I love this edition. I have read the Bible through for many years so I know my Bible relatively well. However, this book not only has put the Bible in its chronological order it also prefeces each new section of scripture with an introductory. very easy to understand background of what will be covered and even some history about that section which would only come from a commentary. This is a great study Bible.
I try to read the Bible through every other year and was looking for something different when I discovered this version. it is FANTASTIC! what makes it different is two main things. it groups things together that happened together, which makes so much more sense. The other difference is the commentary that explains what you are about to read. Even a newcomer to the Bible could inderstand what they are reading.
I am giving it as a gift to many people this year, and am using it as a Bible study with a precious gal I'm mentoring. i can't wait to read it again!