I ordered this to support my smaller NIV Bible as I needed something to help me when I felt I was missing the point a little whilst reading. It is strange for the text to occupy just a single column as in a regular novel, however, benefits of this format are the text in red, the attractive cover, and of course, the additional content that you would expect from a Study Bible. As it says, it is a Life Application Study Bible, so it does not fall short on helping the reader to apply elements of the Bible (Old Testament to New) and understand it's relevance through the ages. I particularly enjoyed the profiles of certain characters of the Bible as it makes following it a lot simpler; I'm attempting to read the Bible cover to cover, so this is useful at the moment as I try to get through the earlier Old Testament (Kings - Chronicles) and there is a lot of concurrence between the Books.
All in all, I looked for a good Study Bible and spent a while doing so to try and get the best for my own circumstances. I have to say I am very pleased and it makes reading His Word even more joyful in that I feel I am grasping more of it than I would from reading my normal little pink Bible alone. Saying this, the footnotes still give the reader freedom to think for themselves too so that the reading experience is not just 'one-way' and my mind is allowed to ponder.