The NLTCE presents the biblical message in a language accessible, even to non-Christian readers, clearly.

The Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, has been released in 2016 for the first time – in Bangalore, India – by Tyndale Publishers in conjunction with ATC (Asian Trading Corporation).

The New Living Translation Catholic Edition Bible

The New Living Translation Catholic Edition Bible

Highlights of the NLTCE include:

  • It has been translated from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek text.
  • It includes the original seven Deuterocanonical[1] books and utilizes anglicized spellings.
  • It has been reviewed by a group of eminent Indian Bible scholars over a period of 3 years.
  • Imprimatur[2] granted by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, and President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) on behalf of the CCBI.
  • It is the first English Bible text to be granted this privilege.
  • The NLT CE has been endowed with lively illustrations.

The Holy Bible NLTCE combines the latest biblical scholarship with a clear and dynamic writing style communicating God’s Word powerfully to all who read it. Following the principle of dynamic equivalence, it provides a refreshingly fluid reading of Sacred Scriptures, which may be missing in more literary translations. It presents the biblical message in language accessible, even to non-Christian readers, clearly.

The NLTCE is proving to be a great help for personal reading, study, and prayer. It is useful for Lectio Divina [3] sharing and other prayer group dynamics.

[1] Sacred or literary books forming a secondary canon. The term Deuterocanonical has been used since the 16th century in the Catholic Church and Easter Christianity to describe books and passages of the Christian Old Testament that are not part of the current Hebrew Bible.

[2] An official license issued by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book

[3] A traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.