The Revised English Bible is a home-grown Bible version produced by scholars from all the main UK churches, some of whom had worked on the REB's predecessor version, the New English Bible, twenty years earlier. The translators strove to produce natural, everyday English that would lend itself to public worship. Each verse was read aloud to the other translators, to ensure that the sound rhythms and line endings worked well. The REB Lectern Bible has the same page numbers as Cambridge's REB Standard Text Bibles. Specially designed for public reading, it would make an exceptional gift for a church.