Very Disappointed!User Review - Christianbook.com
After waiting many weeks for delivery I was excited to see that it had shipped. It was to be a replacement for my 1980's vintage Jerome Catholic Bible. Several front pages rumples. That is livable, don't use those pages much anymore. Cross references are minimal. Maybe equivalent to the old Bible, maybe not. My wife had a Zondervan bible, the study version. It is now about five years old and the new one is scheduled to ship soon. I had expected the study materials to be equivalent to the Zondervan, NOT! In neither quality or quantity is the NAB Study Bible up to the standards set by the Zondervan study bible. On the plus side the Archaeology section is good and there are several insightful subsections in that portion. The introductions to the books of the bible are also good, but not exceptional. The new translation of the Old Testament is readable. In some places it offers quite different translations and versing in some sections. For example, the psalms take on a different meaning when versing and wording is changes only minimally in some sections (chapters). Basic data points such as family trees, chronological sequences, The Law (Pentateuch) and similar areas compare almost identically with the older St. Jerome. We have two other Study Bibles on hand that I would recommend as better than the NAB and I have a third on order. The NAB although newer than the others will be relegated to third or fourth reference on the shelf. Sorry NAB. Overall, I am happy with the actual translations and the readability of the new NAB Bible. I would quickly recommend the basic Bible to a friend. On the other hand, I am very disappointed in the supplemental materials and somewhat disappointed in the cross referencing. I hope this helps anyone considering a purchase of the NAB Study Bible. The Bible is good the study materials not so.
New American Catholic Study BibleUser Review - Christianbook.com
This is quite a good Bible in that it contains the Deuto-canononical books or so called Apochrypha. At the beginning of the Bible there is a substantial section of over 500 pages of introductory notes and information concerning each book. A seperate book in itself really. The translation does not alter "Proper Nouns" as many do. Thank God they do away with this non-biblical word Hell and use the correct language as is found in the original manuscripts. There are notes and cross referrences at the foot of each column. The text is very easy to read and great for those whose studious eyes are growing dim. Here and there the notes favour a Catholic approach but the work on the whole is a valuable tool for Catholic and Protestant alike.
Its a sort of Study BibleUser Review - Christianbook.com
I have study bibles such as Ryrie and Scofield and I thought it would be good to enlarge my study with a view from another denomination. The actual translation used and style appeared more like a novel than a bible. The footnotes (for lack of a better term) references etc., seemed vague at times. It may be a good starter Bible for the denomination it is intended for but not for those who study the word as their final authority in faith and belief.
Catholic Study BiblUser Review - Overstock.com
Never thought Overstock sold books and even more so Bibles, but I was pleasantly surprised it carried this particular bible. Good quality book and I was please with packing and shipping time. I will definitely look to Overstock in the future for my needs.
Exegesis is too sparseUser Review - Christianbook.com
A great study bible! I use the Holman NIV commentary set, crossway ESV study bible, and MacArthur commentary set, and several other study bibles as I study the word. These books are compelling me, for the first time in my life; with an enthusiasm for reading the word of God (this was hindered in the past due to my inability to interpret some scripture). I am EXTREMELY grateful for the blessings that that these texts provide, i.e., in-depth and understandable analysis, contemporary language (as opposed to Calvin, Poole, Henry, etc.), supporting scripture, etc. How I would rank my study bibles (based solely on my opinion of the quality and depth exegesis/analysis): 1. Crossway ESV study bible 2. John Macarthur NASB study bible 3. Zondervan NASB study bible 4. Ligonier Ministries ESV Reform study bible 5. NAB Catholic study bible (sparse exegesis) 6. RSV Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament (in my opinion, Hahn erroneously interprets the scripture). Also, if you can afford the MacArthur New Testament commentary set and Holman NIV New Testament commentary set, then I would also highly recommend them for a more in-depth exegesis/analysis. http://www.christianbook.com/the-macarthur-new-testament-commentary-vols/john-macarthur/pd/498729? http://www.christianbook.com/holman-new-testament-commentary-12-volumes/9780805428285/pd/45002 http://www.christianbook.com/esv-study-bible-genuine-leather-black/9781433502446/pd/502440 http://www.christianbook.com/nasb-macarthur-bible-black-genuine-leather/9780529122551/pd/122553 http://www.christianbook.com/nas-zondervan-bible-genuine-leather-black/9780310911463/pd/11462 http://www.christianbook.com/esv-reformation-bible-genuine-leather-black/9781596381377/pd/381377 http://www.christianbook.com/american-catholic-study-bible-second-edition/9780195297751/pd/297751 https://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=174842
Review: The New American Bible, Catholic Study, Softcover, Second EditionUser Review - boyy - Christianbook.com
It help me alot I highing recommend it. It is easy to read Read full review
Review: The Catholic Study Bible: New American BibleUser Review - Hui Zhen - Goodreads
This is the best partner for Bible Study. I just wish that there is a light weight but with a modern layout, fonts similar to those presented in Protestant bibles. Read full review
Review: The New American Bible, Catholic Study, Softcover, Second EditionUser Review - Anonymous - Christianbook.com
This is what I thought I was purchasing. Excellent. Read full review
Review: The New American Bible, Catholic Study, Softcover, Second EditionUser Review - Christianbook.com
This is what I thought I was purchasing. Excellent.
Review: Catholic Study Bible: New American BibleUser Review - Tim - Goodreads
Whether you believe it or not, I dont know why you wouldnt read it. Read full review