I ordered the Zondervan Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible
last week (should be here any day now!!). Ultimately, I bought that one because I wanted both the Hebrew and the Greek together and it is the only Reader's edition that does that. (I'm not cool enough to use the BS-UT edition.)
I've spent... too long reading every review I can find of the RGNT and every comparison I can find of the UBS and RGNT editions. Here is what I've decided:
Pros for Zondervan
Looks like a bible. You won't be that guy
who brings that red or blue book with you. Actually you will
be that guy, but no one will know it!
Pros for UBS
UBS text (UBS readings are footnoted in the other, not as big of a deal as everyone makes it out to be)
Some say the font is better
All in all I'm happy with the choice I made, especially after I read all of the available introductory material through the amazon "lookinside" feature. I'm really excited to force myself to use the original languages almost exclusively (at least that's my current plan). Having a standard looking black bible will make that easy and not horribly obvious.
For a good comparison review check this out:http://homepage.mac.com/rmansfield/thislamp/files/c609bae4c0e1fe17b13f37abb556caff-646.html
Finally, for those Byz. Text lovers, don't forget the R&P reader which glosses all words used 50x or less, instead of 30x or less as the other two do.http://www.amazon.com/Greek-New-Testament-Beginning-Readers/dp/3941750240/ref=pd_sim_b_33