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4/18/15 10:37 A

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Thanks for all the great suggestions. I plan on checking them out.

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4/17/15 10:15 P

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I have a Women's Devotional Bible (NIV) Version which suits me very well for daily bible study. When I go to church I have a smaller bible in the NRSV style which I like as well!

If you can go to a bookstore to compare versions and see which one suits you best!

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4/15/15 6:31 P

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MARYELLEN - I had to chuckle about your comment about muscles from all those Bibles! Hey - if it's working for you, why not? I understand about wanting another translation sometimes. I do that at work - when I am trying to explain something, I will go to many translations to try and do so.

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4/15/15 3:29 P

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Good luck with your studies. I made through 3 1/2 years of formation, but had to leave due to health issues and Archdiocesan rules. Bad knees kicked me out! But I still am a Deacon at heart! I still do as much at my parish as our Deacons do.

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4/15/15 11:57 A

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I am studying for the permanent diaconate, and I have been using two version primarily. The primary one that I use is the Catholic Study Bible (NAB). The other, which was required for one of my courses, is The Catholic Faith and Family Bible (NRSV), which is very easy to read. Good luck and God's blessings in choosing which version is best for you! (The Jerusalem Bible is very good, too.)

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4/15/15 8:41 A

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I have the Living Bible also, and the New American - and i have an Amplified version, too

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4/15/15 7:49 A

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I have a Catholic student study bible, which is old, and I love it...however, it is only the new testament, but it is in a language that is easy to understand!

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4/15/15 7:41 A

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I have a missal...and bible of course, but the Missal has the Traditional Latin mass, saints,
I like it..


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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4/14/15 9:53 P

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I really like my "Living Bible" which I got before I began doing Bible Studies. The leaders of the BS classes we have in our parish cringe when I go back to that to try to understand some passages. They prefer the Revised Standard Version. I also have a Parallel Bible as well as the New American Bible.Then I cart the Catechism and Scott Hahn's Bible Dictionary and believe me lugging all that to classes is building muscles 12 ways! I usually don't bring the Parallel one but the others are really handy when we get into discussions.

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4/14/15 8:07 P

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I have a Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition, published by Ignatius Press.

When I bought it, I knew next to nothing about Bibles, so took the advice of some women who I knew had much more knowledge than I. I like this version.

At school, with my EAL students, I use a Good News Bible (Catholic edition) for its simplicity and easy-to-understand language, although I often supplement it with other versions.

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4/14/15 7:22 P

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I have the New American Bible and love it. I also use the Catechism of the Catholic Church to compare church teachings and see where in the Bible it exists. Our parish started Bible studies two years ago and I love it!

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4/14/15 5:57 P

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Traditionally, Catholics weren't encouraged to read the Bible. You heard it all with daily Mass and the Daily Office over the year. Thank goodness that changed with Vat II. Get a Bible you enjoy reading. I have one called the Parallel Bible, with the Living Bible alongside my beloved King James. As I recall from history classes, once the Catholics allowed the reading of the Bible in English without risking execution, they couldn't allow King James (Protestant) so they wrote one in Douay and one in Rheims, combined to be Douay Rheims, translated directly from the Vulgate about 30 years after the Councils of Trent. Later, in the 18th century, Bishop Challoner revised that with much of the language from Tyndale.

If you want to read beautiful Psalms and love the English language, look at the Psalter from the old English Book of Common Prayer (1928 or earlier). Those are from the Coverdale Bible, which pre-dates King James by nearly 70 years.

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4/14/15 4:12 P

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I am Catholic, but never got into serious bible reading. I am interested in reading the bible, but need to purchase one. Any suggestions on which one to buy.

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