This Bible is an interesting mix. It's not quite a study Bible, but it has some great articles and notes. It's not quite a devotional, but it offers a lot to think about. It's commentary is ecumenical, but it doesn't pull punches or lower the bar. At 7"x5", it is smaller than a typical reading Bible, but at 2" thick it's definitely packed full of content. The paper and print quality are good for the price, but lacks the bling of gold gilt page edges (I rather appreciate its humble appearance). The text is small, but it's still easy for me to read for long periods of time (I'm nearsighted, your usage my vary). If you are looking for a portable Bible that you can really *use* without white gloves, that is ecumenical and non-denominational, and that offers guidance on spiritual formation & suggestions on how to grow in your relationship with God, and relates those topics with brief relevant commentary at the bottom of each page of biblical text, then this Bible might be for you.
One of my favorite Bibles. Handy size to carry everywhere you go. I have one for home and one in my vehicle, so I have one wherever I go. One thing would would make it perfect is if it was thumb indexed.
This Bible is an amazing resource for study. You both get in-depth notations in the commentary as well as devotional insights. It doesn't tell you how to think, but poses questions to you to think about. It has some great character profiles that not only present facts but get into psychological aspects of the Biblical characters which is interesting. It also has some great spiritual disciplines that help you to live your life more in harmony with the Bible. The layout is great and while the Bible is small (one of its best features), it's still highly readable. This Bible has some great content and will be very helpful in your spiritual journey. The imitation leather has a rubber feel to it that holds it in place on the table. The book lays flat for the most part as well. The only problem could be that the inside flaps of the cover are paper and don't look too durable but only time will tell if they stand up to normal use or rip (which would separate the cover from the spine. Also, when it comes to the imprint, consider this Bible is DRY STAMPED on the spine and the pages are NOT gilded. Therefore the name would be the only golden thing on this Bible. I wish I'd known that before purchase but it still looks alright. But I would recommend this Bible without hesitation for in-depth study and for personal devotion.