The official UK NIV Bible reading app with British Text from Hodder & Stoughton, publishers of the Anglicised New International Version. Simple to navigate, it’s the easiest way to read, listen to or make notes on the NIV on your iOS device – perfect for taking to church, house group or for your own quiet times. The journalling feature will help you to respond to your Bible reading with notes and bookmarks. The app will also sync with the award-winning David Suchet NIV Audio Bible.

- Simple navigation: the Quick Verse Selector helps you find passages at speed and remembers your most visited places.
- Clear, readable layout: the Bible text matches the printed NIV 2011 Bibles.
- Full Bible text included so no need for a network connection to use any of the app features.
- Full-text keyword search allows you to find all entries for a particular word in the Bible.
- Short introductory reading plans to stimulate your daily Bible reading.
- Well-known passages: find shortcuts to famous stories and events in the Bible.
- Reading mode turns off verse and chapter numbers.
- Turn off toolbars to give you an uninterrupted reading experience.
- Choose to turn the words of Christ red or leave them black.
- Adjust text size and brightness to make reading more comfortable.

- Make notes next to the text as you study the Bible or listen to a sermon.
- Bookmark your favourite passages for easy reference.
- Notes and Bookmarks tabs list of all your entries so you can quickly jump to the one you want.
- Share notes and verses with friends and family or yourself by SMS (text message), email, Twitter and Facebook.

- Listen to British actor David Suchet read his award-winning recording of the Bible as you read or while multitasking.
- Sample chapters from the NIV Audio Bible read by David Suchet included: Genesis 1, Psalm 23 and John 1.
- Buy the NIV Audio Bible from iTunes via the audio menu.
- If you have bought the NIV Audio Bible as a download from iTunes, or as an MP3 CD set, and uploaded it to your iTunes library, the NIV app will be able to find it and synchronise the spoken word with the Bible text, verse by verse.
- Audible files currently not supported.
- You can play the audio continuously, or select a verse at a time.
- Turn off the audio capability entirely if you wish to use the app for reading only.
- The NIV Audio Bible read by David Suchet won 'Bible of the Year' at the 2015 Christian Resources Together Awards.

With over 400 million Bibles in print, the New International Version is the world’s most popular Bible in modern English. Setting the highest standards of reliability and readability, the NIV is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study.

Royalties from all sales of the NIV help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.

This Anglicised NIV app has been developed in the UK by Aimer Media in collaboration with Hodder & Stoughton. Due to the terms of Hodder’s NIV license, the app cannot be purchased in the USA or Canada. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Verse sharing options enhanced, you can now share as an image with your own photos
- Sleep audio function added
- Added links to Bible guide text from first page of each book
- Added weighting to concordance
- 'How to use' and 'Bible guide' views updated
- When Journalling re-opened last open tab displayed
- Various minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

puzzlehound ,

Poor execution of an excellent idea

Basic principle is fine, but beware:
- no ability to change font
- text alignment makes it difficult to read
- the tap controls difficult to accurately hit
- no ability to play more than a chapter at a time

For this reason, despite spending £££ on the CDs and this app, I’m giving up on it.

App Privacy

The developer, Aimer Media Ltd., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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