Received this as a gift and have loved all the features. This is my second NLT study Bible and it lived up to my expectations and then some. I've particularly enjoyed having it chronological for my daily devotions, helps keep a clearer over all pic of events.
I have enjoyed reading the NLT version of the bible with its study notes, overviews of the people involved, and the maps, pictures and time line. It is very easy to understand and the leather like is very durable. Type set is very easy to see and read. Great chronological bible.
Bought this for my college age son for Christmas at his request because he wanted to read the Bible through chronologically. He is also using it this semester in a New Testament class. He likes the extra visuals and notes and is very happy with it. This hardcover version is very heavy, but sturdy and substantial. God's Word is always a great gift, and this version is very welcoming!
It's God's word and its true. The chronological arrangement make an excellent choice to get an in context understanding of the flow of the bible narrative. The outlines, study notes, and articles of the study portion of the bible add significantly to your understanding of the people and cultures. The NLT is easily the best and most accurate version for devotional reading. I'm saddened that there was a felt need to alter the gender wording in this version, however, if it makes it more accessible to more people then I'm OK with it. Likewise the notes tend to lean towards an egalitarian perspective negating the role design of our genders, but once again if this makes the study bible more accessible to more people, then that's fine. This study bible champions getting into the word of God... A little side note, I have read a version of the bible cover-to-cover every year for over 30 years, and while this is a large volume, you can read the entire book cover-to-cover, sans the index, by reading 5 pages a day ... You and do that.