The NIV is always solid. The NIV Study Bible is good to have. BUT. Why can't Zondervan (and other publishers) learn that printing "red-letter-editions" is, frankly, silly? It is just fine to "color-ize" Jesus' words, but why RED? Red ink is not eye-friendly, for anyone. Tradition, smadition. My eyesight is still terrific, but those of us in older middle age don't need more challenges. AND THINK ABOUT IT: If you print Large Print editions to HELP people read more easily, why make it more DIFFICULT by printing in RED? Color is fine - but pick a different color. How about "ROYAL purple"?