NIV Thinline Bible: Peach and Gold Cloth, Hardback

With UK English spellings and grammar

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NIV Thinline Bible: Peach and Gold Cloth, Hardback

Full Product Description

With a fine, smooth, cloth enriched, firm backing this is the NIV Bible for the girl with a personality that sparkles like the stars sprinkled liberally across its covers. If I’d created it, I might have called it ‘the little princess Bible’ or ‘the shower of stars Bible’ as it would look quite at home on the bookshelf and bedside of any modern tens-to-teenage girl.

Reasons to buy NIV Thinline Bible in Peach and Gold

•    Gorgeous to own or give way-in to God’s transforming word
•    Glittering stars on soft peach cloth make this Bible a joy to use
•    Easy to carry Thinline format holds the latest NIV revised text
•    Easy to read and follow with UK English spellings and grammar
•    Clear and readable 7.25pt font size and simple text layout
•    Shortcuts to key stories and links to advice and encouragement
•    Helps to understanding with a daily reading plan and concordance

Sparkle, Shine & Spiritually Grow

Strong enough to resist school, church and college life, but soft enough to slip into a pocket, bag or rucksack, this NIV Thinline Bible in peach and gold stiffened cloth, has handsome gold leaf page edges and a matching ribbon marker. At 19 x 12 x 2 cm it's compact enough to tuck away as a pocket or travel Bible without weighing you down or forcing you to leave at home your favourite novel.

A full text New International Version Bible, with the latest 2011 revisions, it’s completely readable and easy to understand for any child, youth and adult. With British style English spelling and grammar, it features an easy-on-the-eye two column layout clearly printed in a practical (7.25 point font) letter size. To make the whole Bible open to all readers, this edition gives you simple shortcuts to all the most important stories, a complete list of the most influential Bible people and events, and a concordance/dictionary of the Bible’s most meaningful words, what they mean and where to find them.

To save readers – new and experienced from getting lost, or not knowing the best place to find what they need when they need it, this edition includes a Bible reading plan and quick links to inspirational and helpful passages. A smart and fashionable addition to any modern girl’s church accessories, this is a Bible to be used and treasured for many years, and a welcome to the world of grown up Bibles.

NIV Thinline Bible: Peach and Gold Cloth, Hardback by New International Version was published by Hodder & Stoughton in October 2012 and is our 1075th best seller. The ISBN for NIV Thinline Bible: Peach and Gold Cloth, Hardback is 9781444703085.

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Please give example of language  e.g. is Parent used instead of Father?

A:This bible uses the 2011 NIV Translation which does use gender inclusive text and gender-neutral pronouns where the translators felt it was the appropriate and correct translation for the word in the original text.  You can find out more about this translation at http://hodderbibles.co.uk/about-niv

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Publisher's Description

'He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty is his power; his understanding has no limit.' (Psalm 147:4-5)

This gorgeous NIV Bible will sparkle in the hands of every girl who holds it, and will be the gateway into God’s transforming book. The stars falling over the front cover are made of gold foil, and give the appearance of glittering stars against the soft peach cloth that brings this Bible to life. The NIV Thinline Bible holds inside the revised and updated NIV British Text that makes the NIV the most popular Bible translation in modern English.

This British text edition, with presentation page, also features:
• Clear and readable 7.25pt text
• Easy-to-read layout
• Shortcuts to key stories
• List of key people and events
• A reading plan
• Quick link to find inspiration and help
• A short concordance

With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability. Fully revised and updated for the first time in 25 years, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. This Bible has been made to give as the perfect gift to any girl, whilst not compromising on quality and practical content.

MORE ABOUT THE 2011 NIV TRANSLATION

This revised and updated edition of the NIV includes three main types of change, taking into account changes in the way we use language day to day; advances in biblical scholarship and understanding; and the need to ensure that gender accurate language is used, to faithfully reflect whether men and women are referred to in each instance. The translators have carefully assessed a huge body of scholarship, as well as inviting peer submissions, in order to review every word of the existing NIV to ensure it remains as clear and relevant today as when it was first published. Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica, formerly the International Bible Society, in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

IN BRIEF: EDEN VIDEO TRANSCRIP

“This Thinline NIV Bible in stiffened, peach coloured cloth with gold stars, has all the features of much larger NIV editions. Clearly printed in the latest, British style English text, it slips easily into pockets, bags and rucksacks to go where you go. Strong enough to survive college, class and church, this bright fashionable Bible is equally at home on the bookshelf and bedside.”

Eden Article: Judging the Good Book by its cover

Can you really judge a book by its covers? Wisdom says you can’t, but I think experience says different. For instance, if a writer, publisher or book seller can’t be bothered to see that a book has a decent cover – attractive and strong enough to survive the anticipated use, then you can be pretty sure they’ve not much respect for what’s inside. And if they don’t care about their book, why should you? The best books always get the best covers. Rare and valuable books get expensive though sombre bindings. Children's books have durable and colourful backings and books that will be in the recycling bin in a year or less – such as telephone directories and mass fiction novels, have equally throw-away covers.

So what is it with Bibles? While the contents of all Bibles are more to less the same, (a statement sure to cause controversy, but there you are), the quality and design of the covers is hugely variable. From thin paper to the most exquisite leather, and from plain black to the height of modern design, the Bible is about the only kind of book that comes with its own from zip fasten. Not so much a reflection of the contents, the kind of covers wrapped around a Bible reflect the kind of use it’s expected to get. Bibles destined never to leave home might have heavier more luxurious bindings. Bibles for ‘on the move’ will be smaller with lighter, softer, more flexible covers. Bibles for carrying to church are often the most ostentatious… for some reason.

What makes Bibles unique, is not what the covers say about the content, but what they’re taken to say about the owner. Don’t believe me? Just take a look through the Bible catalogue on Eden’s pages and see how many of those designs and covers you’d be happy to be seen with. Not many, I’m sure; which is no bad thing. It means the creators of Bible covers are taking their job seriously and trying to find and make the design that’s right for you. And you, of course, are unique. Now you could take a singularly cynical stance and say that’s just marketing. That all they’ve done is make Bible into a disposable fashion item. Think so? How many people do you know who’ve ever thrown a Bible away into the recycling skip? Somewhere between few and none.

Like dogs and diamonds, Bibles are for ever. But you’re tastes and characteristics aren’t. So what you want your Bible cover to say about you and, more importantly, what you want the cover to say about your relationship with God’s word is always developing. This NIV, in smooth peach fabric with gold foil stars, tells your friends and family who you are, and what you’re relationship with it is like. It says you’re not afraid or ashamed to be identified with a God whose word looks and feels like this. It says: “This is the kind of God I know… wouldn’t you like to know him too?” So there you are, you really can judge a book by its cover.

Eden Article: SO WHAT ABOUT THE NIV?

The NIV (New International Version) is probably the best selling and most widely read modern English language translation of the Bible. You’ll find it in most protestant tradition churches in the UK. The NIV uses modern English words and language in the way you would use them in everyday speech and conversation. The text is easy to read and understand requiring no advanced reading skills or expert knowledge of the language.

Constantly reviewed and revised, the language of the NIV is clear and modern yet authentic and true to the Bible’s original written sources. Continuing research maintains the accuracy of the translation to assure the closest following of the Bible’s original message and meaning. That’s why in 2011 a new and fully updated translation was launched. This reflects the latest trends in modern usage, while still keeping the meaning clear and unambiguous.

It was the rapidly changing social orders of the 1960s that highlighted the need for a new Bible translation that spoke the language of the modern world. Commissioned by a broad alliance of Christian churches and scholars, the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) set out to create a truly modern English translation. The NIV creators wanted their readers to experience the Bible’s original form, structure and meaning in modern readable English. The latest (2011) edition reflects the committee’s continuing quest for accuracy, clarity and beauty.

From the beginning, the translators wanted the NIV be non-denominational and acceptable in theology and doctrine to a broad range of churches and traditions. While it doesn’t contain the addition books usually found int Catholic tradition Bibles, it is a measure of the NIV’s acceptability that it’s widely used in churches, schools, small groups and for individual study and devotion. The NIV’s modern English – and British English in selected editions, makes it ideal for even the most casual reader, while its accuracy and authenticity make it a reliable choice for the serious Bible student and scholar. For this reason, any popular personal development programmes, including the highly successful Alpha Courses, use the NIV translation as their principle source of Bible material.

Many NIV editions are supplemented with reading plans, maps, a dictionary and helpful illustrations. The latest editions (like this one) are presented in covers just as appealing and accessible as the modern English inside. As well as the more traditionally bound editions there’s a range of contemporary designs (such as the gold stars on peach cloth) and bindings attractive to young adults, teenagers and children.

Special editions created for baptisms, weddings and for all-occasion gifts make an NIV Bible as delightful a present to give as to receive. Practical editions designed for everyday use and light weight paperbacks feature together with economically priced whole Bibles and selections for groups and for evangelical campaign give-aways. An important feature of the NIV translation is the vast range of supporting study and interpretive material provided to enhance the reader’s individual or group experience. Study Bibles with a daily reading plan, guides to read the whole Bible in a year or follow specific themes guarantee that the NIV will remain accessible spiritual resource for many more years to come.

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Details for NIV Thinline Bible: Peach and Gold Cloth, Hardback

Page last updated 22nd March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (October 2012)
Weight380g
Number of Pages992
Thickness22 mm
Height182 mm
Width124 mm
ISBN9781444703085
ISBN-101444703080
Product Code4033498
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