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Item description for Good News Catholic Bible- Violet and Grey by American Bible Society...
The popular Good News Translation for Catholic readers. OT, NT and Deuterocanonical Books are sequenced according to the Latin Vulgate order. Includes over 600 illustrations by renowned artist, Annie Vallotton. Helpful introductions to each book of Bible, as well as 3-year cycle of Readings for Sunday Mass, Weekday Lectionary and more. Each Bible has gilded edged pages, ribbon marker and is individually gift boxed.
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Studio: American Bible Society
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.75" Weight: 2.01 lbs.
Binding Leather, Imitation
Release Date Jul 31, 2005
Publisher AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY #407
ISBN 1585167762 ISBN13 9781585167760
Point/Type Size: 0.00 Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded!
Availability 0 units.
More About American Bible Society
The American Bible Society is an interdenominational, non-profit, donor-supported ministry whose mission is to make accurate and affordable translations of the Bible available to everyone. Founded in New York City in 1816, ABS is dedicated to presenting the Bible in compelling ways so that people can experience life in its fullness through faith in Jesus Christ. ABS is responsible for a number of "firsts": the first Bibles provided to the U.S. military in 1817, the first pocket Bibles for soldiers during the Civil War, and the first Bibles in hotels. The society extends its outreach internationally through the United Bible Societies (UBS), a fellowship of 126 international groups, and was instrumental in founding this global fellowship in the interest of efficiency and making a greater impact. In 1999 alone, more than 63 million copies of the Society's publications were distributed throughout the United States and the world.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Good News Catholic Bible- Violet and Grey?
A very nice Catholic edition Apr 9, 2009
My Personal Opinion This so far is the only Catholic edition of an Dynamic equivalence translation I had the opportunity to review. I like this Bible because it's easy to read & very direct. I recommend this Bible to any one who is looking for a Dynamic equivalence translation.
About the binding & cover
The cover is made of an artificial leather called Leatherette. Leatherette is a form of artificial leather, usually made by covering a fabric base with plastic. The fabric can be made of a natural or a synthetic fiber which is then covered with a soft PVC layer. The cover on the Bible is very pliable, but it doesn't feel quite as leathery as some over types of artificial leather. (Personally I don't see this as an issue) I love the two tone design of this Bible it's nice to see a Catholic Bible with a more modern design. Over all the cover & binding seem to be very good quality. The Size of this Bibe is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Whats in side? In this edition of the GNT the deuterocanonical books are arranged in the order most familiar to Roman Catholics. (Which I find to be a blessing, it can be so frustrating trying to find Daniel 13 in some Catholic editions.) At the front of each book you'll find Book Introductions and Outlines. Through out the GNT Catholic Bible are illustrations by Annie Vallotton. I found myself flipping through the pages to see the illustrations. As you can see from my photos the illustrations are simple yet interesting. There is over 600 of Annie Vallotton's Illustrations in this edition. The text is a comfortable size at 9 points. This Bible has subject headings in bold lettering. The paper is very thin, I do not recommend using highlighters in this Bible. The paper also has a semi-transparent quality, which can make reading difficult in certain lighting. The pages have silver gilted edges, which matches the design of the cover & the built in ribbon marker very well.
In the Front
1. The Imprimatur 2. Forward to the Catholic edition of the Good News Bible 3. Preface (I recommend reading this section) 4. Table of Contents
In the Back
1. The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verum 18 nov 1965 2. The New 3-Year Cycle of Readings for Sunday Mass 3. Readings for the Major Feasts of the Year 4. Weekday Lectionary 5. Word List 6. Chronology of the Bible 7. Subject Index 8. 3 pages of black and white maps
About this Translation. The Good New Translation was previously known as the Today's English Version (TEV) and as the Good News Bible (GNB). The GNT is a Dynamic equivalence translation it's very easy to read, making ita very good translation for someone who is learning English or for a young person. Dynamic equivalence translations are also helpful when studying hard to understand passages. I find it very interesting how both Protestants & Catholics have made use of this translation, its nice to see Protestants & Catholics working together. The below text was found on Wikipedia
"The GNB has been a popular translation. By 1969, Good News for Modern Man had sold 17.5 million copies. By 1971, that number had swelled to 30 million copies. It has been endorsed by Billy Graham and Christian groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) . The GNB is one of the authorized versions to be used in the Episcopal Church. Excerpts from the New Testament were used extensively in evangelistic campaigns, such as the Billy Graham crusades and others, from the late 1960s right through to the early 1980s. In 1991, a Gallup poll of British parishioners showed that the GNB was the most popular Bible version in that nation. In 2003, the GNB was used as the basis for a film version of the Gospel of John. In 2008, Swedish group Illuminated World paired the text of the GNB with contemporary photography for the English translation of Bible Illuminated: The Book.In the Philippines, it is the most popular version of the bible for both Catholics and Protestants as it is the cheapest bible available. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines used this translation for the English version of their Basic Ecclessial Community Bible."
Catholic Bible Review Apr 3, 2009
I found this Catholic Bible to be very reasonably priced and it was brand new sealed in package. Shipping was very fast. I received it within days of ordering it. The two tone leather cover is gorgeous! I'm sure I will have many hours of enjoyment reading this Bible. I have never read one from cover to cover. Awesome seller!!!!!5*****