NIV Faithlife Study Bible
The new NIV Faithlife Study bible is like no other! I have finally found my
UPDATE: After my initial impression after first viewing this bible, after using this as my primary bible, I have decided to provide an update to my original review. Firstly, I found the paper to be very thin. Unlike the glossy finish of other full color bibles, the paper has a thin matte finish and curls slightly after contact with my fingerprints, after use. Secondly, I found the color graphics, diagrams and maps to be more subdued, muted colors than I expected. With the exception of a few impressive graphs found in Genesis: the diagrams of the ark and the graphic depiction of the creation of the world, the colors are not bold or bright, but rather a softer set of colors- almost similar to the effect of pastels. The coloring and detail of maps at the end of the bible are created using softer colors as well. This gives the maps a washed out look. There are some photos of archaeological finds including ancient coins. There are not truly in full color but appear to contain spot color- black and white with blue tones. I am still pleased with this bible overall and intend to use it as my primary study bible. However, I found the graphics overall to be more subdued and the maps to have a washed out appearance than the other full color study bibles I have had the opportunity to review.