To begin, here are the basic specifications of this Bible:
● Soft, brown leather cover with gold embossing on the cover and spine
● Beautiful gold-gilded edges and rounded corners
● Convenient ribbon to bookmark your place
● Seven newly designed, full-color maps of biblical places and journeys
● Two-color print (black and burgundy) for easy reading
● Side tabs to distinguish the different books of the Bible
● Lightweight, smooth 24-lb paper
When you open the Bible. you will find that the print is quite readable. It utilizes a two-color, black and burgundy, print, with the scriptural text and notes in black and the paragraph headings and chapter numbers in burgundy. It works really well. It might remind some of you of the HarperOne NABRE that came out a few years back. I very much enjoyed what Harper did with their NABRE. What makes the USCCB edition better is that the print is larger and bolder. You will not have any problem reading from this Bible in pretty much any setting. The standard NABRE notes and cross-references are found at the bottom of each page. One final comment about the layout that stands out for me is the generous size of the margins. They are large enough for personal annotations, even with the side tabs that are present on each page. While this is not a "wide-margin" bible, it certainly has one of the largest margins of any NABRE or other Catholic bible recently published.
I would like to thank USCCB Publishing for sending me a review copy.