The NIV and The Message Parallel Study Bible combines three powerful study resources into one. First, there s the complete text of the clear, accessible New International Version, the world s most popular modern-English Bible. Next, there s the penetrating insights and conversational style of The Message, today s bestselling paraphrase. Finally, 10,000 study notes from the pages of the bestselling NIV Study Bible are combined with these two texts to create a wonderful study tool for anyone who wants to dig deeper into God s Word.Features: Book introductions The authenticity and accessibility of today s most popular modern-English translation, the NIV. The NIV brings you as close as you can get to the reading experience of the original audience. In every verse it seeks to offer the optimum combination of transparency to the original text and transparency to the original meaning. The story-like flow and conversational style of The Message. The Message is treasured by countless people for the way its contemporary language illuminates ageless truths. Double column format Over 10,000 study notes, tied to the NIV translation Ribbon marker"