I am very happy with the NIV life application study bible. The chocolate/tan cover is very impressive. the indexing is very helpful. I really appreciate the later font on the bible words and the study notes. It is a large bible, but that is exactly what I expected. I did not expect a thinline bible. This works perfect for me.
I received this as an anniversary present Sept 2015. I was wary of the quality because the lining of the cover is only paper, but it has held up to daily use and use during services and small study groups. I love the large print and the thumb index(which was a surprise, the description did not say it was indexed!). The only change I would make is to use a larger font on the study/application notes. I still use a magnifier on those. Get this Bible. You will be blessed by your time in the Word.