Perfect! I knew it would get me interested in opening it every night, love the message but like to memorize niv like growing up. Would reccommend for gift for young ppl or yourself.Footnotes are fine, standard size, love that the two version passages side by side to get both at once. Thats fun for me. Shipping with engraving super fast as said. and prettier than expected in silver, pink color is true to pic, but theres a brown one if u have a boy to shop for.
I usually reference several versions when studying my Bible, so I love that this Bible as the NIV and Message versions side by side. I find that being able to read a verse in a couple of different versions really helps me understand it and, therefore, apply it better. I thought this was an amazing Bible for an amazing price.
We now have 3 of these in our family, one in the brown 2 tone and 2 in the pink. We all LOVE having the NIV and The Message paralleled. I quite often read both at the same time when looking up passages. The fact that it is a Study Bible is just the icing on the cake! Helps a ton for understanding the verses and was a requirement for my kids for school. Love this Bible, would highly recommend it to new believers and to life long believers.