I bought this Bible because I noticed that some things in the regular Bible seemed out of order or scattered at times. I wanted a better idea of the correct order in which things took place. I was also interested in purchasing another study Bible. I have a small collection & am always ready for a new edition. From what I've read some reviewers have been offended by secular historical notes being placed in this Bible. So far I find the notes to be informative & eye opening. They give me a deeper understanding of the entire context of the subject. With that being said I've been a Christian for nearly twenty six years. Maybe I'm not as easily offended or shocked as others may be. I realize that this may not be an ideal Bible for a new believer. New saints need to focus on the basics. I can see where the notes could be too much of a good thing.
Other reviewers have stated that this Bible offers the reader a "you are there" experience & I find this to be true. I've never seen a Bible quite like this before. It really is something special. I've also noticed that this Bible takes an egalitarian view of women in ministry. That's the view that I hold so I think it's terrific.
When the Bible arrived I immediately took note of the quality of the cover. It's genuine cowhide leather & is very soft to the touch. There are two ribbon markers which is really nice. The words of Christ are not in red. One odd thing that I noticed was that the upper right hand corner of the pages were stuck together in sections & had to be separated. I'm not sure what that was about but it was easy enough to correct it. The Bible comes with a lifetime guarantee & can be registered on the Thomas Nelson website.
I would recommend this to mature believers who are interested learning more about the history of Bible times & culture.
It is a great tool in reading & studying the Bible in chronological order plus the historic info shown gives a better picture on how the situation was during the time of writing. Awesome price and should have waited another week could have gotten it even cheaper but all is good and back on track in reading the bible in a year and in chronological order. GOD Bless guys!