The New American Bible (With the Revised Book of Psalms and the Revised New Testament) New American Bible Revised ed. Edition
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Some other considerations - this version (ISBN 9780529064844) versus the St. Joseph's Medium sized (ISBN 9780899429502): This version, the one being reviewed above with the red cover, has, in my opinion, a slightly more readable font and text layout, but the St. Joseph's has more illustrations/maps and a some extra essays/documents at the beginning and a nicer cover image - a color photo of flower covered hillside leading down to Lake Galilee in springtime. This version has a list of all the Popes in the back as well as tables of parables and miracles. The St. Joseph's has a Sunday readings lectionary (useful to have) and a "Bible Dictionary". ... So, this version - slightly nicer font, parables and miracles table, list of Popes, simple red cover. OR the St Joseph edition - nicer photo cover, extra essays in front, more maps, illustrations, Sunday lectionary. Take your pick - you can't go wrong either way. ... At these prices, under $10 each, I'd say just get both.
The tranalation is pretty easy to understand, and it's the one used in mass which is nice.
Its not very heavy either, even though its a full sized bible. It's not quite as light as a compact bible, but I think its much lighter than most bibles.
I just never use it because its so hard to see.
Is it an accurate translation? Damned if I know (pardon the pun). I do not speak ancient Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic. Some words are different than in other translations: like "snake" instead of "serpent", which sounds kind of dumb to me. The Lord's prayer (Matthew 6:9-15) is translated literally, rather than the way we actually say it in Church. However, it is much easier to read than the RSV2CE (Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Ed.), which I also have and do not like as much as the NABRE.
The biggest upside is that it's $4. Other NABRE in paperback cost a lot more. The paper is sturdy enough to resist accidentally crinkling or tearing a page which tends to happen to bible paper if it's too flimsy. I actually like that it doesn't have any color "inserts" since I intend this to be a study bible not a presentation one.
The downside is that, unlike the St Joseph edition that I have, it doesn't have the maps and the other information in it, such as diagrams and timetables, nor a schedule of Sunday readings. It has only one map (St Paul's journeys) and a list of popes (not important for understanding the Bible, I could have just looked that up on Wikipedia if I felt so inclined, which I didn't).
Overall, great for $4, and very useful.
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I find it easier to read than the standard King James Version
and this version has titles on each segment so you can easily find sections again
I am very pleased with this purchase