I already owned a bible, and told my group leader I didn't need a bible, but she felt that God had told her to give me this bible. Now, this bible is my life line! I LOVE this bible. Not only is the word clear in understanding but it also has great comments and explanations from Joyce Meyer. I have never even heard of Mrs. Meyer before reading this bible and now I watch her television program everyday and feel inspired by both the word, and her commentary in my bible. I reccomend this bible to anyone, men and women, who have experienced, hurt, pain, loss, anger, frustration and the need for understanding God's word more clearly. We have all been, or are, where Joyce has been! Think about it and pray about it, I know you'll be blessed as I have been!