Terrific Review Thursday!
Rating- Five out of Five Stars
Pros- Easy to read, reputable Catholic organization, study bible for those curious of Catholic ideas, New American Bible Revised Edition, just a few steps away from original language of the bible
Cons- Catholic version (bad for some, but not for me), it has study topics for Catholics (again, for me good because I like to study other religions and I used to be Catholic), pricey
Recommend- yes, especially if you are following my posts on the Occult and the Bible every Wednesday and Sunday, of which you can find here!
The Bible for Catholics and Non-Catholics!
When I was Catholic, this was my bible of choice. It was written for the modern user! The people at Catholic Answers knew what they were doing when they compiled this one!
It has sections in it that talk about reasons to be Catholic, most of which deal with the Catholic and Protestant differences and how to explain the Catholic side. I feel everyone can learn about this though, because that makes us more educated and understanding of a view, and we will be better prepared to discuss issues with them (though I am a debater by nature, literally, my personality type is known as the debater, so discussions are a little too nice for my liking!)
The Bible for our Series
If you like the series I do on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s the Bible and the Occult, then I highly recommend this Bible, as my studies come directly from this one!
I have fallen in love with this particular version of the Bible for various reasons. Perhaps the main reason is that I got this bible while I was in college at Franciscan University, which is like one of the best University’s for a Catholic Education in America, again in my own opinion.
I really prefer the Catholic bible anyway, because it has the books that I believe are going to be important in our series, and the Protestant Bible does not have those. If you are curious about those books watch this video! It will help clear up some of the confusion I believe.
So, one could call me bias over this version, but I’m okay with that. Biased or not, it is still a great version that comes close to the original languages, but keeps it in modern English.
Probably the best reason for this version of the Bible is because it is the New American Bible, Revised Edition. I find this to be a superb version of the Bible.
It tries to stay true to the original language, but it is written in modern English. This version of the Bible comes mostly from the Latin Version, but has been updated a little more because of our better understanding of what the original meant and said.
Made by a Reputable Site
Catholic.com is a reputable Catholic Site with hundreds of questions and answers. It has been around for a very long time, and it’s founder, Karl Keating, is a life long Catholic who has been in many debates and is a scholarly man.
For the most part, everyone I have seen on Catholic Answers has a Master’s or higher, mostly in Theology. They have dedicated themselves to making sure what they are teaching is close to what the Father’s of the Church taught.
So it makes sense that this version would be a good version. Their reputation is on the line over it.
The reviewers on Amazon have given this Bible 4.8 out of five stars! That is pretty good and close to my rating as well! It is a great version to become aquanted to, and I think people realize that. There is not much I need to say there, it pretty much speaks for itself!
Is this the Bible for You?
Yes!!! This is the bible for everyone, Catholic or not! I recommend it especially for our series we are going over! Because of its superb translation, and it’s easy to follow format this Bible gets my five stars!
I love this version of the Bible and I’m sure you will too, especially if you like to learn about other religions and how to better debate people of that religion!
If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section below!! I will try to get back with you as soon as possible, which is usually in less than a day!