This is my honest review:
One of the things I loved about the Bible was the color, I'm always a fan of pretty blue and then the big question mark on the Bible is a perfect intro into what I am excited to learn from this study Bible. My husband and I were just talking the other day about how different people are in how they believe the Bible. Some people take it at face value and don't ask questions and others are full of questions. This Study Bible is heavy and filled with hours of learning right from the beginning chapter of Genesis. The first part answers the Who, What, Why, When and Where.
The maps and the questions are asked throughout the Bible. The photo below is the specific features you'll find in this Bible.
I enjoy opening Bibles to where I look for a word from God. So on page 755 is where I ended up reading from Job 21:1-15. The nice blue bookmark is helpful so that I can come back to the spot I was learning easily. What I was reading was of Job arguing his point or complaint. The question on the side was "Why does the Bible include these arguments between friends?" In Hebrew culture, disputing the meaning of Scripture or of life's events was not only acceptable but expected. To Job's friends, truth could be found only in challenging each other's explanations. People who heard this story and those arguments would think about them as explanations of not only Job's sufferings but their own as well.
This was interesting to me because in my house we don't like arguments, not that we argue all the time but we get frustrated with arguing. So I took this as a lesson that I shared with my husband and we talked about how arguments back in history were looked at as ways people could learn from each other and also to view someones emotions or suffering. Now I'm not suggesting to argue but it is a good idea to express your emotions and talk through your challenges.
I highly recommend this Study Bible and would give them a 5 star for those looking for a way to learn from the Bible in a deeper way. Below is more detailed information about this Bible.