[quote="landon13, post:2, topic:330633"]
If you are looking for very traditional, I would recommend going for the Douay-Rheims. This is in that classic King James version english that many people are drawn towards.
Thanks, but I already have the Douay-Chanoller. I'm looking for a change of pace from it. While there are times I love the thees/thys/thous/didsts/etc. I am not always in a mood to sift and filter through the older English.
[quote="Netty1, post:4, topic:330633"]
Looking at the dimensions on the ebay listing which nuntym posted, be aware that the print will probably be quite small. I have the large leather-bound "presentation edition" and still need to use my glasses to read it.
I saw that and thank you for letting me know. I would definitely have to go for the bigger font size, even if it means spending some extra money. At 41, my eyesight isn't what it used to be.
[quote="CalCatholic, post:5, topic:330633"]
You listed study and apologetics as two of your goals, which I think that the RSV-CE/2CE would cover nicely. This translation is more formal than the Jerusalem Bible for these two goals. Since the RSV is an ecumenical translation accepted by many Christian denominations, it is a good translation to use as a bridge for conversations about apologetics.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Jerusalem Bible for devotional reading and prayer.
Yes, but also looking for one for just reading too sometimes (sorry, forgot to put that in my original post this morning - I was typing the original on my smartphone and it was taking too long and had to get ready for Mass).
Would anyone recommend anything else to blend the JB readability with the RSV accuracy? Am I living in a pipe dream to think I can get both in one cover?