Thomas Nelson has now released their newest edition of the NRSV-CE: the Illustrated Catholic Bible. As the title indicates, this new edition features 513 illustrations that were originally printed in a Venetian Bible in the 1500s. It also features a single-column text layout with the same Catholic Comfort Print font that Thomas Nelson used in their large print NABRE last year. The font size is 9.5 points — smaller than the large print NABRE, and the same size as the Thomas Nelson NRSV Personal Edition.
Amazon and ChristianBook report significantly different measurements for the length and width of this Bible, and without measuring it myself it’s impossible to decide what the exact measurements are. Both sites indicate the Bible is at least 6 inches wide and at least 10 inches tall (maybe 11 inches, if ChristianBook is correct). As such, I suspect this will be a medium-large edition that is intended to be read at home rather than on-the-go.
Many of the other specifications are shared in common with the other Thomas Nelson Catholic Bibles:
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Two ribbon markers
- Gilded page edges
Two cover options are available: flexible leathersoft (available at Amazon and ChristianBook) and a genuine leather-wrapped hardcover (Amazon and ChristianBook). Currently, ChristianBook’s prices are significantly lower than Amazon, but the leathersoft edition is out of stock at ChristianBook until September 13th.