New American Bible Paperback Edition Pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it did among you. - 2 Thessalonians 3,1 It was with this spirit that Catholic biblical scholars undertook the challenge to translate the Bible into modern English. The result is the New American Bible, a Catholic Bible translation equally suitable for private devotions, careful study, and use in Mass and other public worship settings. The New American Bible is a Bible for Catholics. It is a careful translation of the original language texts that preserves traditional biblical and liturgical language. There are introductions and outlines for every book of the Bible, a listing of the lectionary readings for private devotions, extensive notes prepared by the best Catholic biblical scholars, a thorough cross-reference system and maps of the Holy Land. This Catholic Bible has an Imprimatur.