I highly recommend this Bible. Good size, beautiful quality. Has the center column references, book introductions, concordance and is to me one of the best translations on the market. I can also fit two Bibles of this size into one Bible cover... to compare translations if I carry somewhere or even for studying at home. Bible is thin enough for that...but still not too thin. Lovely silver page edging. Very comfortable size to hold and use...but still print is large enough for even an older person with eyes that are getting bad.
Holman is to be thanked for this amazingly well done handy size reference NKJV Bible (and it's larger print counterpart). It has a Nelson text block (verse-by-verse text instead of paragraphed) with center-column references. The print is bold and clear, the paper has superior opacity (better than current Nelson text Bibles) and even an improvement on previous versions of this Bible Holman did a few years back. I also appreciate it that Holman gave good margins all around the text. Though it's a bit tight for notes (but if you have a sharp pen or pencil and small handwriting it would work), it gives enough space to write other "pointers", plus the gutter margin is just right to allow the text not to be too close to the gutter (center of the book) which would make reading difficult (unfortunately Holman didn't do that for some of their other Bibles). The binding is smyth sewn so it will have awesome durability and allow the Bible to lay flat over time (it is a bit stiff out of the box, but I've learned after several months of daily use it becomes more limber). Nelson used to make Bibles like this many years ago, but unfortunately no longer cares to do high quality Bibles anymore. Holman currently makes the best NKJV Bibles in the market (with the exception of the highly priced R.L. Allan and Schuyler which are in the almost prohibitive $200 range).