I have just come across a very helpful but inexpensive printing of the NT that I would like to recommend. It is called the Finding God New Testament printed by Biblica. I purchased my copy at Morningstar Christian Bookstore in Manchester CT. for $4.99.
What makes this New Testament unique is the extensive introduction called Real Questions…Real Answers. This intro covers 83 common questions and gives common-sense, insightful, short answers. Each answer also lists places in the NT with page numbers for the reader to look up more information. Here are some sample questions:
#8 Will I ever be free from my past?
#10 Do I have to go to church?
#14 Does God only love me when I’m good?
#20 Isn’t God whatever/whoever I think he is?
#26 Will I make God angry if I get a divorce?
#50 Why does God seem so distant sometimes?
#68 Is it fair that so many people get away with evil?
Next there is a descriptive annotated table of contents that lists the NT books and tells a little about what is in each one. There is also a table of contents of special sidebar articles that help the reader in finding God. I am especially fond of the True Encounter article series. Each of the 25 stories in this series are one page devotional style articles highlighting the account of how a person in the New Testament met Jesus. It might be called Real people … Real stories! The book also includes the text of the New Testament in the popular and much loved 1984 edition of the New International Version.