4 Stars Out Of 5
April 12, 2015
I got this study Bible from my wife the day I graduated basic training. I had the personal size one before, so I knew what was in the text. I find many of the notes beneficial, however I did notice that some of the harder passages didn't have anything at all written about them; and this is fairly common throughout this Study Bible. I do recommend this study Bible as it is my daily study Bible, I use it for school (I am in Bible college.) However, i received the TruTone (leather look) and in just a few months the pages began to separate from the spine. So all I did is apply some rubber cement to the spine, got a Bible case, and have not had a problem with since (it is now about three years old.) I see a lot of complaints regarding the size of the text. I admit that it certainly is not big, but I don't have a problem reading it (and I have terrible vision (20/400 vision). Although it certainly is a larger size Bible, it a very nice looking Bible, my preacher preaches from the same Bible every Sunday. I do think that in some of the Old Testament books it could have more cross references/ parallel passages, the introductions to the books, and the commentaries themselves can be very helpful (most of the time). Overall, I would consider this a Great study Bible. I would give it 5 stars but I do not think it's perfect, so I give it 4. Now I do think that the quality of the Bible itself needs improvement; since it is so thick I feel that the TruTone versions do not provide enough structural integrity for this Bible. It is on the heavier side of Bibles, I would recommend getting a genuine leather, or a hardcover instead of the TruTone, that provides the pages and binding with a little more support. A truly great, comprehensive study Bible that I would recommend to anybody.