Beautiful Bible; black bonded leather, silver edges, color pictures with excellent notes and historical introductions to each book. Love this NIV Bible. It has been a comfort going through a difficult time in my life.
I love the layout with colored pictures and maps and fascinating relevant articles about the ancient cultures. It is rather bulky but that's inherent with all its features. I bought a Bible cover for it from a local Christian bookstore and carry it to church and Sunday School. I don't find it cumbersomely heavy.
This has got to be one of the very best Bibles ever made. Large 10 pt print, words of Christ in red, very large concordance, excessive explanation and exposition, many references, family pages, color on almost all pages, beautiful pictures, book introductions, topical index, charts, exterior is a gorgeous sea green...turquoise, the color of the water in southern Florida on top area and med blue at bottom. Shiny silver page edges. The only drawback is that it weighs 5 lbs and 8 1/2 ounces. Way too heavy and large to carry around. So I plan to put on a book rack on a table to do my studying.