Ever since I arrived at my church, we've given our high school grads (or GED) a Bible on Graduate recognition day. For the last 7 years, it's been an NIV Thinline Bible, bonded leather. I don't do cheap (the "gift Bibles" that have unreadable type, paperback, etc.); of course, I've always managed to buy them for under $20 each (this year, $17 apiece...not bad!). It's gotten kind of expensive recently. This year, we recognized 21 seniors. That's about $400. Now...it's a priority: we're gonna keep doing it, even if it doubles in cost. But...I had a chance this year through a contact and a store opening to buy HCSB's, bonded leather, for $13. That's right...$13! I almost did it, but stuck with what I had done. FYI, our church primarily uses NIV, but our pastor often reads from other translations...as do many SS classes (we ask that they use translations rather than paraphrases for teaching). But, many of our kids go off to college...and even if they don't, I don't see them being hamstrung if they brought another version to church. My question is this: have any of ya'll changed the versions of the Bibles you present to graduates? How was it received? (of course...I doubt changing from one MV to another carries the same emotional issues as changing from a KJV to an MV...but your insights could be quite helpful) Just curious...in case another deal comes up next year. And no...price isn't the only consideration. I'm not presenting paraphrases or the book of Mormon, etc. Thanks, folkseses.