I bought the 9.5x7" version. First impressions: It's quite big, and a little heavier than I expected; you can really whack someone with it in a heated debate. Should be still okay to carry with me to church, although I expect I will use it more for study at home. The 9-point-size text is clear and very legible, and the comments, although smaller, are also easy to read. I think it's just the right size for a study bible and just what I was looking for. What I love the most about this is the focus on the actual bible text - the typography and layout of the text is much better than many other study bibles. For me, readability is the most important thing and this bible really does a good job at that. Markings and references are clear but not intrusive; the comments are well balanced against the bible text and don't take up too much space. Page bleed-through is not distracting, although I haven't tried highlighting anything yet, but I think the pages will do fine with a moderate highlighter. The full-color aspect of this bible really does set it apart - it's a really nice feature.
NKJV Holman Study Bible - Full-colored version; Hardcover
October 29, 2015
This is a fairly Large and Heavy bible - not intended for travel usage. It is full of beautiful enhancements, such as: an eight-page section of full color maps; countless smaller maps, diagrams and photos throughout; extensive book intros with timelines; words of Christ in red; a concordance over 60 pages in length; 1 and 3-year reading plans; bright white paper with not much bleed-through; easy-to-read type; family-oriented presentation section; as well as many other features. The binding is glued (not a surprise for this price range). This is certainly a "keeper" at just over $30.