Synopses & Reviews
THE CATHOLIC BIBLE: PERSONAL STUDY EDITION is considered one of the best introductions to the Bible for Catholics. Its content is designed for people just beginning to study Scripture, presenting essential information in an organized, easy-to-read style. Using The New American Bible text, the official translation of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, this volume features over 400 pages of well-organized, jargon-free study materials; Reading Guides give complete background on each book of the Bible; charts, maps, concept definitions, and study questions provide a variety of ways to approach the information; a glossary of biblical terms that defines unfamiliar words, and a list of lectionary readings showing the cycle of Bible passages read in Sunday Mass.
The Personal Study Edition was designed for beginning students of the Scriptures (such as R.C.I.A. participants) by today's top Catholic scholars. A nearly 500-page Reading Guide is linked to the biblical text by means of marginal references to specific pages in the Guide. Other features include: discussion questions, background essays on aspects of Bible study, a glossary of specialized terms, the complete Sunday and weekday lectionaries, full color New Oxford Bible Maps, and a select, 70-page NAB Concordance.