Even after all of the modern “revisions” of the bible that are now available to Catholics, many still think that the Douay-Rheims version, (the only English translation of the Catholic Vulgate bible in use for almost 400 years) is the very best ever produced. We agree that what was good enough for fifty generations of English-speaking Catholics and countless Saints and Martyrs is still good enough for us. The text is clear and easy to read and the two satin ribbons mark he pages where your daily reading is to begin. This Bible fills the need for a small (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 2″) good quality hardbound Douay-Rheims bible. It is a perfect gift for Christmas, First Communions, Confirmations, weddings, birthdays, etc. and is also great for those who want a portable bible which is legible, durable, and handsome.