I bought this Bible because I was looking for another translation to read. I read through the Bible every year and have use the amplified for years. I read through the front that explained how the NLT was created and the scholars who translated it. I am very careful about the versions of the Bible I read. After reading the information in the front of the Bible I feel very good about using it for my Bible reading this year. I am very glad I bought this Bible from CBD.