We give this "student" Bible to new Christians; it's easy to read and follow, and not at all intimidating. We actually like the format and easy-to-follow graphics of this 1984 translation better than the new 2011 translation. The variety of "cool" covers are nice too. We have purchased several of these "student" bibles, and will continue to do so.
I am so pleased with the two student bibles I purchased for my granddaughters for Christmas. They are very well bound and the bright pink color is a plus. The pricing was also a plus. I reviewed the contents and think it will be appealing because of the explanations and additional references on the same pages as the scripture verses. A wonderful tool for the girls who are 14 and 15. I view this as an investment in eternity.