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NIV Reference Bible, Personal Size (Burgundy Bonded Leather) Leather Bound – Large Print, November 25, 1986


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Product Details

  • Leather Bound: 2080 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 25, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031090577X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310905776
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #878,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Larger print text in an easy-to-carry size

12-point typeface

End-of-paragraph reference system

Extensive study helps ENJOY READING THE BIBLE COMFORTABLY WITH GREATER INSIGHT The NIV Large-Print Reference Bible is great for people on the go, in a convenient, easy-to-carry size. This handy-sized reference Bible comes with extra study features and clear, readable type. The extensive end-of-paragraph reference system helps unlock the riches of Scripture. A large print concordance helps you locate key passages quickly and easily. Eight pages of full-color maps locate key biblical places. Book introductions and outlines bring the structure and meaning of God’s Word into focus. An 8-page presentation section is included. The easy-on-the-eyes, 12 point typeface makes reading more enjoyable. The NIV Large-Print Reference Bible gives you the large print you prefer and the study helps you want, all in one affordable and convenient package. FEATURES INCLUDE:

Large, easy-to-read typeface makes reading more enjoyable

Large-print concordance helps you find key passages without eyestrain

End-of-paragraph reference system unlocks the riches of Scripture

Book introductions and outlines put the Word into context

8-page presentation section

8 pages of full-color maps

Double-column format


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108 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 2, 2004
Format: Leather Bound
The NIV is one of the two best-selling Bible translations (the other being the KJV) and for good reason; it is a fluid, beautiful version in today's English, and is recommended by many Bible scholars as being "the most readable" Bible available.
This edition by Zondervan is perfect for many reasons, and also comes in an indexed version for the ease of finding those books that tend to "hide" like the single chapter of Obadiah for a slightly higher price.
The 12-point typeface is excellent for tired eyes, and adds to the pleasure of reading this superb translation.
The bonded leather construction is sturdy, with a gold surface on the outside of the pages.

Features include:
Presentation/Events pages.
A Preface which tells the history of the NIV translation, which was made by "over a hundred scholars working directly from the best Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts", who realized the need for this new translation and began work on it in 1965.
Each book has an Introduction, which has some useful and enlightening information, as well as an Outline of contents.
Ribbon marker.
Words of Jesus in red.
It has no center reference column, but the references are located at the end of a verse/poetry line/paragraph.
Table of weights and measures.
Concordance.
8 Maps.

Translation comparison of Psalm 37: 7-8.
KJV: "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil".

NIV: "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret--it leads only to evil".
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Southern Review on October 6, 2007
Format: Leather Bound
ISBN-0: 0310905818 (stamped in gold on the back cover) is the indexed, 12-point font, black bonded leather edition. It is an especially lovely, well made Bible. The leather is supple and sumptuous. It has an end-of-paragraph reference system that is minimal, non-invasive, and does not intrude on the flow of reading; double columns are divided with a thin unobtrusive vertical line.

It is without center column notes, and contains a "large-print" concordance that is fairly legible; however, the font is only about 7 points. The overall look and "feel" of this Bible is particularly pleasing. Zondervan's tout of "Extensive study helps" is grossly exaggerated. The strong suit of this edition is mainly the comfortable feel and font size that make for a comfortable read.

For a study bible, I would select from among the following:

Ryrie Study Bible NIV Genuine Leather Burgundy- Red Letter Indexed (Ryrie Study Bibles)
Ryrie Study Bible/New American Standard/Red Letter Indexed Bonded Black Leather

Thompson Chain Reference Bible-NASB - Thompson Chain Reference Bible-NIV ( indexed)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gina on January 24, 2008
Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
I bought many bibles looking for the perfect size, font, version and ease of use and this is the one. I love the larger font and the thumb index that helps me get to the book I want quickly. And the price was good too...well worth it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Rennie on February 14, 2007
Format: Leather Bound
Exactly what I was looking for .....the large-size font was the largest available (the ink/paper had good contrast) but the Bible itself was not too heavy to carry around with much effort.... I wish it came in a Burgundy cover.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. J. Nauta on March 8, 2007
Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
Zondervan publishes many types of NIV bibles. I like the format and easy reading of this font size (11.5). This bible does not have the "bleed through" of Christ text in red present in several other of thier bibles availble today.

The translation, font size has worked very well for me. These older eyes do need help and this bible fills that need.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Scagliola on November 30, 2010
Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
Hello Everyone,

I just purchased this Bible because I was looking for something a bit smaller and compact without sacrificing content. I am truly not disappointed with this great Bible! The text is large enough to read (12pt) without my glasses, the concordance is quite through (although the text size is smaller(7pt)and you may need glasses to read it) but if you can live with that, it's a great Bible. The thumb indexed pages, the words of Christ in red and the convenient size make this a real winner as a travel Bible. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this Bible and hey, you can't beat the price either!

God be with you all!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wilfred Cayer on January 26, 2007
Format: Leather Bound Verified Purchase
I like this bible because of the large print, easy to handle and softness. I have many study bibles but the note get me off the track. This is my favorite one to just read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte Nancy Bell on April 7, 2012
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I could not have been happier with what I got. I would order from this person again. This was just what I wanted ! Thank you so much.
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