Wednesday, December 21, 2016

YouCat Bible

Description via Communications Center:
The newest title in the YOUCAT series for youth and young adults. This Bible features the creative elements of the YOUCAT Youth Catechism: engaging photos, clever illustrations, sidebar quotes from great thinkers, Catholic saints, and leaders past and present. A special youth-oriented abridgement of the Old and New Testaments in the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition of the Ignatius Bible. Introductions and commentaries are faithful to Catholic teaching. Full-color photos and illustrations inspire, entertain and inform. Softcover, 6 x 9, 432 pages. 

Preorder for delivery in May 2017.

There is also a YouCat Bible Website.

Thanks to Deacon Dave for sending the links!  

12 comments:

Jeff Burden said...

I am so EXCITED! i've been waiting for this ever since the german version came out! The YouCat Bible with the YouCat is going to be a game changer for Catholic youth and young adults!

Timothy said...

It has been labeled as an "abridgment" so I wonder if it is the entire Bible?

rolf said...

It is listed as having 432 pages, probably has selected Bible passages.

Jeff Burden said...

I'm not happy about an abridgment, but I'll stay optimistic until we see it.

Keith Corso said...

I like the RSV but a more accessible translation would be better.

Timothy said...

I agree with you Keith.

Cody Cotton said...

Aw man! Don't be abridged! The RSV-2CE in a new format, with awesome notes and illustrations? You know, that thing I think a lot of people thought would never happen? Please, don't be abridged.

Keith Corso said...

I want to add to my accessible comment from earlier. My experience is that the audience for this bible finds scripture hard to understand. They need something easier to understand so it means something to them. I would personally want the kids in my religious education to read something like the Good News or the Message. I understand the issues with obtaining the rights to these and how easy it is to use the RSV but I can pray for something different right?

Jeff Burden said...

I used the RSV every year in my 8th-grade confirmation class. I don't believe it's challenging at all and the kids seem to have no real issues reading the stories or memorizing scripture.

Christopher Buckley said...

Definitely abridged.
In which case, can we technically call it a "Bible?"

Clearly it's a book of scripture readings, but if it's not a complete text of scripture, isn't it a "devotional text" or a "book of spiritual readings?"

Ian said...

I flipped through the book today. One of the things that was removed is anything the Bible says about sex that is controversial today.

They leave in a verse about not selling your daughter as a prostitute, a verse about not having sex right before Moses comes back with the Ten Commandments and part of the Song of Songs.

Everything else involving sexual morality has been "abridged".

Anonymous said...

Just bought this book today, and was immediately 'astonished' by the confusion caused by the title BIBLE.

Something seems amiss! It would have been more truthful to title it as an aid to understanding the Bible' rather than Y BIBLE ( in Bold)

Ian, your observations are 'interesting' in light of what the Austrian Diocese of Cardinal Schonborn thinks of the Sixth commandment and the new teachings of Amoris Laetitia