I wanted to look into the NIV, but not pay a lot of money for it. This fit the bill. I'm not a fan of the "slick pink" cover, but since it is not going to be my primary Bible, it works for me. The notes included are just one man's opinion.
This Bible is absolutely beautiful...wish I would have purchased more than one. I bought it for my daughter but like it so much I might purchase one for myself or just to keep in the event I need a gift for a new Christian friend.
My daughter got it for Christmas and really does like the Bible. I think it will last for many years to come. I did have her name put on it and I am not sure if there were options for colors but it is kind of small print and not easily seen because of the color. The print on the inside of the Bible is very nice and easy to read. She will be using it for college chapel classes.
My 15 yr old daughter left her Bible outdoors last summer following a Bible study and was devastated when she realized the rain had destroyed it. This edition was out of supply through another distributor and I chanced upon this when looking throught the year end sales. She was ecstatic to have this edition again and I was elated with the pricing.