The Holy Bible, New International Version, in smart black bonded leather and gold gilt page edges. Includes protective slipcase. With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible and 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 black bonded leather Bible also features: - clear, readable 7.25pt text - easy-to-read layout - shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - reading plan - quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations. - short concordance - presentation page - ribbon marker - British text This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. The 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.