Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pocket Gospels and Acts from USCCB

In light of our Holy Father's often repeated call to read the Gospels daily, including gifting thousands of people at a recent Sunday Regina Caeli prayer in St. Peter's Square with copies of the Gospels, the USCCB will be publishing a similar product for those of us in the USA.

INFO:
Carry the Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles with you, and keep the Word of God as your constant guide and inspiration!

In April, Pope Francis handed out thousands of pocket-sized copies of the Gospels and Acts. He asked the faithful to read a passage every day, saying, "This is the word of Jesus!"

This small pocket-sized book has the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles with a beautiful Italian fresco on the cover just like the Pope's! Take it with you and read it anytime you have a few minutes during the day. On the bus!   Waiting for an appointment! Anytime!

This paperback edition will contain the NAB(RE) Gospels and Acts (including notes).  Its size is 6" X 4" X 1/4" and, as the info above mentions, will have the same cover as the one given to the pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.  That is pretty cool!  Individually, the price for each is $7.95.  I know that they are encouraging bulk orders, which you can access here.  (In bulk, the price is closer to $5.37 per book.)

5 comments:

Stuart Dunn said...

I was wondering when they were going to crank this out. Thanks for sharing, Tim!

Anonymous said...

Hello Timothy,

I know that this is probably a shot in the dark, but is there any mention of what the font size is? Six by four seems pretty decently sized, but small fonts are a no go at my age.

Pax,
John

Timothy said...

John,

I'll see if I can find out for you.

Timothy said...

John,

The answer is 10 pt for the scripture and 5.5 for the textual notes.

Anonymous said...



Thank you, Timothy! That's good to know.

Pax,
John