'For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.' (Proverbs 8:11, NIV) Wisdom is treasure. Better than treasure, as Proverbs suggests, for it can be found by reading and meditating on the Word of God in the Bible. The New International Version is celebrating its fortieth anniversary, and this shimmering, ruby-themed Thinline Bible is one of a trio of special editions published to mark the occasion. With its slim, compact size, this Thinline Bible is easy to slip into a bag or briefcase. The cover is made from an attractive dark red imitation leather which shimmers as it catches the light. The Bible has a removable paper presentation wrapper, over a flexible cover. It includes one ribbon marker, a presentation page and a red elastic strap closure. First published in British English in 1979, the New International Version is the world's most popular modern English Bible. It is renowned for its combination of reliability and readability and is ideal for personal reading, public teaching and group study. This Bible also features: - clear, readable 7.25pt text - easy-to-read layout - shortcuts to key stories, events and people of the Bible - reading plan - book by book overview - quick links to find inspiration and help from the Bible in different life situations. - 32pp concordance This edition uses British spelling, punctuation and grammar to allow the Bible to be read more naturally. Royalties from all sales of the NIV Bible help Biblica in their work of translating and distributing Bibles around the world.