The NIV is the version I read when I got saved and I have gravitated back to it many times after using other versions. I love the various translations of the Word of God ie, KJV, NASB, AMP, NKJV, NET, but I guess the NIV is my all time favorite and the wealth of information contained in the word studies along with the concordance and lexical aids are just so far above and beyond. I love it. It's a wonderful x help in learning about the ways and plans of God for His children and the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth. I heartily and highly recommend it for anyone desiring to grow in understanding and the counsel of scripture.