Monday, June 17, 2013

Fabulous Catechism of the Catholic Church Collection from Verbum

Included in this collection: The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican II Documents, The Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Douay-Rheims Bible, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, The Decrees of the Vatican Council (Vatican I-English), The Catechism of the Council of Trent, and the Catholic Lectionary.

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church Collection, thousands of the Catechism’s citations come alive, linking to the original documents. The collection gets you behind the Catechism’s summary of the faith and into the primary sources themselves. It includes the most important texts the Catechism cites, and so lets you see not only what the contemporary Church teaches, but what it bases this teaching on. You can use the Catechism as a type of commentary on the other texts in the collection—for example, you can quickly find every instance of the Catechism’s citing a certain Bible verse or document of Vatican II. The collection includes the Lectionary of the Catholic Church, so the Catechism becomes an automatic companion to the daily readings.

Brandon Vogt is running a special giveaway which includes one copy of the Catechism collection. Go here to enter.


citizen DAK said...

Verbum bible-study question:
For minimal expense, which of Logos’ bible studies or commentaries would you recommend adding to this CCC-Collection?

I want to use it, (along with the Lectionary already in the CCC-Collection I finally got:), when preparing to weekly "break open the word" with our RCIA. If you HAD TO CHOOSE only one or two, would you suggest maybe:

Catholic Study Bible, 2nd ed (from OUP 2011, only $37),
A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (1953, $50),
Some commentary like Haydocks ($14), The Sunday Word ($21 looks promising), Collegeville ($50), etc????
Great Adv.Timeline ($36)

Thanks for any suggestions. Peace be with you!

p.s. (I’d like to get Navarre or a Verbum Package… Mucho $$$, so probably won’t happen right away.)
(The ICSB is WONDERFUL but doesn't yet include the whole Old Testament. I do already have that ICSB-NT on Kindle.)

Timothy said...

I would recommend the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and perhaps get the two books by Michael Barber, Singing in the Reign (on the Psalms) and Coming Soon (on the book of Revelation.

losabio said...

Timothy, that Michael Barber collection on Logos looks interesting. I've added it to my wishlist.

citizen DAK, it might well be worthwhile to pick up the ICSB/RSV2CE bundle from Logos. Having live links to Sacred Scripture, the CCC, writings of the Church Fathers, etc. makes it much easier to follow threads of thought without the necessity of juggling volumes, flipping through pages, finding the particular passage, etc.