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Acts of the Apostles (Sacred Scripture Series)

Acts of the Apostles (Sacred Scripture Series)
Kurz, William S Sj
$26.99
What message was the author of Acts seeking to convey, and what would the original audience have understood? How is God speaking to believers today through Acts as it has been used by the church throughout the centuries? In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, respected New Testament scholar William Kurz offers a close reading and explanation of the entire narrative of Acts, grounded in the original Greek but keyed to the NABRE for liturgical use. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801036330
Publication Date: 
2014-02-18
0
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Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer

Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer
Peterson, Eugene H
$16.99
Guidelines for using the Psalms as prayer.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780060665128
Publication Date: 
1991-04-26
0
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Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters

Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters
Gorman, Michael J
$48.00

Unlike the many books that treat the apostle Paul merely as a historical figure and his letters as literary relics, this new study by Michael Gorman focuses on the theological message of Paul’s writings, particularly what they have to say to the contemporary church.

An innovative and comprehensive treatment of Paul, including commentary on all of the Pauline letters, Gorman’s Apostle of the Crucified Lord unpacks the many dimensions of Paul’s thought carefully and holistically. Six introductory chapters provide background discussion on Paul’s world, his résumé, his letters, his gospel, his spirituality, and his theology, while the main body of the book covers in turn and in full detail each of the Pauline epistles. Gorman gives the context of each letter, offers a careful reading of the text, and colors his words with insightful quotations from earlier interpreters of Paul.

Enhancing the text itself are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter and numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. All in all, Apostle of the Crucified Lord is the ideal book for students and any other readers interested in seriously engaging Paul’s challenging letters.

THIS COMPREHENSIVE, WIDELY USED TEXT by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout.

The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802874283
Publication Date: 
2016-12-09
0

B-NABRE Catholic Study Bible Oxford 3rd Edition (Hardcover)

B-NABRE Catholic Study Bible Oxford 3rd Edition (Hardcover)
$49.99

Hardcover

This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.

The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology.

Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference.

Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bibleis an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers.

Note on the Translation:

The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991.

It features:

*The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries.
*Complete revision of the Psalter.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780199362776
Publication Date: 
2016-02-29
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B-NABRE Catholic Study Bible Oxford 3rd Edition (Paper)

B-NABRE Catholic Study Bible Oxford 3rd Edition (Paper)
$39.99
This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, which comes in a protective slipcase, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.

The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology.

Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference.

Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers.

The New American Bible Revised Edition:

The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features:

*The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries.
*Complete revision of the Psalter.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780190267230
Publication Date: 
2016-03-01
0

Be Comforted: Feeling Secure in the Arms of God: OT Commentary Isaiah

Be Comforted: Feeling Secure in the Arms of God: OT Commentary Isaiah
Wiersbe, Warren W
$14.99

For anyone who thinks that comfort is equivalent to pity and that it is only priceless to those who need an emotional crutch, best-selling author Warren Wiersbe applies the words of the prophet Isaiah to prove that God's comfort is no such thing. The word comfort actually translates to repent in Hebrew; our English translation, however, adds another dimension to the word since it originated from two Latin words meaning with strength.

With definitions and insights like this, the pastor of pastors and phenomenal author Warren Wiersbe continues to enliven the Scriptures as he weaves the words of Isaiah with historical explanations and thought-provoking questions for every chapter, creating a study guide that can be used in personal Bible study or with a group. With over 4 million copies of his Be series alone in circulation, he is a man who has given his life to a deep examination of the Word of God, to communicating it in such a way that the masses see its relevance for today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781434766151
Publication Date: 
2009-06-01
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Be Reverent: Bowing Before Our Awesome God: OT Commentary: Ezekiel

Be Reverent: Bowing Before Our Awesome God: OT Commentary: Ezekiel
Wiersbe, Warren W
$14.99

The modern church has become a comfortable place, as congregations focus on creating warm and welcoming environments. But have casual attitudes replaced reverence for the Lord? The prophet Ezekiel was called to remind God’s people about His holy and glorious nature, and that message remains as relevant today as when it was first delivered. This study examines Ezekiel’s mission to describe the indescribable, a God beyond imagining, a King worthy of our reverence.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, BE Reverent has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe calls us to rediscover the awesomeness of the Lord. Filled with inspiring words and images, Ezekiel’s timeless message will draw you into a deeper level of holy reverence for our God.

The modern church has become a comfortable place, as congregations focus on creating warm and welcoming environments. But have casual attitudes replaced reverence for the Lord? The prophet Ezekiel was called to remind God's people about His holy and glorious nature, and that message remains as relevant today as when it was first delivered. This study examines Ezekiel's mission to describe the indescribable, a God beyond imagining, a King worthy of our reverence.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, BE Reverent has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe calls us to rediscover the awesomeness of the Lord. Filled with inspiring words and images, Ezekiel's timeless message will draw you into a deeper level of holy reverence for our God.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781434700506
Publication Date: 
2010-09-01
0
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Becoming the Psalms: A Spirituality of Singing and Praying the Psalms

Becoming the Psalms: A Spirituality of Singing and Praying the Psalms
Harmon, Kathleen
$12.95

Cantors throughout the United States and elsewhere have long known Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, as a reliable teacher and mentor in how they understand and practice their important ministry. In Becoming the Psalms, she explores the spirituality of the psalms, a spirituality that shaped God's people in the past, forms the church today, and leads us into the future. Each chapter offers cantors who pray and sing the psalms a better understanding of the role of the psalms in shaping faith.

Kathleen Harmon is known as the author of Music Notes, a popular column in the journal Liturgical MinistryBecoming the Psalms showcases some of her finest entries as well as new material exploring the relationship between praying the psalms privately and praying them liturgically, as well as the function of the responsorial psalm as proclamation.

Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, is the music director for programs of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, and is the author of numerous publications including The Mystery We Celebrate, the Song We Sing: A Theology of Liturgical MusicThe Ministry of Cantors, and The Ministry of Music. She is also a contributor to the Living Liturgy™ family of resources, published by Liturgical Press. An educator and musician, she facilitates liturgical music workshops and cantor formation programs. She holds a graduate degree in music and a doctorate in liturgy.

Cantors throughout the United States and elsewhere have long known Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, as a reliable teacher and mentor in how they understand and practice their important ministry. In "Becoming the Psalms," she explores the spirituality of the psalms, a spirituality that shaped God s people in the past, forms the church today, and leads us into the future. Each chapter offers cantors who pray and sing the psalms a better understanding of the role of the psalms in shaping faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780814648599
Publication Date: 
2015-06-01
0
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Bible Compass

Bible Compass
Sri, Edward
$12.99
The Bible is central to our faith as Catholics. It is literally the word of God, and, along with Sacred Tradition, is one of the two pillars upon which all our beliefs and practices rest. The Bible Compass provides readers with the tools to study the Word of God with confidence and purpose. This book demonstrates how to read the Bible within the living Tradition of the Catholic Church, and it addresses all the common questions about the Bible.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781934217788
Publication Date: 
2009-09-01
0
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Bible Timeline Chart (Great Adventure)

Bible Timeline Chart (Great Adventure)
$4.95

This color-coded Bible study tool shows how all of the books of the Bible fit together to tell the story of salvation history. It arranges the key people, places, and events of Sacred Scripture in chronological order, so that you can get the big picture of the Bible. This Chart is the cornerstone of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program.

The Bible TimelineChart:

  • Divides the Bible into twelve time periods that act like chapters in salvation history.
  • Focuses on fourteen narrative books that tell the story of Scripture from beginning to end.
  • Ties all of Scripture together by following God’s family plan from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church.
  • Makes it easy to remember by color-coding each of the time periods.
  • And much more!
ISBN/SKU: 
9781945179983
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Breaking the Code Revised Edition: Understanding the Book of Revelation

Breaking the Code Revised Edition: Understanding the Book of Revelation
Metzger, Bruce M
$16.99

The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible?

Breaking the Code Revised Edition provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book. Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a non-academic style. This revised edition includes updates based on current biblical research, as well as additional teaching from author and respected New Testament scholar David deSilva.

Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring David deSilva and a comprehensive Leader Guide introducing the main points and setting the stage for small group discussion.

Chapters include:

  • Introducing the Book of Revelation
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Christ (Revelation 1:1-20)
  • Letters to Churches (Revelation 2:1-29)
  • More Letters to Churches (Revelation 3:1-22)
  • John's Vision of God and the Lamb (Revelation 4:1-5:14)
  • Opening the Seven Seals of God's Scroll (Revelation 6:1-8:2)
  • Sounding the Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:3-11:19)
  • The Satanic Trinity: The Dragon and the Two Beasts (Revelation 12:1-14:20)
  • The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath (Revelation 15:1-18:24)
  • The Final Victory and the Last Judgment (Revelation 19:1-20:15)
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-22:21)

The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God's message in this peculiar part of the Bible?

Breaking the Code Revised Edition provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book. Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a non-academic style. This revised edition includes updates based on current biblical research, as well as additional teaching from author and respected New Testament scholar David deSilva.

Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring David deSilva and a comprehensive Leader Guide introducing the main points and setting the stage for small group discussion.

Chapters include:

  • Introducing the Book of Revelation
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Christ (Revelation 1:1-20)
  • Letters to Churches (Revelation 2:1-29)
  • More Letters to Churches (Revelation 3:1-22)
  • John's Vision of God and the Lamb (Revelation 4:1-5:14)
  • Opening the Seven Seals of God's Scroll (Revelation 6:1-8:2)
  • Sounding the Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:3-11:19)
  • The Satanic Trinity: The Dragon and the Two Beasts (Revelation 12:1-14:20)
  • The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath (Revelation 15:1-18:24)
  • The Final Victory and the Last Judgment (Revelation 19:1-20:15)
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-22:21)
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781501881503
    Publication Date: 
    2019-05-07
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    Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2nd ed

    Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2nd ed
    U S Catholic Church
    $16.00

    Over 3 million copies sold! Essential reading for Catholics of all walks of life.

    Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe.

    The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means instruction - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.

    Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith.

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780385508193
    Publication Date: 
    2003-03-04
    0
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    Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament

    Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament
    Bergsma, John
    $54.95

    Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament?

    John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church. Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass.

    Accessible to nonexperts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586177225
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-25
    0
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    Didache Bible NABRE (Hardbound) w/NABRE footnotes & catechism commentary

    B-Didache Bible NABRE (Hardbound) w/NABRE footnotes & catechism commentary
    $44.99

    The Didache Bible with the New American Bible, Revised Edition

    Includes the Old and New Testaments and presents extensive explanatory and apologetical commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

    In his Foreword to the Didache Bible, Cardinal Francis George writes: 

    "I highly recommend the Didache Bible as a means for Catholics to better understand the Word of God in Sacred Scripture.  Its commentaries are accessible both in their level of scriptural scholarship and in their explanations of the faith.  It is ideal for students and those participating in Scripture studies as well as those who seek to contemplate the Word of God in prayer.  It is my hope that the Didache Bible will be a valuable resource for many Catholics seeking a deeper understanding of Sacred Scripture as a text written by people of faith for people of faith." 

    Its features include:  
    • Introductions to each book of the Bible that present information about the authorship, dating, audience, and main themes of that book;
    • 27 full-color biblical maps, including the journeys of Jesus Christ; 
    • More than 100 apologetical explanations that help to answer common questions about the faith;
    • Scripture passages for personal meditation; 
    • An extensive biblical glossary; and
    • An index of subjects, including biblical names.
    • The font size for the text of Scripture is 9.5 points which is comparable to the font size used in most business letters. 
    • The font size for the text of commentary is 8.5 points.  

    Editorial Board for The Didache Bible
    Rev. James Socias, publisher; Jeffrey Cole, editor; Gerald Korson, contributing editor; Rev. Prof. Andreas Hoeck, SSD; Rev. Prof. Carlos Jodar-Estrella, STD; Rev. Peter Armenio, PhD; Rev. Paul Mankowski, SJ, PhD (Gospels) 
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781939231178
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    Didache Bible with Commentaries Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Ignatius Edition Hardback

    Didache Bible with Commentaries Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Ignatius Edition Hardback
    $39.95

    The Didache Bible presents extensive commentaries, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, for each of the books of the Holy Bible. It also includes numerous apologetical inserts to assist the reader in understanding the Church's teachings on current issues.

    It uses the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition translation of the complete text of Sacred Scriptures, Old and New Testaments. This Bible version is considered by many Catholic leaders and authors, including Peter Kreeft and Scott Hahn, as the most beautiful English translation of the Bible today.

    The Didache Bible is a valuable resource for students and those participating in Scripture studies. Ideal for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and intended to be accessible by all Catholics in its level of scriptural scholarship.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Twenty-seven full-color biblical maps, including the journeys of Jesus Christ.
  • More than 100 apologetical explanations that help to answer common questions about the faith
  • Comprehensive, forty-three page glossary and a topical index.
  • Large 6" x 9" size
  • Sewn binding
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586179731
    Publication Date: 
    2015-01-05
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    Envoy of the Messiah

    Envoy of the Messiah
    Pimentel, Stephen
    $9.95
    In Envoy of the Messiah, Stephen Pimentel completes the journey he began in the popular Witnesses of the Messiah. Envoy of the Messiah invites the reader to walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in his mission to the Gentiles, as told in Acts of the Apostles 16-28. Through nine lessons, each including stimulating discussion questions, the reader is challenged to encounter Christ in the early Church and to follow the example of St. Paul in their lives today. Written in accessible language, yet filled with helpful information and scriptural references, this book is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced biblical scholars. Scripture scholar and popular author Steve Ray praises Envoy of the Messiah for its clarity and theological insight: "Stephen Pimentel's book takes you through the recorded travels and teachings of St. Paul as revealed by Luke. He provides interesting insights and theological understanding useful to both the average reader and the scholar. This book is easy to read, yet full of helpful information and Scriptural detail. It is too bad we can't insert most of this book into our Bibles as footnotes." About the Author: Stephen Pimentel is a writer and speaker on Catholic apologetics and Scripture. He is the author of Witnesses of the Messiah: On the Acts of the Apostles 1-15 (Emmaus Road, 2002) and a contributor to Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass (Emmaus Road, 2004). He holds a Master of Arts in theology from Christendom College. About the Series: The Kingdom studies explore the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament and carried on by His Church. Solid, trustworthy content in language anyone can appreciate.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781931018302
    Publication Date: 
    2005-12-01
    0
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    Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch Exploring the Bible

    Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch EXploring the Bible
    Wenham, Gordon J
    $35.00

    Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch offers a clear overview of the five books of Moses, as well as an introduction to the historical and textual questions that modern scholarship has posed and the answers it has proposed. This critically informed, textually sensitive introduction to the Pentateuch introduces students to

  • the basic features of the Pentateuch
  • the social world of the Bible
  • the latest scholarship on the composition of the Pentateuch
  • literary techniques and forms
  • theme, composition and rhetorical function of the Pentateuch
  • In this textbook you will find double-column formatting for ease of use, annotated bibliographies for further reading, sidebar explorations of select historical and textual topics in greater detail, a glossary of terms, and relevant charts and maps.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830853090
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-02
    0
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    God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

    God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew
    Sri, Edward
    $22.95
    Much has been said about why Jesus died. This book focuses on why Jesus lived.

    God with Us: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew shows that Jesus didn't just come to be our teacher, a miracle work or prophet, or even just Israel's savior and redeemer. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us.

    Notable Scripture scholar Edward Sri leads readers on a faithful exploration of Jesus's kingdom-building mission and how it revealed God presence, which remains with us today.

    Helpful discussion questions are provided for personal and group study.

    This newly expanded edition of the study originally titled The Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew is an outstanding introduction to the first gospel.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781645850007
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-01
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    Gospel of John (Sacred Scripture Series)

    Gospel of John (Sacred Scripture Series)
    Wright, William M
    $25.99
    In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, two well-respected New Testament scholars interpret the Gospel of John in its historical and literary setting as well as in light of the Church's doctrinal, liturgical, and spiritual tradition. They unpack the wisdom of the Fourth Gospel for the intellectual and spiritual transformation of its readers and connect the Gospel with a range of witnesses throughout the whole history of Catholicism. This volume, like each in the series, is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801036477
    Publication Date: 
    2015-05-05
    0
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    Gospel of Luke (Sacred Scripture Series)

    Gospel of Luke (Sacred Scripture Series)
    Gadenz, Pablo T
    $26.99
    In this addition to the successful Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series, Fr. Pablo Gadenz examines the Gospel of Luke from within the living tradition of the Church for pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students alike. Gadenz explains the biblical text clearly and concisely in light of recent scholarship and pays particular attention to the themes, theology, and Old Testament background of Luke's Gospel. Sidebars explain the biblical background and offer theological insights from Church fathers, saints, and popes, and reflection and application sections offer suggestions for daily Christian living.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801037009
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-18
    0
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    Gospel of Mark (Sacred Scripture Series)

    Gospel of Mark (Sacred Scripture Series)
    Healy, Mary
    $25.99
    There is an increasing hunger among Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. In October 2008, a meeting of the world Synod of Bishops scheduled by Pope Benedict XVI will focus on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." Coinciding with that meeting is the launch of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), a series that responds to the desire of Catholics to access the living Word of God. The Gospel of Mark is the first of seventeen volumes, which will cover the entire New Testament. Written by trusted Catholic biblical scholars, these commentaries interpret Scripture in the light of Catholic tradition. Accessibly written yet substantive, the CCSS fills a gap in the available literature by offering commentaries that cover more than brief study guides but are less daunting than scholarly commentaries.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801035869
    Publication Date: 
    2008-11-01
    0
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    Gospel of Matthew (Sacred Scripture Series)

    Gospel of Matthew (Sacred Scripture Series)
    Mitch, Curtis
    $26.99
    This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively.

    Praise for the CCSS:

    "These commentaries are both exegetically sound and spiritually nourishing. They are indispensable tools for preaching, catechesis, evangelization, and other forms of pastoral ministry."--Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801036026
    Publication Date: 
    2010-12-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Hebrews (Sacred Scripture Series)

    Hebrews (Sacred Scripture Series)
    Healy, Mary
    $25.99
    Well-respected New Testament scholar and popular speaker Mary Healy unpacks the Letter to the Hebrews, making its difficult and puzzling passages accessible to pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students. Her commentary shows how Hebrews reveals the meaning of Christ's death in light of the Old Testament figures, rites, and sacrifices that foreshadowed it. Healy explains that Hebrews, when fully understood, transforms our understanding of who God is, what he has done for us, and how we are to live as Christians today.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801036033
    Publication Date: 
    2016-08-16
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    Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas: With Charts, Maps, and Biblical Reconstructions

    Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas: With Charts, Maps, and Biblical Reconstructions
    Holman Bible Editorial
    $14.99

    It's the quickest way to get the big picture. The Holman QuickSource Bible Atlas packs an amazing amount of information about the physical context of biblical events into a book that's easy to carry and easy to use. And now, with this colorful compact volume, you'll always have these details close by for fast, easy, dependable reference. Included here are more than 300 maps, charts, photos, and biblical reconstructions illuminating the geographical context of key biblical topics like:

    - Abraham's journeys
    - The miraculous deliverance of Israel from Egypt under Moses' leadership
    - Joshua's conquest of Canaan
    - David's uniting Israel as one nation
    - The division of the Kingdom after the death of Solomon
    - The Babylonian Exile
    - Jesus' birth and childhood
    - Jesus' ministry in Judea, Galilee, and Perea
    - A day-by-day account of Passion Week in Jerusalem
    - The expansion of the early church
    - Paul's missionary journeys

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780805495645
    Publication Date: 
    2011-05-01
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    Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition

    Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition
    $39.95
    A completely new typeset and designed edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version Bible, with minor revisions to some of the archaic language used int he first edition. This revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn't put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in world and design!
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898709360
    Publication Date: 
    2006-04-30
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    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament - HARDCOVER - RSV

    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament - HARDCOVER - RSV
    $35.95
    The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church's guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586174842
    Publication Date: 
    2010-06-01
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    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament - Leather - RSV

    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament - Leather - RSV
    $44.95
    The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church's guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586174859
    Publication Date: 
    2010-06-01
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    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testamebt - PAPERBACK - RSV

    Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testamebt - PAPERBACK - RSV
    Mitch, Curtis
    $27.95
    The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church's guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586172503
    Publication Date: 
    2010-07-01
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    Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls

    Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls
    Leclerc, Thomas L
    $39.95
    Now in a second edition, this popular introductory text considers not only each of the prophetic books in the Hebrew Bible, but also treats the stories of prophets found in the Pentateuch and historical books. The biblical texts are approached from several different perspectives. The author places each story and prophetic book in its historical context to understand the concerns the prophets addressed in their own time. He examines literary aspects and theological significance of the texts, and finally the significance of the prophet in post-biblical traditions, especially in the Jewish and Christian lectionaries. Among the new features: ● An updated table of contents and visual aids was well as reference resources in "For Further Study." ● "Questions for Review" at the end of each chapter. ● A chapter on the book of Daniel.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809153619
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-07
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    John

    John
    Whitacre, Rodney A
    $35.00

    The Gospel of John declares its purpose clearly—"these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." Thus it fulfills a dual function, encouraging believers and providing them with evidences for proclaiming that Jesus is God's Messiah, the divine, incarnate Son of God.

    Christians today, as in the first century, can draw strength and courage from John's telling of the story of Jesus, a telling that consistently reflects not only the words and deeds of Jesus but their inner significance. We are called to worship as we find the Father, Son and Spirit revealed in the Gospel. And as in Jesus we discover God's light, life and love, we learn to respond in faith, humility and obedience.

    Throughout, Whitacre explains what the gospel meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.

    The Gospel of John declares its purpose clearly--"these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." Thus it fulfills a dual function, encouraging believers and providing them with evidences for proclaiming that Jesus is God's Messiah, the divine, incarnate Son of God. Christians today, as in the first century, can draw strength and courage from John's telling of the story of Jesus, a telling that consistently reflects not only the words and deeds of Jesus but their inner significance. We are called to worship as we find the Father, Son and Spirit revealed in the Gospel. And as in Jesus we discover God's light, life and love, we learn to respond in faith, humility and obedience. Throughout, Whitacre explains what the gospel meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830840045
    Publication Date: 
    2010-05-25
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    Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament

    Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament
    Wright, Christopher J H
    $20.00

    It's almost second nature for Christians to call God Father. Jesus taught his followers as much, although for them it was apparently a surprising practice. The worshiping community of the Old Testament used fatherly images for understanding God's character and actions, but "Father" was not a common way for believers to address God.

    In Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament, Christopher Wright explores in depth the images that pervade the biblical narratives, psalms and prophetic texts of the Old Testament. God is acknowledged as tender yet terrifying, challenging to the nations and yet intimately personal, offering loving care, provision, discipline and forgiveness.

    This is the God whom Jesus knew, and whom we can know, as Father. Such knowledge of God is far from merely devotional or doctrinal, but governs our worldview, personal and social ethics, and expectations of the future.

    It's almost second nature for Christians to call God Father. Jesus taught his followers as much, although for them it was apparently a surprising practice. The worshiping community of the Old Testament used fatherly images for understanding God's character and actions, but "Father" was not a common way for believers to address God. In Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament, Christopher Wright explores in depth the images that pervade the biblical narratives, psalms and prophetic texts of the Old Testament. God is acknowledged as tender yet terrifying, challenging to the nations and yet intimately personal, offering loving care, provision, discipline and forgiveness. This is the God whom Jesus knew, and whom we can know, as Father. Such knowledge of God is far from merely devotional or doctrinal, but governs our worldview, personal and social ethics, and expectations of the future
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830825929
    Publication Date: 
    2007-10-01
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    Little Rock Catholic Study Bible-NABRE Hardcover (Revised 2011)

    Little Rock Catholic Study Bible-NABRE (New American Bible Revised)
    $59.95

    Open the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible and feel at home with the Word of God. Through accessibly written information and engaging visuals that highlight and clarify significant areas of Scripture, readers will easily gain an understanding of these ancient texts that can be carried into today's world. Using the authorized translation in the New American Bible Revised Edition, this lasting volume is ideal for both personal use and group Bible study.

    The valuable information in the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible is offered in small notes and inserts that accompany the Bible texts as well as in expanded essays, articles, and graphics. Key symbols help readers quickly identify the type of information they need, such as explanations, definitions, dates, character and author profiles, archaeological insights, personal prayer starters, and insights connecting Scripture and its use in today's church. Colorful maps, timelines, photographs, and charts further enhance the study experience. Longer articles are dedicated to explaining study Bible fundamentals, the Catholic Church's use of the Bible, and the people and places of the biblical world.

    General Editor: Catherine Upchurch serves as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study. Her work in adult faith formation involves writing, editing, lecturing, leading retreats and days of reflection. She is the editor of A Year of Sundays and an associate editor of The Bible Today, a journal of biblical spirituality.

    Old Testament Editor: Irene Nowell, OSB, is a Benedictine of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. She is an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Theology, has published two books and numerous articles, and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association. She is also a member of the Committee on Illuminations and Texts for The Saint John's Bible.

    New Testament Editor: Ronald D. Witherup, SS, is Superior General of the Sulpicians and lives in Paris, France. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies and is the author of numerous books and articles on Scripture. His current interest is in the letters of Saint Paul and the Acts of the Apostles.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814636480
    Publication Date: 
    2011-06-01
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