NIV Thinline Reference Bible, Lavender Duo-Tone
Extremely poor quality construction
I got mine for 19.99 on sale and I am extremely glad I didn't pay any more because the quality is very poor. It looks like it was assembled in a sweat-shop, numerous pages have ink markings on the opposite page (as though the ink was wet when the book was closed)... The print itself is not black but a dark grey and it is very hard to read. It appears they were trying to save money by not using as much ink or something. Quite frankly it is a disgrace that God's Word could be put together so poorly. I would definitely return it but I had it imprinted so that is not an option. This bible is probably worth $12.99 max even with the 'Premium Leather' (not sure what is so premium about it, my bonded leather study Bible is better). Love the 2011 translation, but next time I will not order online but go to my local bookstore so I am sure of what I am getting.
April 16, 2013
I bought this Bible because it was premium leather and low in cost. It was about four times better quality than I expected it to be.
The reason I didn't give this Bible a perfect rating is because it excels so much, it may be compared with top-line Bibles such as Cambridge's.
First, this Bible does not need to be compared with others in it's price range because it takes first place hands down. The leather will make you jump up and down in joy when you first open the box. It is amazingly soft, supple and flexible. The paper is excellent quality.
The Bible should be compared with those in the $90-$140 range, with which I will now compare it. Immediately upon seeing the cover is soft leather with stitched edges, you can see it's quality. However, opening the cover, it should be noted that the leather is backed by... paper. It's a shame - the quality is lowered with this. It has paste-off binding (google it) which is cheaper, but you probably won't have a problem with that unless you use your Bible for years upon years.
Still, for the price, it is as good as you can possibly get. Don't bother looking for something better in this price range. I would totally recommend this Bible to anyone, NIV fan or not.
April 14, 2013
An awesome value
This a wonderful value and a great Bible. The premium leather is very soft and supple. The paper seems to be of good quality although the margins are a bit too narrow for any real note taking.
March 19, 2013
This is a very nice Bible.
I plan to use this Bible when I travel. The size is what I need when travelling.
February 20, 2013