I have finally found the Bible that has shattered my obsession with the physical aspects of the Good Book. This is an awesome Bible.
I'm very systematic in all ways of my life and I have been longing for a quality chronological Bible to be produced. This is the one! It is ordered chronologically, with parallel passages combined. Its the NLT, so it is easy to read, understand, and study. It flows well off of the tongue. One of the best parts is I don't have to give up my favorite study Bible, the Life App, because the Life App notes are integrated into this Bible. This is like a dream come true for me. I have a hard time believing this Bible exists. This is the perfect Bible for the student because of what is in it!
The physical aspects of it are awesome as well. It is in full color and looks absolutely beautiful. The binding, pages, and cover are all good. I have always been pleased with Tyndale's publishing jobs compared to others in the past, and this Bible is no exception. I have no quips or complaints about this Bible!
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!