Thomas Nelson (now a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing) has announced four new editions of the NRSV for Catholics which are scheduled for release in March of 2020:

  • Journal Edition
  • Gift Edition
  • Large Print Standard Edition
  • Personal Size Standard Edition

All of these editions will feature the current NRSV text. The revised text (the NRSV-UE), which a team of scholars is currently working on, is unlikely to be ready for printing anytime before the middle of 2021. The journal and gift editions will use the anglicized text.

All four editions will feature a sewn binding, two ribbon markers, and a new font called “NRSV Comfort Print (R).” The Journal Edition will be available in either hardcover or leathersoft, but the remaining three editions will be offered only in leathersoft — with multiple color choices available. Check out the Thomas Nelson announcement website for all the details!

These editions have the potential to be very attractive for anyone who enjoys the NRSV. It’s difficult to anticipate how the NRSV-UE will compare to the current edition, but in all likelihood, it will take a good while before the NRSV-UE receives an updated imprimatur. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing these editions from Thomas Nelson next year.

2 thoughts on “Coming in March 2020: New NRSV Catholic Editions from Thomas Nelson”

  1. More than a week and no comments, but I guess that’s a reflection of the NRSV’s popularity. I’m actually interested in this release, especially the large print version. Looking forward to a review when they come out.

    1. I’m glad to hear it, Jay. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on at least one of these editions when they are released. They have good potential!

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