I use many commentaries some great some OK.. My favorite has been Matthew Henry and Jamiesion, Faussett, and Brown plus I use others to confirm materials I still need greater understanding on the subject. The McArthur Study bible is really great as it written in our language today, but I still utilize the NIV and KJV for fact finding to prove items I question in newer translations. The very best part of this Bible is the commentary that is included with the purchase. My pastor recommended I purchase it to get the commentary and it is fantastic. I still back it up with my first choices for greater understanding but this set really brings the scripture alive, most comments are to the point and deliver very important information about the settings, what is happening at the time when this passage is occurring and a wealth of information that really brings you into the story at that time. Great addition to my teaching and training program.
I love The Macarthur Study Bible ( N I V ). When I bought this Bible I thought it said Large Print, whenever I read it I thought my eyes were getting worse, so I asked my husband if it was in Large Print and he said "No". So I just now looked to buy the same Bible only this time in Large Print. I am so disapointed that this Bible does not come in Large Print. I hope someday it will. I rate this Bible a 5 on everything, this Bible has many footnotes explaining the scripture verses.
After going through some MacArthur Bible study lessons I decided to purchase his study Bible. I am glad i did. It is an excellent resource. MacArthur's scholarship is first grade. Even though one may not always agree with all of his comments, his study Bible is still unique in its breadth and depth of scriptural exposition. One small issue with this bible was a corner where binding was unglued. The issue was quickly fixed without problems.
A very good study bible, very information and loaded with great facts and explanations of each verse! I only gave it a 4 star rating because of the very small and light print and super thin pages. No room to write anything and highlighter will bleed through. Other than that it is a very good study bible!