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Sunday, 6 December 2020

The New Testament Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition - Blue Sparrow Publishing

The New Testament
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
Dynamic Catholic (Previous Published)
ISBN 9781929266746 (Softcover)
ISBN 9781635820058 (Premium Edition)


I recently received two bibles to review. This one is The New Testament in a premium leather edition. And the full bible, which looks the same except green leather instead of Blue. The first thing I noticed was that they were almost the exact same size. The difference is the paper. The New Testament has much thicker paper. They are both single column design. With wide margins with lots of space for notes and thoughts to be written. This New Testament is a wonderful edition for reading. It has no footnotes and minimal endnotes. 

The book is well put together. And should last for years. My son loves it and wants his own copy now. I started reading both editions when they arrived. One in Genesis and one in Matthew. I have read the RSV version before and was one of three we could quote from academically when I did my Religious Studies Degree with a focus on Roman Catholic Thought. 

To be honest this is my new favorite bible for just reading. My son likes the look of both the leather and softcover editions. The cover of the softcover really appears to him. I like the heft and feel of it. It is great an awesome New Testament.

Note: The publisher has undergone some name changes, from Dynamic Catholic to Wellspring, to Blue Sparrow. Even if you order directly from Blue Sparrow you will likely end up with one with a different publisher’s name inside. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan

Full Bible Softcover (9781929266821)
Full Bible Premium (9781635820003)
NT Softcover (9781929266746)
NT Premium (9781635820058)


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