I've used the NIV 1984 edition for 30 years and I love it! Since Biblica/Zondervan updated the NIV text in 2011 (basically the new NIV is really a TNIV update), the older and BETTER 1984 text editions are becoming more rare by the month. If you love the NIV 1984 text like myself, then BUY THIS THINLINE EDITION NOW!!! It's the best deal available and I already stocked up on a couple for future use. The genuine cowhide leather is soft, supple, and smells fresh. It's also light, fits great in the hand, and perfect to slip in a bag or take to church. By the way, the print size is not 5-7 like it says...it is more like 9. Get this bible now while it lasts, you'll won't regret it!
This bible exceeded my expectations! The leather is so soft and pliable. It is real leather not fake, and for the price you can't beat it! The print is average size, readable but not giant or too small. All the normal features of a bible: ribbon marker, maps, red letter, etc. I just love how soft it is, and that it is fairly thin, about an inch thick. I really don't have any cons to mention, especially at the price point! GET IT! If you don't like this bible, you are probably being a bit too picky in my opinion.
The ebony Renaissance Leather cover on this Bible is high quality and very soft and supple. The Bible lies open easily because the cover is so flexible. I wish more Bibles were available with this kind of leather rather than the usual stiffer and shiny kind.
Although the description gives the type size as "5-7 pt.", the type seems somewhat larger than that to me. It's not large print but is easily read. This Bible has the words of Christ in red. It's a convenient size and is thin, great for carrying with you. I also like that this Bible is the 1984 NIV instead of the newer 2011 version. I much prefer the 1984 version.
I like everything about this Bible, and it's also a great value at the sale price. I'm so glad I found these before they're all gone. This is an excellent personal Bible.
There are not many 1984 editions left of Zondervan's Thin line NIV bibles.... so, when I can across this one online I was thrilled! Especially since it's made with Renaissance Leather (sooooo soft!) I carry my bible everywhere I go :D
The only bummer- it went on sale about 2 weeks after I bought it. Nevertheless I still got a good deal! $29.99.