Because I love to write down comments and ask questions as I'm studying Scripture, this Bible is almost perfect for me. The lines provided in the margins make it easy to take notes, a benefit that spatially challenged people like me should particularly appreciate. I also like the single-column text format. Another "journaling" Bible is double-columned, which does not seem to make a lot of sense because you want to be making notes about a particular reference, and when you're working against two columns it isn't clear what text you're referencing. My only complaint would be that the text font is a bit small. But for me, the NRSV is the best for a more literal translation, and this has proved to be a great study Bible for me.