I purchased the hardcover for my 14 year old who wanted her own Amplified Bible for Christmas. The Amplified is a great study Bible and with Joyce's awesome commentary throughout it's pages, there's no reason anyone should say they can't understand the Bible.
My 14 year old uses it every day sometimes alone, and sometimes along side a KJV version for better understanding of the KJV that is used in her Bible class. I've also purchased the leather pewter coloured one for my older daughter as a gift for her 18th birthday and she loves hers too, and Ive been using my own bonded leather copy that I received as a gift 8 years ago. Can't recommend it enough!!
I love Joyce Meyer's teachings, so I decided to buy this Bible in hopes that it would help inspire me to read the Word more. I find Joyce's understanding of the Scriptures accurate and helps me to better understand what I am reading (which in turn creates an encouraging and exciting Bible reading time). I love that it is truly a combination of Bible and Bible handbook beautifully merged into one. I find Joyce's "Putting the Word to Work" extremely helpful in applying specific verses to my life, and her "Speak the Word" a simple way to pray the verses over myself. This Bible has been such a blessing to me.
I love this bible!! I have never read in the Amplified version yet, so it brings a whole new level to my understanding of the bible. I love Joyce Meyer and the little things that she shares with. My only complaint (so minor) is that the pages are so thin and I am not able to write, but that doesn't concern me that much.... the bible is just awesome! :)