Give a Bible This Christmas
By Mike Vander Klipp
When we think of Christmastime, we often let our minds wander to memories of warm family gatherings; beautiful, candle-lit church services in the dark of winter; our favorite meals, games, and holiday traditions; and the excitement in the eyes of little ones as they buzz with anticipation of opening presents on Christmas morning.
Of course, those heartfelt and timeless traditions may have to be celebrated a little differently in 2020. This has been a year of change, compromise, and communication innovation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we may all be live-streaming those Christmas Eve services while we sit in our pajamas in front of the TV. And Christmas morning may have to be shared with friends and relatives on an iPad.
However you choose to observe the holiday, the Bible editors at Zondervan wish you a safe and blessed season filled with those same warm memories. We would love to be a part of your celebration. As you give and receive love this Christmas, remember the love that God gave to us all in sending his Son, Jesus, to live on this earth. Tell the story to your children, friends, and extended family.
And give the gift of God’s Word to your loved ones with a Zondervan Bible. Here are a few suggestions.
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This Christmas morning, let the kids in your life unwrap an adventure! The bestselling NIV Adventure Bible will get kids excited about reading the Scriptures. They’ll be captivated with the full-color features that make reading the Bible and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way they’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, as they use this Bible, kids will grow closer in their relationship with God.[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Enduring Popularity of the Adventure Bible: An Interview With Sue Richards]
Available in multiple fun bindings and in many different translations, including NIV, NKJV, and NRSV, over 10 million copies within the Adventure Bible® brand have been sold. And the Adventure Bible is recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids.
The NIV Bible for Teen Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 18, is for real teenage girls with real lives. Packed with daily readings, highlighted promises of God, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about the realities of life, this Bible is designed to help teen girls grow in faith, hope, and love.
When your teen opens this Bible this holiday season, she’ll find out that The NIV Bible for Teen Girls is as sincere about her walk with God as you are, helping her discover God’s will for all areas of her life, including relating to family, dealing with friends, work, sports, guys, and so much more. Bound in many fresh, contemporary designs, this Bible will be a treasured companion for your teen girl.
The freshly updated NIV Boys’ Bible is a full-featured Bible designed to help boys ages 8 to 12 dig deep into God’s Word. Loved by parents for years, this newly redesigned version allows boys to learn amazing new facts, discover inspiring people and stories, and uncover all kinds of stuff they never imagined was in the Bible. There’s no doubt this Bible will make a great gift for the inquisitive boys on your Christmas list.
Helpful, fun, and often downright astonishing, the NIV Boys’ Bible includes unique and meaningful content developed around the needs and interests of growing boys. With a number of fun bindings available for gift-giving, the boys in your life will love poring through the features of this title.
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Zondervan offers a wide range of text Bibles in multiple translations with beautiful, durable, and oh-so giftable bindings. From genuine calfskin and goatskin to new buffalo leather bindings, you’ll find what you’re looking for if you want to bless someone—or yourself!—with a gorgeous Bible that will be treasured for years to come.[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Resplendent Premier Collection Bibles—KJV, NKJV, and NIV—Released from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan]
The NIV Journal the Word series allows you to creatively express yourself every day in response to God’s Word with plenty of room for notes or verse art next to your favorite verses. Made with unique and beautiful covers, these journaling Bibles feature thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins.
Offered in multiple bindings and with or without text prompts, the Journal the Word series Bibles are excellent to give as a gift or for personal use. What’s more, this Bible can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside—a gift that you will give to friends and family that will last for years.
Have someone on your gift list who has a passion for studying the Bible? Then the NIV Study Bible in its fully revised edition is an excellent choice.[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition: Meet the Editors—Mark Strauss]
With its decades-long legacy of helping readers grasp the Bible’s meaning, the NIV Study Bible embodies the mission of the NIV translation to be an accurate, readable, and clear guide into Scripture. A Bible specifically designed to expand upon the NIV, the NIV Study Bible’s editorial team crafts that same accuracy and clarity into every study note.
This year, the study Bible millions have come to trust has been fully revised and updated. A new committee of top biblical scholars—who are current and former NIV translators with a passion for making the Bible’s meaning clear—have pored over every note, every article, every chart, and every essay to refine this treasured resource even more. Thousands of newly written or revised notes and articles combine with hundreds of four-color maps, charts, photos, and illustrations to create an entire library of study helps designed to increase your understanding and application of God’s Word.
If you’ve given or received this near-10-million-selling study Bible in the past, this new fully revised edition, bound in beautiful, giftable covers, will make a perfect gift.
This Christmas, give your friends and family the gift of answers to the Bible questions they have, and maybe some that they haven’t even asked.[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Quest Study Bible: How Do We Know the Bible Is True?]
The NIV Quest Study Bible features over 7,000 notes written in an engaging question-and-answer format. These notes, articles and other features give insight into common, uncommon, and sometimes perplexing passages from the Bible. Readers will have the opportunity to consider questions such as “Why did God send angels to Jacob?,” “What prevents God from hearing our prayers?,” and “Why does God test us?” as they explore God’s Word using the many study tools.
We’ve all got questions. This Bible delivers clear, interesting, well-supported answers from Scripture.
Giving the gift of a Bible at Christmas can be a wonderful event. But let’s face it, the Bible can sometimes be hard to read. It’s a big book with a lot of text on every page, and reading it for too long can lead to eye strain. There are larger fonts, of course, but increasing the size of the text just makes the Bible bigger, heavier, and harder to carry.[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Zondervan Releases More than 60 New NIV Bibles, Now Available with Exclusive Comfort Print® Font]
So Zondervan went back to the drawing board. Literally. Zondervan partnered with the world’s leading Bible type foundry, 2K in Denmark, to design fonts that specifically match the translations they represent. These exclusive Comfort Print® fonts are expertly designed to allow your eyes to relax as they flow smoothly along the lines of text.
Many Zondervan Bibles are available using Zondervan Comfort Print® fonts. These new fonts are more readable, more beautiful, and more efficient than other Bible fonts, making Zondervan Bibles more sustainability friendly.
Bibles in Zondervan Comfort Print text are available for the New International Version (NIV) text, the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the New King James Version (NKJV), the King James Version (KJV), and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).
BIO: Mike Vander Klipp is senior editor of Bibles at Zondervan.
Another Christmas gift idea: Give a loved one a membership to Bible Gateway Plus which includes more than 40 Bible study resources, including the comprehensive reference notes from the NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition, the NIV Quest Study Bible, and many more. Try it yourself right now!
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