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Item description for NIV Single-Column Text Black Bonded NIV172 by Cambridge University Press...
Overview This Bible will be a delight to look at, to handle—and to read. The Bible text is the popular New International Version, printed right across the page, with no columns—so it reads just like an ordinary book. There are footnotes to explain translation points and a useful Table of Weights and Measures. The text is a comfortable reading size, equally useful for public reading or personal devotions. It is printed on wonderfully light Bible paper, finished with brilliant gilt edges that give protection to the delicate pages as well as a luxurious look to the Bible. Head and tailbands provide a touch of traditional style to this splendid NIV Bible, bound in black leather.Features:
Reads right across the page like a regular book
Table of weights & Measures
Complete text of the NIV
10-point easy-to-read type size
Sewn binding enables the Bible to open flat
Gilded page edges
6.75" x 9.75" x 1.5"
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Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: NIV Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Family Info Section: Yes Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place!
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Reviews - What do customers think about NIV Single-Column Text Black Bonded NIV172?
Wonderful Bible edition Sep 2, 2006
I got this excellent Bible after trying out several translations in cheap hard back prints to see which translation I enjoyed reading best before outlaying significant cash on a leather-bound copy. I settled on the NIV because it is a good translation and I am learning Koine Greek so if I want a really literal translation I am able to go to the Greek and obtain a really "wooden" translation. Lord willing my translation skills will improve. Anyway, this edition is wonderful. As others have mentioned the single column text is wonderful for reading as is the print. The print is just large enough to be very comfortable but a tad larger would have been better; I'm sure that is almost always the case.
The paper, binding quality, etc are all top notch. The leather though is not quite what I expected. It does say "calfskin leather" but it isn't supple at all. The calfskin NASB is very supple and almost moohs at you it is so soft but this leather is very stiff. I've already been using it daily for a few weeks and it seems to be developing a better feel in the hand but I don't think it'll ever be as soft as the NASB calfskin Bible is out of the box. You won't be disapointed with this Bible as the total package is nice and feels like it will last a very long time with significant use. You may want to save yourself a few bucks and go with the bonded leather edition as I believe it is the same paper, binding, print format, just with bonded leather which would most likely hold up just as well and given the fact that the leather on the calfskin edition is not soft at all but feels like bonded; you'll most likely not be able to tell the difference. With that said, I haven't seen the bonded edition so my comments regarding it are purely speculative. Hope this helps.
this will be my one favorite Bible for years to come Jan 11, 2006
This Bible just feels good in your hands. It's the right size -- not too big or heavy. The pages are not the onion-skin flimsy see-thru pages of slim-lines. There are no study helps -- which I appreciate. Study bibles I have; if I want their comments Ill look them up, but for most daily usage, using in the pulpit, taking with me on hospital visits, this is just the right Bible. I greatly prefer the single column -- it makes a huge difference in reading and understanding, as the words just flow more naturally. I think the 10 pt. type will be plenty big, though I'd hoped it was just a little bigger. I splurged and got the calf-skin, without having the bonded leather to compare it to. The leather wasn't as soft as I'd anticipated and now I think I should have saved a few bucks and just gone with bonded. (although the calf-skin may soften up with use.) I love, love, love this Bible and expect it will be the one Bible of choice for me over and over for years to come.
The Best bible I have ever purchased... Sep 16, 2005
This is simply the most finely crafted, readable Bible I own. The cover is great, the text is in a single column form which makes it much easier to read than the two column bibles that dominate the field today. It has become my new "preaching" Bible I use in the pulpit for these very reasons and I will recommend any of the high end Cambridge Bibles to anyone who is willing to pay a bit extra for something that is extremely important...much more so than the frivilous things we often spend money on today...the Word of God. It is important to remember that this is simply the text of the Bible without the study notes or concordances etc...but in a way it was refreshing to read a Bible without all the clutter on the pages and if I have a question (or want to look something up) I can go to a concordance or my NIV study Bible. I cannot recommend this Bible any more highly.
Not up to par Sep 3, 2005
The edition I received should have been near perfect given the Cambridge reputation-But the last few pages of Revelation were mis-cut and wrinkled: also, the seam at back was coming away at the top and the sewning work was sloppy with string bowed out..other than these areas, it's fine, just a bit of a let-down for the cost etc.
Cover quality disappointing Sep 3, 2005
I like the paper, print size and single column format. However, the leather is hard like genuine leather, not soft, supple and fragrant like the calfskin in my special edition Charles Stanley NASB. Also, the gold cover print was blurry, not crisp. There was also one page cut fault on an opening page. I'm not expert enough to judge the binding quality, but it looks to be excellent. Overall, I was not dissatisfied enough to return it, but it did not meet my lofty expectations.