This is a wonderful tool for bible study. Features include: Literal Meanings, References, Expanded Translations, Traditional Wordings, Comments that explain content, and Wide Margins for note taking. It's an easy read, and has clear printing so the eyes don't get strained. This is a must have for those who are in search of depth and clarity in studying God's word.
The format is in single column, the text is bold and easy to read, the binding is excellent though I do pray there will a premium leather edition in the future. As for the translation itself...after selling Bibles for over 20 years I can honestly say this is one of the best translations to date. The reader can read for him/herself what the original authors intended to say. Probably as close as one can get without learning Hebrew and Greek.
This bible not only looks good but is very informative for reading. With some words being defined as you read, and others given in contempory language you understand better as you read. Would recommend this bible to anyone who wanted to read without having to have a dictionary and or a commentary for easy reading.
I was first drawn to this Bible when I saw that one of the authors was Dr. Mark Strauss. I was curious because of my deep appreciation for the ministry of his father, Dr. Richard Strauss and his mother, Mary. Perusing the Bible in the bookstore, I was impressed with the collection of comments and alternate translations provided. I refer to numerous translations in my Sunday School teaching preparation because I am not a greek scholar. This Bible has collected the important alternate translations in one volume which has greatly simplified the process of considering the alterative translations. I am very appreciative of the careful scholarship that has gone into this Bible. I always have it nearby as I am working through lesson preparation.