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The Catholic One Year Bible

4.7 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0879732158
ISBN-10: 0879732156
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (September 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879732156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879732158
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really like the concept of the One-Year Bible. It's convenient to have the readings broken down by date, and makes reading the Bible approachable. I had been working my way through the NIV version when I discovered that there was a Catholic version out. Since I really wanted the whole Bible, I gave away my NIV version in favor of this one. That turns out to have been a big mistake, because the "Living Bible" translation is horrendous! It's really not a translation at all, but a paraphrase, and an absurd one at that. Look at what they did to the first chapter of John: "Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is - nothing exists that he didn't make."
What happened to "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."?
Swing and a miss, guys!
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OK, you want to read the Bible every day. You know you should (and if you're a Catholic, you really should, because we don't read it as much as we should!). But where to start? It's a big book, after all. This Bible starts at the beginning of the Old Testament, the beginning of the New Testament, the beginning of the Psalms, and the beginning of the Proverbs. You get the whole Bible in order, but you get a piece of the 4 parts mentioned above every day. So, you're not mired in some geneological book of the Old Testament, the way you would be if you tried to read the Bible from the first page on (the Old Testament tends to get a bit heavy sometimes!). It's a good translation -- not the best I've read (I'm pretty conservative), but very readable and not full of colloquialisms or modern slang to throw you off. It's also not as old-fashioned as the Duohey-Rheims Catholic Bible (the Catholic answer to the King James Bible), but it's also not indecipherable, the way D-R can sometimes get. I enjoy reading this Bible. It's the one I keep in my desk at work, and take on breaks.
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By A Customer on August 16, 1999
I thoroughly enjoy my Catholic One Year Bible! It is an easy and delightful way to read the entire Bible in one year. Daily readings include short sections from the Old Testament and the New Testament, a Psalm and a Proverb. I use it constantly in my personal prayer life!
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I am a devout Catholic. I own many different versions of the Bible. This Catholic One Year Bible is the best translation I have ever read because it brings The Word of God alive for me! It really speaks to my heart, mind, soul, and life! This is the translation in which I can really feel the Holy Spirit!!!
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On the plus side: finally, a Catholic one-year Bible with some flexibility built in! OT/NT/DC/Psalms-Proverbs to be read as you choose. And the translation is a breezy, easy-read style. But that's the minus side too: the breezy style is often laughably inappropriate for passages with theological significance (at the Annunciation, for instance, Gabriel says to Mary, "Congratulations!"). All in all, not bad for what you pay
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This otherwise excellent way of reading the Bible is deeply insulting to Catholics.

Yes, it does contain all of the Old Testament books that were rejected by the Protestants during the Reformation. However, they are placed at the back of the book!

And unfortunately, since the books are relatively short, chopping them up into 365 tiny fragments destroys any sense of continuity and meaning.

This is truly a "back of the bus" treatment of the Catholic Bible. Many readers may not even realize that they have to go to a separate section (after the normal December 31st reading), and may miss the books altogether.

Why this was done is an interesting question.

A far better, and more honest Bible for Catholics who want to read Scripture in a simple, structured way is My Daily Catholic Bible. It has the Deutero-canonical books of the Old Testament integrated properly into the daily readings.

I recommend My Daily Catholic Bible, rather than the One Year Bible, for any Catholic who actually wants to read the complete Catholic version.
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All bibles are good, but this one is phenomenal ! If you take a few short minutes of everyday, before you go to bed or right after you wake up, you will have read the entire bible in 1 year. Not many people are able to honestly say I read the WHOLE bible. But you can accomplish this and it will impress you so much. Be sure to take notes as you read along so you will be able to go to the parts of the bible that apply to your own life.
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this is a perfect bible.... if you are one of those people who has started the bible 3,987,461 times and got to like page 21... then this is for you. It breaks the bible down to appx a page a day and gives you the New Testament, Old Testament, Psalms and proverbs...simply put I love this bible and have completed it several times, and more importantly continue to read it. Awesome 7 stars...
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