I got this Bible as a gift for a friend as her first Bible. It is beautiful and functional and fun! It's a little thicker than it sounds in it's description, but more along the lines of what I was expecting for a Bible.
I bought this Bible as a birthday gift for my daughter who was turning 10. It looked nice, and I knew the language would be appropriate for her age level. My daughter i very pleased with it, and the leader of her Missionettes club just asked me where I got it. She said that she loved the cover.
I chose this Bible when I was hunting for a very small one to put in my purse. I liked the extras (maps, closure strap) and it said it was good to carry in a purse.
When it arrived, I was disappointed by how heavy it was, and it was larger than I had hoped - more the size of a trade paperback book, rather than the size of a pocket paperback.
However, I grew to really like this choice. Maybe the paperboard cover is a bit heavier than I would prefer, but it's pretty and I like the "recycled look" of the paperboard cover - I may even get another for a granddaughter. And most of all, it's really a complete Bible with basic footnotes, maps, Jesus' words in red, intro, etc. God probably knew I wouldn't have gotten as much use out of a more pared down version for my purse :o)
I was looking for a 1984 NIV Bible. I found this one, but I was worried about the hardcover. But it is really nice! It's exactly what I needed, I just laminated it and it looks much better and more protected. Very cheap too!