Monday, April 10, 2017

New Pocket NABRE NT & Psalms

Thanks to Lenny for letting me know that this edition will be coming out in May from Pauline Books.  The listing on the Pauline website also includes a preview of the page-layout.  It is sewn!

New Testament and Psalms Pauline Edition

About this Book:
This lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-read volume combining the NABRE translation of the New Testament and the Psalms is also elegant and ideal as a gift. Starting with the gold-embossed icon of Jesus the Teacher on the cover, it offers extra durability with its quality sewn leatherette binding, while the ivory paper, colored ribbon markers, and gold edges make it a treasury of craftsmanship. The 10-point type and full-page text will make it easy to use as an aid for prayer and devotion.
Features & Benefits: 
  • New American Bible Revised Edition translation (NABRE) is approved for Catholics 
  • Quality sewn binding makes for greater durability 
  • Includes guide on how to use scriptures to pray 
  • Beautiful look and feel make it appealing for prayer and devotional reading 
Product Details:
Binding: Leatherette 
Trim size: 6 X 4 inches 
Pages: 1312


rolf said...

Looks pretty nice!

Unknown said...

I'd be interested in a side-by-side comparison of this with the Ignatius RSV-CE New Testament and Psalms. If the paper is a matte white and has a larger font, this would be great for praying the psalms and having readings for the Rosary!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thank you Lenny!
The Daughter's of St. Paul publish some wonderful titles.
Their translation of Imitation of Christ is my favorite to date (more so than the translation by Msgr. Knox and Evelyn Waugh). It's beautifully rendered and includes prayer and reflection after each chapter. I would definitely recommend investing in this edition - constructed in blue leatherette, gilded and rounded page edges, ribbon (if I remember correctly - don't have it with me at the moment), etc...


Bob said...

That's the best looking page layout I've seen on a strictly reading basis for the New American Bible!

JDH said...

I do like the look of the page layout. Like Ed Rio, I'd be interested in how this compares to the Ignatius NT and Psalms. I use that quite a bit simply because it's a lot smaller than any of my full Bibles, but the print isn't too tiny to comfortably read. But I really like that this one has single column text. I'd be interested to know how thick it is.

Perhaps my favorite thing about the sample pages is that the cross-references are at the bottom of each page, but the notes are at the back. Oh, how I wish I could get a full NABRE like that! I like having the notes handy, but I find them distracting on the page with the biblical text. But I do like having the cross references on the page.

Anonymous said...

(sigh) Yeah, I'll buy it. . . but then I'll have to buy the new edition in 7 years when they're done the revision of the New Testament of the NAB.


Unknown said...

1300 pages for the NT and psalms? That seems like a lot.

Biblical Catholic said...

1300 pages is a lot, but that is an indication that they tried to make the type big enough to actually be able to read it, which is a good thing.

wxmarc said...

I just looked at the preview pages on the Pauline website, and the biggest positive in my view is the single-column page layout. I'm a sucker for single-column layouts. Now, granted, they're especially nice for the poetic books of the Old Testament, but a well-done, single-column New Testament (like the Cambridge REB New Testament) can be very pleasing to read.

Erap10 said...

I wish there was more margin space.

Biblical Catholic said...

Margins? In a NT small enough to fit into your pocket? I cannot imagine being able to write in something that small anyway.

Mark D. said...

Great to see this coming out now. This has been missing on the Catholic scripture marketplace -- a good NT + Psalms in the excellent revised New American Bible translation. Even with the NT getting long in the tooth now, it is still arguably the best translation of the NT on the market in English right now. And the Psalms are a huge improvement over the earlier NAB translations of the Psalms.

Erap10 said...

I can :)