The NIV is my favorite version. Being older now, my eye sight is not quite what it used to be. This large print is great because I am not straining. Its easy to read when sitting in church where the lights are not as bright. There is lots of room to underline. I love that it lays flat! And of course, I love the color purple! Its easy to carry and the cover feels very nice. Great Bible book!!
The Bible is beautiful and well made, but "large print" it was not. If you have someone who truly needs large print they sell "giant" and "extra giant" print that I saw, might be worth ordering these instead. For an average person who just wants to be more comfortable reading the Bible it is a worthy contender! Also listed as "navy" color cover but it is actually black.
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!