1978 NIV Bible Rebound Beautifully!
Dear Friends in Christ: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, for the wonderful rebinding of my 1978 edition of the NIV Bible in the American West Style III calfskin cover. My Dad gave me this copy of the first edition of the 1978 NIV Bible and it quickly became my favorite. When my wife and pastor had their copies of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer rebound with leather covers, I thought, "Well, it's about time that I have my Bible rebound too!" My wife said that I looked sad as I packaged up my Bible and took it to the Post Office! I was relieved, when I received an email from Israel on June 19th, saying that my Bible had arrived safely. I finally received my estimate on August 4th (while I was on vacation) and responded a week later with the go ahead to proceed with the rebinding. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived at my local Post Office on August 18th. After having my tan cowhide cover coming undone and pages pulling apart at the books of Exodus and Hebrews, well, this was beautifully done! Excellent craftsmanship in the antique saddle tan, with my initials on the front cover, two ribbon markers (versus my old worn down single one), it was certainly worth the effort to have it done! With the floral corner pattern and the double line stitching on the edges, this simply left me speechless when I opened it in front of my wife. And THANK YOU for "The Word of God is Timeless...but the cover of your Bible is not!" These words of wisdom indeed have given my Bible a new lease on life (!) and the Helpful Hints, have certainly impressed upon me that I should not use my Bible as a storage unit! I have another 1984 paperback NIV edition of the Student Bible that I used to use at SOULFest in NH, and I'm seriously thinking about having that rebound sometime too. I highly recommend, if you are reading this review, that you consider Leonard's Book Restoration, to have them repair your worn out favorite Bible, or other classic book. You will be deeply satisfied with the work and care that they put into their professional bookbinding. Thank you and God bless you all!