I have used the NKJV Thompson since it came out in late 1997. Before that I used the NIV and KJV editions. The NKJV has the most complete listing of references. It is a wonderful study Bible. I recommend this Bible for help in preparing Bible Studies, Sermons or devotional reading. Kirkbride Bibles are very well made. With proper care, they are designed to be used, and used, and used.