I don't think I've ever given a bad review on any product. The print is very faint and the pages are a very light blue. The words in red are especially faint. I have 2 other of the same except thumb indexed (this one is not) to compare it to. In the others the pages are white and the print is bold (both the black and white text). I really wish this new one was the same. They may not all be botched but this one is. The cover is beautiful! I will return or exchange. I always get the best service from CBD and this could not have been their fault because the bible was sealed in shrink wrap. The printer did a terrible job.
The references are lacking if you are searching out something from another bible verse; this bible does not link you to witness scriptures as other study bibles. But it gives you thorough information concerning various topics like the flood, creation, etc; great for a person who actually wants to study to know and link scripture based on a topic. I enjoy it because it is a study tool for me along with other study bibles; always view other study bibles, you find you have much to learn every time you search the Holy book.