Purchased as birthday gift for 13 year old son. Bible is attractive and durable. He loves the study aspects & commentaries. It gives him greater understanding, causing him to enjoy reading the Word! Having the secondary ink color within also results in a more appealing format for reading. Only lacking Jesus' words in red ink, if you prefer that format.
I ordered the slate blue/silver, the black/black, and the melon green/turquoise editions of the regular size NIV student Bible for gifts. The content is identical but the covers vary. I am very pleased with the study features of these Bibles, and I prefer the 1984 NIV version (which these are) over the revised 2011 version. I value accuracy of translation over political correctness (gender-neutral revisions). These Bibles don't have extensive, lengthy study discussions, but include enough notes, questions, and added information throughout to help with context, interest, and understanding. Two abbreviated plans and one complete plan for reading the Bible are included in the beginning pages.
The box mentions high school and college students, but these Bibles would be good for upper elementary through adulthood. The dimensions are about 9.5" x 6.5", with easy to read print. I wish the words of Christ were shown in red, however. Also, the black/black cover is partially shiny black plastic, which I personally don't like as well as the other, leather-look covers. I may try to exchange those. All in all, excellent student Bibles.
I said, "Great Product!". Of course it is. It's the Holy Word of God. <smile> And, (my honest opinion, yours may vary), in the best version there is. I learned/understood the New Testament (and Psalms and Proverbs, as well as much of the O.T.) through the NIV 1984 version. One chapter a day...preceded by prayer for understanding, remembering and application from the Holy Spirit.
I bought this for a friend who is ignorant of the Bible although churched for her whole life. I buy the Student Bible for all those I spiritually mentor.
I was thrilled to support Bible Gateway through my purchase, as the site has blessed me so. Praise God!
Our church purchased these Bibles for our confirmands. I liked it so much, I purchased it for me. I particularly liked the reading guide that was included. The quality is fantastic and the colors are beautiful. (They're actually the colors of my high school). The softness of the cover is great along with the stand-out silver-edged pages. I'm glad for the opportunity to print a name on the front - and at such a good price! Great product!!!