I am a pastor and bought several of these Bibles to give away to members of the church as gifts after they completed various reading logs and devotionals that I wrote for the church. What a great reward this Bible has become for them! It is beautifully crafted and durable, with lots of great study notes. It encourages the average reader to read more...the very thing I was after!
Let me start by saying that reading the NKJ version (actual scripture) is GREAT and for that I give it 5 stars, but that is where it ends! As for some of the ignorant men ( and by that I mean obviously they truly don't believe that God is who he says He is and have No business commentating on Gods word) I feel sorry for you! The Bible is very clear in Revelation 22: 18-19. God is very specific about those who take away from or add to His word and what will happen to them. In many of the sidebars you intimate that God or Yahweh is not who he says He is. If that is the way you think you either need to repent and get right with God or you need to stay away from writing or speaking about Gods word. It may sound harsh but part of the reason the world is in the shape it's in is because Gods people won't stand up for what is right! If you are looking for a study Bible that is true to Gods Holy and Righteous word then you need to look elsewhere!
It takes a lot to impress me, especially in regards to Study Bibles. I use our selection of 28 Study Bibles as resources in the same way that I use Commentaries, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and numerous other books. Since the books we write generally deal with addressing Scriptural issues that Christians face on a day-by-day basis, my primary resource is God's Word. When making the decision to purchase another Study Bible, we focus on 1) the resources within the particular Study Bible, 2) the reputability of the contributers, 3) the availability of other resources by the contributers, & 4) the cost. The Chronological Study Bible (Thomas Nelson) knocked it out of the park in all four areas of consideration. We'd been considering a chronological Study Bible for some time, but we didn't just want one for our own purposes, we wanted one that we could easily recommend to everyone else, irregardless of their level of knowledge or expertise. We chose this particular Bible after researching it, and then when we received it all of our expectations were more than met. Great job Thomas Nelson for putting it together, and thank you christianbook.com for making available to us the best of the best at a price everyone can afford!
The historical sections throughout brings the Bible alive in a way I have not experienced before....The chronological format easily flows with the transition stories kicking off each section.....The leather cover is a high quality product soft to the touch from the first time you pick it up to read...I look forward to reading through it cover to cover this year experiencing Gods words coming alive each day....