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Review: NIV Reader's Bible

Study notes, commentaries, and illustrations are helpful, but there comes a time when one simply desires to read the Word of God, uninterrupted. That is the solution presented by the NIV Reader's Bible (Zondervan, 2017), a single-column, wide-margin version of the NIV Bible without headers, verse numbers, and study aids. Chapter numbers are moved to the margin, and footnotes are presented at the end of each book. The end result is a seamless reading experience that lets the Word speak in its original, unencumbered manner.

I am in love with this Bible. Its lay-flat cloth design and thick pages, with a simple yet powerful color scheme, make this an excellent Bible for devotions or public Scripture reading. The large text and Scripture references at the top of the page still make finding verses easy. The Bible is also available in a leather design for a more professional appearance. In an age of distractions, this Bible is a welcome addition for my personal and public worship uses.

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