Pope Francis has said of the Bible, “Take it, carry it with you and read it every day: It is Jesus himself speaking to you in it!”*This beautiful gift edition of the Catholic Bible is the perfect gift for special milestones in every Catholic's journey of faith, such as Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, or RCIA. Extra helps-including reading plans and prayers, book introductions, a timeline of Catholic and world history, a glossary of important terms, a concordance, full-color maps, and more-make this ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about Scripture and Catholic practice.About the NRSV: Renowned for its balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV is a trustworthy translation appropriate for personal spiritual formation and in the academy. This Catholic Edition of the NRSV bears the imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church and is approved for private use and study by the Catholic faithful. Features include:, *Complete Catholic Bible, including the Deuterocanonical books, with the official imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church, *Presentation pages for dedications and recording events, *Articles explaining fundamental Catholic beliefs and practices, *Introductions to every book of the Bible, *Durable Smyth-sewn binding lays flat in your hand or on your desk, *Full-color maps, *Exceptionally readable 8½-point print size in the exclusive NRSV Comfort Print® typeface, *Anglicized text * Angelus, St. Peter's Square, April 6, 2014 © Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used by permission.