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Overview A reasonably priced personal-size Bible, ideal for personal use or as a quality pew Bible. - Easy-to-read 9-point type. - Printed on high-quality Bible paper. - Also available in a 12-point type large print edition.
Publishers Description - A reasonably priced personal-size Bible, ideal for personal use or as a quality pew Bible. - Easy-to-read 9-point type. - Printed on high-quality Bible paper. - Also available in a 12-point type large print edition. - Double-column format.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 5.72" Height: 1.58" Weight: 1.97 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1985
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310902711 ISBN13 9780310902713 UPC 025986902711
Bible Binding: Hardcover Color: Brown Point/Type Size: 9.00 Version: NIV Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance
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More About Zondervan Publishing
Zondervan is an American international Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
Zondervan was founded in 1931 in Grandville, MI, a suburb of Grand Rapids, by brothers Peter ("P.J.", "Pat") and Bernard (Bernie) Zondervan, who were the nephews of publisher William B. Eerdmans. The company began in the Zondervans' farmhouse and originally dealt with selling remainders and publishing public domain works. The first book it published was Women of the Old Testament by Abraham Kuyper, in 1933.
Within a few years Zondervan developed titles of its own, and began publishing Bible editions. The Berkeley Version appeared in 1959, and the Amplified Bible in 1965. The NIV New Testament was published in partnership with the International Bible Society in 1973, and the complete NIV Bible appeared in 1978.
The company was bought by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp, in 1988, and is the company's principal Christian book publishing division.
Zondervan also publishes many other books by Christian authors focusing on topics of interest to Christians. In the 1970s it published The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, which has sold more than 30 million copies. They are also known for the Bible storytelling books of Ethel Barrett, Joni by quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada, Baptist minister and author Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold more than 35 million copies, Sacred Marriage, the modern marriage classic by Gary Thomas (author), and Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis and presenter of NOOMA. NOOMA is a series of short spiritual films. In 2004, Zondervan expanded to include Renee Altson, Shane Claiborne, Sarah Raymond Cunningham and Margaret Feinberg, authors writing for young readers.
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Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Holy Bible/Pew Bible-Brown HC?
Catholics and Anglicans Should Avoid This Version! Aug 28, 2006
Before I begin, I must admit I am Anglo Catholic, so there is a bit of bias involved. There are several translations of the Bible. A previous reviewer was quite right when he pointed out that to some extent, you have to find the one that works for you. I have found there are things to be appreciated from different versions. I like the "Good News" and the "King James." The one I use the most is the "Revised Standard." I feel that the "New King James" has things to offer. I have respect for the "New American." The "Living" is nice if you like a dramatic tone. Most priests and nuns would suggest the "New Revised Standard" version. The "New International Version" is the one I DO NOT LIKE AT ALL. One of my many problems with the NIV version of the Bible is that it doesn't seem to be the best for any audience. If you follow my reviews, you know that I think the "Good News" version is the best for beginners. It is simple and easy to read; at the start of each book, it has introductions to each book to explain it; and it has titles that give you an indication as to what the passages pertain to. (To be sure, the NIV has the titles, but the intros to the book are in the back instead of right before the different books which makes it more laborious.) The other complaint I have about this version is that it could very well be upsetting to people already familiar with the Bible. The reason is that several words are changed. Now certainly, this is good if it was done to help make the Bible available to a wider group. However, it could very well upset people already familiar with the Bible. (Some examples: 'The Prodigal Son' is changed to 'The Lost Son.' The prayer 'Our Father' is notably different from the 'Our Father' we still use in church; Talents become Minas; 'The Cornerstone' becomes 'The Capstone;' 'the voice of one crying in the wilderness' becomes 'the voice calling in the desert' etc...) Now certainly the change of a few words should not be the biggest issue. But the point I am trying to make is that if someone already knows the Bible and has grown up with these words and has them engrained in their memory, it can be at the very least unpleasant to see these changes. It is true that there was a lot of scholarship put into this Bible, but even scholarship can be misused. What happened, was there was a collective effort by Protestant Denominations to make a Bible that did NOT sound Catholic or Anglican. Perhaps if you want to see a Bible written by a different group of Protestant divisions, you may like this. But if you are Catholic or Anglican, you probably will NOT like this version at all. So, in one sense, this bible was a reaction against things like the very respected "Revised Standard" version. I can not honestly suggest this Bible to beginners or to people already learned in the Bible. While the "New King James" is not my favorite, I would actually suggest this over the "New International Version." Granted, while I perform some services in the church, I am not an ordained priest. But I would suggest virtually any version over this one! (The "Good News," the "King James," the "New King James," the "Revised Standard," the "New Revised Standard," the "New Jerusalem," or even the "New American.")
Accurate translation but false religion Apr 21, 2006
As an accurate translation of the books that came to be known as the bible in modern English the NIV is the best.I was a born again Christian for 10 years, and I diligently studied the bible, the manuscript evidence and read most of the translations of the English Bible, completely from cover to cover. In all I read the Bible 10 times along with the Jewish Tanakh translation. The NIV is by far the best translation and the most accurate.The KJV is the most beautiful and poetic but was created from all ready corrupted manuscripts in the 1600's. Read "The King James only controversey" for details. If everyone truly read the entire bible with an open critical mind they would quickly see the delusion of orthodox Christianity.The truth will set you free.
Re: "Erin's" reveiw of the NIV Holy Bible Dec 10, 2005
Erin...you have listed several differences between the KJV and the NIV in you review of the NIV Holy Bible. And, in the process, you have attempted to point out alleged inaccuracies of the NIV. I have used the NIV ever since I became a Christian 23 years ago, and I feel God has spoken to me though the NIV just as I am sure He has spoken to you through the KJV. The fact of the matter is, the KJV is a very good version of the Bible. However, it is by far not considered the standard for accurate biblical interpretation by most modern Bible scholars. The mission of the NIV translation board was to present the most accurate version of the Scriptures based on the earliest and most reliable ancient Hebrew and Greek texts. The reason that many of the verses you have cited are omitted from the NIV, is because the earliest and most reliable texts do not contain those verses or the same versions of those verses that the KJV does. The NIV has been the most widely read version of the Bible by evangelical churches world wide since 1983. I am not saying that the KJV is necessarily a poor version, but the NIV is by far a more accurate version for serious bible students. In fact, it is the standard version used by most evangelical bible colleges. I am writing this in the love of Christ and do not wish to start a war of words, I just wanted to give you and the readers of your review some additional insight.
This isn't a bible...A real Bible does not lessen Jesus, his works, or his saving gift to us..... Nov 1, 2005
Which Bible describes Jesus you know to be true?
Is it by the "Blood of Christ" we are saved? Col. 1:14:
KJV: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:"
NIV: "in whom we have redemption,[a] the forgiveness of sins." Did Jesus really die for me? Compare Luke 9:56:
KJV: "For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village." NIV: "and[a] they went to another village." Matt 18:11 KJV: "For the son of man is come to save that which was lost." NIV: Matthew 18:11 is not found in the NIV
Was Jesus just a servant of God or was He the Son of God? Acts 3:13 KJV: "...the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus;" NIV: "...the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus." Acts 3:26 KJV: "...God, having raised up his Son Jesus,..." NIV: "...God raised up his servant,..." Matt. 24:36: (Jesus is speaking) KJV: "...my Father...." NIV: "...the Father." John 6:69: KJV: "And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God." NIV: "We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God." Should we "repent"? Matt 9:13: KJV: "...I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." NIV: "...I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Should we obey God? Acts 23:9 KJV: "...let us not fight against God." NIV: this part omitted
Should we forgive others? Compare the words of Jesus in Mark 11:26: KJV: "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." NIV: Mark 11:26 is not in the New International Version
Does Jesus have power and authority over Satan? Luke 4:8: KJV: "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. NIV: "Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'[a]"
Should we Pray? Mark 13:33 KJV: "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." NIV: "Be on guard! Be alert[a]! You do not know when that time will come."
Bible Aug 28, 2005
I am only giving it 3 stars because it took so long to receive it. I have not seen the product. It was a gift for a friend and he is very happy with it now that he finally has it. Thanks.