My husband asked for this bible for his birthday. His old one was so worn out he couldn't use it- as the pages would fall out. he has been using a different bible for a couple years. When he started reading from this bible again, he started to tear up, and said it was like coming back to an old friend he hadn't seen for a long time. it speaks to him in a way that another study bible just doesn't . as an addict in recovery- he uses this bible daily in his devotionals- and fell in love with Jesus through the pages and the studies. it is a great tool .
I have purchased many, many copies of this bible and the related workbook for the members of the Life Recovery class that I am facilitating at my church. It gives excellent correlation between scripture and recovery principles for those with and without addictions. It is an excellent resource for applying scriptural lessons to present-day experiences and I highly recommend it to everyone.