Christianbook.com is listing the NLT-CE for $9.99 for the Ebook and $18.99 for the hardcover. Both will be released in October.
Tyndale is pleased to announce the NLT Catholic Readers Edition, approved by the Catholic Church for reading and study and including the official Imprimatur. The Bible includes the New Living Translation text with deuterocanonical books. It also features book introductions to aid your personal study. The Holy Bible, New Living Translation communicates God’s Word powerfully to all who read it.
The New Living Translation is an authoritative Bible translation rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.
I pre-ordered one from amazon. I get free two day shipping from them.
This looks like a good deal on a dynamic translations that is getting some traction -- with the bishops in India supporting the use of the translation. I am happy with the Message Catholic Edition, but if I was in the market for a dynamic equivalence/paraphrase translation, I would give the NLT Catholic Edition serious consideration.
They seem to be taking their sweet time getting this into the hands of Americans. I've had the opportunity to enjoy an early copy (thanks Timothy!) and it is both well-made and very readable, especially in large chunks like an entire book at once. Job in particular is especially well-rendered in the NLT.
I own a Schuyler Caxton NLT bible. Yes. It's missing the "apocrypha" but I do love the translation and the Bible is beautiful. Single column paragraph format. Goatskin leather. It's like butter. I do have my Ignatius New Testament Study bible and NABRE Didache bible on hand for questions about Church teaching. My previous statement should say everything about the status of Catholic bibles. There is not one single go to bible. One bible relies too much on the historical approach and lacks theological notes and vise versa. Who knows when the Ignatius Old Testament will be complete and then when it is complete, will there be one combined volume? Has anyone seen the latest NLT Illustrated Study bible? It's gorgeous. Full color. Extras all over the place. It puts Catholic bibles to shame.
Protestant Bibles almost often put our own Bibles to shame in terms of their publication values and application helps. Look at something like the ESV Study Bible and ask yourself honestly: could any Catholic publishing house or group of Catholics working with a "mainstream" publishing house (like Oxford or HarperCollins) produce anything even remotely like that volume? For all the praise shown for the Catholic Study Bible from Oxford, or for the Didache Bible, the answer is simply and tragically: no. The most exciting Bible to be published in the English-speaking Catholic world since the Jerusalem Bible -- the Message Catholic Edition -- is for the most part a Protestant translation produced by a Presbyterian. And it has no footnotes and only the most minimal of introductory material for the various books. Sad!
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