So I have been doing a lot of reading about the Knox Bible since it’s re-release by Baronius Press. I’ve read a bit of it online, read reviews and have had a general interest since first learning about it.
Just the other day, I stopped by my local Catholic book store and noticed they had a phyical copy of the Baronius Press edition on the shelf. I’d never actually seen it, so I picked it up and started flipping through the pages. The edition is quite nice, as I had read previously, and I didn’t realize how nice the single column layout would be for reading. I started thinking about purchasing the book as it was the last one on the shelf. It was opened, and had a slight blemish on the cover in the leather. Nothing that you really notice, but still, it was there. I asked the woman behind the counter if they had any other in stock and she said no. I mentioned the blemish on the cover and she immediately asked if I’d be interested if she took 20% off the price. As I’ve been thinking about this for a year or so I said absolutely. I wound up purchasing the Bible for just under $45 and some change. They also had the Englishing the Bible booklet with it, which I was glad to hear.
Anyway, sorry to ramble on above, but in the few days I have owned this Bible, I am starting to wonder why I waited so long to make the purchase. It is already giving me an entirely new view on the Scriptures. The flow of the words is speaking to me like never before. I’m finding new insights and inspirations each and every time I pick it up. It looks like this Bible is going to be the perfect companion for my morning reading during the upcoming long cold winter. I can’t wait to dig into it further and experience my daily reading in a whole new way.
Lastly, while I realize I have been a hold out on this translation myself; I’m actually wondering why I don’t see more discussion on it here. I’ve been a long time reader of the DR and the RSV-CE, even the KJV w\Apocrypha at times, but I think I may have found my new favorite treasure. A truly Catholic, inspiring, enjoyable to read version of the Sacred Scriptures that keeps me wanting to come back for more.