I have both the Oxford Catholic Bible Personal Study Edition and the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible. I’ll give you the pros and cons of both (imho).
Catholic Bible Personal Study Edition (bonded leather)
Pros: 462 page reader’s guide to every book of the Bible, 54 in page maps, informational inserts through out the Bible, size 10 readable font and print style, reasonable size for a Study Bible with this much info in it (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2), indexed pages, cross references, two ribbon markers, 3 year cycle of Sunday readings and weekday readings, 24 page glossary and 14 color maps, and more.
Cons: Pages are a little thin with a little more than average bleed through (for a study Bible), double column text (for some this may not be a con), wish it came in genuine leather.
The Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (deluxe version, synthetic leather cover)
Pros: Nice synthetic cover (which includes a blind stamped Celtic type cross on front), Very nice page layout, including single column size 10 print, best cross reference layout I have seen in any Bible (on outer edges in shaded box), notes on he bottom of the page are very dark, clear and very readable, the page also have a printed indexing on the outer page edges, Bible paper has a nice feel to it, a Bible time line is located on the inside of the front and rear cover of the Bible (convenient), brief book summary boxes at the front of each book (for a quick glance of author, date written, etc.), in text information in shaded boxes, small maps and b&w photos also scattered throughout Bible, 14 pages color maps, 3 cycle daily readings in back, two ribbon markers.
**cons: ** it is 2 1/2 inches thick, average study Bible bleed through, lacks list of daily readings.
I like both of these Bibles (I guess that is why I bought both). If you buy the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible, I suggest that you buy it in the deluxe edition (with the synthetic cover). The synthetic cover makes the Bible easier to handle when holding in your hand, despite its size (thickness) it feels good holding it in my hand (when reading) and it looks the best of the two Bibles. The deluxe version is printed in a different country and the print is darker than the hardback or paperback versions. The deluxe version is not available everywhere, but you can obtain it at Little Rock’s site. The Oxford Catholic Bible Personal Study Version’s biggest asset over the LRCSB is the extensive Bible reading guide located in the front of the Bible. I wish Oxford would offer this Bible in genuine leather (like they used to), I would call its bonded leather cover average for its type. The Oxford Bible’s thumb indexing works well, although I also got use to the LRCSB’s printed indexing. This is a choice that should be made by going to a good Catholic bookstore and trying out both of these Bibles side by side (if possible). Both have in text info, Oxford has better in text maps, LRCSB has small photos. Overall, LRCSB has more info, but LRCSB is a better reading layout and more comfortable reading while hold in your hands and nicer looking.