The Companion Bible is an invaluable tool for preparing well researched lessons. God's Word isn't a fairy tale. Using this great university-level resource gives true credibility to any discussion of the Truth of Scripture.
I have seen many study Bibles but The Companion Bible is by far the best.
I was asked if I would recommend The Companion Bible to a friend. Not only would I recommend it, I have purchased 3 of them for friends as a gift. I have the hardcover-thumb indexed, black bonded leather-thumb indexed, and the hardcover enlarged print versions. I will soon get the burgundy bonded leather-thumb index for my collection.