5 Stars Out Of 5
NIV Single Column Bible (No refer. edition Leather
September 8, 2012
Greetings. I just received this Bible...please note that the description here for this item states Bonded, but it is not. It is their top of the line Premium leather. This edition has no references, except the regular NIV alternate footnote renderings and some references that are a part of the NIV. The other similar Single Column that is offered by Zondervan has vertical cross references also: meaning there are two kinds of single column NIV's to choose from in different bindings. But what I like about this layout is that the text is centered down each page leaving marginal room on the outer edge and in the gutter. Love that! The font/print size is not big, but I would say it probably would be declared a medium. People having trouble with their eyes might want to check a real copy before buying it. But it is working for me! I am so happy. There is a lot of text on a page and thereby gives a great overview of the text, but also it starts a new Book of the Bible on a new page. So, it has a great spacious feel in many ways. The paper is obviously thicker than most as it is a good medium to large size Bible, but in no way huge. It contains no maps, but has a very usable concordance in the back, and the typical NIV weight and measurement page. A presentation page, and intro for the NIV edition, and as a previous buyer stated, the binding is very, very nice. Sewn from China. Paper liner might be the only strange thing about it for such a high quality Bible. The red art-gilt is amazing! Immediately brings the Bible into a luxury level, in my opinion. I've been studying so many study Bibles lately, so it is absolutely refreshing to just read the Word in this way. I am very grateful for this Bible; it was just what I needed. Thanks.