I have a lot of Bibles, some study Bibles, and they are all good. But if you only have one to choose from, this one is it. After owning and using one myself, I could see where if I only had one book to give someone who was really interested in what God has to say about everything, I would give them this one. That is what I did for someone who was seriously interested in what He has to say. It is not the only study Bible, but if you have to give one book, this one will do them a lifetime of good.