The Catholic Bible is the Bible comprising the whole 73-book canon recognized by the Catholic Church, including the deuterocanonical books. The Catholic Bible is composed of the 46 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament. The New American Bible (NAB) was first published in 1970. The New American Bible is one of three Catholic Bibles approved for use in the liturgy. The New American Bible is the most common Bible translation in the United States. The NAB is a good choice for those whose studies closely follow the Mass or who like a Catholic Bible that is easy to read for daily use. The NAB may also be a good choice when looking for a youth Bible. The New American Bible also makes a wonderful gift Bible for any occasion.