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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Having preached a 2-part series of homilies on reading/praying the bible, many have asked me: “What bible should I get?”  That’s a good question.   

Get a Catholic bible.  Catholic bibles contain at least seven and sometimes nine more books than Protestant ones.  Martin Luther disagreed with the theology of the Old Testament books of Judith, Wisdom, Tobit, Sirach, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and portions of Esther and Daniel and with the theology of the New Testament books of James and Revelation.  He taught that these books—which had been in the bible for thousands of years and which all that time Christians had believed were inspired by God and were his word—were not.  If you get a Protestant bible you will not be getting what the church believes to be the full and complete Word of God necessary for salvation.  Here are three Catholic bibles I recommend.  (It goes without saying that these are faithful translations of the original Hebrew and Greek languages and approved by our bishops as such.)     

          1) The N e w A m e r i c a n  B i b l e (NAB) or the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE).  This is the most widely used Catholic bible in the United States.  It is the one I myself pray and from which I preach.  (When I say, “Open your bibles,” it is the NAB that I myself open.)  For the most part, too, it is the translation from which at Mass the Scriptures are proclaimed.  (I say “for the most part” because every now and then a different word is used at Mass then you will find in the text of your bible).   

          2) The N e w  R e v is e d  S t a n d a r d  V e r s i o n : C a t h o l i c Edition (NRSV).  Scholars use this translation.  (I myself was required to use it for the book I published.)  But don’t let that scare you; it is an engaging text.  If you get one I recommend The Catholic Faith and Family Bible published by Harper Catholic Bibles or The Didache Bible published by the Midwest Theological Forum and Ignatius Press.   This latter contains references from and commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Two other Catholic bibles, namely, the Douay Rheims and the Jerusalem Bible, are both excellent, too.   

Next week I will reprint in this space the steps of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading), which I taught in my homily last weekend.  Moreover, for your convenience I have arranged for Gerkens Church Goods store to sell bibles here at Notre Dame after all Masses on a date to be announced.   

Pope Benedict XVI taught: “The Christian family posses on the faith when...all join in reading the Bible, letting the light of faith shine on their family life.”  St. John Paul II taught: “When a person is touched by the Word...obedience is born, that is, listening, which changes life.”                                                          

Father Ed  
P.S.  I am taking two weeks off for retreat and vacation.  I’ll see you January 28/29.


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