I went over every word of the NIV text in depth. I found it to be a wonderful balance of accuracy and accessibility, and I've used the NIV as my standard text ever since.
To have a version you can carry with you is useful... it would make a nice gift for someone as well.
The Bible is the only reliable data we have about God. The NIV is a trusted Bible translation - it communicates clearly and relevantly to our world today. I would encourage every Christian and every seeker to read this reliable translation daily and thoughtfully.