I purchased this as a gift for an HS exchange student we are hosting. She loves this color, so I knew it would appeal to her. I love that it is in two easy-to-understand versions, especially for a teen with English as a second language. I would purchase this again for a gift - possibly even for myself!
I enjoy having both versions side by side. It makes it easier to understand some of the more difficult verses. The one thing I don't like it the weight of this Bible. I wanted to carry it to Sunday school but it is a bit heavy for me. I read that a couple of other reviewers said the same thing so I was expecting that based on their reviews and the size listed. I have severe Rheumatoid arthritis so I use this one at home for my evening reading.
The print size is good. I wear glasses so if you don't wear them I still think you should be able to read this without too much trouble. It doesn't list a print size but I think it's about 8 point.
The cover is like real leather, looks just as the picture shows, very nice. The Bible has silver edges, book mark, nice weight paper, not too thin, lays open nicely. I gave it a 4 star only because it is heavy.
NIV/THE MESSAGE SIDE-BY-SIDE PARALLEL BIBLE PERSONAL SIZE
November 25, 2014
Fantastic! Beautiful cover--makes a lot of the things in the Bible come alive for me--things I never understood before. Now I can read the story of Esther, or Noah and the Ark, and things Jesus said and really understand. Seeing them side-by-side helps me see why I couldn't figure it out before.