I had the older version which I had purchased for my husband. Recently my 17 year old grandson had difficulty understanding the King James Version and needed help in applying God's word to his everyday life. He desired to know God intimately. I bought the newer version and I am extremely happy. The tools that have been added to the newer version meets and exceeds my expectations. We dedicated our older version to our grandson and he loves reading the bible and has a greater understanding of God's Word.
I have enjoyed the older 1988 copyright of the Life Applications New International Version Large Print Bible for at least 10 years. I purchased the newer and updated version for a dear friend a month ago. She has told me many times how much she enjoys your new version, and is understanding what the Scripture is saying, and the excellent notes available on the same page as the verses, relating to the culture of the time period, and how it may apply to today's readers. I am tempted to buy this new copy for myself! I highly recommend this Bible to readers of any faith denomination. It opens the mind and the heart to the Word of God.
I had a Life Application Study Bible and really liked it but it was not red letter. I decided to get this one so as I get older it will be easier to read. I hadn't anticipated its weight - hope I can stay strong enough to carry it!!!