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Zondervan NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony

The NIV Single-Column Reference Bible presents the text of the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation in a single, easy-to-read column. This black-letter reference Bible is bound in supple ebony genuine leather so that it lies flat when open. Packed with other study tools—full-color maps, two ribbon markers, a comprehensive concordance, and side-column references—this deluxe, black-letter reference Bible is perfect for anyone who studies, preaches, and teaches.

The NIV Single-Column Reference Bible is everything the serious student of the Bible needs: easy-to-read black-letter Bible text, side-column references to help you connect key phrases and passages, Bible text in a single-column for a better reading experience, and the complete text of the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation.

Features
  • Single-column Bible text for easy reading
  • Side-column reference system for in-depth study of the Bible
  • NIV comprehensive concordance for quick and extensive references
  • Table of weights and measures
  • 8-point type
  • Sewn binding—lays flat when open
  • Ribbon marker
  • Gold page edges
  • 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.25"
  • Presentation page
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Customer Reviews for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
Review 1 for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
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I like this one.

Date:February 15, 2013
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grateful
Location:Arizona
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
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When I saw a similar one I decided to get one for myself. It seems more readable with the paragraph instead of verse breaks, the normal English, and the less heavy dose of extra stuff. It all reads well – the poetry especially so. It’s not so much like trying to read a dictionary. The paragraphs (or groups of them) have mini-titles to help find things. The cross references are pushed to the center (the binding) out of the way and there’s enough of an edge margin (3/8”) to pencil in flags and markers. I haven’t tried pen or highlighter yet to see if they travel in this kind of paper, but pencil works just fine. The binding is soft enough to lay flat without breaking, its light enough to hold while reading, and big enough to see (although the print is smaller than a normal book – this is a book of books after all). There are no maps as the ad claims, and the concordance has 36,000 entries – probably not thorough, but I think I would prefer it in a separate book anyway.
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Review 2 for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
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Delightful format

Date:October 18, 2012
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Bill
Location:North Wales, PA
Age:55-65
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This is a delightful format - easy to read, very little bleed through due to excellent paper (not so with the Single Column Cross Reference edition), and an excellent translation.
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Review 3 for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
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Great Bible, Great format

Date:June 22, 2012
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S Norquest
Location:Ohio
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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I have the black, immitation leather product. The binding very nice. I love the single-column format. The translation itself is good...I have not seen anything that changes the meaning. The gender neutrality is only in the instances when it applies to all people...God is still Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Too much fuss over the gender stuff. This is a nice translation...I would hope that Christians use a few different translations anyway.
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Review 4 for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
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Welcome Edition of the Update NIV

Date:June 20, 2012
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Matt M
Age:25-34
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This is a great edition of the NIV Bible. It has the updated 2011 NIV text, which is very well done in my opinion.
The text layout is good, with a readable single column. References are in a the inside column which is a smart move...that way the text does not dip into the gutter. The paper is a reasonable thickness and while there is some ghosting I would say it is still better than average.
The overall size is is right around 6"x9"...but I would consider it pretty handy.
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Review 5 for NIV Single-Column Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
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many word substitutions not acceptable to me

Date:April 30, 2012
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tomonz3
Location:New Jersey
Age:Over 65
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I found the elimination of generic masculine nouns and pronouns quite disconcerting. (e.g. Ps 8;4 What is man... being replaced by "human beings" or "mere mortals").
I returned the bible.
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