This Bible is a beautiful hardcover edition! It is truly a study Bible as it has so many features making it perfect to really go in depth as to what you are reading. There are character profiles included which I love as there are individuals in the Bible that we all grow up hearing referenced; however there are some characters that the name is thrown in somewhere, but nothing is really known, so this feature will be a good help with those minor characters. Also there are boxes included throughout that include a "hard question" and "doctrine" which address a specific question or aspect that may be a tough thing to understand how it fits in with us today. My favorite feature though is probably how each book begins. First of all, the page is beautifully designed, but it also highlights a verse, discusses who wrote the book, time frame and setting for which the book took place and was written and also an outline of the book. I love all of this as I feel like it can be confusing, especially in the Old Testament to follow who wrote what and how various events fit in with other events, so having these outlines and timelines with be especially useful. I am going to use this Bible in my personal study time along with the Bible I am currently using which I journal in as there is not space in this Bible to write in the margins or alongside the text. This Bible is going to be used greatly though to help gain a more clearer and deeper understanding in my study time.
*Thanks to the B&H/Lifeway Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this Bible.*