NIV Thinline Reference Bible, Premium Leather, Ebony
Bible- The printing a nd paper quality
This Bible is compact yet easy to read because the printing is so clear and the paper is very white, even though it is thin. References are clear.
May 10, 2013
Fabulous Translation, fine quality, perfect size!
Excellent scholarship, including the likes of my hero Gordon Fee, Douglas Moo and others who all love Jesus and are top-notch Biblical scholars. When people degrade the NIV, I've found they come from existing biases, misinformation or prejudices that aren't warranted. I recommend this ttanslation wholeheartedly! This leatherbound version is soft and elegant. You won't be disappointed.
April 23, 2013
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