Key features of this "NIV Lectern Bible" are: the page numbers matches that of the NIV Popular range of NIV Bibles; large, bold type to ensure maximum clarity; clear section headings and two-column text; poetic passages displayed as verse; NIV translators' footnotes throughout; packed in a sturdy two-piece box; bevelled boards & leather joints; gold blocking and blind embossing; gilt and coloured page edging; and, three substantial ribbon markers.
First published in 1979, the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION has become the world's best-selling contemporary Bible translation. More than 100 scholars worked for fifteen years to complete it. Their main concern is that the NIV is faithful to the original languages while producing a clear, beautifully written and dignified translation suitable for private and public use. Sponsored by the International Bible Society who receive a portion of the purchase price of every NIV Bible to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.