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Announcing the first major update to the New American Bible (NAB) text in 20 years! Finally approved for publication, this new edition reflects the work of nearly 100 scholars and has been extensively reviewed and approved by the US Bishops. The New American Bible - Revised Edition (NABRE) takes into account the best current scholarship as well as the new discovery of ancient manuscripts that improve our knowledge and understanding of the Biblical text.

With its extensive notes, commentary, and cross-references, the NABRE will promote a deeper love and understanding of Scripture in the home, parish and school. In addition to its wealth of study material, this edition of the NABRE features the following valuable resources:

  • 3 year liturgical cycle of Sunday readings
  • 2 year liturgical cycle of daily Mass readings
  • Extensive notes, commentary, and cross references
  • Listing of Popes
  • Manual of favorite Catholic prayers
  • Attractive full color cover featuring Old Master art
  • Quality paper
  • Easy-to-read- typesetting (10 point font size)
  • Measures 5" x 8"
  • Soft cover

The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) accomplishes three major goals in Biblical scholarship: First, a more accurate translation aided by modern archeological and historical discoveries; second, a more consistent rendering of the Greek and Hebrew to more closely express the meaning of the original text; and third, revisions in the NABRE reflect changes in modern English usage of particular words (ex. "burnt offering" substituted for "holocaust").


Note:  The Catholic Bible readings used in the current missals & lectionaries & LOTH use an older version of the NAB translation that has now been updated in all the new NAB Bibles currently being printed.  For this reason, this NAB Bible will be close (but not exactly word-for-word) to the readings you will hear at Mass.  It is not possible to purchase an older NAB translation to exactly match the Mass readings, because they are no longer in print.

Dimensions & Specifications

  • ISBN: 9781935302599
  • Format: Softcover
  • Language: English
  • Translation: New American Bible Revised Edition (NAB-RE)

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Average Customer Rating
(4.34/5 Stars, 29 Ratings) Based on 29 Reviews

very pleased

Review: I want to thank you. very happy with the bible.

Very good

Review: I bought this Bible for my daughter's birthday. She said she especially liked the "red" print. In the Bible where "Jesus" was speaking, that was the "red" print. She did think the type was smaller than was she expected, but all in all she was very pleased that she received. I also was very happy with the purchase.

Great Translation

Review: I really enjoy this translation of the Bible as well as the footnotes. It is very easy to understand. I was concerned with the size of the font, but have not had any trouble. The only thing that I have not liked is the thin pages. After reading for extended periods of time, it can be difficult to read because you can see the text of the next page through the page you are reading. This is not noticeable if you are just reading a chapter or two at one time. Overall I would recommend it.

Difficult to read

Review: The type is small and very difficult to read. I purchased this Bible for my Bible Study session. But I find the verse numbers are difficult to see. The footnotes I need a magnifying glass to read them. I wanted a revised version of the Bible as mine was over 30 years old, but this one is not working out for me.

more than expected

Review: the text and feel of the pages are pleasant

It's a Lovely Bible!

Review: I love reading the Psalms and the Proverbs. I had lost my Good News Bible so needed a replacement. This one is much nicer. Best Uses: Read for inspiration, Taking Bible Study Class; Cons: Learning my way around it; Pros: Beautifully written, Love the red highlights


Review: This is my first Bible so I'm kind of new to this. So far I am pleased. When I found this on-line the description said 10 point font. The part they left out was that the footnotes in it are 5 point. I'm guessing at the 5 point, but the notes are very very small. Overall I am very pleased!

the BEST book

Review: It's a great Bible. Very understandable. the cover is kind of weak so you probably will need to buy something to protect it. Overall EXCELLENT

Great Bible

Review: Bought this bible because it was the new revised version and my current bible is 25 years old. My bible had yellowed pages so when I received the new one and the pages are white with an easy to read font, I was happy. It is also a good price.

Catholic bible

Review: I bought this bible for my husband. I love the format and the catholic prayers Pros: I love the format

This is a great Bible translation

Review: I like comparing the translations like the 23rd Psalm. I get more understanding with this translation.

The Newest Catholic Translation

Review: I am very pleased with this Bible. I am a teacher in a Catholic school, studied at one time to be an Episcopal priest (have since returned to the Catholic Church), and have read the Bible many times in many translations. This new edition is excellent - the wording is modern and clear, but stays true to the source. The book itself is easy to read and contains well-written introductory material for each Biblical book, as well as a calendar of the Sunday scripture readings and a nice selection of basic prayers ( a feature its predecessor did not have ). The words of our Lord are printed in red, which makes it easy to focus on his actual message to us through the scripture. Best Uses: A great Confirmation gift, A nice Bible for study, Good travel size; Cons: none; Pros: Attractive cover, Calendar of Readings, Clear easy-to-read print, Favorite Catholic prayers, Great value for the price, Jesus' words in red

Best book I have ever read

Review: The New American Bible revised edition is a treasure to own. The font chosen makes reading the Bible even more enjoyable than before. The words of Jesus are in RED so the words stand out from those who wrote and authored the books. I love the common Catholic Prayers in the back of the book as well as the succession of Pope's since our 1st Pope Peter. I have owned no less than five bibles in my lifetime and of those five bibles I am most impressed with this NAB revised edition. Best Uses: Daily readings; Cons: none; Pros: Easy readable font

The new Bible

Review: The wording of the new bible is more in line with current English usage. I enjoyed the new translation especially the 23 Psalm. It is hard for me to read it without a magnifying glass but it is worth the effort. I am looking forward to using the text at Mass. Pros: The translation is better

What a feeling!

Review: Wealth of information written in subscript. Informative passages at the beginning of each book. Text a bit small. Quality of paper great.

Great service from the Catholic Company!

Review: I could not think of anything that wasn't so great except the size of the print and that is not too bad.

I Love It

Review: This book is awesome!!

Font Size

Review: I was disappointed with the new NAB Revised edition, the font was so faint and so small as to make it all but unreadable. I have since seen the St. Joseph Revised edition and feel that their edition is vastly superior to yours. I am a member of a bible study group and will not recommend the purchase of you bible.

Size of Type

Review: I read this bible often, even though I have one that sits in one place all the time. It is a beautiful book, and easy to move around the house. My only negative comment is that the type is close in the spine of the book, and I find it difficult to read at times. I also would have liked a larger type, even though I do not have a problem with my eyesight. Also, I wish I had ordered the one with the leather cover. But this does not take away the content of the book, which I very much like.

Bible was very nice but did'nt keep them

Review: I would like one for myself but sent them to my children asap before I did keep one. They were very nice and quick look through seemed to cover many important things besides the scriptures. Thank You.

Type much too small.

Review: personal reading WITH MAGNIFYING GLASS Cons: New Testament needs updat; Pros: Old Testament transl new

Lovely Bible at a great price!

Review: Every Catholic and Christian, in fact, should own this Bible. I love the new translation. Easy to read, yet stays faithful to the true meaning.

Love it

Review: I absolutely love it.

This is a great version.

Review: It is very easy to read.

Great Bible!

Review: Good Bible for reading and studying,everyday use...use it everyday...

happy with my softcover NAB-RE

Review: I am using this softcover Revised Edition of the NAB as an easy-to-carry reference for a book study (the book has many Biblical references), as well as for personal reading and formal Bible study. I appreciate the included cross-references and footnotes. The print is clear, making it fairly easy to read, even with my poor vision. I'm sure I could think of several items that could be added to the book, however, each would increase its size and weight, which would make it unwieldy. Best Uses: Bible study, Personal reading; Pros: Calendar of Readings, Clear type, Handy size to carry, Prayer section


Review: I use this Bible as my resource for my religious education class. I also use it to review readings for mass. It is so easy to read and search through. It just feels so good in my hands. Best Uses: Everyday study, Religious education class; Pros: A beautiful Bible, Easy To Read

New is Good.

Review: I like the new wording in this bible. I think the meanings are closer to today's understanding than the last issue of our Catholic Bible. I usually go to the 23rd Psalm to compare translations. I never did like "We will dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come." because I think the time is not measured in such short terms. I liked the translation so much I ordered another copy.

This book brings great joy to my soul

Review: I am so thankful to be alive when this New American Bible Revised Edition is out, I have been waiting such a long time for this book and now that it's out, I can't help but feel overjoyed :] Thank you Lord God for blessing us with this beautiful Catholic (Universal) Christian Church and for preserving your Truth by the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit (The Spirit of Truth).
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