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Then you may want to consider the NIV Study Bible.
This is a great study Bible for Christians both young and old in the faith. It combines a readable and reliable translation, excellent reference material, and unbiased commentary. I have seen this study Bible through all it's previous editions and am continually impressed.
1) The readable and reliable NIV text.
Some people can be rather critical of the NIV even to the point of accusing this translation of heresy. Such accusations are completely without merit. I have studied from the NIV for over 20 years and I have never found it to be anything but reliable.
2) Excellent reference material.
Cross-references, maps, charts, timelines, historical context, and more. This study Bible has just about everything you would need for a complete study of any given passage. Granted, space restrictions do not permit an exhaustive analysis of any of the above. However, there is more than enough information to satisfy all but the most intensive reader.
3) Good commentary.
The study notes offered in this Bible are excellent. They do not enforce any one denominational position and present various viewpoints on disputible issues.
4) Easy to read print.
I do not know what kind of font was used for the printing of this Bible but it is incredibly easy to read.
1) Thin paper.
Unfortunately the paper quality for many of Zondervan's Bibles has been rather poor recently. It is ultra thin, probably to allow for thinner Bibles. It can be distracting to see the opposite page through the one you are reading. Especially if the next page is a chart or a map. This can also cause problems for people who like to take notes in their Bibles.
2) Only available in the NIV.
As I've said in the Pros this format is very good for Bible study. It would be nice to have this available in another translation for those who prefer a more formal translation like the NASB or ESV. There is a Zondervan NASB Study Bible that is very similar but it has not been updated along with the NIV.
Overall, I would recommend this Bible to any one who desires to dig into God's word for themselves. You won't be steered wrong by this.
The NIV translation is one easiest Bibles to understand at a grade reading level of 7.8. Read more