My husband bought this bible for me and I love it! Best study bible I've seen or used! Great for the person just begining to explore the scriptures all the way up to the belivers who have been studing for years and everyone inbetween!!!
I rate this KJV study bible so highly because of the content material and quality construction. You see, the text used is the pure King James Text: with the correct spellings; not the watered down (easier to read) KJV. The construction of the Bible is superb. Now, I have the 2012, black genuine leather, thumb-indexed, MADE IN THE USA MODEL. From what I have seen & experienced, the later editions have been printed in China...why? The leather is strong, the silver-gilding is spot-on, the KJV text is bold and readable, the notes are plentiful, the in-text maps are superb, the two (different color) ribbon markers are useful, and the different color thumb-indexing is wonderful. It's a heavyweight Bible indeed. I think that this particular KJV Bible is really an entire KJV Bible library bound in this one book! I don't really care for the notes of others, especially if their faith/belief system is not in line with mine, but they are nice to have for a simple reference.
This is the best KJV Study Bible you can buy. This study Bible is a must for Pastors, Bible college students, and Bible study leaders. The color is absolutely amazing because it really helps your study. The color maps, timelines, charts and etc are great study tools. The commentary notes are great for deep study and to help you truly understand the scriptures.