Monday, August 30, 2010

Upcoming Catholic Biblical Releases Carnival

Just wanted to alert all of you of some Catholic Biblical resources that are either recently released or will be coming soon:

Walking With God -Jeff Cavins and Tim Gray (Thanks to Keith for the link)
In Walking with God, Dr. Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins unpack the central story woven throughout Scripture and present it in an easy-to-read, concise manner. Gray and Cavins take you on a journey through the “narrative” books of the Bible—the ones that tell the story—and present a panoramic view of God’s glorious plan of salvation. Their expert commentary dives deep into the mysteries of Scripture, unlocking its riches and showing how these inspired words are meant for you today.

Live-Catholic Youth Bible NRSV- HarperOne and OSV
Most youth Bibles are just teen versions of adult Bibles. Live takes an all-new, teen-centered approach. It includes a wealth of experiences and activities that help teens discover surprising things about God, see God involved in their lives, and express their faith creatively - both in the pages of the Bible and on the tie-in Web site. This is the only youth Bible with content created by teenagers. Art, photos, and other creative forms of self-expression from youth are packed into this Bible as a launching point to drive teens into the Bible. Teens will see how God works in the lives of other teens and be encouraged to express their faith, too. This youth Bible takes 'interactive' to an entirely new level. Teenagers who use the LIVE Bible will find: - Student art, student poems, an interactive tie-in Web site, sidebars that spark teen creativity, 'Try This' features that encourage teens to live out their faith, and quotes and profiles of famous people of faith. - Creative space to express their thoughts, feelings, or questions by writing right on the pages, doodling, pasting pictures, and more - An invitation to join the community online. Teens are encouraged to visit the Web site revealed inside and post their art, writing, and insights into how God is working in their lives. - Two-color interior (blue/black) - New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Catholic Edition text - the most trusted, accepted, and accurate translation of the Bible on the market, approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

NRSV Go-Anywhere Personal Size Thinline Bible with Apocrypha- HarperOne
(Catholic edition due in February)
The NRSV Go-Anywhere Thinline Bible with the Apocrypha is the ideal on-the-go portable Bible. At less than an inch thick, this popular Bible setting delivers a readable typesetting with the desired portability requested by Bible readers today. Perfect for personal use - to take to church, small group, or travel - or for gift giving. Features include: - The New Revised Standard Version - the most trusted, most accepted, and most accurate English translation of the Bible available today - The Apocryphal and Deuterocanonical books of Scripture - Burgundy bonded leather in a 6' x 9' size - Craft-sewn binding for added strength and long life - Fine Bible paper to maximize readability and portability - Easy-to-read typeface (8 pt type) in a double-column setting - Thinline - less than 1 inch thick - makes it easy to take with you wherever you go - Gilded edges and a ribbon marker - Presentation page for gift-giving - Maps to visualize the holy lands.

Catholic Scripture Study International Bible RSV- St. Benedict Press
Saint Benedict Press & Catholic Scripture Study International have partnered to create the ideal, single volume Catholic Scripture Study Bible! This high-quality RSV-CE Bible seamlessly integrates Sacred Scripture with extensive study materials and reference guides. Includes 76 full color pages, Holy Land maps marked with significant events and places, and extensive biblical apologetics and topical indexes, all beautifully bound in our Classic Black Bonded Leather with multiple ribbon markers, gold edges and beautiful foil stamped cover. Our Catholic Scripture Study Bible will provide new insight and a deeper understanding of the biblical foundations of the Catholic Faith. Perfect for individual or group settings.

A Year With The Church Fathers- Mike Aquilina (St. Benedict Press)
In A Year with the Church Fathers, popular Patristics expert Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. The Fathers were the immediate inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is beautifully evident throughout their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that is ours to read and cherish and profit from.

The Book of Genesis: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible- Hahn and Mitch (Ignatius Press)
Based on the Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition, this 14th volume in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Genesis using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible scholars Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. They provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book—information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Genesis, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background to important Bible terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance".


Timothy said...

I should also point out that the NRSV Go-Anywhere Personal Size Thinline Bible with Apocrypha also contains a concordance.

Diakonos said...

But no cross references, right? Also the CSS Bible is RSV-CE but not the latest as put out by Ignatius.

Timothy said...

1) Apparently Yes

2) Definitely Yes

Timothy said...

I am probably most excited for the Thinline NRSV. I have been looking for a true Catholic thinline, even if it doesn't have cross-references. Also, the Live Youth Bible looks very good. If it is, I may make a switch at the high school next year.

Paolo said...

What I would like is a portable NRSV of just the Gospels...does that exist?

Timothy said...


Check this very thin, NRSV NT and Psalms:

Lee said...

does anyone know if the RSV Catholic Scripture Study Bible has cross-references? A single edition RSV study bible with reference material would be a great thing!!

Timothy said...


I thought someone told me that they did, but I can't confirm that.

Lee said...

Thanks, Timothy. It would be nice to have an all inclusive RSV with study helps and a concordance!!! I may have to buy it--like I need another bible!! But I am still on the search for "the one". I am tempted to try a NRSV but am unsure about the inclusive language issue--plus none have cross-refs. Is it worth a shot. or is the RSV a safer bet? Thanks.

kellvyn said...

If you happen to review Walking with God, I'd really like to know how the content in it compares to Cavins' "The Great Adventure" (TGA) workshops. My parish is having a TGA study but I can't attend. Having the content of the TGA lectures in book form would be great, and it seems like that's what this book may be. That said, I have heard one accusation that in parts of Walking with God, "some of the links the authors drew between episodes to be forced and some of the assertions about why things occurred to be...well..mere assertions." I'd like to hear your response to that.