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Catholic Bible-RSV-Compact [Bonded Leather]

Oxford University Press
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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23 Feb 2006
The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of English Bible translation work in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It is still the translation used in official Church pronouncements, and serves as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Oxford RSV Catholic Bible features a Presentation Section, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Faith and a table of Weights and Measures in the Bible. Bound in a stylish black-on-burgundy "basketweave" binding that overlaps the book's spine, this beautiful compact bible is available at a surprisingly affordable price. The Compact Edition is perfect for travelers, students and hospital visitors, and readers on the go.

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  • Bonded Leather: 1253 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Compact edition (23 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195288556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195288551
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 13.6 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy 26 Dec 2009
By Liz D
Format:Leather Bound|Verified Purchase
The print is clear and easy to read, so I do not get eye strain. In a world where the print size diminishes (yes I have up to date perscription glasses) it is nice to be able to relax whilst reading, instead of squinting. The paper is very thin, however, if the paper was thicker then the book would be very heavy and difficult to handle. So on balance, I accept the thinner paper as a means to hold the book to read it whilst lounging in an unseemly heap on the sofa. The greatest book ever written in the history of the world.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ignatius catholic bible 9 Feb 2009
Format:Leather Bound
This bible is beautifully presented and is written in an easily readable format. Well recommended. My little boy received it for his First Holy Communion last year and his teacher has asked for the details so that she may order one for her Niece's Holy Communion.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compact & delightful edition 26 July 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought the Revised Standard Version following a discussion about translations and versions at a parish study group I have started attending.
This is an English update of an American update of the King James / Authorised Version. Much of the language used is familiar - the poetic beauty of the King James all seems to be there but without some of the more antique language. I understand it also steers more towards textual accuracy than general modern-language equivalence. So spot on as far as I am concerned.
I ought to mention to non-catholics that the "Catholic Edition" bit doesn't mean the translation is different but that it includes the extra Old Testament books and passages which Protestants call the Apocrypha (and Catholics call deutero-canonical) which are missing from some editions.
The book itself is a nice neat package - easily fitting into a coat pocket or bag. It has several decorated introductory pages with spaces for dedication, family tree and similar making it suitable as a gift from godparents etc.
The typeface is small but very clear on fine paper. Perfect for young eyes (which mine aren't) and very good for all others.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bible 3 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This bible is a wonderful purchase. It is as you would expect very good quality and a good read. It is a wonderful bible for people. Easy to read and understand. This is the first purchase and in the future I will order another copy.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reader beware ! 6 April 2005
Format:Imitation Leather|Verified Purchase
This edition of the RSV Bible is indeed compact measuring just 7inch by 5 inch ,an ideal size to carry around. However, readers should be aware that the pages are exceptionally thin and the print extremely small. This makes it difficult to read when following a service . I am an elderley churchgoer and found that although the size was perfect and easy to carry it was difficult to use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, without the zipper 27 July 2012
Format:Bonded Leather|Verified Purchase
This is a very attractive Bible spoilt by only one thing, which I'll come to.

The design is very good, and not the norm for an Oxford Bible. The size is good for a pocket Bible, it handles well, and, if you have bought the version without the zipper, there are no problems opening it. The text is small, but uncluttered, even in the prose sections. There are section dividers that add some extra white space to make things easier on the eye. I need reading glasses, but I can see the text without much problem. The notes are placed at the end of the OT and NT, and Dei Verbum is at the beginning. There are attractive glossy pages for family tree details - although why you'd want this in a pocket Bible I don't know.
The only negative is that the weave spine cover does not bind well to the end papers, and is quite noisy as you open and close, with a clearly audible crinkling sound. Apart from that, this is the translation stream (KJV, RSV, ESV, NRSV) pocket Bible I have been looking for.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice compact edition 22 Dec 2011
By Orly
Format:Hardcover
I am very happy with this product. It is small and handy, perfect if you want to read the Bible en route. What else do I have to say? - It's the Bible we're talking about, the best book in the world!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bible 17 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Beautiful bible. Good strong hard back and in a lovely blue colour. It is excellent value for money, good size also.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not too big, not too small, just right
Published 15 days ago by why
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the bible
Does anyone dare to say not good?
Published 23 days ago by Shanhuei Chuang
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good material
Published 2 months ago by Max Barbosa
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money
Delivered on time. Well packed. My husband uses it all the time.
Excellent value for money.
Published 2 months ago by Dorothy Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible: Compact Edition
This is the version of the Bible chosen by the Roman Catholic Church to use when quoting the Sacred Scriptures in
official documents in English
Published 5 months ago by stephen Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it looks
I needed a bible that a) used up-to-date English (and less of the thees and thous!) and b) one that I could take with me and fit in my handbag. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sue Roebuck
5.0 out of 5 stars A great size for carrying in the handbag
This is a really beautiful little bible. I can't believe that a full bible can be so small yet so readable, I'm really impressed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kathleen Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Glad to have a lovely edition of the traditional RSV in large print - just right for use in public, reading and teaching/preaching. Read more
Published 6 months ago by P. D. Peterken
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
The RSV was all that I wanted really pleased also small enough to carry. As I am part of a prayer group.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs Pauline Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Small and compact. Ideal for students and travellers. Great Travelling companion. Price and weight are reasonable. Finely printed and clearly labled.
Published 8 months ago by edmond ow
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