Please read from all of the previews available. The notes and commentary on this Bible are written from a somewhat skeptical standpoint. "IF Moses did indeed write/compile Genesis..." "The length of the creative days of Genesis 1 is not specified in the Bible...The Hebrew word for "day" may mean..." It, however, DOES support creation rather than any form of evolution. Some of the highlighted and enlarged "ancient voices" quotes are offensive to me as they are the voices of anyone in the ancient world, may be perverted, distorted, or untrue, and yet are more prominent than the scripture itself. I WAS excited about this product... I am offended by the marriage of distortion with the Truth and am not so sure that the other interesting and helpful information is worth it to me in this format. It is like keeping offensive bookmarks in a Bible. I think I would use it for reference but not as a Bible.
I bought this book as a gift for a skeptic history professor of mine. He is a wonderful person and former Christian but has since became skeptical about God and His Word. Because this book has much history/archaeology, etc. I thought this Bible would be perfect for him. He was very excited to receive it and seemed very excited to read it. I hope and pray that he reads it and that God works on his heart.
This is not a book to read lightly, or leisurly. There is great historical help in understanding the Bible, with the how, where and when, and history of Bible we love, but often read piece-meal. Great for getting to know better what the Bible is all about, and why.