The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of English Bible translation work in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It is still the translation used in official Church pronouncements, and served as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Travelers, students and hospital visitors are among the people that will benefit from having the Compact Edition. It features a Presentation Section, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Faith and a table of Weights and Measures in the Bible. Bound in lovely brown-on-tan Pacific DuvelleTM that's soft to the touch.