By now, between the informative videos on Monday and the short stories on Wednesday, you ought to have a pretty good handle on some of the history and stories behind the production of the NIV as a translation and translations in general. The study of translations in general and how different ones come into existence is truly fascinating. It is a marvel to see all of the working parts of the making of a Bible translation and this week you have been able to see some of those parts in the making of the NIV in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

What you may not also know is that the CBT has created an app for the NIV to help you get the most use out of it especially when on the run. Here are some helpful facts about the NIV app:

• Highlight, underline, take notes, bookmark and create margin notes
• Download study Bibles and read study notes right beside the Bible text
• Search the entire Bible for verses containing entered keywords
• Access cross-references and footnotes by long-pressing tagged words
• Read downloaded NIV Bibles offline
• Customize the font size and type, scroll, 3-tap, 2-tap, keyboard, & swiping
• Access your past 50 viewed verses in the history folder
• Night mode for low-lit reading
• Share verses & notes via Facebook, Twitter, email, & SMS
• Listen to the Bible read out loud to you

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You can down the app for iPhone/iPad and Android.

In addition to the app there is a 365 day daily devotional plan that you can subscribe to.

And finally, here is a really cool infographic outlining the breadth and depth of NIV support materials produced for studying the Bible — more than any other English translation. [download here]

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