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Handy Size Douay-Rheims Holy Bible Bonded Leather Edition Compared to the more modern editions of holy writ, the centuries old Douay is the most loyal of all to the literal meaning of the inspired text. If you wish to give someone the written word of God as a gift, why not fulfill that to the letter with this time honored edition. Wrapped in black bonded leather, it makes ...more
Hardcover, 1392 pages
Published June 28th 2002 by Loreto Publications
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Mathew
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
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Karl
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
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Gabe
Apr 26, 2007 Gabe rated it it was amazing
The Douay-Rheims Version. Accept no substitutes. When you absolutely, positively have to read every last motherfucking word of God.
Sara J.
Dec 27, 2015 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
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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.
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.
Doreen Petersen
Jan 08, 2014 Doreen Petersen rated it it was amazing
Really good inspiring read! Always wanted to read it from beginning to end. Was always on my "bucket list" of things to do!
John Greally
Sep 07, 2012 John Greally rated it it was amazing
Not free of mistakes and let-downs completely - but among the very best and with language that soars
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
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Victoria Nicholson
Aug 02, 2012 Victoria Nicholson rated it it was amazing
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
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Stephen
Mar 26, 2016 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  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
JP
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.
Barry Smith
Jun 20, 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.
Adam
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.
Jamie Town
Sep 29, 2012 Jamie Town rated it it was ok
The Old Testament (Exodus and Job) is our second piece of literature we'll focus on in HUM 101: Western Traditions I.
Marla
Oct 25, 2009 Marla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
lots of footnotes. not for meditation, but great for understanding scriptural origins.
Denise Y.
Feb 08, 2013 Denise Y. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will be reading for my entire life...so marking as "read"! :)
Jay D
Aug 09, 2011 Jay D rated it it was amazing
Classic English Catholic Bible.
RosaLinda
Aug 14, 2013 RosaLinda rated it it was amazing
What can I say? It's the good book.
Michiel
Feb 26, 2012 Michiel rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion
(Rating is for the translation.)
Troy
Jul 24, 2010 Troy added it
William H.McClellan.
Sarah
Dec 13, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always reading...
RudyM
Sep 16, 2013 RudyM rated it really liked it
I liked it
Thomas
Sep 04, 2015 Thomas rated it liked it
I'll be honest, I do not know why Catholics love this Bible translation so much. I have found it very difficult to use in prayer due to the archaic language, and know that it is not a translation from the original scripture texts, but rather of St Jerome's Vulgate, which is the authoritative Latin translation for liturgical use in the Latin church, but is not, itself, the original scriptures.
Eric Williams
Apr 16, 2016 Eric Williams rated it liked it
Shelves: religion, catholic, bible
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
David Miller
Aug 24, 2016 David Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Bible took me a year and two days to read, so I missed two days from my one year plan. The Latin Bible is a joy, and the side by side Latin-English layout is very well done. The Bible has the words of Life; may all of us spend part of every day reading Scripture.
Donna
Sep 07, 2015 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like the Douay-Rheims. There are some problems with electronic formatting in this edition, and in some places, you may see rows of illegible type. Once you get past that, the tone is stirring and the effect is much more edifying than trendy new translations.
Mike
What a wonderful read, each time I read an excerpt or book, I learn.
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.
Tiffany
Oct 03, 2015 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's weird to review the bible. It's one of the most influential books in western society so it's probably worth a read. Parts are dry parts are great. Overall it is an interesting read and insight into history.
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