Publisher puts 'NIV' Bible in Americans' handwriting - 29 Sep 2008 at 9:37pm - Once only the elite, the educated and the holy had the privilege of inscribing the words of the Bible, verse by verse. Now Americans coast to coast will have a chance to hand-copy a verse of Scripture to appear in a special edition of the New International Version of the Bible, known as the NIV.
"Before the Gutenberg (the first Bible printed on a printing press), they were all handwritten," says Zondervan's Steve Sammons. "In our digital age, we lose sight of what it means to have a tangible product we create by our hands. This will truly make the NIV America's Bible."
What a shame to want to stamp a nationality onto a bible. Should there not be something about a bible that transcends nationalities, political ideologies, and other petty distinctions among followers?