Praise from Scholars, Pastors and Christian Thought Leaders

“To say that the NIV Study Bible has been my companion would be an understatement. This has been my primary Bible for over two decades. It has nine sticky notes that take me to my favorite charts. The cross referencing and notes have led me on many adventures and discoveries of fresh truths. I have lugged it all over the world with me and spilled a few cups of coffee on its pages. Many sermons, books, articles and personal notes have been written and delivered with the accompaniment of my good friend. When I learned that there is a new and improved edition coming out it seemed almost a bit unbelievable, but count me in.”

Pastor Randy Frazee
Author and Architect of The Story & Believe


“I have been preaching over thirty years, and for just about all of that time, I have kept the NIV Study Bible close by as a trusted resource, and boy has it served me well! I am pleased to endorse this new expanded edition, representing superb scholarship.  With over a hundred new articles and thousands of new notes, this NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition will continue to lead the way in resourcing generations of Christ-followers.”

Bryan Loritts
Teaching Pastor, The Summit Church Author, The Dad Difference


“I am impressed by this fully revised edition of the NIV Study Bible. Many helpful features are included to aid the reader from its beautiful design to the historical, archeological, and cultural context provided, as well as the teaching on literary styles in the text and how they factor in reading. I love seeing all the typology pointed out in the notes. Another feature I like is that the contributors show different interpretations of a text and don’t lean one way or the other. This is my new go-to study bible to recommend to others. Very nicely done.”

Aimee Byrd
Author of Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Why Can’t We be Friends?


“The NIV is my go-to translation, and the NIV Study Bible the trusted, one-volume resource I have eagerly recommend to anyone looking for a great tool to study the Bible.”

Andy Stanley
Pastor, North Point Community Church


“The NIV Study Bible has long been the go-to resource for concise, well-researched, key information on biblical texts. This updated edition is magisterial. In the day and age of Google, hyperlinks, and skim-reading on our phones, I find myself using my study Bible more, not less. A quiet, undistracted mind applied to the study of Scripture yields dividends that last into eternity.”

John Mark Comer
John Mark Comer is the former pastor at Bridgetown Church, director and teacher of Practicing the Way, and the New York Times bestselling author of Live No Lies and other books.


“The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition, is cause for celebration! The changes will enhance the experience of everyone who loves God’s Word. Thousands of new notes provide relevant, up-to-date historical findings and cultural information in a sleek, accessible design that never interferes with the timeless truth and flawless beauty of Scripture. This update is the most expansive since the NIV Study Bible launched 35 years ago, and I’m sure it will aid students of the Bible for many years to come.”

Chris Hodges
Senior Pastor, Church of the Highlands, Author of The Daniel Dilemma and What’s Next?


“As a college student, I (Patrick) was given my very first study Bible—it was an NIV Study Bible. After a few decades, it is still a resource Ruth and I rely on almost every day. This is why we are so excited for the new NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition! Not only does it have a fresh and beautiful new look, but it is also packed full of the latest historical and cultural insights. We love the background information on each book of the Bible, along with the commentary notes throughout each book to help the reader rightly understand and apply God’s Word! As we continue to teach, write, and speak, this new edition will be a tool we use often!”

Patrick and Ruth Schwenk
Co-Hosts of the Rootlike Faith Podcast & Co-Authors of In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake


“The NIV Study Bible Fully Revised Edition is simply one of a kind and an undeniable necessity for the modern reader.  I find this edition to be personally riveting and compelling.  The intentionality to provide this edition with fresh thematic insights, historical discoveries, and cultural findings provides the reader with a more expansive and insightful way to open up the world of the Bible.”

Pastor Sheryl Brady
The Potter’s House of North Dallas


“The fully revised NIV Study Bible is a rich resource for the church. It brings together Scripture and biblical scholarship and theology in one volume that will certainly be a valuable tool in helping Christians better read their Bibles and understand and apply Scripture to their lives. Thorough and comprehensive, the NIV Study Bible is the best among its peers. For serious students and teachers of Scripture, this study Bible will be their go-to resource.”

Kristen Padilla (M.Div.)
Author of Now That I’m Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry and Manager of Marketing and Communication and Director of Women in Ministry Initiative at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University.

“‘Do you understand what you are reading?’, Philip asked the Ethiopian (of Acts 8).He responded, ‘How can I unless someone explains it to me?’ The Bible is ancient, deep and sometimes confusing, so we all need a bit of help now and then. The NIV Study Bible is a reliable resource for serious readers. I believe such a beautiful and meticulously produced resource will inspire Christians to read their Bible more—and that is good news.”

Dr. Nijay Gupta
Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary


“Study Bibles are a gift to the church. At their best, they combine cutting-edge scholarship with an insistence on that scholarship’s relevance for followers of Jesus today. The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition furthers this tradition well, offering both the accessibility and literary excellence of the most widely-read English translation alongside succinct surveys of the most recent scholarship, including balanced discussions of differing views on the same text. The pleasing design of the typeface and notes, articles, and charts invites us all, from study Bible novices to veterans, to a fresh encounter with Scripture.”

Dr. Holly Beers
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Westmont College


“The NIV Study Bible is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to mine the treasures of Scripture. The information contained here will help all readers to gain the kind of background and contextual knowledge that leads not only to a far greater understanding of the books of the Bible, but helps to bring Scripture to life. It will be enormously helpful for both individuals and groups in their study and devotions.”

Dr. Lucy Peppiatt

Principal, Westminster Theological Center, UK


“The NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition, combines one of my all-time favorite translations with the critical insights of outstanding scholars (male and female).  It is substantive yet accessible, thorough yet engaging.  Whether you are relatively new to Christian faith and navigating new territory, a mature Christian in search of fresh insights, or a church leader committed to preparing biblically anchored messages, this resource is designed to keep on giving.”

Rev. Dr Kate Coleman
Founding Director of Next Leadership


“It is difficult for students in many countries to have access to the latest research on the study of the Old and New Testaments, and it is even harder for people in ministry to devote the time needed to acquire all this background information that would help illuminate the text. This new edition offers invaluable assistance to the global church by making the hard work of scholars, indeed, their discoveries of many years of research, trickle down to our college desks and church pulpits.”

Dr. Myrto Theocharous
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Greek Bible College, Athens, Greece


“This fully revised NIV Study Bible is an outstanding resource for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Clearly written and well-designed, its new format and updated content bring to life the richness of the Bible for the contemporary reader. Filled with colorful illustrations, charts, and maps, this study Bible brings together the latest of scholarship in an accessible and visually appealing format. I highly recommend it!”

Dr. Carol M. Kaminski
Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


“These excellent study notes make the world of scholarship easily accessible, with carefully balanced summaries that are fair to both sides of any theological divides.”

Rev. Dr. David Instone-Brewer
Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament, Tyndale House


“For a very long time my favorite translation of the New Testament has been the NIV in its various editions, and now we have an updated and revised version of the NIV Study Bible with old notes revised and some new additional notes and articles as well.  This brings an essential 20th century tool for pastors and teachers into the 21st century, giving an old classic new life.  Highly recommended.”

Dr. Ben Witherington, III
Amos Professor of NT for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary


“The NIV Study Bible is the gold standard of study Bibles. So I’m excited for this revised edition with its clean maps, simple charts, call-out questions, and updated notes and pictures. This Bible may well become the Bible of choice for a new generation of Christians. Its insights will help them understand the Word, and its attractive design will keep them reading.”

Dr. Mike Wittmer
Professor of Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary


“The new NIV Study Bible, Fully Revised Edition provides excellent tools to dig into the study of Scripture suitable for personal devotions, group Bible studies, sermon preparation, and supplemental reading for introductory courses in a book or larger corpus of the testaments. Extensive ancient Near Eastern and biblical background information, maps, outlines, cross-references, and detailed notes make the new NIV Study Bible a built-in commentary, making it a handy reference and helpful resource.”

Dr. Ingrid Faro
Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Old Testament, Northern Seminary


“The NIV Study Bible is an extraordinary resource. Bringing together up-to-date information about the historical and cultural backgrounds, insights into the literary context, images, and charts, this study Bible offers readers a great introduction to serious study of Scripture.”

Dr. Madison N. Pierce
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


“The NIV Study Bible offers an exciting journey into the language, history, society, and culture that form the backgrounds of our Bible. The outstanding team of scholarly men and women who have worked on the study notes have given NIV Bible readers access to this fascinating biblical world. Colorful maps, helpful tables, and photography make the reader feel like they are visiting the places where Abraham first encountered God, where Moses led God’s people out of Egypt, where Jesus walked with his disciples, and Paul preached the Gospel. Through all this, the NIV Study Bible gives opportunities for Christians to dig deeper into God’s Word with new avenues to meet God and to be transformed in the journey.”

Dr. Beth M. Stovell
Associate Professor of Old Testament at Ambrose University, National Catalyst for Theological and Spiritual Formation for Vineyard Canada


“The NIV Study Bible has been the benchmark for study Bibles since it was first published in 1985. It is well established as reliable, thorough, and highly accessible. This fully revised edition has undergone a meticulous process to refine and make it even more user friendly. The inclusion of archaeological artifacts, timelines, theological summaries and more helps set the context and summarize the content for the reader. Attractive in its design and informative in regard to important contextual information, I do believe this will remain the standard for study Bibles for many years to come.”

Dr. Jeannette Hagen Pifer
Assistant Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University


“Over the course of my life, my faith in Christ has been profoundly informed, shaped, and enriched by the NIV Study Bible. This revised edition honors the anniversary of its inception and delivers what it promises: a readable format and style, informative cultural and historical context, and insightful theological and thematic reflection. The scholars who have worked on this project are first-rate, and it is a privilege to recommend their work to readers new and old. In the words of Isaiah, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt, Fr.Hist.s.
Franklin S. Dyrness Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies, Wheaton College


“What a treasure this new study Bible is! The concise study notes are well chosen, drawing attention to important themes and interconnections. Difficult texts are explained clearly and conservatively; controversial issues are discussed even-handedly. Even more valuable, I believe, are the numerous notes and articles which explain the distinctive history and literature we encounter in Scripture. The Bible is the product of ancient cultures, and understanding those cultures and their literary conventions not only enriches our understanding of the text, but equips us to defend the Bible against contemporary challenges to its truthfulness. As the theological articles demonstrate, these human words add up to one, perfect, divine message, a message which spans history and culminates in the Word become flesh. Above all, may this Bible enable its readers to know and love the Lord Jesus more deeply.”

Andrew Shead
Head of Old Testament, Moore Theological College


“Students frequently ask what translation I recommend, and now I will be glad to offer them the fully revised NIV Study Bible. With the feel of a textbook, this tool stands ready with notes, maps, pictures, and cross-references. It provides ample information for an informed and in-depth reading without overwhelming the Scripture itself, facilitating a faithful and rigorous engagement with the biblical text. ”

Rev. Dr. Amy Peeler
Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College


“The NIV Study Bible has always been one of the resources I recommend to those hoping to take their personal Bible reading and study to the next level. The new edition is even more readable, beautiful, and accessible. The extensive study notes and introductory articles make illuminating biblical scholarship available to anyone. With its timely and extensive updates, the NIV Study Bible is a crucial tool for helping the Bible come alive to its readers.”

Dr. Michelle Knight
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


“The NIV Study Bible was my ‘go to’ Bible for all my queries since the time it was published. Ever since, it has been the Bible that has nurtured my faith and answered my queries. I was amazed at the wealth of information that was readily accessible in it. I continue to use it for teaching and preaching from the Word. I liked it so much that I gifted many copies to my family and friends and continue to encourage others to read it.”

Rev. Dr. Paul Swarup
Presbyter in Charge of the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, Diocese of Delhi, of the Church of North India


“This update of the NIV Study Bible is a wonderful revision of this significant tool. With revised notes bringing the scholarship up to date, and added contextual and linguistic notes giving readers not just the information but also the implications (such as why the different names of the Lord are important), this revised NIV Study Bible is a necessary gift for the person who wishes to take their personal and communal Bible study deeper.”

Mariam J. Kovalishyn
Assistant Professor, New Testament Studies, Regent College