I am very disappointed there aren't more scripture "cross references" in column. I think this would greatly enhance the ability to use this as a true study Bible. As it is I need to keep a concordance handy for in depth studies.
The cyclopedic index is good, but not nearly as complete as the Thompson Chain Reference KJV Bible, but in all fairness, I didn't expect it to be as complete
As far as quality of materials, time will tell. The cover is soft and flexible, but the paper has an odd feel and doesn't accept pencil very well. Also it is very thin paper and most everything bleeds through, this is extremely annoying since I am an avid note taker in my Bible. I would like to see an improvement there.
Great edition...the helps & outlines add a lot, and this is a great deal like the Bill Glass Crusades Special Edition Open Bible, which we scoured the web trying to find, but couldn't...thankfully, Christianbook.com had this!
I am so happy to see that the Open Bible will again be published in Aug. 2012. My copy was copyright 1975 by Thomas Nelson, I was given it as a gift in 1978. In 2008 I had to retire it because it is so worn. I have used a different version since 2008 and it is large print and it helps me read but I have missed the information presented in the KJV of the Open. I have pre-ordered one for myself. I anticipate what God will show me in this new copy. The large print would really help. He will speak to me though it again. To Him be the glory and praise.