New Catholic Bible - Standard Edition

The Bible tailor-made for every Catholic

Format: Hardback, leatherette

Dimensions: 12cm by 18cm

ISBN : 9781860824678

Number of Pages: 2260

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Product Code: SC101

£16.95

– 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 regular edition for all purposes; an attractive and durable volume that will suit scripture study and private reading.

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:8 pt text (6 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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Anonymous

06/07/2016

A wonderful little Bible. Small in size but big on content. Contains excellent introduction to every book of the Bible explaining how that particular book should be read whilst providing historical and cultural contextual information. This, along with the footnotes, allows the more 'difficult' books to become far more accessible.

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Anonymous

06/07/2016

A handy little Bible that includes not only the text of the JB (Jerusalem Bible) and the Grail Psalms (both of which are used in the Liturgy) but also some concise but informative introductions by Henry Wansborough OSB (a bible scholar par excellence) and liturgical introductions to say where the book is used throughout the year at Mass. It also has a liturgical calendar at the back for all the masses throughout the three year cycle, and a section on readings for the sacraments as well as the rosary. The english is clear, understandable, and some notes are included in the margins for cross referencing passages. All in all the only Bible a Catholic would need!

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Anonymous

06/07/2016

The text is that of the Jerusalem Bible (without the politically correct inclusive language of the NJB) except for the psalms, where the Grail translation, familiar from the Divine Office, is used. The notes, though too sparse for a study bible, are exceptionally well chosen and illuminating. For example, Rebekah's offer to draw water for Abraham's servant's camels was particularly generous as they would have drunk 500 litres! There is an appendix with tables of liturgical readings, including a table of readings in the order they appear in the Bible - useful if one wants to know how much of the text is read during the year, and when. This version is easily portable but has smallish type. It would be good if the CTS produced a larger print edition for home use. This is easily the best modern Bible translation I have used.

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Anonymous

06/07/2016

This is the Jerusalem Bible translation as used in the Liturgy in the British Isles -so it is good for those who want to follow what we use in church. The commentaries are from a well respected (if slightly conservative) scholar and reflect good modern Catholic scholarship. The translation is pre-inclusive-language so the link between Adam and Christ is not blurred and you don't have lots of footnotes telling you what the bible authors literally said. The bible's main drawback is its typesetting which is quite hard to read by anybody with the slightest weakness of sight. Given that Catholics are an ageing population it would have been nice to have clearer text. Recommended for those with 20-20 vision or good spectacles.

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Anonymous

06/07/2016

I bought the 'compact edition', which is small, but quite 'thick'/chunky. At first I thought I wouldn't like that, but then I realised, I could open it up and it STAYED open! Which is great! I also like the fact that it has 3 ribbons, and the notes are really quite interesting-thought provoking in places, especially the book of Tobit I'm now reading with a whole new view-point! I also like being able to look up where certain readings are read in the Liturgical year (and knowing that these are the exact same words I hear in church-as it's the Jerusalem translation with the Grail psalms),all in all I think it's very good value for money.