Now in blue duotone binding, a complete personal-size edition of the New American Bible. Contains many helpful aids for easy Bible reading and study. A lovely and meaningful gift. GIFT BOXED.
This version of the New American bible has the 1986 revised New Testament, the 1991 revised Psalms, and the 1970 Old Testament version.
|By:||Rez (USA, September 7, 2009)|
|Review:||This is one of the best small size Catholic bible I've seen so far, with all its listed Special Features and its handiness. The introduction, footnotes, cross references, maps (that are located in the related chapters) helps a lot. And the illustrations add a nice touch. It also has a short chart of biblical chronology, liturgical index of Sunday readings, Vatican II Constitution of Divine Revelation, 30 informative Questions and Answers about the Bible and Catholic life, gold page edges, ribbon bookmark and a gift box. Bible size is about 5 inches x 7 inches x 1.5 inches. For a book this small, it offers so much! Because of the small size though, the font size of the footnotes and cross references are compromised (smaller). They are still readable but better with a magnifier. I use a magnifier bookmark without any trouble. This book is highly recommendable for someone who wants to always carry it around. Best Uses: Reference, Travel Reading; Cons: Small cross ref font, Small footnotes font; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: 30 maps located accrdngly, 8 Colorful Map inserts, Colorful illustrations, Cross References, Footnotes, Index Sunday Readings, Informative QA, Introductions, Lightweight, Listed Special Features, Ribbon bookmark, Small enuf to carry arnd|
|By:||Faith18 (Pittsburgh PA, April 23, 2009)|
|Review:||I was not familiar with the St. Joseph edition. The interpretation is not as updated as I would have liked for my 13 and 15 year olds (or even myself). They would not have gotten a good understanding of the meaning of the text. Also, the pages are extremely thin and transparent. I bought three to give as gifts but had to return them. Best Uses: Older Readers; Cons: Difficult To Follow; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader|