I rate this Bible as one of the greatest study tools for someone freshly beginning studies of the Word on through intermediate and finally the theologian etc.. level. God's Word is clearly expalined and expounded with the Holy Spirit focused on throughout the text. Very affordable for all the special features such as word wealth and kingdom dynamics.
This is an incredibly amazing Bible, I love all the commentary it has, almost every verse in both elaborated on or referenced to. At age 14 (when I got this) and 15 (currently), I find the commentary ("Kingdom Dynamics"), the references, the explanation of words in Greek ("Word Wealth"), the (Historical maps in the back), the context of when the book was written prior to each book, the reflection of how each book is calling us to live a Godly life and the Highlights ("Truth in Action") the Concordance and the place to take notes in the back of the Bible is more than I could ever ask for. (It does have red-printed words of Christ). I feel like this is the perfect study Bible for both the pursuing Christian and the person looking to be a pastor (like me). This is extremely helpful. Ever since I started carrying it out with me to school I have had many people ask me if they could see it for reference or ask me about something they have a question about concerning God. (I feel this is true when you carry any Bible because you are also being sure you "live" it all for the glory of God. It instills a hunger in others to see that you are hungry for God.) I will definitely hold on to this forever and recommend this to anyone and everyone...Very helpful when wanting guidance or outside thoughts and commentary on what the word of God says. I may actually get another copy just like this when I get older because I love it so much. Recommended age 13+
I hate to write a critical review of a Bible, but the Bible itself is not what disappointed me, but the "scholars" who wrote the study notes. I found them, in many places, trying to be deep and they turned out to just be confusing. An example is in Acts when a healing had occurred after Peter had prayed. The "scholar" explained it wasn't Peter's faith that healed the man but the faith that comes through "Him". Peter would not have prayed in the name of Jesus if he didn't have faith that came through Jesus! Neither my husband nor I understood the author's point. It is rife with these types of "explanations" that make no sense and really doesn't teach you and explain things. I have the original "Spirit Filled Life Bible" and this one was hugely disappointing! They are not even comparable! Many wonderful 'Kingdom Dynamics' are missing and are replaced with those such as the example above. I am greatly disappointed!!
This bible has a beautiful binding. I really like the word wealth and connotations at the bottom of each page. I bought this one as a gift for my stepson who is in the Navy serving in Japan. He is a "baby christian" and really likes this version (NKJV). He and his new wife are trying to find a good church in Japan, but until he does, he says this is the easiest bible to read that he has ever owned, and the most beautiful. I am more than pleased!!