The notes in the study Bible do not appear to have been written by people who believe that the scripture is divinely inspired. The NAB translation itself is fine. However, the notes take an academic look at the scripture as though it is not divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is sad to think that someone could read this material and be so distant from its message. I did not feel edified reading the notes. As an alternative, I would recommend the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (Second Catholic Edition RSV ISBN: 978-1-58617-250-3).
In a bible study someone always seems to get lost, but with all of them with the same bible they are beginning to catch on and follow along. The footnotes are a good way for them to learn what life was like then, and they are able to relate to things in their own life better
I have used this edition of the New American Bible in my Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes. We provide a copy to each participant free of charge. I've found that they are very durable and, although the font is a bit small for my old eyes, I haven't received any complaints about the font from any of my RCIA users. The CBD price is super and combined with CBD customer service it's a great value.