Brennan Manning's message of God's grace and forgiveness comes across wonderfully throughout the bits taken from his writing and inserted in an NIV Bible. Of course, they have more effectiveness when in the proper context, and some of them are paired with passages that don't directly relate. But the tid bits provide practical wisdom and encouraging notes. They don't seem frequent enough. It's not a study Bible. Occasional devotionals and short bits of relevant thoughts that expand on what the passages say litter throughout. It's a nice extra Bible to have, but I wouldn't recommend it as a main Bible. Not if you really want to study The Word.
*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review of it.