I appreciate the historical, biographical and geographical information included in this Bible. For me, it helps me to understand the words of God more thoroughly when viewed through the life experiences of the culture.
If your looking for a Bible with good trusted commentary then this is it. A very spirtual uplifting and motivating down to earth kind of commentary. If you want textual criticism this isn't that. I wish the maps accompanying the text were in color but other than that, this Bible is perfect.