The cover is nice and soft. The pages are thinner than I hoped for but the quality is excellent. Because of the changes the NIV team has decided to make, I am grateful this in the 1984 printed version because I will not be purchasing another NIV. I am very pleased with my purchase.
We are big fans of the author; he used to be one of our teaching Pastors. It's a great study bible with loads of notes and comments. The maps and other special features help make it a wonderful addition to our library.