoples. Historical, factual, identity, gender and reality issues aside, this edition, with it's plain language, really does help to paint a picture of the better qualities of early Judiasm, particularly as regards societal context; and demonstrates the cultural acceptance, redemption, and egalitarian ideology of an early monotheistic religious culture, despite the wholesale killing and genoside perpetrated by the Isrealites in the name of the Lord. Those transparent moments are yet another reflection of the dynamics of the complex human archetype, and our struggle for validation and identity, and play nicely to the notion of conquest and suppression that we have yet to wrench from our collective psyche. Another helpful quality of this edition is the 'red-lettering' of the quotes of Jesus, which you Jesus Freaks out there might find particularly helpful. I'm finding it difficult to summarize such a large and influential work which I would generally classify as fiction from a literary perspective, bt much can be learned from even a casual exploration of this work. Amen...

  12. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Layne

    GREATEST BOOK EVER! This book is filled with all sorts of stories about God's AWSOME LOVE for us and how we should strive to live this life that God has given us. I decided one day that I should try to read the Bible straight through from cover to cover, to read and understand it better. When you read it straight through, so many thing make so much more sense than they did before. For instance, there are many references in the New Testament that are from the Old Testament; and when you have read GREATEST BOOK EVER! This book is filled with all sorts of stories about God's AWSOME LOVE for us and how we should strive to live this life that God has given us. I decided one day that I should try to read the Bible straight through from cover to cover, to read and understand it better. When you read it straight through, so many thing make so much more sense than they did before. For instance, there are many references in the New Testament that are from the Old Testament; and when you have read everything before that point, you think, "Oh, I remember this reference!" This is such an amazing book and I am truely thankful to have it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Wayne Zill

    What can you say! The New International Version is by far the easiest to read. And of course, this is the "Greatest Story Ever Told" .... What can you say! The New International Version is by far the easiest to read. And of course, this is the "Greatest Story Ever Told" ....

  14. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Wonderful translation!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Judy Coonce

    It took 5 months to read this 1950 page book. I’ve been in Bible Study for years but have never read the Bible from page 1 on. It was very illuminating. The poetry was slow going. I was thankful for the study notes to keep on track in Job. I loved reading scripture that is never sermon material and I still wonder why it’s considered inspired. But then again, I’m not God. Highly recommend this experience.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    As far as Bible's go, I would say that this one would have to be my personal favorite. It is an excellent translation and has many great study notes. When they came out with the NIV in the 1980's, I was amazed at how much better I could understand it compared to the KJV that I was forced to read as a child. In general, the Bible is kind of preachy and the Old Testament has a lot of laws... like not shaving the sides of your head or getting tattoos (boy have I messed up.) There is a lot of bloodsh As far as Bible's go, I would say that this one would have to be my personal favorite. It is an excellent translation and has many great study notes. When they came out with the NIV in the 1980's, I was amazed at how much better I could understand it compared to the KJV that I was forced to read as a child. In general, the Bible is kind of preachy and the Old Testament has a lot of laws... like not shaving the sides of your head or getting tattoos (boy have I messed up.) There is a lot of bloodshed, violence and war that I don't particularly care for. One might wonder why God allowed this or still allows things like this to continue... or for that matter, why did he allow the problem of sin into the world to begin with. You may be saying that it is because God gave man the option to exercise free will. But if you think about it God had all of eternity past to plan and to get it right. If you believe the Bible to be truth, everything is a part of God's plan and God knows all. He knew what was going to happen when he placed man in the garden with the forbidden fruit and the serpent and what man's choice would be. Am I right? So was evil and the resulting sin a part of God's plan? If I think about it too much, my frail human mind begins to hurt. If you plan on reading the Bible all the way through, be careful not to get bogged down in Leviticus. I suggest skipping around. Some of these Herculean stories are kind of cool and fun to read, even if you don't believe them. You may be reading the Bible because you have recently converted to Christianity. In this case, many Christians will point you to certain verses of scripture to back up claims, doctrines or statements of faith. I strongly suggest reading the entire chapter surrounding these verses in order to avoid compounding the error of taking something out of context. When in doubt, reference other translations and Biblical commentaries. If you are a Christian, I would highly recommend compiling your own doctrinal position based on your own comprehensive study of the Bible as opposed to blindly accepting religious positions, no matter how widely accepted they may be. Some of the great dangers of the Bible would be the narrow-minded, blind followers that misquote scripture and use it out of context to back up their own personal or political agendas. People have misused the Bible for their own gain for centuries... for example, society has used it to justify slavery and the mistreatment of women. Many of today's judgmental fundamentalists use it as justification to condemn and look down their noses at people. Some of the teachings of Jesus are way cool, and anyone would do well to incorporate these into their personal life. One might wonder if Jesus were to come back today, whether he would recognize himself in the way he is portrayed by Religion. Sadly, he has become an ideology to many rather than the friend that he claims to be in John 15 (pages 1626 and 1627 in your study Bible.)

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kurt

    I'm not basing my analysis of this book on the Bible itself. I think the NIV is a great translation, conversational enough without really sacrificing precision of thought. I just don't think this study Bible is well-constructed. The most glaring problem is the way text notes are organized. I read a study Bible recently that used letters for cross-referencing and numbers for footnotes, so it was very easy to find exactly what the editors intended to highlight. This Bible, though, uses letters for I'm not basing my analysis of this book on the Bible itself. I think the NIV is a great translation, conversational enough without really sacrificing precision of thought. I just don't think this study Bible is well-constructed. The most glaring problem is the way text notes are organized. I read a study Bible recently that used letters for cross-referencing and numbers for footnotes, so it was very easy to find exactly what the editors intended to highlight. This Bible, though, uses letters for cross-references and.. letters in a slightly different font for footnotes. This is a bigger deal than you might think. End notes are often for things like alternate translations of difficult passages, and it's important for a serious reader to consider them, while cross-referencing isn't necessarily part of a regular daily time in the Word. Additionally, the study notes in this book are generally helpful, presenting a variety of interpretations without really pushing one stance over another, but there are some.. silly choices. The editors have three small icons that correspond to (I'm paraphrasing because I don't have the book in front of me) "Ideas that are helpful for growth as a Christian," "Ideas that are helpful for character development as a Christian," and "Ideas that reflect modern archaeology." While I like the visuals of an icon-coded list of notes, I don't see the point here. Are the notes without icons just not relevant for personal development? (I suggest not.) How do the editors decide whether a note is for growth or character development? Is a potential reader going to skim through the whole Bible and read just the notes that deal with archaeological confirmations? Maybe I was spoiled by my first study Bible (the Reformation study Bible), but while I love the NIV Bible, I don't think the editors' additions here are very helpful.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jayme

    In the interest of full disclosure. I am a Christian male and church goer so there really isn't anyway that I would have given this less than five stars. I have always wanted to read the Bible from cover to cover as long as I can remember. January of 2012 I decided that it would be my New Years resolution and that I would read it. Before, the furthest I made it was to Exodus. Thanks to a daily schedule I found online, I was able to read a little bit each day and it went by pretty easily. I actua In the interest of full disclosure. I am a Christian male and church goer so there really isn't anyway that I would have given this less than five stars. I have always wanted to read the Bible from cover to cover as long as I can remember. January of 2012 I decided that it would be my New Years resolution and that I would read it. Before, the furthest I made it was to Exodus. Thanks to a daily schedule I found online, I was able to read a little bit each day and it went by pretty easily. I actually finished ahead of schedule. I really enjoyed reading it. It is a LOT different than just skipping around at church or during devotionals. There are some parts, at least for me that were hard to read. Such as, there are a lot of specifications and measurements that seem to take up entire books. Such as the dimensions to build a temple or the proper way to make a sacrifice in the Old Testament. However, I was surprised by how much it flowed. There is a lot that you lose by skipping around that you get to enjoy while reading cover to cover.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    June 24, 2018. Finished fourth cover-to-cover reading of the Bible, this time the NIVersion. This time took about eighteen months. While I don’t recommend that for anyone--certainly not some arbitrary read-it-in-a-year challenge, it’s good to read straight through from Genesis to Revelation once in a lifetime. It reveals the sweep and integrity of the whole text, written over centuries by dozens of authors. Notes from third reading: This was the second version of the Bible I read all the way thro June 24, 2018. Finished fourth cover-to-cover reading of the Bible, this time the NIVersion. This time took about eighteen months. While I don’t recommend that for anyone--certainly not some arbitrary read-it-in-a-year challenge, it’s good to read straight through from Genesis to Revelation once in a lifetime. It reveals the sweep and integrity of the whole text, written over centuries by dozens of authors. Notes from third reading: This was the second version of the Bible I read all the way through. I was then in my 30s. It may a lot more sense, but my life made a lot less (since I'd read it through in my teens). I was still searching for the truth, but had a better grounding in both life and Christianity by then. A wise pastor suggested that the Bible was an aid; that I'd find the truth in a person, not on the pages of even that book. (He said, "There's more. There's the Holy Spirit.") The notes with this version are so good they're a distraction. (That's joke.) Still an essential read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I am SO VERY EXCITED to be able to move this book to my "read" shelf. It took me 4 years and 1 month, but I did it, I read every word. As a believer I think it's important to read the entire Bible, but I never thought I'd be able to get through it. I like the NIV because it's what I'm familar with, what we read in church, and my copy has my years of notes in it. I appreciated the study notes, so when I was confused about something in the passage, I was able to look to the bottom of the page for s I am SO VERY EXCITED to be able to move this book to my "read" shelf. It took me 4 years and 1 month, but I did it, I read every word. As a believer I think it's important to read the entire Bible, but I never thought I'd be able to get through it. I like the NIV because it's what I'm familar with, what we read in church, and my copy has my years of notes in it. I appreciated the study notes, so when I was confused about something in the passage, I was able to look to the bottom of the page for some help in understanding. What Pastor Chris says is true, the Bible is not written to us, but it is written for us. Today is much different than Bible times, and I appreciate the assistance from the study portion of the Bible to better understand what I'm reading and apply it to my life.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ron

    I received this NIV Study Bible as a gift from Harley and Barbara Parsons (my parents-in-law) in 1986. I have read it in its entirety twice. I have probably read the New Testament dozens of times. This is the Bible I use for every day reading and reference. After almost thrity years it's pretty worn. I like the language of the NIV. While other versions may make better claims to literal accuracy, the NIV is readable. The not footnotes of this version identify and discuss the Hebrew and Greek behin I received this NIV Study Bible as a gift from Harley and Barbara Parsons (my parents-in-law) in 1986. I have read it in its entirety twice. I have probably read the New Testament dozens of times. This is the Bible I use for every day reading and reference. After almost thrity years it's pretty worn. I like the language of the NIV. While other versions may make better claims to literal accuracy, the NIV is readable. The not footnotes of this version identify and discuss the Hebrew and Greek behind the text. It has served well. A most excellent read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    CoolBreeze1978

    RE-REVIEW Basically this is a relatively new translation of a two thousand year (+) old text that some people believe is a foundation for morality, government, society, personal experience, and an authority over the traditions of science, thought, and literature. Why? Because it says so. End of question. Next...

  23. 4 out of 5

    Frances Alvarado

    Helps for anything. :) even if you want to know what to wear although I don't recommend the styles or fashion women used in those times. :) LOVE THIS BOOK, LOVE GOD, he'll love you back. just reading excerpts of this will help you day to day. specially this one since it has a study and will give you contextual information right before each book. :) - it has helped me, hope it helps you too :) Helps for anything. :) even if you want to know what to wear although I don't recommend the styles or fashion women used in those times. :) LOVE THIS BOOK, LOVE GOD, he'll love you back. just reading excerpts of this will help you day to day. specially this one since it has a study and will give you contextual information right before each book. :) - it has helped me, hope it helps you too :)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    Keep this with me at all times. Had to add it to my booklist. =) "Sanctify them by the truth, your WORD is truth." John 17:17 Keep this with me at all times. Had to add it to my booklist. =) "Sanctify them by the truth, your WORD is truth." John 17:17

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shawna

    I learn a lot from this book, every time I read it!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

    Will read it again, and again, and again until I die. Because it's the greatest story ever told. Will read it again, and again, and again until I die. Because it's the greatest story ever told.

  27. 4 out of 5

    SoulSurvivor

    Very good , but I still prefer the NAS and ESV , based upon scholarship .

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    One of the best books I've ever read and continue to read. I have several versions of bibles that have made a difference in my life but this is THE best study bible. One of the best books I've ever read and continue to read. I have several versions of bibles that have made a difference in my life but this is THE best study bible.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andy Huette

    The updated NIV Study Bible (2011 edition, not available on Goodreads), has a really nice layout, a lot of great notes, pictures, and cross-references, and is every bit as good as the ESV Study Bible as a reference tool. The difference lies in translation philosophy, and I really enjoyed reading through the easier-to-read NIV language this year using the Tabletalk Bible Reading below (link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ligonier-pub...). The Tabletalk plan was nice in that it offered a day each week The updated NIV Study Bible (2011 edition, not available on Goodreads), has a really nice layout, a lot of great notes, pictures, and cross-references, and is every bit as good as the ESV Study Bible as a reference tool. The difference lies in translation philosophy, and I really enjoyed reading through the easier-to-read NIV language this year using the Tabletalk Bible Reading below (link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/ligonier-pub...). The Tabletalk plan was nice in that it offered a day each week for catch up, and had one OT reading and one NT reading scheduled each day. This plan, coupled with the YouVersion app, which allowed me to listen to audio Bible when I needed to catch up on reading, was a really nice pace. It took me through the whole Bible in a year, but not at such a fast pace that it couldn't be enjoyed.

  30. 4 out of 5

    PookieMonster

    💯Been reading the Bible straight through, throughout the year. This is definitely my favorite Bible version. Oh, and I have a new favorite book of the Bible. Romans!💖 Just as a note any NIV published after 1995 is a little dodgy. They change the wording and add different interpretations. 🎉✨Happy New Year Everybody!🎉✨

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