I so love my new NIV. First one I had was hardback and I "used it too death"! I've kept it together with packaging tape for a while! This bible feels like silk in my hand. The leather is the best. I would highly recommend.
My dissatisfaction lies with the personalization of my beautiful bible. It looks as if it's going uphill.
When I got this amazing bible, I was really suprise with how high the quality of it is. The smell of genuine leather turn me right on and I just fell in love with it and the words of God inside. It is my farorite book to read before I go to bed. The price was awsome also. Great great buy.
I have been searching and searching for the perfect Bible. The perfect Bible is a Bible that combines the right materials (it looks right) and the right translation. I tried the ESV. Ok leather, ok translation. I tried the NASB. Below average leather, not an easy translation. NLT? Nice leather, too soft a translation. The NIV is the best translation (sorry all you nitpickers out there) but Zondervan always made it with something called "bonded leather." Until now. FINALLY they have a NIV with a leather cover. And not just any leather. It is as soft and subtle as they come. None better. And I should know, because I own all the others. And the print size is just right. Not too small, not too big. Just perfect. I have the Bible that I will use for the rest of my life. I give it 5 stars because 6 stars is not an option. I don't normally review products, but I could not wait to share my thoughts with those of you out there that have been searching like I have.