I knew when I bought this bible that it wasn't a true study bible and that was ok. I was very surprised with the quality of this bible. The font makes it easy to read and I really like the Faith Facts inserts. Would recommend this bible and would buy it again.
I noticed that someone complained that this is not a '"study" Bible but the "study" is part of the name - not a description. The founder of Catholic Scripture Study International compiled and edited this Bible and I think wrote parts of it as well. It is named after her organization, and so the word "study" in the name is part of the name of the organization, not a description of the Bible. It's not just for Bible study participants but for everyone and it's a great help to Catholics because it has an extensive section of Catholic Apologetics where one can show where Catholic doctrines are either explicitly or implicitly in the Bible. It also has many articles explaining other Catholic teachings that are thorough yet concise and a very good, although llimited topical index in the back. It's a beautiful Bible with the Catholic Scripture Study International logo on the front cover in gold. A very well done and useful Bible! It would be a wonderful gift for cconfirmation, for newly weds, a priest, a Christmas gift or for a kid going off to college (where they often unfortunately, lose their faith). Highly recommended!!