I love this version and bought this Bible to replace another Zondervan NIV study Bible that I've had for 20+ years that was falling apart. I don't have any trouble reading the text as some other reviewers have commented. The cover is beautiful and has a very nice soft feel to it, but it is poorly constructed and the leather began to come off in less than a month. Now after only owning the Bible for about a year and a half, the binding is disintegrating. The glue has detached from the pages and it appears that it won't be long before I begin to lose entire sections. I am using this Bible mostly for carrying to church twice a week and am not rough on it at all.
I'm sure the Bible is a fine Bible. It was a little smaller than expected. I returned it for a regular size NIV study Bible. I am enjoying it and had no problem at all exchanging it. Doesn't quite the case that was recommended. But isn't too bad. Thank you.
I bought this Bible so that I could have the older version of the NIV (as I'm memorizing the entire book of Romans). It has a rather soft feel to it and is quite thick. Definitely great for desk-top studying and it hardly takes up much surface space. I wouldn't recommend for traveling as it has a delicate feel to the pages. Overall I love this Bible and I wish to cherish it for a long time.
I like this bible very much! The fact that it is so compact, yet legible works great for me--- I can make quick refererences during small group Bible study, and do in-depth studies at my desk. I feel it's a great value for the cost too. Thanks for publishing the NIV study Bible in this compact form!
I saw this bible while visiting a friend. I fell in love with the size and the quality of the butter soft binding so I ordered one for myself. It is true that the print is small but it states the print size in the listing so one would expect small print at 6.5. This bible is pleasant to the touch and feels comfortable in the hand. I am a retired person and I can read this bible easily provided there is good light. I only wish it came in the NASB translation. If you're a fan of the NIV then I recommend that you get one of these beautiful bibles before they're gone.