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The Douay-Rheims Bible is a traditional Catholic Bible. This edition is Bishop Richard Challoner 's revision complete with his extensive notes.
Hardcover, 776 pages
Published March 19th 2009 by Benediction Books (first published 1611)
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I was born and "raised" Catholic but basically fell away from the faith. Later I became a Protestant and to make a long story short, I ended up right back over the Tiber.

One of the habits I picked up from my old Protestant days was a love and devotion to Scripture. When I had started I had picked up a New American Bible and for the most part that was okay but even before I realized how heretical the translator's notes were I had problems with their rejection of Apostolic authorship of the Gospel
Apr 26, 2007 Gabe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Douay-Rheims Version. Accept no substitutes. When you absolutely, positively have to read every last motherfucking word of God.
Sep 04, 2011 Karl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Douay-Rheims translation into English of the Christian Holy Bible, essentially a Catholic compilation of separate scrolls by various ancient Jewish and Christian authors (not Anonymous), is probably the best and most accurate of the classic translations into English that is available.

Although the competing King James Version is perhaps better known in the English speaking world, the Douay-Rheims version is a more valuable guide in the English language, short of translating every word yoursel
Sara J.
May 10, 2014 Sara J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves, religion
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.
4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him.
8 He was not the
Kevin Fitzsimmons
Love this translation. Grew up with it as a kid and now I try to find copies wherever I can. It might not be the most accurate translation ever, and the footnotes definitely show their age, but this is a great bible for me.
Sep 30, 2016 Urs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING(again)! :D
Kevin de Ataíde
Well, not the large print version, but I still own it. The Word of God. Can I give it less than five stars? It changed my life.
John Greally
Sep 07, 2012 John Greally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not free of mistakes and let-downs completely - but among the very best and with language that soars
Doreen Petersen
Oct 05, 2013 Doreen Petersen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good inspiring read! Always wanted to read it from beginning to end. Was always on my "bucket list" of things to do!
St Joseph Treasury
Of all of the modern revisions of the Bible that are now available in the whole of the English-speaking world, The Holy Catholic Douay-Rheims Version is the most accurate and safest version ever produced; it is also the only authoritative Catholic Bible that nourished generations of English-speaking Catholics!

The Old and New Testaments are from the 1899 edition published by the John Murphy Company in Baltimore, Maryland (these texts were wholly revised and diligently compared with the Latin Vulg
Oct 15, 2012 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There are two excellent English translations of the Bible, each representing one of the two main strands of documentary history. One is The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Revised Standard Version (1977). It is the clearest and most comprehensive revision of the King James Version, which was compiled and translated from all sources available in 1611. The other is a 2003 Baronius edition of the 1899 Gibbons edition based on the 1749-1752 Challoner revision of the 1610 Douay-Rheims ...more
Victoria Nicholson
I have read all of the new testament in this and parts of the old testament.Classic catholic cultural literature or sacred writing? I believe in Jesus so its sacred writing to me.Right now
Im a quaker who uses roman catholic, eastern-orthodox, coptic writing, and the writing of the early
church writers along with quaker writings. I believe "faith without works is dead"!I may convert
to catholicism, orthodoxy, or the coptic church once Ive gone to all 3 of their initiation classes.
Liberal quakers u
May 18, 2013 JP rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The foundational text for Christianity, a historical and philosophical connection to the early church and to Judaism, and a great work of literature. I first read it in its entirety during a "Through the Bible in a Year" program in high school. Whether one is seeking the basis for Christianity, masterpiece storytelling, or a classic Great Book, the Bible merits its 5 stars.
Nov 07, 2009 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first complete translation of the Alexandrine Canon into English taken directly form the Latin Vulgate. Still employs archaic language (such as "thee" and "thou"), which can seem forbidding to young students or first-time readers. Makes a great "coffee-table" or "wedding" Bible.
Barry Smith
Jun 12, 2008 Barry Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all non-communists
This Bible was revised in (the last revision) A.D.1749-1752 and compared with the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner.
Bible is ALIVE with the work of God, its vibrant and includes all the hidden Books. To me its the closest hing to the origional books that I will ever get.
Feb 26, 2012 Michiel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(Rating is for the translation.)
Jamie Town
The Old Testament (Exodus and Job) is our second piece of literature we'll focus on in HUM 101: Western Traditions I.
Oct 12, 2008 Marla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lots of footnotes. not for meditation, but great for understanding scriptural origins.
William H.McClellan.
Feb 22, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always reading...
Sep 16, 2013 RudyM rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it
Oct 27, 2010 RosaLinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? It's the good book.
Jay D
Aug 09, 2011 Jay D rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic English Catholic Bible.
Denise Y.
Feb 03, 2013 Denise Y. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will be reading for my entire marking as "read"! :)
Thoyd Loki
Mar 20, 2017 Thoyd Loki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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Wren | WrensReads
WrensReads Review:

Sidenote: The reason for such vague and short and "eh" words on each of these books, is because I wasn't challenging the study of the Bible when I read these. I was challenging myself to read the whole Bible in a year because I knew it would be discipline to keep at it daily. I do, however, plan to pick up a book and study what it is saying. Those will be longer reads and more notes.

So here is my review from my "Read the Bible in a Year" challenge. Usually just snippets of thou
Joan Haughton
Aug 10, 2014 Joan Haughton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!”

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

Do you believe that Jesus is Lord? If you believe, you will receive eternal life, claiming the truth that you
Eric Williams
I give the Douay Rheims high marks for accuracy of translation. But on the other hand the companies that have re-published it always keep the original phrasing, grammar, and punctuation used in the 16th century. As an example, I have the edition published by Loreto Publications. There are no quotation marks at all and they also retained wording like John 11:8: "And goest thou thither again?" Modern 21st century English simply isn't written that way anymore, certainly not with all of the "thou" ...more
Jan 01, 2017 Abigail is currently reading it
Started in 2015 for a modified version of the How to Change Your Mind Bible reading plan (instead of using one translation for all the read-throughs, I'm using a different translation each time).

Have read so far:
Genesis - May 2015
Job - Nov.-Dec. 2016
Judith Mullett
Jan 05, 2015 Judith Mullett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a duplication so just doing this cos only one shows as being read. I am actually reading the Bible on my Kindle Fire but also the leather bound book. The book has additional text in the form of annotations and footnotes that are very interesting, insightful, and informative. After reading a section on my Kindle, I check the book for more text. I don't want to miss what the has to offer.
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“31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us? 32 He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how hath he not also, with him, given us all things? 33 Who shall accuse against the elect of God? God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that shall condemn? Christ Jesus that died, yea that is risen also again; who is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? 36 (As it is written: For thy sake we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.) 37 But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” 0 likes
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