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The Augustine Bible Review ESV Catholic Edition

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Are you looking for a Bible?

Do you value having a clear and accurate English translation?

What about portability and beautiful design?

If you said yes to all three, then the Augustine Bible ESV Catholic Edition is perfect for you!

What are some key features of this Bible that make it a perfect match for you?

1. English Standard Version (ESV)

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From months of reading, this Bible definitely has the accurate and clear translation that you are looking for.

This edition has all the canonical books approved by the Catholic Church.

The Augustine Bible is in the ESV or English Standard Version.

The ESV translation is the most literal translation of the Bible into English.

Augustine Institute:

“Printed in Italy, The Augustine Bible features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which many consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. “

The ESV translation philosophy states:

“The ESV is an “essentially literal” translation that seeks as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer. As such, its emphasis is on “word-for-word” correspondence, at the same time taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages. Thus it seeks to be transparent to the original text, letting the reader see as directly as possible the structure and meaning of the original.”

Want to know more? You can read more about the ESV translation here

2. Beautiful Design

Catholic Market: The Augustine Bible ESV Catholic Edition

This Bible has the best design so far!

I have one in a navy blue color with gold leaf lettering and design.

The gold leaf reflects light and is very eye catching.

You will love the Augustine Bible has a timeless, simple, and elegant design.

This Bible uses only black ink.

It even has the titles of the passages at the top and notes at the bottom.

“The Augustine Bible features a beautiful foil-stamped slipcase and a durable matte cover to ensure that you can use and treasure this Bible for years to come”

3. Portability and Durability

Do you take your Bible with you on-the-go?

I certainly take mine on retreats, vacations, and everywhere in my house.

That is why durability and portability matters.

The Augustine Bible comes with a hard cover protector case that has the same beautiful design.

Even though the Bible I got was a softcover, I was surprised to see how durable the binding was. (Definitely a step up from my previous Bibles!)

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Why get the Augustine Bible Review ESV Catholic Edition?

  1. English Standard Version (ESV)
  2. Beautiful Design
  3. Portability

Augustine Institute:



It features a “Blue cover, with gold foil stamping of tree
Anti-scuff matte lamination
Smyth sewn
Encased in a rigid Wibalin® slipcase with foil stamping.
Features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition (ESV-CE) translation.
1,232 pages
8-page of full-color maps after the last text page
Printed on 24# Thinopaque
Printed in Italy”

Overall, I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone looking for the best English translation with a timeless, simple, and elegant design.

You don’t have to worry about it getting damaged on-the-go because it has a sturdy binding and hardcover slip on protection.

This Bible does not have extra features like explanations of passages making it simple and concise.

From the Augustine Institute:

“The turning point in St. Augustine’s life came when the emptiness within drove him to cry out to God in anguish. As if in answer, he heard children singing “tolle lege,” “take and read.” We are grateful for the privilege to publish The Augustine Bible, and we hope it encourages you to “take and read” with faith, as St. Augustine did, and so to truly hear the voice of God speaking to you in love. “

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