My current NLT Bible is starting to fall apart so I decided to buy a new one and chose the larger print. I love the print size, the dictionary/concordance, and the center column reference (which my other Bible has). It is very easy to read and understand. In my Bible Study group, we read the weekly Bible verses from various translations and mine seems to be the easiest to understand. I really love reading my daily devotions with my new Bible.
As a pastor, I love this Reference Bible and I take it with me to church, on vacation, or on retreat. It's perfect for what it offers. The large print is also perfect for my not-yet-retired eyes. The book introductions provide just enough information to remind you what you've already studied years ago. The outline is helpful too in finding what you're looking for quickly. The center column references and notes aren't invasive nor swamp you with too much information. The concordance is easy to use with Greek and Hebrew definitions thrown in with just the right amount of definitions (not too many, not too few). This Bible has a lot of information in it and yet it remains lightweight and easy to carry.
Unfortunately, last week I had the binding come undone as often happens with my "leather-like" Bibles. I found some fabric glue and applied it to the cover and the seam. It's working so far. I'll probably need to secure some book-binding glue. That said, this is the best non-study Bible I have ever owned and, should it come undone and I am unable to repair it, I will replace it with the exact same Reference Bible. I haven't been able to find a leather version of this reference Bible. That would make a fine replacement, as long as you kept the guts of this Bible in it.
The New Living Translation is such a pleasure to read. I use this as my primary preaching Bible and often hear comments about the clarity of formerly difficult to understand passages. The binding is wonderful as well: easy to handle, lays flat when opened, and is gorgeous! Definitely recommend this to all who love and treasure God's Word!
This is a great study bible. It more than met my expectations. I love everything about it...the print size, dictionary/concordance, Hebrew/Greek word studies, the center column reference that is coordinated to the Strongs number system, as well as, the Hebrew/Greek in the back of the bible, and it is a very easy to understand translation that makes for great reading. I have even given it as a gift.