I saw some other comments that said this Bible had too small of text and a weak spine. On the contrary, i have horrible vision and i think the text is just the right size. I suppose the footnotes are a little small but nothing out of the ordinary. I am currently a student and I was looking for a Bible that would truly advance my knowledge of the Word, and this Bible has the capacity to do just that. I think this Bible has everything one could possibly want from a Bible, the footnotes and/or commentary is both theological and personal. I find that in some study Bibles the commentary is purely personal, which is ok, it's just not very in depth and educational. In this Bible you will find the footnotes/commentary enhancing your historical, linguistic, and theological understanding of the text, and also the necessary instruction one might need to become more personal and intimate with God. I would certainly recommend this Bible for everyone, laymen and academics alike.