I love my new bible! it is beautiful, and I loved how the engraving matched the side of the pages. I received a day earlier than I was supposed to which was a blessing. I gave it 4 stars because the pages were all stuck together. I know that it is probably because of all the beautiful pictures throughout the book. There was one page that had been missed while cutting. So I had to take scissors and cut it to make it even with the book. Overall a great product, that I am very happy with. That is the only reason why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.
Our purchase of this particular Study Bible allowed us to accomplish two separate goals at the same time. While we're aware that some may consider the Archaeological resources available in the Bible the major attraction of the Bible, we feel that the background information on each Book of the Bible along with the other sources of information relevant to both God's Word and Christian growth are of equal value. On top of all of this, the choice of the ever-reliable 1984 NIV version is icing on the cake. Thank you christianbook.com for making this Study Bible available at a very affordable price.