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Should be better!
on 15 December 2011
I have been looking for a kindle edition of the NRSV (Catholic) Bible for some time, and at last it is here! However, I am so disappointed to discover it has exactly the same problem as the separate New and Old Testaments (NRSV) by Harper: when you are on a page, you have NO indication what book of the Bible you are in. You don't even know what chapter you are in unless you're on a page where you see the chapter number.
Maybe this is a limitation of reading on a kindle. While it does not matter with novels etc, because one tends to start at the beginning and go to the end, it is very important when reading the Bible to know where one is, especially as one tends to read several passages around the same time.
One very good improvement of this edition from the separate editions of the Testaments mentioned above is that you can choose what chapter you want to go to; this is a huge plus! With the separate Testaments editions, if, for example, you want to go to Isaiah 40, you have to start with Isaiah 1 and 'turn' pages all the way to 40.