I am 19 years old in Christ (39 in earth years). I cut me teeth on KJV for over 4 years of intense study, and relying Completely on The Holy Spirit to teach me. Yet in KJV we do come to the passages and Verses that we are "almost 100% sure it is saying because of God's Spirit, yet we can't explain it. This cuts out all that "unable to expalin"! Of Course KJV will always be my Standard for the Use of God's Word, and as we are in the "last days" it has been proven faithful, and thus is wise to be "Well-Aquainted" with the text of KJV! As many we reach will accept nothing else "due to tradition and mis-understanding"... But to comment on this beautifully formed Translation of God's Word, I am Very very' Pleased with all the new understanding I gained when I first came across the first NLT (not the study bible), but as it opened so many verses and parables into the way we could just read straight from the text of the NLT and not have to paraphrase or inflect our opinion on!
Fast forward to March 2009. I married a wonderful woman. As should all godly Marriages~ (according as The Holy Spirit leads each) I purchased one brown soft-cover NLT Study Bible, and one Black w/ Floral Stripe for us to exchange and honor God 1st in our union in wedding vows!
My wife is not as mature in Christ, but that is ok, as God expects the husband of a godly marriage to be the spiritual head. Back to the Bible! lol It has so many notes that are new and had not been known in years past! It has many excerpts of teaching's on many pages that help one grasp the just of the book being studied! And the preview to each book in the bible is incredibly useful/accurate/and is the best Trailer for entering into the study of that book!
As a mature man in Christ who still holds to KJV as the Standard. This bible has opened God's Word in so many ways, but mainly for those verses that we get "stuck" on and wonder about (Even as we have understanding in The Holy Spirit) it is a proven when discovered in the text of the NLT. If you wish to compliment the KJV~ Use as a 2nd Bible ~I would even venture to say this could be used as a Main Bible text! Especially for youth or young adults. And Christians** If you need a Priceless gift FOR ANY OCCASION! I rarely reccomend anything. So, for this man to write so pasionately about this particular Study Bible, you have a guarantee of well-pleased with this Bible.