I've read almost every version of the Bible for the past fifty years and have to say that this one is the most informative and enjoyable for understanding the scriptures and how they relate to ancient time-lines and historical occurrences.
There is a wealth of information and intuitive insight within its many special notes and features; with its beautiful maps, drawings and timelines complementing the charts and diagrams, this edition of the NLT is both easily read and truly deserves the many awards it has received so far.
To surmise, it is the one for both newly initiated readers and old-timers like myself, who have plodded through the many and varied study bible versions and commentaries. I give this 5 stars because it is that good!
This Bible study aid, is an educational 'dream tool' come true. To gain its great teaching goal (understanding the Scriptures), one has to take time reading each and every page and reflecting upon its messages, maps and commentary in its chronological manner. The rewards are truly wonderful and everlasting if acted upon.