I like the metal Bible. My review of the product is related to something much more substantial than the cool binding.
Another reviewer mentioned that this Bible contains the 1996 version of the NLT, not the 2004 revised version. That reviewer stated something to the effect that it doesn't really matter, because there is not much difference between the two.
That reviewer is wrong.
The 1996 version of the NLT is VASTLY INFERIOR to its 2004 revision. The sloppiness of the 1996 version is precisely what prompted the 2004 revision. Do some research online, and you will see the veracity of this.
Nowhere in product descriptions have I found any attempt to inform the purchaser that the (vastly inferior) 1996 and the (vastly improved) 2004 (+) editions *are not the same texts*.
Since the 2004 revisions were quite significant in terms of restoring the integrity of the text, I find it disappointing that customers are nowhere given this information. If they want to buy the inferior edition, then let them - but I think they deserve to be given enough product information to make a truly informed choice.
Not all NLT editions are created equally.
DO NOT purchase a 1996 edition of this metal Bible, or any other NLT Bible.
I love this bible. My husband got it for me for Christmas and I fell in love with it. It looks so cool. Everyone is always asking me where did I get it. I recommend this bible to anyone-- from young to old.
I received this Bible as a Christmas present a few years ago. I has held up pretty well. The size is very convenient and fits well in my backpack. The cover is just the right size that I can fit a pen and a few pages of paper for notes inside. The NLT translation is very easy to understand. My only complaint would be that the plastic securing the magnet keeping the Bible shut is starting to tear. Other than this, great Bible!