This is a great Study Bible. The cover is pretty and I like the index feature. The index of the OT & NT is in two different colors. The text size is great since it is a larger font and the notes are still really well readable. I have glasses any ways but the text sizes make it very easy on the eyes. Since this bible has a lot of text and maps and explanations it is a bit heavy, but this was expected. The bible has 2 book marks and also 2 different study guides. I love the extra explanations. The text is clear and crisp and the thickness of the pages is just right, not flimsy like in some bibles but just right. Other wise the bible would be even heavier. I enjoy reading it at home and also have good explanations with maps and historical back ground. Up front it has a plenty of pages to mark births or marriages and other special events in your life. Great purchase. My church uses the old KJV and I use a smaller bible for that, but at home I prefer the NKJV as a compromise. I just hadn't found a study bible I liked so far, but this one was well worth the money.
This Bible arrived today and the cover and material is outstanding. Looks like a $100.00 Bible. The color is more dark brown than mahogany pictured. The inside print is crisp and clear, red words of Jesus are easy to read. Font is nice size and Bible is flexible in the hands. Would recommend the thumb-indexing to add style and classic looks.
The Holman Study Bible provides excellent notes and cross references. I particularly like the layout and quality of the pages as they allow me to make my own notes and to hi-light without worrying about bleed through.