I researched several reference books and by far, this was the best! I love that it is written FOR THE STUDENT and lay persons, not theological scholars. It is comprehensive, yet easy to understand. Our church's EDU Center decided to use it as the course textbook! I especially love the Laminated Study Guide, which capsulizes terms and definitions to enhance your study. I am very pleased!
I would like to have a hard cover instead of the soft cover. The price was lower. I have only gotten to chapter 12 that's why I can only give it 3 stars. Theology is based on "theory" but the bible is based on fact. It's a good edition to my library. I'll try and come back later and maybe change the rating.