I was very pleased with the NET Bible and a little overwhelmed when I realized that I had thousands of interpretations at my disposal. The type is a good size and it makes an excellent study Bible. I have nor regrets with this purchase. I am just beinning to use it so am unable to comment on how it will support my regular Bible Study. I am sure, however, in first review, it will be an integral part of my study over the coming years.
Let me start by saying that the NET is not my favorite bible translation; i generally prefer a Bible that is more word-for-word. However, the NET Study Bible is a fantastic study tool. When the text strays away from a more literal translation, the footnotes provide the original and often a commentary on why the selected translation was used. The notes are organized very coherently, and this makes it a great tool for personal study, especially for those who have little grasp on the original languages.
Overall, regardless of whether or not you prefer the NET, there is no arguing with the fact that this study Bible is of immense value.
The Bonded leather of this Bible is smoother than usual but it feels good to the touch. Its in my opinion too large to carry to church meetings. It is very good for personal study but I miss the red letters though.
This is a great translation and very useful in scholarly study. I have read from other sources even the NIV translator team referenced this Bible for additional clarity! Easy to read and I use it often. I wish they would offer a genuine leather cover that is not $99.00! I bought the Premium Bonded Leather and it is nice, not cheap or plastic feeling and sturdy, but still pliable. Binding is very nice as well. Buy this bible you won't be disappointed!