The Life with God Bible is set to be released in early August by HarperCollins. This is a continuation of a project that began a number of years ago, spearheaded most notably by well-known Christian spiritual writer Richard J. Foster. It seems that this new Bible is an updated, more compact edition of the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible published a few year back. While this may not be of interest to most Catholic readers, this Bible project does come in editions with the Deuterocanonical Books. (Thankfully they do refer to them as the "Deuterocanonical Book" and not simply "the Apocrypha".) The Bible translation used is the NRSV.
According to the HarperCollins website, The Life with God Bible combines "the depth of a study Bible with the warmth of a devotional Bible, The Life with God Bible makes Scripture come alive as you learn to read the text in a fresh way, not as something to be mastered, but as a story to enter and a lifestyle to pursue." Mmmm......warmth! My guess is that it tends to lead more towards the devotional end of the spectrum. Any one familiar with the whole Renovare movement or have used the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible? I have seen the older edition in the bookstores from time to time, but I have never taken the time to actually read through it.
What interests me is that it comes in a fairly compact size: 7.1 x 5 x 1.9 inches. It also comes in various editions and covers, including "Italian Leather". I wonder if the "Italian Leather" is the "Italian Duo-Tone" leather that I have seen on a number of newly released Bibles. One that comes to mind, that I have seen in a bookstore, is the NIV Thinline from Zondervan.