If you’ve been reading my posts and comments in blogosphere, you’d have discovered that someone from Zondervan contacted me on my reviews of the TNIV Reference Bible. Well, that gentle soul from Zondervan and I have been exchanging a few emails today. Here’s a snippet from his first email:
Thanks for your ongoing support of the TNIV in the blog-o-sphere. We are working diligently on new TNIV Bibles and one exciting development is a high end TNIV Reference Bible that we will release this November that will be bound in our new premium, hand crafted leather – retailing for $99 AND it will include two ribbon markers, thanks to your request. The type size will remain at 9 for this release. But hang in there, in another year or two, I’d love to see us do that high end wide margin, large print version for the select few that have requested it.
After reading this I ran straight to my wife to share the good news. I’ve made a TNIV-convert out of her. Here’s a snippet from a second email:
I’d like to send 10 of these premium TNIV Reference Bibles to the first ten PASTORS who respond to your post with why they love the TNIV or have switched to the TNIV from another translation. Of course the Bibles won’t come until early December.
Fellow pastors you’re in for a treat this coming Christmas. Thanks to Zondervan. Just share why you love the TNIV or have switched to it. And don’t forget to send me a private email of your physical address, so that Zondervan can send you your Christmas gift. Thanks.
I’m so excited!