Friday, October 24, 2008

My New Bible

I bought myself a bible the other day. I felt like I needed a more updated translation. This one is the Catholic Women's New American Bible. The NAB is the translation used at Mass. The Catholic Women's Bible has extras such as biographies of inspirational women, faith in action, and the 3 year cycle of readings for the Catholic Church.

It has been too long since I've gotten into Scripture. Currently I'm reading Jeremia through a Catholic Bible Study group on Yahoo.


TACParent said...

That's a beautiful cover. I hope it serves you well. Something tells me it will ... especially during the holiday season.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...


Marilena said...

the only Bible we use is the Duoay-Rheims. its sufficient for us:)

Julia said...

I will have to look for that bible! I'm interested in the yahoo bible study...are they acceting members? And...I was wondering...I would love the gif photo of the Eucharist but wanted to ask permission first! Thank you...Julia

Sue said...

Last year I purchased the Zondervan Catholic Women's Devotional Bible. I simply adore it, with it's appropriate gender neutral language. This one is New Revised Standard Version. It has what sounds like the same helps as yours, bios of all the Biblical women. And the helps are all Imprimateur and Nihil Obstat, however the Biblical text is not, sadly. I will not give up my Women's Bible though I am in union with Rome. Does your Bible carry the Imprimateur and Nihil Obstat? I'll buy one if it does! God bless.

Jackie Parkes said...

Looks nice & inspirational..

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Marilena, I've used the Jerusalem Bible since High School (and that was QUITE a long time ago). I thought it was time for a new one and the NAB translation was recommended by a priest (or it may have been a bishop) on one of the Catholic Radio stations I listen to, so, when I saw this one, I got it.

Julia--sure, go ahead. I replied on your blog.

Sue--Yep, this bible has various Imprimateurs and Nihil Obstats for the biblical text, which makes sense since its the text they use at Mass. It doesn't have bios for all the biblical women--instead it has 22 sections with virtues such as wisdom, faith, forgiveness, patience, peace, etc. In each section, they highlight a "holy woman of God" such as the Blessed Mother, Saint Faustina, Mary Magdalene, Joan of Arc, the woman caught in adultery, etc.

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