So, I’m currently in RCIA and planning on entering the Church this Easter. Coming from a Protestant background, I’m a little uneducated about Catholic Bible translations. I currently have a New American Bible, but am somewhat underwhelmed by it. After doing some research, it seems to me that the RSV-CE/2CE and the Douay-Rheims are really solid versions. I like the pure and unadulterated translation of the D-R, but find the language somewhat daunting. Also, I personally like how both translations use “full of grace” instead of “favored one” in Luke 1:28. I’ve also heard great things about the Knox, Confraternity, etc. I’d like to hear some pros and cons about these.
Which publishers/printers print these versions and which publishers do you think are the best to buy from?
Lastly, the D-R seems hard to find and quite expensive. Are there any places I could find it for a decent price? I’m willing to make an investment, but I don’t want to spend $100+ if I don’t have to!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.