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About "NIV Books of the Bible"
Return to the Bible as it was before chapters and verses. The Bible isn't a single book. It's a collection of many books that were written, preserved and gathered together so that they could be shared with new generations of readers. The Bible is an invitation to you to first view the world in a new way, and then to become an agent of the world's renewal. The Books of the Bible, NIV helps you have a more meaningful encounter with the sacred writings and to read with more understanding, without centuries of added formatting, so that you can take your place more readily within this story of new creation. 'There is no Bible more suited to reading from beginning to end.' --- Scot McKnight, author of Jesus Creed Features:* Chapter and verse numbers have been removed from the text.* The books are presented instead according to the internal divisions that we believe their authors have indicated.* A single-column setting is used to present the text more clearly and naturally, and to avoid disrupting the intended line breaks in poetry.* Footnotes, section headings and any other additional materials have been removed from the pages of the sacred text.* Individual books that later tradition divided into two or more parts are put back together again.* The books are arranged in an order that helps you understand the Bible more completely.
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This book began its life with the cumbersome title "The Books of the Bible: a presentation of Today's New International Version." It has now been updated with the new NIV of 2011 as the text it is based on. The editors wanted to give us a Bible to read through like a book and have removed the chapters and verses which are not in the original text of the Bible. This version is partly chronological and partly thematic, so that the individual books appear in collections, such as a New Testament Jewish collection (Matthew, Hebrews, James) and a collection of later First Testament writings (Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel). There is paragraphing to show section breaks, and also each page has a reference at the bottom to show which chapter you are in. I read through the whole TNIV version and highly recommend reading this new edition.