A thorough revision of the Revised Standard Version, the aim of the NRSV is to be 'as literal as possible, as free as necessary'. Widely used in academic circles as well as churches, the NRSV takes full advantage of recent scholarship. It employs gender-inclusive language in reference to human beings throughout.
The NRSV Compact Text Edition is elegantly designed, with small but readable type. The Bibles are a comfortable size to carry and small enough to fit in a pocket orbag.
The attractive imitation leather and white and silver gift editions have decorative foil edges and ribbon markers, and they include presentation pages, making them suitable for marking special occasions such as confirmations and other ceremonies.
The more basic hardbacks offer the readable NRSV at an affordable price for potential classroom or group use.