The Douay-Rheims Bible Reviews

The Douay-Rheims  Bible is oldest Catholic Bible translation in English. It was translated from Latin Vulgate and published in 1582 (New Testament) and in  1609-1610 (Old Testament) and revised by Bishop Richard Challoner in 1752. Bible in its present form is the Challoner revision.

Translators used the literal “word for word” translation. That means Douay-Rheims Bible is a most accurate Catholic English Bible and a good source for Bible study.

It has been in use for over 250 years and for the most Catholics is still the best translation of the Sacred Scripture in English.

The Douay-Rheims bible is a good chose if you love English language, history, and tradition.

For you who are looking for The Douay-Rheims  Bible, I have reviewed a  different variety of forms.  These are my top choice among online offering.


 Douay Rheims Bible – Burgundy Cover

Douay Rheims Bible - Burgundy CoverDescription:

The Douay Rheims Bible is the only edition available with the words of Jesus in red.

The edition contains annotations, references and a historical and chronological index.  It is suitable for personal study as well as meditation.

Includes updated color New Testament maps, beautiful pictures portraying the life of Jesus Christ. Complete with the Family record and Presentation pages.

This Bible is available in a durable burgundy leather-soft cover, with gold edges and a ribbon marker.

Price:  $ 49,95                    Gift Wrap Service (optional):  $4.95                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Average customer rank: 5/5

Customer comment:

This beautiful Holy Bible is filled with the Glory of God’s Word. Even though it is not large print, it is still large enough print for most to read with ease. Bound well, it lays flat. Will easily fit into a medium-sized handbag or suitcase/briefcase.

Specification:

  • Burgundy Premium Ultra Soft
  • Standard Print Size 5½ x 8¼ inches
  • Words of Christ in Red
  • 10pt font size
  • Gold page edges
  • Ribbon marker
  • Includes family records pages
  • Number of pages: 1408

Where to buy: www.catholiccompany.com


Douay Rheims Bible – Black Cover

Douay Rheims Bible - Black CoverProduct Description:  (see video)

 

Price: $59,95                           Gift Wrap Service (optional): $4.95

Customer comment:

Very well made Bible. High quality. A lifetime gift for those receiving confirmation or other special occasions.

Specifications:

  • Black bonded leather cover
  • Presentation Page
  • Words of Christ in Red
  • Full-color New Testament Maps of the Holy Land
  • Beautiful Color Paintings Depicting the Life of Christ
  • 10 pt font size
  • Family Records Pages
  • Gold Page Edges
  • Ribbon
  • Measures 5.6″ x 8.25″

Average customer rank: 5/5

Customer comment:

Very well made Bible. High quality. A lifetime gift for those receiving confirmation or other special occasions.

Where to buy: www.catholiccompany.com


Haydock’s Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible

DOUAY RHEIMS BIBLEProduct Description:

The Haydock Bible is a larger-print (12 points) format Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.  A comprehensive commentary uses 210 different sources.  Mostly from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. If you want to better understand the Bible, the Haydock’s Douay- Rheims Catholic Bible is the best Bible available.

Illustrated Catholic Bible Dictionary and History of the Books of Holy Scripture reproduced from the 1859 edition of Fr. Haydock is included in the edition.

In the book, there are engravings, beautiful illustrations, space for recording family births, marriages, and deaths. So the Bible is a perfect gift for Confirmation, Wedding or other gifts.

The edition also contains Bible Dictionary, Historical and Chronological Index,  History of the Books of the Catholic Bible and different tables.  All make it convenient for deep personal Bible study.

This Douay-Rheims edition is one hardcover volume on fine Bible paper with a gold-leaf image on the burgundy leather cover along with a satin ribbon marker.

Price:    $125.00

Specifications:

  • Burgundy leather cover
  • satin ribbon marker
  • measures: 8 1/2″  by 11″
  • Number of pages: 1968
  • larger-print (12 points) format
  • space for recording important family events

Where to buy: www.aquinasandmore.com


Douay-Rheims Black Leather Hardback Bible

douay-rheims-bonded-leather-bible457xlDescription:

This hardback copy of Douay-Rheims Bible with black bonded leather is beautiful enough to be your family Bible.

In addition to the classic translation of the Douay-Rheims Bible, this Bible also contains the encyclical from Pope Leo XIII on the study of the Holy Bible.

Apart to sharp, readable text, you can find also printed end sheets, two marking ribbons (in gold and red satin), maps, an index, 32 classic woodcut illustrations and family register pages.

Price: $39.95

Specification:

  • hardback
  • black bonded leather
  • 2 satin ribbon markers
  • Measures: 8 1/4″  (20.9 cm) x 5 1/2″  (13.9 cm) x 1 3/4″  (4.44 cm)
  • Number of pages: 1392 pages
  • 10 pt font size
  • space for recording important family events

Where to buy: www.aquinasandmore.com


Douay-Rheims & Clementina Vulgata (English and Latin Edition)

Description:

The Latin Vulgate in the edition of Pope Clement VII (Clementina Vulgata) was proclaimed the official Latin Bible of the Roman Catholic Church after the Reformation.

Having both Bibles (Latin and English) side by side allows you to see exactly where the vernacular translation comes from. Even those with limited Latin skills will be able to follow along, using the Douay-Rheims translation as an aid. The result is a beautiful, captivating read.

The cover and spine are nicely ornate, fitting this August and historical edition of the Bible. When you hold this edition, you just have the feeling that you are holding something quite unique and remarkable. It looks and feels sacred as if one is in possession of a liturgical book from a few centuries back.

It’s a large book, as you would expect for what is effectively two complete Bibles.

It is very nice looking, inside and out. The print is a reasonable size in a nice font, and the paper appears fairly high quality, though it is as thin as you might expect.

The two-column English and Latin format is surprisingly accessible providing quickly associated familiarity with little understanding of the Latin text.

Bound in leather with ornate gold blocked cover and spine. Gilded page edges, head and tail bands and two satin ribbons.

Price: $ 365.67

Average customer rank: 4.7/5

Customer comment:

Now, THIS is a beautiful bible! This is what a holy bible should look like. Simply stunning. No one can look at this bible and not be in awe at how beautiful it is.

Specification:

  • Bonded Leather
  • Number of pages: 1488
  • 2 satin ribbons
  • Language: English, Latin
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 3 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pound

Where to buy: www.amazon.com


Douay-Rheims Bible [Pocket size, black flexible cover]

Description:

This edition brings together the best of three Douay-Rheims Editions:

  • The Old and New Testaments   from the 1899 edition published by John Murphy Company
  • Maps   from the 1911 edition published by Wm. Aleister Co
  • Engravings  from the 1941 edition published by The Douay Bible House

This pocket-size edition is 6-7/8″ tall and complete of old-style engravings showing the Bible stories. The edition also contains the three Papal Encyclicals on Holy Scripture, Preface of Providentissimus Deus by Pope Leo XIII, Spiritus Paraclitus by Pope Benedict XV, and Divino Afflante Spiritu by Pope Pius XII.

It has two ribbon placeholders. The written text is in two columns per page. A font is a bit small but crisp and clear.

The size is perfect to carry around and travel with.

Price:  $ 99.00

Average customer rank: 4.7/5

Customer comment:

This is a beautiful, compact edition of the Douay-Rheims pocket Bible
The pocket edition fits in the inside of my winter jacket, and is
with me most of the time…rather than reading depressing newspapers in the coffee shop the book of wisdom lifts my spirit or the psalms lightens the troubles of the day. Thank you for the excellent service. This is a 10 star edition!

Specification:

  • Leather Bound
  • Number of pages: 1512
  • 2 ribbons
  • font, size 6pt
  • Product Dimensions1.2 x 3.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Where to buy: www.amazon.com

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