NIV Books of the Bible Rebound by Leonard’s

With the recent interest in reader-friendly Bibles, I was pleased to receive these photos from Emmanuel Deligiannis, who sent his copy of Zondervan’s NIV Books of the Bible to Leonard’s Book Restoration for rebinding. I wrote about the original edition of this format from International Bible Society back in 2007. Here’s Emmanuel:

I just wanted to share with you some photos of a Bible I had rebound by Leonard’s. I learned about them from your blog and I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out. My photos are nowhere near as good as the ones you take, but I hope you enjoy them. The Bible I had rebound was a hardcover edition of Zondervan’s NIV Books of the Bible. It’s similar to the ESV Readers Edition, only they separate the text differently and have alternate sequence to the books within. Here’s how it came out.


Above: Compared to R. L. Allan NRSV Classic Reference.


Above: Compared to Cambridge ESV Pitt Minion

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7 Comments on “NIV Books of the Bible Rebound by Leonard’s

  1. Thanks for posting this NIV rebind by Leonard’s. I used Leonard’s last fall to do the same thing with a glossy hard cover NIV Reference published by Hodder & Stoughton in an Anglicanized edition. I found it at a used bookstore in one of the Carolina’s for $15.00. Apparently this edition is not sold in the US. It had a great sewn binding and I couldn’t appreciate the glossy cover. After reading one of your articles about Leonard’s I decided to send it to them and had it recovered with forest green goatskin, lambskin liner and green Japanese book cloth. I am very happy with the quality of their work and really enjoy reading this Bible. I find your Blog to be a very enjoyable experience as well. Thanks for your devotion to the greatest book ever written. Let me know if you would like me to send you some photos. Steve

  2. Very nice job on the Books of the Bible and I really like the detail of the tooling around the raised spine bands on this one.

  3. Thanks for this write-up on the Leonard’s rebinding of your NIV. I’m planning a re-bind project with Leonard’s now. It’s nice to see such a good recommendation.

  4. Wow! I did not know about “rebinding” services. I have a hardcover NIV Books of the Bible, which is great for long reading. I wonder what the pricing is on this.

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