I've always enjoyed the NRSV Bible. I noticed a pastor friend using the 3rd edition of this bible and when I realized it contained the Apocrypha I asked him why he had this Bible. I found it a bit weird because he was a Nazarene pastor. His response was he wanted to read them for the first time and after reading them he said he found them to be interesting and would recommend any Christian to read them. So I went to my pastor I'm a Seventh-day Adventist and he too said that he had no problem with people reading the Apocrypha he said there is a lot of history we can learn from those books especially from 1st and 2nd Mac. So with that I decided to purchase this Bible. I have to be honest it feels a little different to have this Bible but I'm sure with time I will get use to it. The Bible is large but smaller than most study bibles I have and the leather is top quality it feels very soft even softer than some of the Bibles I have that cost more than $100. Over all I am very pleased with this Bible and I'm actually excited to read the Apocrypha for the first time in my life. May God bless you all as you read God's Holy Word.
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June 2, 2015
I have a old RSV Oxford and it is much smaller and not as thick as this one. I really think they have super packed this Bible with information. The great thing about it it is not as overwhelming as a large full study Bible. You can read the Bible as usual but when you choose get lost in tons of great informative notes and studies. I love this bible and thanks ChristianBook.com for this wonderful price. I could not afford to buy many translations and study Bibles with your super low prices and quick shipping. God Bless you all.