I purchased this NKJV Study Bible for personal study. I have been a Sunday School Teacher for over thirty years and have abused most of my fifteen Bibles with teaching notes, markups, yellow tabs and scribbles I can no longer read. I needed a new Bible I could use for both, Sunday School Class and Church. So I purchased this new Bible and I just love it! It has three features that replace all my other Study Bibles. First is weight. The Nelson Study Bible weights only three plus pounds. All of my other competitive Study Bibles come in at four plus pounds. Thats a big deal if you are carrying it around for three hours on Sunday. Second, is content. Yes, my ESV Study Bible and my HCSB Study Bible have numinous special features-but this Bible is able to set scholarly verse-by-verse study notes, culture notes, and Bible based doctrines on the same page as the Bible text. And last the translation. I have Bibles that range from the Old Ryrie ASV Study Bible to the new EVS Study Bible. After all these years I still find the NKJV to be the best translation word-for-word complete equivalence to the old King James. This is the best Bible value for weight, content, and translation on the market today.
I was looking for a study bible for my son-in-law and had previously purchased this same one in a more feminine style of cover. He really loved it, and the content has really opened Gods word up to me and hope it will for him too.