English speakers today have the blessing -- and responsibility -- of access to more Bibles and Bible tools than any other language or time in history. Men and women throughout history have died horrible deaths so their people could read God's Word in their own language, a privilege we take for granted today.
Recently Tyndale gave me a free copy of a new Bible they've produced, for my review. I wasn't required to give it a positive review, but I see great potential in this "Wayfinding Bible". It is specifically good for people who want to get a good overall grasp of the Bible quickly. Think of a serious seeker or a new believer or someone who has dabbled in the Bible for years but now realizes they need to go all-out.
This Bible uses the New Living Translation (again, aimed more for introductory readers than for seasoned Bible students). It has a nice weighty feel in your hand and the pages stay open nicely. All of the pages are full color; there are even color photographs, maps, and infographics sprinkled liberally throughout the text. There is not much room for writing marginal notes, and it does not include cross references.
If you would like my copy, send me a note and I might send it to you for free! Also, check out the video below for more information.