This bible is very nice for our Japanese also. I believe the explanation is true that ' not simply adapt an existing English version of the Bible but to start from scratch with the best available manuscripts in the original languages.' by the version informaiton of the NIV 2011. I can study the Bible using this and my Japanese bible.
To be honest I was disappointed to find the cover color is different from the image of your web site and the description of the 'plum . But it is ease to read and to carry. I will love for long time.
The biggest Christian book store in Japan decided to sell this item by my recommendation.
I could save about $30 by buying it thouth the Chirstian.com, thank you!
Great Bible and I am just amazed at how people are freaking out over the "New" NIV translation being "gender neutral". I really don't think when we get to heaven that we are going to be judged on whether we read the old NIV or the new one!! People please, the message of the Gospel is timeless and it has not been changed in this Bible so spend more time READING it and letting God speak to you through its words and APPLY it to your life and stop finding a reason to complain about stuff that is not going to matter in the long run - just read it!! God is way bigger than this! Enjoy!
I wanted a lightweight girly bible that I didn't have to have a magnifying glass to read. I found it! The print is large enough to actually see! The beautiful purple/plum color is just what I was looking for also.