This personalized Catholic Bible features a graphic Christ Pantocrator Icon design printed into the leather cover. These new bibles showcase the latest technological innovation to come out of our Steubenville creative studio: direct-to-leather printing.
Choose your favorite devotional image from over 40 designs and pair it with up to three lines of text. You can also save $10 by selecting “not personalized” and let the image itself stand alone and beautiful. Either way, these Catholic Bibles make excellent gifts for sacramental occasions like First Communion, Confirmation, and the RCIA.
About the Printing:
Our machine uses computer-controlled printheads that slowly move back and forth across each Bible, coating the surface with specially-formulated inks designed to bond with the leather and immediately begin the curing process. The result is a beautiful graphic devotional image that is bonded into the leather rather than adhered to the top of it. Your Bible graphic will not crack, peel, or separate from the cover, and the only way to damage the image is to damage the leather itself.
About the Bible Itself:
“The Bible” is a shorthand term that comes from a Greek phrase meaning “the books.” For Catholics, these are the 73 books inspired by God and written by human hands that make up the canon of Sacred Scripture. Together with Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture functions as the direct word of God in our world, informing, teaching, and governing the actions of the Catholic Church and its members for the past 2,000 years.
For most of Christian history, the Bible was not available for private study due to widespread illiteracy and the excessive cost of reproducing copies of the Scriptures by hand. Today, thanks to increased literacy as well as modern printing technologies, the Bible is widely available and distributed around the world.
In contemporary Catholic culture, individual copies of the Bible, often with personalized inscriptions or printing, are commonly given as gifts on occasions of sacramental initiations.
This compact copy of the Bible, bound inside a zippered, bonded leather covering, measures 5 inches wide by 6 inches tall and 1-1/2 inches deep.
This Christ Pantocrator Icon design is available on the following Bibles:
-RSV Catholic Edition with bonded burgundy leather cover
-RSV Catholic Edition with bonded black leather cover
-NAB Revised Edition with bonded black leather cover
( CB3-503 )