Purchased as birthday gift for 13 year old son. Bible is attractive and durable. He loves the study aspects & commentaries. It gives him greater understanding, causing him to enjoy reading the Word! Having the secondary ink color within also results in a more appealing format for reading. Only lacking Jesus' words in red ink, if you prefer that format.
I ordered the slate blue/silver, the black/black, and the melon green/turquoise editions of the regular size NIV student Bible for gifts. The content is identical but the covers vary. I am very pleased with the study features of these Bibles, and I prefer the 1984 NIV version (which these are) over the revised 2011 version. I value accuracy of translation over political correctness (gender-neutral revisions). These Bibles don't have extensive, lengthy study discussions, but include enough notes, questions, and added information throughout to help with context, interest, and understanding. Two abbreviated plans and one complete plan for reading the Bible are included in the beginning pages.
The box mentions high school and college students, but these Bibles would be good for upper elementary through adulthood. The dimensions are about 9.5" x 6.5", with easy to read print. I wish the words of Christ were shown in red, however. Also, the black/black cover is partially shiny black plastic, which I personally don't like as well as the other, leather-look covers. I may try to exchange those. All in all, excellent student Bibles.
I said, "Great Product!". Of course it is. It's the Holy Word of God. <smile> And, (my honest opinion, yours may vary), in the best version there is. I learned/understood the New Testament (and Psalms and Proverbs, as well as much of the O.T.) through the NIV 1984 version. One chapter a day...preceded by prayer for understanding, remembering and application from the Holy Spirit.
I bought this for a friend who is ignorant of the Bible although churched for her whole life. I buy the Student Bible for all those I spiritually mentor.
I was thrilled to support Bible Gateway through my purchase, as the site has blessed me so. Praise God!
My 15 yr old daughter left her Bible outdoors last summer following a Bible study and was devastated when she realized the rain had destroyed it. This edition was out of supply through another distributor and I chanced upon this when looking throught the year end sales. She was ecstatic to have this edition again and I was elated with the pricing.
I appreciate the Life Questions and the study notes throughout the Bible. The many features really help me understand the stories and how the Bible applies to my life. I understand so much more when using this Bible.