I had purchased this book after briefly seeing in it a bookstore. I loved the concept of being given a road map of how to use this prayer style. I am enthralled with the way it divides the Bible into manageable chunks, as well as the "Reflect, Pray and Act" reflections. I was always scared to try this prayer style, not certain of how much I should read, what I needed to reflect on; this solved this fear as well as added what I need to DO as a Catholic in response to the reading.
I am also excited that it offered a different translation than ones I am generally exposed to as a Catholic.
I have plenty of Study Bibles. This is an outstanding prayer Bible--exactly what I expect from the Paulists.
The thing I do not like about the book are the physical pages. They are extremely thin--so much so that the words from the page on the reverse AND the opposite page bleed through. It is nearly impossible to read as a result. I have taken to looking at the "Reflect, Pray, Act" section, and then reading the Bible texts in another one of my Bibles.
I would advise buyers to maybe look at the book in the bookstore first to see if the pages are as distracting to them as they are to me. I kept my copy rather than sending it back, though, because of reflections offered are nothing short of inspiring.
I would have paid the same amount if the Paulist Press had developed a book of the reflections as a separate text as well. Maybe they still will.