Thank you to Theophrastus for the following information:
Amazon often has major sales on Catholic Bibles. A few months ago, I
pointed out that the excellent Oxford Catholic Comparative New
Testament was on sale for under $10.
Well, here is another fantastic bargain: Amazon is selling the New
Jerusalem Bible in the Standard Edition for $10 (list price $25) and the Full Edition for $20 (list price $50).
There is controversy over the NJB -- some people object to its use of
the English spelling of the tetragrammaton (now discouraged by the
Vatican) and it does have moderately inclusive language in parts.
Nonetheless, the NJB is a major translation and the extensive study
helps in the Full Edition will be useful to a broad variety of
Catholics. Personally, I ordered 2 copies of the Standard
Edition and 4 copies of the Full Edition.-- paying just
$100 for $250 worth of Bibles.
I notice that Amazon currently states that there are only 12 more
copies of the Full Edition in stock, so if this is something
you think you may be interested in, you may want to place an order
soon. (However, I've found that Amazon is sometimes able to get
additional bargain book stock in place.)
2011 seems to be the year of Catholic Bibles (the new NABRE edition is
coming out Wednesday, Harvard University Press is releasing a
scholarly new edition of the Douay-Rheims, a number of 400th
anniversary editions of the KJV featuring the Catholic
Deuterocanonical are coming out, the Common English Bible which
included Catholic participation is coming out, and the Ignatius
Catholic Study Bible New Testament is still warm off the press). But
I doubt you'll see a better Bible bargain than this soon.