I was very disappointed when I sat down to read the study Bible, only to find out that when referring to God or Jesus, the lettering was not capitalized. God's name and Jesus' name only were capitalized, but never when used in context of "He said", or "by His word". I have never seen any Bible that did not show God and Jesus the respect They deserve and leaving reference to Them in just plain lettering. I have sent the Bible back. I am sorry, but I feel is was very disrespectful to put any reference to Them in just plain lettering.
This is an outstanding Bible, Lee Strobel did an excellent job, especially with the set-up, (i.e. Case for Christ Notes, Case for the Bible Notes, etc.). The articles are clear and easy to understand for those that have just begun their journey of following Yeshua, and they make witnessing and discussing topics much easier. Lee's choice of using the New International Version is very refreshing. I own several translations, including the Interlinear Greek-Hebrew-English Bible, and after much comparison, the NIV is very reliable and accurate. So for those who may haven't ever used the NIV and want this study Bible, rest easy and order a copy. It's a powerful addition to any Christian's arsenal.
I originally bought this book intending to give as a gift, however, after reading the case for christ, had to see for myself what was in this book! I loved the letters that were mixed in between the passages, which are taken from the case for christ, however I dont think this is good if you want to get into deeper questions. I absolutely believe this book is good, but has a certain purpose, something that would be good for anyone who has a lot of doubts about the whether jesus was real, and it definately proves it, I think it is perfect for anyone who is in the doubting Thomas stage of thier journey, and perfect for any family to have around the house with children, as they will benefit from it. Although I gave this one to friends I will buy another, just to have in case my children would want to pick it up, and have a little extra faith encouragement.