This bible is great, it is real simple to read. Specialy for those that are barley starting to walk with Jesus. With this version I could really understand what God is saying, and teaching me. The column refrence in the middle of the bible works great, it leads me to go in deeper in His words.
Very pleased with this bible! It was a replacement for a softcover bible that was getting harder to read, even with bifocals. The cover is beautiful, almost like real leather, and the decorative plastic-like floral fabric strip seems like it will be durable. The font size is very comfortable for reading. A few study helps are included: verse cross-references, concordance, maps (I especially love the "mini" Hebrew & Greek dictionaries), but not so many as to add too much weight. This bible can easily be picked up, carried, and read without sore wrists.
I love the NLT, and wanted a nice, soft and pliable leatherlike bible with a larger typeface that I could relax and use for when I just want to read through the scriptures at my leisure, without the distraction of study notes. This bible fit the bill. It is a nice overall size, lightweight, yet sturdy. It also has a center-column cross reference system and minimal footnotes, along with book introductions and outlines, maps and concordance for when you want to dig a little deeper. Typeface looks to be about 11pt., not overly large, but quite readable for me without my glasses.
I got the Tutone Leatherlike Brown w/Floral accent strip on the cover. I am very pleased with the rich, soft feel of the imitation leather, which feels like real leather! It is accented with white stitching, has gold-edged pages, a ribbon marker, and lays flat when opened. Having my initials engraved on the cover was the finishing touch! A perfect quality choice for a reading bible.
I like this NLT Bible, but I prefer the format in the version with bonded leather; however, the bonded leather doesn't seem to last. Mine is cracked and coming apart at the seams. That is why I chose a little bit different one. It is not exactly what I had hoped for. I miss the size of the bonded leather NLT w/ index.