Last week I wrote a disappointed review of the ebook version of this study Bible. I should have just paid the small amount extra to get this the first time around. Fortunately, CBD's customer service is excellent and I now have the paperback version of the NLT Study Bible. I'm so glad I do. There is so much wonderful information here: maps, historical background notes, explanations of cultural practices, word studies. The NLT translation is very readable, yet much care was taken to make the translation accurate. If your goal is to understand the Bible in the context it was originally revealed to humanity, I highly recommend this study Bible.
I was very disappointed that it had no red lettering in it. When we made the purchase I read about this Bible and it said red lettering....when we recieved it there are no red lettering for Gods words. Very disappointed in this Bible.
It all really depends on what you look for as features in a Bible. I saw only two downfalls with this Bibke and that was that the words that Jesus spoke were not in red and there did no coontain a concordance, a dictionary, or maps in the back of t he Bible. There are many other features that are in this Bible that are not in others. There are encouraging words and detailed outlines throughout the Bible that are not in others. Personalizing my Bible with my name had a nice touch to it also.
The reason that I"m giving it this 3.5 stars is due to the words of Christ are not printed in red. This is perplexing as well as a drawback for me personally (if I had known, I would have brought from another publisher) to the original (regular size) does have this feature.