Book Review: NIV Single-Column Bible
Reading Level: Leisure
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Zondervan is the king of Bible options. Their NIV is offered in a variety of options. For avid readers, one of the fascinating elements of Bible printing is their two-column approach. Single-column Bibles are gaining in popularity and the NIV Single-Column Bible (henceforth, SCB) is a good example as to why.
The NIV translation itself is meant for extended reading. There is a novel-like element to its modern English. Similarly, the single-column formatting will appeal most to individuals who read regularly. The narrative portions of the text are rather
Physically, the single-column format adds to the width and height of the bible. It is much bigger than the bibles I usually carry. For comparison, the SCB is the size of a study bible but without any additional notes. For a bible that focuses on reader
In conclusion, the softcover NIV Single-Column Bible is very reader friendly. Unlike “reader bibles” which remove verses and chapters for readability, the SCB also works well as a church bible and home study bible.
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