The Douay-Rheims New Testament (Paragraph Edition). As someone who as advocated for more modern looking editions of such classic Catholic Bibles like the Douay-Rheims, I was very excited to find out about this. Mike was willing to answer a few questions about this project, which you can read below. Even if you are not a regular reader of the Douay-Rheims Bible, perhaps you might consider purchasing this edition, since it is such a great concept and cost less than $9.00. Oh that more Catholic publishers would consider doing what Mike has done!
So why did you decide to do this?
I decided to do this because I wished to make available a printed copy of the Douay-Rheims New Testament at as inexpensive a price as possible (It is my favorite translation, even more than the RSV, 2nd Catholic Edition). Douay-Rheims Bibles tend to be more expensive, and while I could not hope to make the whole Bible available, I figured having at the least the New Testament available for a cheap price would still be good. Since I was going to be trying to publish the New Testament anyway, I thought it would be nice to put it in a paragraph format. (Not only would it seem more reader friendly, but it would also cut down on the size of the book, since in any case it would be single column.) So I decided to apply (for the most part) the paragraph divisions found in the original Douay-Rheims New Testament to the text of the Challoner revision. (I also decided to add asterisks in the text to indicate the presence of footnotes, which follow the chapter, as
What can a person expect who orders this Rheims NT?
I made a single column, paragraph edition of the New Testament (basically based on the paragraph divisions found in the original Douay-Rheims New Testament, only that I applied them to the text of the Challoner revision). Admittedly, it's a huge book (the pages are 8 1/2" X 11", and it's around 350 pages), and so not that portable like, say, a pocket New Testament would be, of course. At the same time, it does have 12 point type. As for what anyone who ordered it should expect, well, not a professional job admittedly, since it does have flaws, most notably the lack of page headings showing where one is in the text, necessitating the use of the table of contents to find a specific passage quickly. However, hopefully it would be a more reader friendly version of the Douay-Rheims New Testament than other editions, and at a a reasonably large font. Plus, as I said, at an inexpensive price (I priced it at as low of a price as CreateSpace would allow.)