The idea behind the NIV, Reader's Bibleis that by omitting the verse numbers within the text, it reads more like any other narrative. It is a unique experience to read the Bible this way, and it helps you become immersed in the stories of the Bible. But, no worries--the verse references appear at the top of each page, and there are comprehensive footnotes following every book.
The contemporary, simple format of NIV Reader's Bible includes a gold and gray cloth-over-board cover, lay-flat binding, and large fonts on bright white pages. It is a very readable format, and the color and design scheme are modern and elegant.
NIV Reader's Bible features:
- Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version text
- Readable single-column, black letter text
- Line-matched text for the optimum reading experience
- Verse numbers removed throughout text
- Footnotes follow every book
- Scripture reference included at the top of each page
- Ribbon marker
- 10.5-point type size
I love the idea of being able to read the Bible in this way. This edition is like reading a novel, other than the tissue thin Bible pages. With the notes appearing at the end of each book instead of on each page, the reading experience is unencumbered. It takes a little more work to match the notes up at the end, but it also helps you focus and just read.
This Bible contains a table of weights and measures, but otherwise is no frills. There are no maps or other supplementary information beyond the footnotes.
The publisher provided a review copy of NIV Reader's Bible.