Visually Stunning, Feature-Rich App for Zondervan's Bestselling NIV Study Bible Now Available for iPad and iPhone

Dec 20, 2011, 10:00 ET from Zondervan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The best-selling, award-winning and most comprehensive NIV Study Bible on the market is now available for readers to take with them on the go as an app for their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.  Zondervan's NIV Study Bible app hit Apple's App store last week and has already made the top 10 list of Apple's all-time top grossing Book apps.

This smart, easy-to-use app offers a feast for the eyes as it features hundreds of visually stunning and informative full-color videos, maps, charts, illustrations, diagrams and 360-degree interactive panoramic HD renderings.  The app's fresh, clean and user-friendly design allows readers to easily read the Bible, navigate, search and highlight passages for emphasis, bookmark where they left off, copy and paste notes into texts and emails, and quickly and conveniently share passages via Facebook and Twitter. 

Aside from the visual appeal and beautiful multimedia features, the cornerstone of the app is the 20,000 study notes with color icons that make important information easy to spot and access.  Several of the scholars responsible for the translation of the bestselling NIV Bible also developed study notes, which are the most comprehensive and widely used study notes available in any NIV Study Bible on the market.

"We are proud to introduce the NIV Study Bible app and believe it is truly the best study Bible experience available.  The endless list of features is equal to placing an entire resource library for Bible study in the palm of your hand," said Chip Brown, Zondervan's senior vice president and publisher for Bibles. "We hope and expect that it will serve to make Bible study easy, convenient and fun for scholars, students, clergy and lay people alike, and are eager to receive feedback and reviews from users."

The app features the full text of the bestselling and most trusted New International Version of the Bible. The advantage of using the app over the print product is the ability to switch between study mode – where all the notes are viewable in a synchronized format with the Bible text, or reading mode – where the notes are removed, allowing the reader to stay focused on Bible text.  Speed and agility of Bible navigation also improve the experience; simply tapping on underlined words allows access to cross references, maps, charts, illustrations, and diagrams.  Finally, a powerful folder system allows for easy organization of notes and bookmarks.

For a one-time purchase of $24.99, customers can buy this universal app and use it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  To learn more, visit

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Zondervan is the world's leading Bible publisher. With a vision to see more people engaging the Bible more, Zondervan offers bestselling study, devotional, reference, text, audio, software and digital Bibles designed to inspire readers at every age and each stage of life. Zondervan holds exclusive North American publishing rights to the New International Version (NIV). The most popular modern-English translation of the Bible, the NIV has more than 400 million copies in print worldwide. Zondervan also publishes Bibles in the KJV (King James Version), NIrV (New International Reader's Version), NRSV (New Revised Standard Version), NASB (New American Standard Bible), the Amplified Bible and parallel Bibles featuring The Message. During the past 75 years, Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, has grown to be a global leader in Christian communications through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, children's, and new media products. Visit Zondervan Bibles on the Internet at



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