Holding this book is an absolute pleasure-- I know the Word of the Lord can be sweeter than honey, but even the cover is comforting and a delight to hold. The size of the print is quite large, if not GIANT. Given the page size, I'm impressed that this version is no heavier by weight. The NIV translation is a worthy one. I'm glad to have purchased this particular Bible.
Good quality binding and paper. The cover is soft but sturdy. The large print makes it easy for me to read aeven in low light and I love the single column format, still small enough to carry easily and it looks great too. I only wish it had a concordance, but often concordances in the back of bibles seem incomplete anyway so if I need one I have a separate one I can use. Overall I'm very satisfied with this bible.
This was a gift for a friend who had very specific ideas about what she was looking for and had so far been unable to acquire. One of her favourite parts of this edition was what she called the "flimsy" paper. She liked everything about it--lays flat when open, single column style (like a novel), and the print-type is easy to read. The fact that I had her name embossed on the front just made her day. And don't forget the compact size - easy to take anywhere. She was ecstatic.