The Bible is OK for the price. It would suit a new Christian just fine. I was hoping it explained the verses better in the commentary. I am not used to the Old English format and I was hoping it explained what a verse meant. (I just went out and bought a Old English dictionary) I used to have the NKJV but switched because it isn't as accurate as the KJV.
My family jokes that I'm sort of a "Bible Collector", because I always love to get new Bibles with different features. But, since getting this Bible, I don't forsee ever needing a different one. This one is AWESOME! It has the time-tested, reliable, and very thorough notes from Matthew Henry, and is written in such a way as to be very life-applicable as well as instructive. It often provides insights that I haven't considered even after reading the Bible through for over 25 years!!
Plus, the quality and the appearance is just as great! Very attractive Bible with a nice, well-made construction.
This is a good Bible for those who want to experience Matthew Henry's notes without going through the large commentary. It gives his quick synopsis of most scriptures or scriptural sections. His notes are considered to be the best by many bible scholars. He generally gives you notes that apply the bible to your life (like the Life Application Bible). It also has good references. Don't let the price fool you, this is a very well made bible. It seems as though it is on clearance.
Seems like a grand Study Bible to me. In fact I have two..the gray and navy thumb indexed one and a hardcover one to perhaps give away soon when I find the right person for it. I like the typeset for it, and that is has the words of Jesus in red. ( hard to find that ). The only problem I see is that the side references are written a bit too small, smaller than the rest of the text on the pages. Personally I need reading glasses to read anything, but I sure have to have them to read the references. Nice concordance in back. Nice book introductions. Very nicely laid out. And I have always loved the Matthew Henry commentaries....since I was a young girl. Used them all through college and high school. Great choice for a study Bible. You won't be disappointed. Makes a nice gift also! At these prices, almost anyone can afford to buy several for gifts!