Very pleased with this bible! It was a replacement for a softcover bible that was getting harder to read, even with bifocals. The cover is beautiful, almost like real leather, and the decorative plastic-like floral fabric strip seems like it will be durable. The font size is very comfortable for reading. A few study helps are included: verse cross-references, concordance, maps (I especially love the "mini" Hebrew & Greek dictionaries), but not so many as to add too much weight. This bible can easily be picked up, carried, and read without sore wrists.
I love the NLT, and wanted a nice, soft and pliable leatherlike bible with a larger typeface that I could relax and use for when I just want to read through the scriptures at my leisure, without the distraction of study notes. This bible fit the bill. It is a nice overall size, lightweight, yet sturdy. It also has a center-column cross reference system and minimal footnotes, along with book introductions and outlines, maps and concordance for when you want to dig a little deeper. Typeface looks to be about 11pt., not overly large, but quite readable for me without my glasses.
I got the Tutone Leatherlike Brown w/Floral accent strip on the cover. I am very pleased with the rich, soft feel of the imitation leather, which feels like real leather! It is accented with white stitching, has gold-edged pages, a ribbon marker, and lays flat when opened. Having my initials engraved on the cover was the finishing touch! A perfect quality choice for a reading bible.
I like this NLT Bible, but I prefer the format in the version with bonded leather; however, the bonded leather doesn't seem to last. Mine is cracked and coming apart at the seams. That is why I chose a little bit different one. It is not exactly what I had hoped for. I miss the size of the bonded leather NLT w/ index.
I LIKE THE NLT , HOWEVER I FEEL THE TRANSLATORS SHOULD NOT LEAVE OUT PARTS OF SCRIPTURE AS WITH MATTHEW 17:21,AND OTHERS.IT SHOULD BE LEFT UP TO THE BIBLE STUDENT,OR REALLY JUST THE EARNEST SEEKER OF THE TRUTH TO MAKE THEIR OWN RESEARCH AND DECIDE.