The REB updates the New English Bible, retaining its elegant literary style, but removing its archaisms. The REB employs a modest amount of inclusive language (eg 'brothers and sisters' for 'brothers') and is good for public reading. Like the NEB before it, the REB is a British translation, sponsored by all the main Christian deminations. It thus uses British spelling and punctuation conventions. This edition comprises the Old and New Testaments only. It has gold page edges and is bound in grey imitation leather. It would make a fine presentation Bible for an ordination or other ceremony.