I wanted a handy complete OT-NT bible that I could read during those resting/waiting moments when I'm out of the house, but as it turned out this wonderful bible became my steady companion for bible study when I'm in the house! I love that it's lightweight, and as I do a lot of verse comparisons from one book to another, flipping through the pages is a breeze! The black leather cover and gilded pages gives it a hint of sophistication and seriousness and I love the feel of this book in my hands. The small typeface enables me to have a glance at the bigger picture of the story surrounding the verses, actually a challenge with large print bibles. Font's all in black, which is soothing to my eyes and the ribbon marker is a plus (though I don't need it- where's the "2 full-color maps?"). Best of all, it's the translation, the price and the shipping. With NLT I can get straight through to studying the context and meaning of what I read without having to struggle with words. And AS ALWAYS with my experience, CBD shipped it to me fast and for a price that's hard to beat.
I notice that quite a few people I know are using this translation lately, it helps them because it's a more modern version. So since the sale price was very good, I said let me get one. I myself favor the KJV, but I do have other translations that I use when I want to compare the wording of different versions, or get a clearer understanding of a particular passage. This little Bible is very easy to carry in a bag.