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Holy Bible (NIV) [Kindle Edition]

Zondervan
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,732 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Bible is the bestselling book in history, and the New International Version (NIV) Bible is the bestselling version year after year. This bestselling modern English Bible has sold more than 400 million copies since its first full publication in 1978. It is also the bestselling modern English Bible eBook, and now it’s completely redesigned for an intuitive user experience. The font is crisp and clear, and readability is great on both E-Ink® screens and color screens. With quicker page turns and a numbered footnoting system that allows you to easily jump from Bible text to footnote and back again, this NIV eBook is faster and more robust than ever before. And with a new “How to Use This Bible” page included, navigating the Bible has never been easier. Read the Bible on your device just as if you were reading a physical book. Make the NIV eBook one of your favorite reads today. NIV ©2011 The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern English Bible – easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.


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This newly updated edition of the NIV retains its commitment to accuracy even while remaining accessible to the widest audience possible. Philip Yancey

From the Back Cover

- Extra-thin edition is less than one inch thick. - Red-letter indicates the words of Christ. - NIV concordance and Promises and Perspectives from Scripture. - Includes eight pages of color maps, and presentation and family record pages. - Also available in a 10.3-point type large print edition and in the New American Standard Bible.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4575 KB
  • Print Length: 1152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5Z1HM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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583 of 596 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Kindle Bible So Far January 9, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the only Kindle Bible I have found (including free Bibles from non Amazon sources) which has a full table of contents. Each Book is easily accessed from the TOC and there is a clickable numeric list of chapters in each book when you open it.

I don't understand how T.Heyn could have misread this. Maybe he had an earlier Kindle version which has since been updated.

I can find John 3:16 or any other verse in this Bible in just a few seconds. Buy this one and you will not be disappointed.
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536 of 556 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for the Kindle - with one big exception February 12, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review will simply address the mechanics of this version of the Holy Bible in regards to the Kindle. I will refrain from any comments regarding the nature of the translation, leaving that for those far more learned than myself.

I have downloaded several versions of the Holy Bible and I am pretty pleased with this one. The Table of Contents is easy to access. The individual books listed are centered and run down the middle of the page. After selecting a book, you are taken to that book with the first line(s) being a list of selectable chapters followed by the beginning of the text of that book. You can start to read or you can select a line of chapters which will take you to a sub-menu which allows you to select the specific chapter you want.

The main problem I had with this set-up is the centering of the text sometimes made it difficult to select a specific book without occasionally hitting the one on top or bottom and having to go back and try again. Also, the Chapter list sub-menu seems to be an annoying additional step.

The best "Kindle" set-up I've found so far is the Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible (NASB) (Kindle Edition) by The Lockman Foundation. The TOC is set up with a right justification so the text is right next to the cursor. Once you select a book, you are taken to a right justified chapter list. Selecting a chapter takes you right to the text, avoiding the sub-menu step. This, for me, has proven to be the most efficient style of navigation for Bible Study and reading.

I will continue my collection of Kindle Bible versions, but I'm not going to waste any more money on versions which are not optimized for the Kindle with right justification of selectable lists.
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1,074 of 1,144 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Updated NIV is more accurate, but more controversial February 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In March 2011, the copyright owners of the most popular modern translation of the Bible in English, the New International Version (NIV), published the first revision of the NIV since 1984.
As a pastor who did not like the over-reaching political correctness of the Today's New International Version (TNIV, copyright 2002), I was concerned when I heard that the NIV itself was going to be revised. But after studying the digital early release version in numerous passages, I have been pleased that it is more accurate, but disappointed that while the use of gender-neutral language does not go as far as the TNIV, it still goes too far.
The new NIV retains 95% of the words of the 1984 edition, but where there are changes, it communicates the original meaning better to modern readers and more accurately than before.
Let me address several issues: gender-neutral language, omission of words, and accuracy of translation.
First, the most controversial issue of the TNIV (the earlier failed attempt to revise the NIV) was its gender-neutral language. The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution in June 2011 saying they "cannot commend" the 2011 NIV. Why is that? The 2011 NIV does not go as far as the TNIV. In Hebrews 12, where scripture speaks of God disciplining us like a father, the TNIV changed "father" to "parent." This implied that God was a gender-neutral "parent" rather than our "heavenly Father." I'm glad to report that the new NIV has "father," just as the 1984 edition had. However, the new NIV, like the TNIV, does use gender-neutral "brothers and sisters" when the context clearly means all believers.
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124 of 130 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Kindle-edition Bible! January 30, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
I think this is a great Bible for the Kindle. It is almost perfect with maybe just a couple of tweeks. I find it quick and easy to navigate to just about anywhere in the Bible (except for the New Testament, which I'll explain later). Simply go to the Table of Contents, page/scroll to the book of the Bible you are looking for and click on it. This will open up to the first chapter of that book, at the top will be a list of verse numbers, click on the line that has your the verse # you are looking for, then click on the verse # and 'voila' there you have it (sounds more time consuming than it really is). This Bible also has clickable links within the text, sort of like a paper Bible... you'll see a 'half-size' letter next to a word signifying there is a link to follow, simply scroll up to the line containing that character and click on it, it will take you to the supplemental info. Click the 'back' button to go back to where you left off.

Now, on to the New Testament, it works the same way the Old Testament does, but I find it inconvenient because, say you want to look up something in Romans... You have to page through pages and pages in the Table of Contents before you get past all the Old Testament Books before you get to the New Testament. A better work around would be to give you the option of "jumping" to New Testament books via a 'clickable link' at the beginning of the TOC.

Next, I would like more of the Study Bible comments and links added to the Bible.

Other than that, it works great and I'm extremely pleased at out easy it is to use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
easy reading
Published 3 hours ago by P. Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars IF you want a wonderful bible that is true to the original and easy to...
The NIV has always been controversial.

So IF you want a wonderful bible that is true to the original and easy to read and understand than look no further than the The... Read more
Published 11 hours ago by R. McCarthy
1.0 out of 5 stars Print way too small. Returned for larger print
Had to return the print was unbelievably small. Unreadable. Returned for larger print.
Published 14 hours ago by Nascarette
2.0 out of 5 stars Smaller Than a Mustard Seed
This paperback is laughably small. God had trouble reading it. Do not buy this. It is almost useless. Yes, it can fit in your pocket. Yes, it might stop a bullet. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Zalmorion the Fantastic
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book!
I have read the Bible many times and this is my favorite version. Best Book filled with the true Word of God!
Published 2 days ago by Gail F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Bible and translation is great
Published 3 days ago by JamesHowardJr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to read and understand.
Published 3 days ago by Ed S from Houston, Texas
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the King James
Call me a conservative. I think the King James version is one of the glories of the English language and this feels like the Classics Illustrated version of the big book to me.
Published 3 days ago by Timothy Hallinan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great tool for Bible study via kindle. Easy to navigate.
Published 4 days ago by Martha Butts
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It arrived on time and I am pleased with it. Thanks.
Published 5 days ago by Doris Gorman
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