I spent a lot of time looking at Bibles with wide margins in various versions and finally chose this one. Some had the font too small, and most of them are plain, and since I can't draw and write artistically, it's nice to have some of the pages done for you. I have been using this a few days and I am able to still write notes in the margins that have the art work, so the art work does not keep me from doing notes . The margins in my inductive study Bible were not wide enough, I discovered.
I do not think the paper is too thin as another reviewer said. I am using Pigma 005 pens to write in it and soft gel highlighters to underline and highlight and so far, all is well.
The art work is delightful and the cover is super gorgeous! I have 2 illustrated study Bibles (a NKJV and Holman Christian Standard) but there is no room in the margins. I enjoy having something visually beautiful as well as the ability to write my notes -- so I get the best of both worlds. A Win-win.
The book is beautifully filled with colorful illustrations, which make many bible verses stand out as you flip. Font type and font size are just nice, easy to read, makes you want to read your bible every day. It is a treasure to have in your hands, the Word of God is infallible. Perfect as a gift to a loved one or for yourself. Highly recommended.