5 Stars Out Of 5
NIV 2011- Best of the NIV's!
April 2, 2011
I received my NIV thinline large print reference Bible a few days ago. This edition contains brief book introductions, updated NIV text (2011), cross references, red letter, and a decent concordance with 155 biographical entries for Bible people included (something the ESV should have done).
Physically, the NIV thinline (large print) has a great size print (10 point)with minimal bleed through....it is a joy to read. Most importantly, is the NIV text itself. It is a blend of the NIV 1984 and the TNIV taking into account the strengths of both. Eventually, this edition of the NIV will be the only one in print and deservedly so! Gender inclusive language is toned down from the TNIV but much better than the NIV 1984.
Our church uses the ESV, which I will continue to use for reference but when the updated NIV Study Bible is released in October 2011 I intend to make it my standard Study Bible. The NIV text is readable, the study notes for the NIV Study Bible are excellent and the NIV Study Bible concordance is better than any on the market!