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Zondervan NIRV Holy Bible for ESL Readers, Softcover, Blue

This Bible is perfect for English as a second language (ESL) readers—anyone learning to read English. The New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) is a true translation of the entire Bible that was adapted with care from the bestselling New International Version (NIV). The NIrV is written at a third grade reading level and uses short sentences and simple words.

Features include
  • The complete New International Reader’s Version
  • Presentation page for personalization and gift giving
  • Bible dictionary to help with unfamiliar words
  • "Three Ways to Read the Bible" – Explains how to read the Bible by story, subject, or person
  • "About the Bible" – Describes how the Bible was written and how it came to us
  • "Life in New Testament Times" – Describes what life was like when Jesus was on earth
  • "The ABCs of Salvation" – Helps explain the way of salvation
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Customer Reviews for NIRV Holy Bible for ESL Readers, Softcover, Blue
Review 1 for NIRV Holy Bible for ESL Readers, Softcover, Blue
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Abundant Blessings!

Date:May 6, 2013
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LadyHarp
Location:Austin TX
Age:55-65
Gender:female
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This NIRV Bible far exceeds my expectations!
I serve adults with disabilities who often have limited reading skills. Often, they could only read a children's bible with silly pictures on it. This bible looks and feels like any other adult bible.
The NIRV translation makes the bible easier to read but has the full meat of the meaning. Although I can understand theologically challenging versions, the NIRV has become a real treasure to me. I use quotes from it for notes of encouragement on Facebook! Even unbelievers are touched by the simplicity.
The NIRV is also perfect for readers who are deaf or have English as a second language. I bought a case of paperback NIRV to give to the deaf members of our church. One lady held the NIRV to her chest, hugging it like a doll, and signed, "I never had a bible I could understand. I love it!"
Blessings!
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Review 2 for NIRV Holy Bible for ESL Readers, Softcover, Blue
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Disappointed

Date:July 18, 2012
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Grace
Location:MN
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I thought this would be an NiRv Bible with the larger typeset and a bit more spacing so that it's easier to read for ESl.
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Review 3 for NIRV Holy Bible for ESL Readers, Softcover, Blue
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Date:September 24, 2010
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Brenda Deason
The print is tiny. I'm used to the NIrV being a larger print. I got it for my exchange student to use when she comes to church with us. It is PERFECT for this purpose. She doesn't have a Christian background and her vocabulary in this area is very limited. I was looking for a Bible in her language, but they are very costly. If she decides to become a Christian, we will definitely make that investment. Meanwhile, this allows her to participate with the youth group Bible Studies and follow along with the pastor in church. As long as the recipient has good near vision, this is an excellent Bible for an English learner.
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