A retooled classic hitting bookstores this week will raise new questions for millions of Christians about the nature of sin, whether women can exert authority over men and what the word “booty” really means.

That book is the Bible.

On Wednesday, as many Christians begin observing Lent, American publishers will release new translations of two of the most widely read English language Bibles – the official Catholic version and the most popular evangelical version – that together have been printed more than 415 million times.

These are the first new translations of the New American Bible (Catholic version) and the New International Version (the one more popular with evangelicals) in decades, and are being introduced into a radically changed scripture marketplace.

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