The hardback edition is an excellent production, with easy-to-read print and attractive lay-out. The full Bible text is there, but with manageable sections linked to boxes containing possible reflections, food for prayer, and suggested ideas for action. A very practical aid to Bible-based prayer. Money well spent !
I really like the guided reflections on a huge numbers of bible passages. The print size is nice and big. I kinda miss having cross references where a passage is linked to other related passages elsewhere in the bible - that's why I dropped one star, but I guess it hard to fit everything into one book.
I have a number of bibles, 2 Douay bibles, a NJB, an RSV and this one NRSV. This is the one I use in my day to day scripture reading. So easy to read, very very clear with a good size and quality print. It also has lots of boxed notes to the side which can help you consider what the text is saying to you, and give you areas in which you can apply in your life. I really enjoy this bible. I think it's great for anyone just starting out reading scripture, someone looking into the deeper side of it, or experienced readers alike. It's not the most beautiful looking book from the outside and looks almost like a childrens bible with the cartoon picture, but once you open it up, you forget all that, as it's a true pleasure to read. Plain English, well set out, nice big quality typset. Well worth the extra money, will last you a lifetime as it's very sturdy too!
I am delighted with this Bible. The study notes which accompany every chapter (each with a section on Reflection, Prayer and Action)are a wonderful help to group or personal study. In practical terms, the price was about half what I had seen elsewhere, and it was delivered on time.