HomeChurchNew Bible Published to...

New Bible Published to Help Catholics in Scriptural Knowledge

A new Bible was designed by Bible scholars to help Catholics “make sense” of the Scripture and change the perception that studying the Scripture is a practice of Protestants.

The Bible comes with tools such as timelines, color coding, as well as scholarly articles to help readers navigate through the Scripture and have a clearer picture of what they’re reading.

Published by Ascension Press, “The Great Adventure Catholic Bible” is designed to make the Bible more accessible to everyday Catholics and encourage Scripture reading on a daily basis, according to Mary Healy, general editor and a Bible scholar. She said many Catholics were not brought up to study the Scripture, with the belief that it is a Protestant practice. This perception is in contrast to what early church fathers taught the Catholic population. “That’s actually a tremendous distortion that would have horrified St. Augustine or St. Thomas Aquinas, any of the fathers of our church or theologians of our history, who recognized Scripture as the Word of God and the soul of theology,” Healy said.

The new Bible features 70 major Biblical events that are arranged in chronological order so Catholics will better understand the narrative throughout the Scripture. It also comes with tools such as timelines, color coding, as well as scholarly articles to help readers navigate through the Scripture and have a clearer picture of what they’re reading.

Jeff Cavins, the author of this new edition, said, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Bible that actually explains how to navigate it and make sense of it… a Bible that includes a detailed plan for how to read it with a page layout that’s designed for study and personal devotion? Now, for the first time ever, there is a Catholic Bible that does just that.”

Healy is one of the three women who was appointed to the Pontifical Biblical Commission by Pope Francis. She is also a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. She is likewise part of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity at the Vatican. Aside from Healy, Cavins worked with other biblical scholars Andrew Swafford and Peter Williamson to create this full-color Bible.

According to Healy, Scriptural knowledge is essential to the mission of evangelization. Without proper knowledge, Catholics will not be able to share the Word of God with other people. She added that this lack of knowledge causes wrong gospels to spread. It’s the equivalent of “fake news” in the world of Christian faith. “In our world today, there is a plague of misinformation, of fake news, but more importantly of deceptions about who we are as human beings, about the meaning of life, about who God is,” Healy said.

Sources:
dailycaller.com
www.premier.org.ukScripture

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be the first to.know what's happening in the Christian community

More from Author

Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

More than 7,000 Kids Decide to Follow Jesus –YFC

The Youth for Christ announced that 7,323 kids and teens decided to follow Jesus Christ this year, twice the record reported in 2021.

Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

Count Your Blessings Daily, Not Just Once a Year

I heard about a family seated around their table looking at the beautiful golden-brown turkey. Dressing and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, various vegetables, and casseroles complemented the turkey. From the oldest to the youngest, they went around and expressed their praise.

More than 7,000 Kids Decide to Follow Jesus –YFC

The Youth for Christ announced that 7,323 kids and teens decided to follow Jesus Christ this year, twice the record reported in 2021.

Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

MercyMe hopes new album can help heal divisions: ‘We’ve got a divided body of Christ’ 

Bart Millard and his MercyMe bandmates began writing some of the songs on their latest album in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, long before the nation was divided over issues that now dominate the headlines.  Millard, though, believes the album’s release in 2022 had been God’s plan...

‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.

U.S. Renews Calls Against Blasphemy Laws

The United States joined 15 countries in expressing concern over international blasphemy laws.

Franklin Graham Attracts Record-breaking Audience in Italy

More than 13,200 people gathered for an evangelical outreach led by Franklin Graham in Milan, Italy on October 29.

A Hindu PM Marks a Historic Moment in the UK

Rishi Sunak becomes Britain's first Hindu prime minister. He is also the first person of color to hold the highest office in the UK.

A New Biblical Worldview Study Series is Now Available Online

Family Research Council and Summit Ministries announced a partnership launching a new biblical worldview series called Now We Live.

Gen Z Could Change the Faith Landscape in Australia

Two recent surveys on Christianity and the church in Australia found that Gen Zs are generally open to conversations about faith and spirituality.