"The New International Version", with its clear, modern English and lucid style, is the ideal Bible for children. It is recommended by church leaders across the world as an authoritative translation. This edition, which contains the complete NIV text, is made lively and appealing to children by the inclusion of sixteen original paintings by Stuart Williams: Adam and Eve; Birth of Moses; Moses parts the Red Sea; Samson in the temple; Ruth in the fields; Daniel and Goliath; The nativity; John baptises Jesus; Jesus walks on water; Peter's vision; Zacchaeus in the tree; Lazarus raised from the dead; Jairus' daughter; The Last Supper; The garden of Gethsemane; and, Jesus appears to Mary.
Published over 21 years ago, the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION has become the world's best-selling contemporary Bible translation. More than 100 scholars worked for 15 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.