CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Laridian, Inc., a leading publisher of Bible-related software for mobile devices, today announced the release of the NIV Study Bible in a format compatible with Laridian’s MyBible(tm) software for Palm OS(r) and PocketBible(r) software for Pocket PC. The NIV Study Bible has sold over 6 million printed copies and this release marks the first time it has been offered by anyone other than its publisher, Zondervan.
The New International Version (NIV) is today’s most popular Bible translation, and the NIV Study Bible is the #1 selling study Bible in the NIV translation. This latest electronic version of the NIV Study Bible includes an extensive cross-reference system from the printed edition–the most comprehensive cross-reference collection ever created for the NIV Bible. Also included are over 20,000 award-winning study notes which provide historical, cultural and theological background for NIV text; recently updated and expanded to reflect the most current biblical scholarship.
“We are committed to providing our customers with the best Bible study resources available,” says Craig Rairdin, President of Laridian. “With comments on over two-thirds of the Bible’s verses and a comprehensive cross-reference system, the NIV Study Bible offers invaluable insight to our customers as they read the Bible on their PDAs.”
Laridian products give PDA users a convenient way to read and study the Bible on-the-go. MyBible is best-selling Bible software for Palm OS devices, allowing users to easily search biblical text, as well as add personalized notes, highlights, bookmarks and more. PocketBible, a recipient of Pocket PC Magazine’s “Best Bible Software” award for three years running, is designed for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC devices and includes powerful searching, note-taking and other advanced capabilities previously available only on desktop computers.
The NIV Study Bible is available for US$29.99 and PocketBible or MyBible (required to use the NIV Study Bible) each carry a list price of US$10.00. All are available for immediate download from the Laridian Web site (www.laridian.com).
Laridian has partnered with Zondervan to distribute a CD-ROM version of the NIV Study Bible into Christian bookstores and with Mobile Digital Media (wwwgomdm.com) to distribute to traditional retail outlets.