I use this bible with my personal NLT version beside it, when I question something I just refer to this big bible. The translations are interesting and assist in helping me understand further what the verse states, also the background information and key words have helped me grasp a better understanding of the bible. The one downside is that it is very big and heavy so it is harder to bring places. I reccomend this bible for anyone interested in looking deeper into the meaning of scripture.
I have waited for this Bible to go on sale for awhile. It is a great study Bible & has alot of helps in it. Its well worth the money & a great resourse for all Students in Christian studies. I love this Bible. It helps to explain alot.
First, my "would recommend" above would come with a caveat or two. They would be the following:
The Bible has pages in it where the print is lighter than other pages. I could easily convince myself that this Bible was not a Top Quality Bible, but perhaps a "second"( one that didn't quite make the standard during quality control checks). I am a retired Quality Control Engineer and know of these kinds of situations. The issue is not bad enough to return it, but it detracted from the present that I gave when I gave this Bible. There are a few pages that have slight wrinkling in it also which makes it seem poorer quality.
All that being said, the Bible is wonderful and just what I expected for content.
Overall very good. Good concordance, and keyword studies. An all-in-one Bible. Although and so far there is one discrepancy: Page 349 ( Judges 14:14:3) key refererence at the bottom of the page refers to 1 Chr 7:39 and at that book there is no related verse. I can only hope at this point that this is the only one wrong cross reference.