I wanted to get your opinion on what is the best publishing version of the Douay-Rheims to purchase???
I’m looking to get one for devotional reading and prayer so I was wondering.
I know a lot of people like the Baronius Press so I want to know what about it is so great also if anyone has the pocket sized version of it.
Or what other versions may be good to look into?
Also, I am not going to listen to anyone that says “I like XX version instead because it doesn’t have the thee’s and thous” or something like that. lol
I had the Baronius Douay Rheims and didn’t like it.Pages had a yellowish tint (I think they changed it now) It had a “hard” leather cover and was very bulky and difficult for me to comfortably enjoy it.This was my personal experience with it
I sold it and replaced it with the St Benedict Press one and absolutely love,love,love it,
It is a “Regular” size, (5.62" X 8.25" X 1.5") has a soft flexible leather cover,beautiful print and all the bells and whistles (Maps,references,historical and chronological indexes etc)
Also has the “words of Christ” in red,didn’t know if I would like that but found it very nice
My favorite "go to " Bible now books.benedictpress.com/index.php/Douay-Rheims-Bible-Black-Genuine-Leather
I actually have, and read from quite often, a Cambridge Cameo KVJ with Apocrypha. It’s a gorgeous Bible from the calfskin cover to the india paper. I’d LOVE to see something like this in a DR or RSV from any Catholic publishing house. Alas, I feel we are stuck with either low quality Bibles, or the option to send existing ones out somewhere to a place like leonardsbooks.com/ for rebinding etc.
So true! Most Catholic bibles are cheaply made and will not last long use. It is a sad state that one could find nicer Missals than Bibles. You mention toon Leonard’s, a place where I have had two of my Bibles rebound. If you want to get one rebound, make sure to get a Bible with sewn binding. Leonard’s did a great job with my Baronius Knox. I wouldn’t get any Bible rebound unless it were originally from Baronius or Oxford.
Your blog is a favorite, and I’ve seen the rebind you had done on the Knox. Very nice! I have the Knox myself and am thinking about having it rebound as well. I’ve put if off at this point for two reasons. One, I don’t know if I want to send it away for that long as I am thoroughly enjoying the translation, and two, I actually find the hardcover to my liking for it’s size. Never thought I would say that as I really enjoy softer flexible Bibles, but I must say I do think this is one of the better I’ve seen.
On a side note. I also find the latest leather edition of the Oxford NOAB with Apocrypha to be very very well put together. It’s one of the nicest out there; and while not specifically Catholic, it is, IMO, the closest one is going to get to a high quality Catholic edition with a soft cover.
I felt the exact same way. I actually bought a cheap facsimile Knox NT to keep me busy while it was gone. I had second thoughts about even sending it since the hardcover is so well done and I would lose those lovely endpapers. But, having this beautiful Onox wrapped in goatskin is amazing.