The CTS New Catholic Bible - Compact Edition

The Bible tailor-made for every Catholic.

Format: Hardback, leatherette

Dimensions: 9.6cm by 14.5cm

ISBN : 9781860824661

Number of Pages: 2260

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Product Code: SC100


– Confused about which Bible to choose? – Bewildered by all the different choices? Here is a Bible tailor-made for every Catholic. It will lead you through the exact same English texts that the Church uses at each Mass, with brand-new notes and introductions edited by Vatican expert Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB. CTS has created four carefully thought-out editions to suit every need and budget. This one is the most affordable edition in a handy compact size. Contains full text and notes, and is identical in contents to the standard edition.

What’s New in the New Catholic Bible Alongside the Jerusalem and Grail translations authorised by the Vatican for use in the Liturgy:

  • New specially commissioned introductions, one for each book, giving the biblical and historical context
  • New specially commissioned liturgical introductions placing each book of the Bible in the Church’s liturgical year
  • New footnotes following the latest scholarship
  • New marginal references helping you get the most out of each passage.
  • New layout – using clear and modern fonts in easy-to-read single-column format
  • New text alterations, replacing the word ‘Yahweh’ with ‘the LORD’ as requested by Benedict XVI for all new Bibles
  • New directories of references for readings used in the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours, including the fuller two-year cycle for the Breviary.

Text sizes in this edition:6.75 pt text (5 pt for footnotes)

NB: On viewing the "Click to see inside" the text may appear a different size. Please check the information above for text sizes.

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Fantastic Catholic Bible. Been looking for a few years for the right Bible and this is without doubt the right one.

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Mrs Janet Harvey


This is a lovely neat little bible with three ribbon markers. It is small enough in size for me to put it in my handbag so it can go everywhere with me. The hard covers mean that the pages are protected, even when it is in my bag. A fantastic edition for those on the move.

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Mrs. Amy Brown


This is a beautiful little bible. It is somewhat brick-like, but attractive and durable, and has ribbons for markers like larger hardcover versions. I love the readability of the Jerusalem translation (beautifully written) and the Grail Psalms. I also like the tables that reference the Mass readings for the weekdays and Sundays. This is the only bible I have found that have reference tables for the Liturgy of the Hours. Everything taken together, along with the notes at the beginning of the Books and the footnotes makes this bible a gem. If you don't have good eyes you will need readers because the size of the print is quite small.