This Bible met all my expectations. I had picked this Bible to give to my 11 yr. old daughter for Easter. She wanted her own Bible and since she is familiar with the NIV wording and it was a version that was printed prior to changes for the gender neutral wording it seemed like a perfect fit. She loved the colors too.
Wow. The type, notes and helps are fabulous in this Study Bible. One shortfall is the red words of Christ are pale. This is a re-occuring problem of many study Bibles (excepting Holman's KJV Study Bible for example). The cover is cardboard covered with thin cloth-like material, leaving the cover to curl as many of these types of covers do.