Review of NIV Proclamation Bible

Review of NIV Proclamation Bible – Correctly Handling the Word of Truth


As a member of the Harper Collins book review team I’m reviewing the NIV Proclamation Bible.

Containing the complete NIV text, this Bible, is listed as being the clearest and most accurate modern English Bible translation, and  is said to be ideal for detailed study and devotional reading. Containing essays and introductions from over sixty world-renowned theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers, whose names are listed at the beginning of this book. Ten of these contributes are found at the front of the book. For example, Mark D. Thompson (Principal of Moore Theological College, Sydney) writes an article entitled, “What is the Bible?”

The rest of this Bible is pretty much straightforward in that it contains the text of the NIV, and a very small line of study references  at the bottom of each page. I use the word reference instead of notes because there’s really not a lot there to read (or study).
The back contains a concordance, and eight pages of maps.

NIV Proclamation BibleClose up of the print and study notes at the bottom of the page.


As someone who has reviewed a lot of Bibles, I looked forward to receiving this one by mail. At first glance, I loved the eye-catching black cover, and the words of Timothy Keller, “there are many Study Bibles, but none better,” gave hint to this being an exciting book to dive into. Sadly, it wasn’t. I was very disappointed in this Bible. The majority of the Study Bibles I’ve owned have a lot of detailed information to go along with the text. They contain devotional readings that connect to the Scripture, and valuable study tools. That being said, it’s hard to say I can’t recommend a Bible, but if you are looking for one containing a lot of study help, this one is not for you.

Book Details

Book: NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth
Hardcover: 1568 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (Feb 24, 2015)
Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.8 x 9.8 inches


Purchasing Info

Available from Amazon, Christian and other book retailers.




I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are mine.



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