The New American Bible is the most widely used Catholic Bible version in the U.S. today. The Weekday and Sunday Mass readings are taken from the NAB version, and the U.S. Bishops have endorsed it for use in Catholic church and school religious education programs across the country. It is versatile enough for everyday meditation, personal or group study, or to be given as a beautiful gift. Suitable for everyone from youth to adults, This edition is designed to help the reader better understand and apply scripture readings to daily life and serve as a spiritual guide for many years to come. This edition includes the words of Christ in red, full-color maps of the Holy Land, 3-year cycle of readings for Sunday and weekday masses, classical artwork depicting the life of Christ, and beautiful presentation and family records pages.