I bought this Bible as a birthday present for my husband who never had a study Bible before. He loves it! The only issue is that the print isn't as large as thought it would be and that was an important feature I was looking for.
Know what you are buying. This is the gender neutral version, which brought about countless changes to the Original NIV Study Bible. This is the Politically Correct version, which changes the translation significantly. Compare before you buy. Google Changes to the 2011 NIV Study Bible.
Great maps serve to assist my bible study. This study bible provides a good foundation reference for my study. The material, this bible, and the price, make this an excellent choice and I am pleased with my purchase. You can spend more on trappings and covers, but I decided I would rather pay for content to assist my study, and although other bibles may look and be more expensive looking, this wasn't about show.
this is the compact version. it is short but still very thick. the print inside is very tiny. it is more of a square or cube shaped bible. i prefer normal size print in a rectangle shape thinner book. i can't comment on the contents of it because i can't see it to read it. the print is very tiny. i am giving it to my daughter with younger eyes. hopefully she can read it.