Well what can I say, except I own a fair amount of Bibles, NIV, RSV, NRSV, Good News Bible and KJV. I received this version this morning, and it wieghs an absolute ton! Due to the amount of information there. From People Profiles to Time lines and maps. Also the notes regards passages are excellent.
The best thing about this version is that at the begining of each Book there is a short yet very indepth introduction giving you an overview of the subjects that book covers, maps of the Area that events occured and much more.
For anyone who reads the Bible this is a must have version, it is The Holy Bible that you can apply to you everyday life and you can actually discover more of what God's word means.
The NIV is and has always been clear and easy to understand without loosing the feel of the Scripture, I feel personally the NRSV may have lost some of that feel, silly things like substituting, Jesus for "He" in many passages and also removing all the gender references from this version to me is a bad thing.
NIV doesn't do this, and I am pretty sure that the questions you find whilst reading this Life Application Study Bible will answer them.
A word to about Amazons delivery, Simply exceptional! I placed the order after 2pm yesterday 25th August and asked for 1st Class delivery (Note NOT Next DAY) and at 5.30 I got an email saying dispatched via City Link.
The order Arrived this morning at 9.00am not even 24 hours I had to wait.