This edition is perfect for anyone needing a straightforward text of the New American Bible, whether for reading or personal devotions. It includes a presentation section, prayers and devotions of the Church, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a select NAB concordance, an essay on using the lectionary, and weekday and Sunday lectionary readings. Translators' notes and references are positioned at the back of each book for ease of reading the text of Scripture. Convenient thumb indexing makes finding particular books in the Bible a snap. Gilded page edges and a ribbon marker make for a thoughtful gift.