Item description for Ignatius Catholic Bible, Revised Standard Version; Pacific Duvelle Compact Edition by Ignatius Press...
Overview An elegant, beautifully crafted compact edition of the popular Ignatius Bible, RSV Catholic version. At only 4.5"x 6.5", it's easy to pack when on the move, yet features readable type, along with other special features including:
Pacific Duvelle Brown
Silk ribbon marker
"Dei Verbum" document
Special prayers and devotions
Beautiful gift box
Bonded leather covers
Handsome, top-quality compact edition of very popular RSV Catholic Bible, also known as "The Ignatius Bible".
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 7" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 1586171003 ISBN13 9781586171001
Closure: Zipper Color: Brown Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: RSV Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
Reviews - What do customers think about Ignatius Catholic Bible, Revised Standard Version; Pacific Duvelle Compact Edition?
Great Bible with few Cons Apr 6, 2008
I received the Bible today. Here are some thoughts I have on it. Note that some of them may be premature because I haven't had the chance to travel with it and read it.
Pros: -This Bible is beautifully bound in leather. -The common gold tinting on the side of the pages is nice as well. -It comes with a sewn-in ribbon bookmark. -To my knowledge it is one of the best Catholic translations of the Bible. One of the few which is better might be the Revised Standard Version SECOND Catholic Edition. -With the compact size, I think this Bible is great for carrying around. It's perfect for reading on-the-go. It seems better for everyday reading than having to lug around a bulky Bible.
Cons: -The explanatory notes are at the back of the Bible and not at the bottom of each page as footnotes.(This could be a Pro for some.) -Although I thought I had ordered the RSV SECOND Catholic Edition, I had ordered the First. This is disappointing because the Second Catholic Edition(The Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version - Second Catholic Edition) has the notes at the bottom of each page of the Bible. -The font is small which is a problem to those with poor sight. -Unlike some Bible editions, this doesn't have embed articles and add-ons. This could be good or bad for you.
Basically, if you want a Bible that doesn't distract you with flashy covers or embed articles and footnotes...if you want a beautiful portable Bible, then this is the Bible for you.
Excellent bible, but this is NOT the zippered edition Dec 27, 2007
The "Ignatius Catholic Bible, Revised Standard Version - Compact Edition" is very well crafted, cleanly printed, leatherbound, has beautiful, gold-guilded edges, is saddle-stitched (not glued--so pages won't fall out), and is VERY compact for travel--only 7"h x 5.3"w x 1" thick. HOWEVER, there are two versions: the "Zipper Duradera" version with a zipper to keep it closed ("Ignatius Catholic Bible: Revised Standard Version, Burgundy, Zipper Duradera"); and the "Pacific Duvelle" version with a normal leather cover ("Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Ignatius Catholic Bible, Brown/ Tan"). Both are shipped in what appears to be the exact same box (shown in the product photos), with the exception that the version name is in small type at the bottom right corner of the cutout window through which the brown leather cover shows. As of 12/27/07, the this site photo is incorrect for this version, the "Pacific Duvelle."
As far as the print goes, the type is set in a 6 point font with what appear to be 4-5 point footnotes/references. That's pretty small for aging eyes and long periods of reading. Most newspapers are 9 point type or larger. So remember, this IS a COMPACT edition, and that's how they fit the entire old and new testaments into such a small package. I love the translation; the only drawback I find is that it doesn't include story headings throughout the chapters. It does however have a ribbon marker that some reviewers say is not in the zippered version.
I should have bought it on Amazon! Aug 15, 2007
I thought that I checked this site.com a few months back and maybe it wasn't on sale then when I bought my Catholic Edition RSV thinline edition. But aside from my impatience, I love this book. I carry it daily and read it a couple of times a week. Along with it I carry a 1928 BCP, A small Benedictime Rule and an Orthodox prayer book that was given to me by a friend. I am so happy that everything I just mentioned fits snugly in a small bible case. I read my prayer book daily and the readings from the RSV CE as I have time. It takes up very little space in my pack and I can take it anywhere. I do agree that the print is a bit small but that's what daylight & booklights are for. My only regret is that I paid too much somewhere else.
Re-ordered Jul 7, 2007
This is certainly a good value. We purchased this as a High School graduation present for a nephew who is on his way to collage, along with the accompanying Catechism, and we certainly were pleased with the quality. The leather cover and size are ideal for travel and the translation is to my personal liking... neither to old fashioned nor to modern. And although the print is small that is OK as it slows one down to reading the Bible in a meditative demeanor. As a matter of fact we were so pleased that we went back and ordered two more copies, one for my wife and one for myself.
Lightning fast shipping, nice bible Jun 14, 2007
I have to praise this site for the flawless, lightning fast shipping to my door. Nice leatherbound compact zipper-up bible for catholics. I don't think anyone would be disappointed with this purchase. Especially for the price. I'm satisfied with my first ever purchase from this site. Well Done folks!!! I can see this bible being a part of my life 20 years from now....yes indeed.