'When we first introduced the NIV to the Gideon ministry in 1973, our schools work immediately opened up considerably and we started to receive many more letters from young people who had been impacted by reading God's World. This has continued and, as we have used it in all areas of our ministry including hotels, hospitals, prisons, homes for the elderly etc, we have found people in all walks of life and of all ages who have helped along their spiritual journey through reading this modern translation ...' -- BRIAN L. HICKFORD, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GIDEONS INT Over the past 21 years the NIV has established itself as one of the most widely used and appreciated modern versions of the Bible. The quality of its translation richly deserves this wide recognition and I hope that it will continue to be of equal benefit to many more people in the years to come.' -- THE MOST REVEREND AND RIGHT HONOURABLE, GEORGE CAR
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Published over 21 years ago, the NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION has become the world's best-selling contemporary Bible translation. More than 100 scholars worked for 15 years to complete it. Their main concern is that the NIV is faithful to the original languages while producing a clear, beautifully written and dignified translation suitable for private and public use.