Today Dec 17th Arrived. I've already gone through the 1st page of Genesis. And yes, the aren't kidding when they say print is very small. I expected a bit smaller then my 5 different versions of my ministers Bible, but it is smaller then that. No problem at all with a magnifying glass. My reading glasses don't do it. But definitely not a problem with my magnifying glass.
Being over 65 with AOD from my time in the Army in 1966, I spend a lot of time in and out of the V.A. Hospital. That is the main reason for my purchase of the single volume. My wheelchair backpack won't hold 6 volumes and a Bible, but will hold the single volume, magnifying glass, and a Bible. I'm expecting the 6 Volumes to arrive tomorrow and will leave a review on them.
I can see why they wrote the single volume in the NIV Version, but I believe as thick as it is if they went with a couple more hundred pages they might have been able to go with a larger type, and the KJV. Although I have no problem going from the NIV Single version to the 6 volume KJV for easier reading at home. So if you don't mind reading with a magnifying glass or the fluorescent light magnifier, you will be happy with the single volume.
I have read the Matthew Henry commentary in it's original version and though the content is excellent, the wording in the KJV text was rather wordy and a difficult read for me. Finding the commentary in tn the NIV was a deffinate coup for me. I have thourghly enjoyed it and use it often. The readability has been improved 100% in my opinion and I would recommend it to all who use a commentary at all.