I find the notes to be simply terrific! OK, that's a super SUBJECTIVE comment, but that's what these reviews are really about...since most of us reviewers are amateurs. I use this NKJV Study Bible along with two other bibles: one is the Catholic Prayer Bible and the other is the New Oxford Annotated RSV with the Apochrypha. The three actually complement each other, but, of the two STUDY bibles, I find the NKJV notes more enlightening from a spiritual perspective than the Oxford RSV, That is not to diminish the value of the Oxford RSV the purpose of which is more "scholarly". I am a Roman Catholic and when I saw how many of the contributors to the NKJV Study Bible were Baptist scholars, I thought that I might be in for a bit of theological arm twisting. That turned out to be far from true. The notes are clear, NON POLEMICAL, true to the meaning of the text and, above all, thought provoking. Believe it or not we Catholics really do believe that the bible is the Word of God. In regard to some of the objections that this is not a red-letter version, I would suggest those folks ASK IF A BIBLE IS RED-LETTER BEFORE THEY BUY IT.
I am someone that truly loves quality Bibles. I appreciate quality leather and bindings. This Bible is a bonded leather, which I knew beforehand. That being said, i understand i cant measure it up with the quality of a LCBP or a Cambridge. However, the quality is not really that bad. It is actually pretty "sound" and shows promise for lasting value. The text is the reason i made the purchase. I have a lot of Bibles and many are black letter Bibles. So not having red letters isn't a big deal for me. The study value is awesome though. I have enjoyed using this Bible as a tool. it really encourages you to go deeper into the text, the culture, and the original meaning. i love this Bible for what it is and would gladly put out a lot more money for a premium version. Just food for thought to the publishers!!!
Certainly worth every dime i paid and would highly recommend if you want to go deeper into the Word of God.
It all boils down to what a person is looking for in a Bible. I have the 1997 version ( 2885N ) of this wonderful Bible, which incidentally DOES have the red letter for Christ's words. Comparing the two...I really much prefer the 1997 version. I like the layout and what was included in the 1997 version. Was a much better Bible.. May be hard to find that edition for those of you who want it now. Both are same thickness and excellent quality. I bought this newer edition JUST to get the CD rom....which that older version didn't come with. I am very happy to get this Bible with the nice CD rom...there ar a lot of good things on that CD rom!
I didn't keep this Bible long enough to do a thorough review. The print is a little small but I had no trouble reading it. I am partial to the words of Christ in red which it doesn't have. My decision to return it was based on what seemed to me a neutral position the study notes took on some of what I consider to be important issues. I did exchange it for a different Study Bible.