The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of English Bible translation work in the latter half of the twentieth century. The RSV Catholic Edition is the official English-language Bible of the Catholic Church--the translation used in official Church pronouncements and thebasis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This superb Large Print Edition offers older or visually impaired churchgoers a highly readable Catholic Bible, with large type, clear page layout, and opaque papers. The Revised Standard Version has the traditional language beloved by Christians of all faiths, the books of the Bible are inCatholic order, and the text carries the Imprimatur of the Catholic Church. The RSV features a Presentation Section, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Faith, a table of Weights and Measures in the Bible, and a full-colormap section. The Large Print Edition also comes in multiple bindings appropriate for church use, personal study, or gift giving. Bound in lovely Pacific Duvelle that's soft to the touch, or in durable bonded leather, the Large Print Edition of The RSV Catholic Edition is both an attractive and thoughtful gift and a lifesaver for anyone who has trouble reading. The durable hardcover edition is ideal not only for homeuse, but also for public reading from a lectern, in a Sunday school class, or other occasions.