I love this bible! I bought two for agnostic friends and they just want to get into it and flip the pages and read it. Coming from a skeptic, it's easy for them to relate to. My prayer is that they will find the truth. They. Now have the Word!
I am discovering some new benefits to this bible and just this morning I noticed the wonderful maps in the back. I love having the articles throughout the bible because having the answers right there when I am reading is just so helpful. Also after sitting under Lee's teaching over the years both in Chicago and in CA, I can just "hear" him teaching me in his Chicago accent! :-)
This 1984 NIV edition is covered in a soft, pretty, pink and brown. I love the way the text is set on the page with quite a bit of margin space and a double-column format. The print is a light brown color, so it may not be easily read by someone with older eyes. The Bible is fairly large so you probably don't want to carry it around a lot. The Case for Christ articles are interesting and easily understood. There are not a large amount of verse by verse notes. My daughter's names was imprinted on the front very nicely.