I have a lot of Bibles and enjoy reading a variety of Bible translations. The end of the NIV 1984 Bible pushed me to spend a lot of time comparing Bibles and Bible translations over the last six months. I was surprised to find that this Chronological Life Application Bible was the most enjoyable and intriguing Bible for me. The full color print, charts, profiles and timelines are helpful and the Life application notes help remind me of ways the passage can be applied to peoples lives. There is a King James and a New Living Translation Second Edition (NLT is not a paraphrase) version of this Chronological Bible. I find I get more out of the New Living Translation and it reads the way I want to speak to people about the Bible. I currently have the Kindle version of this Bible buy may go buy the printed version because there is so much valuable information to take in as you turn the pages.