Thanks to Keith Williams for a link to this exciting bit of news:
“The NIV has become part of our culture – part of the shared experience of millions of people,” said Keith Danby, International CEO of Biblica. “This is the reason why we felt it was appropriate to make the update available online as soon as it was ready. We’re responding to the desires of scholars, pastors and Christians across the globe who are eager to experience the updated text.” (Source)
Personally I am praying that this version updates the language and scholarship of the NIV and also is acceptable to those who rejected the TNIV.
Last month I mentioned Your Bible litmus test. I bet people are going to be turning to several of these “proof texts” looking for how gender was handled.