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Old Jun 29, '12, 8:33 am
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Hi.....I had a Catholic New Testament version that was a paperback years ago. For whatever crazy reason I lost it.

I had such a great experience with the Holy Spirit while reading it that I am trying to find the same version....

Problem is I can't remember the version but I remember it having a picture of a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee on the cover......I searched Google, Amazon etc. to no avail.

If anyone can help me identify this version of the Bible I would be so appreciative you don't know.

Can anyone help? Thank you and God bless you.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 10:48 am
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I don't know for certain but that might have been either the New Jerusalem or the Good News versions. Both have been published in a wide range of different bindings and covers. What you describe sounds familiar. - My thoughts are leaning towards the Good News Version.

I would say that the Holy Spirit is in no way going to show any partiality between the various legitimate, honest translations out there. No translation is perfect. Most at least try to be honest. but "Honest" is a relative trem when certain points of protestant belief are compared to the Catholic position. If you are open to the Holy Spirit he will move in you - even if you are unaware of it.

Many catholic writers (such as St. Francis De Sales) describes such awareness of the Holy Spirit as being like the Sugar-Plumb that a mother uses to entice her toddler to do her bidding. IF you no longer need such sugar coated pedagogy, the Lord may not give it to you, but may lead you through a period of "Spiritual Dryness" where you become totally unaware of His action in your life and find no emotional satisfaction in Prayer, scripture or other spiritual activity. This is the "Dessert" where he may be doing his greatest work in your life - if you will just persist.

My personal preference is to use:
the Christian Community Bible for general reading with it's pastoral Commentary. The commentary is very usefull but leans towards Liberation Theology and Liberal Theology in places. It does have an Imprimatur.
the Ignatius Study Bible (RSV-2CE by Ignatius Press. Currently new testament only), for comparison and more serious study. this has an excellent academic commentary, and comes out of Stubenville. The commentary tends to quote from the Catechism and the Fathers - but often lacks the more applied pastoral aspects found in the C.C.B's commentary

Both of these editions are fully catholic publications.

I would bear in mind that all commentaries will contain the opinion of the commentator,and will never (or rarely) provide an exhaustive discourse on the theology of every point raised. They can usefully shed light on the Word of God, but it is the Word that is infallible, not the commentary.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 11:33 am
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That sounds vaguely like "Good News Bible" style imagery. Did it look anything like this?


I couldn't tell you where to get the same printing, if so, but it should be easy enough to find a current printing.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 12:08 pm
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Thanks John. Close but not the one.....how did you pull up this cover please?

It was a real life picture of a boat and on the inside cover I remember it saying it was a boat on the sea of galilee.
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Thanks Anuari......yes, I am experiencing that "spiritual dryness".

I feel that version of the NT will convict me again.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 12:59 pm
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There's this one on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Essential-Bi...ht_1735wt_1189

and this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Good-New...2#ht_500wt_971

They both have photographs of fishing boats, but of course I have no idea what body of water they're on.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 1:09 pm
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Thanks John. Close but not the one.....how did you pull up this cover please?

It was a real life picture of a boat and on the inside cover I remember it saying it was a boat on the sea of galilee.
I ran an image search for "Good News New Testament" and that was one of the results. Sorry, but I don't know any other Bible editions that use such imagery (I tried "New Jerusalem" because of anruari's response but that didn't turn up anything similar).

If the cover image isn't critical, it may not be difficult to find the same translation (there are many more publishers than translations).

If there is a Catholic bookstore nearby, you can read a familiar passage in the translations they have available to see if any of them seems familiar.

Since you primarily need a reading Bible (not a study Bible at this time, right?) then I would recommend the Jerusalem Bible (Either the 1966 original or the "New" translation) if you can't find the familiar one. It is intended to be a high literary quality to make it easy to read.
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Old Jun 29, '12, 1:13 pm
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Hi Creole54......unfortunately those aren't it either but thanks for trying.
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This might not be the one you are looking for, but on this page is a picture of one that I came across

http://www.aw-wrdsmth.com/offers/The...h_Version.html
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Old Jul 1, '12, 6:36 pm
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"Innocent Smith " !!!! That's it !!!!

Do you know if I can still get a copy ? Oh man ! THANK YOU !

Please repsond.
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Glad to hear that!

Apparently, you can buy it used on Amazon....

http://www.amazon.com/Living-Waters-.../dp/B000KAE95W
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Old Jul 1, '12, 7:53 pm
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YAY! I'm so glad someone found it for you. I know the feeling of searching for a particular item, knowing it's out there somewhere...

I spent months a couple of years ago bidding on rosaries on ebay, trying to find the exact one for my sister that she had as a kid (we're talking 50 years ago). Finally found it, after buying at least ten 'close but not quite' rosaries.
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Thanks Creole !!!!
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