I have to tell you, I am very disappointed with this purchase. It is my own fault for ordering a bible online. The print is so small, I need a magnifying glass to see it and the amplified portion is just added words - not really an explanation or another version of the text. It is too expensive to send it back, so I will just keep it until I meet someone with good eyes who needs a bible.
I purchased this bible for my wife. She listens to Joyce Meyer and Joyce uses the Amplified Bible often. The NIV is easy for her to read along with the Amplified text. The bible cover is very nice and is sturdy. I got it personalized.