NIV Preacher’s Bible Designed to Aid Pastors With a First of Its Kind Format

April 2020 – Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the release of the NIV Preacher’s Bible with two never-before-seen features in an NIV Bible. Not only does this preacher’s Bible match page-for-page with its corresponding pew Bible, it is also the only NIV set in a verse-by-verse format.

Skillfully crafted to perfectly pair with the Comfort Print® NIV Pew and Worship Bible, the NIV Preacher’s Bible is the first NIV Bible that allows pastors to be on the same page as their congregations. Each page of these two different Bibles begins and ends with the same word.

“Our aim was to craft a Bible uniquely suited to preaching and teaching,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher, Zondervan Bibles. “That we could innovatively craft this edition while pairing it to the pages of the Pew and Worship Bible takes the ease of use a step further.”

The NIV Preacher’s Bible is set in a verse-by-verse format, rather than a paragraph format. This one-of-a-kind feature is included to help preachers more easily locate the passages on the page. It is the only NIV Bible in which each verse starts a new paragraph.

The NIV Preacher’s Bible combines elements that are helpful for preaching and teaching – line-matching to minimize see-through; ample margin space; a bold, clear typeface; smooth, opaque paper; and a versified layout to easily find verses on the page. It also joins HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s top-quality Premier Collection, which also features additional Bibles in NIV, NASB, NKJV and KJV.

Features include:

  • The full text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) translation
  • Matches page-for-page with the Comfort Print NIV Pew and Worship Bible
  • The only NIV set in a verse-by-verse format
  • Three satin ribbon markers, each 3/8-inch wide
  • Premium European Bible paper, 36 GSM
  • Black-letter edition
  • Line-matched text for enhanced readability
  • Double-column layout with a two-color page design
  • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface
  • 9.5-point print size
  • Goatskin leather cover with raised spine hubs, Smyth-sewn with edge-lined construction, art gilt page edges, with inside gilt line and perimeter stitching included in the NIV Preacher’s Bible Premier Edition.













The NIV Preacher’s Bible is available now:
9780310453741 – NIV, Preacher’s Bible, Premium Leather, Goatskin, Black, Premier Collection, 1152 pages, $179.99

9780310453727 – NIV, Preacher’s Bible, Leathersoft, Black, 1152 pages, $69.99

To request a review copy of the NIV Preacher’s Bible, please email