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Bibles and Bible Study

Bibles and Bible Study

  • Scriptural Head-Scratchers

What are the two basic interpretation problems we encounter when we read the Bible?

How can we deal with difficulties arising from translation differences, copyist errors, and varying literary genres?

Can we really say the Bible is inerrant when it seems to contain so many internal contradictions about allegedly factual events?

How do we explain apparent errors in Scripture on matters of science and history, or moral problems concerning violence or women’s rights?

The Bible is a source of wisdom, inspiration, and comfort. As Catholics we also believe it is God’s inerrant word. But sometimes we read something that just makes us say, “Huh?” 20 Answers: Bible Difficulties helps clear up the confusion by giving you the tools to recognize—and reconcile—common kinds of Bible difficulties, and by addressing the specific ones that most often embolden skeptics and dismay believers.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

Also available as an eBook

    20 Answers: Bible Difficulties

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Scriptural Head-Scratchers What are the two basic interpretation problems we encounter when we read the Bible? How can we deal with difficulties arising from translation differences, copyist errors, and varying literary genres? Can we really say the...
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  • 20 Answers: Bible Prophecy

    Catholic Answers Press

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    God Speaks to His People Why did God employ prophets in Scripture? How can we interpret symbolic biblical prophecies and recognize their fulfillment? Who were the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament, and what were their basic messages? What...
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  • 20 Answers: The Bible

    Catholic Answers Press

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    God’s Written Word What does it mean to say that Scripture is “inspired”? Why don’t Catholics believe that the Bible is the sole rule of faith? Do Christians have to follow all the strange and archaic laws found in the Old...
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  • The Story of a New Covenant

How did the New Testament come to be?

Can we trust what the Gospels tell us about Jesus and his ministry?

Who wrote Acts, the epistles, and Revelation, and what are their major events and themes?

How can I learn to read and interpret the New Testament in way that’s faithful and spiritually beneficial?

God’s inspired word about the life, mission, and legacy of his Son is a repository of revealed Christian truth; a worthy object of lifelong reflection and prayerful reverence. Yet many Catholics, out of doubt or confusion about its contents, fail to profit from its rich wisdom. 20 Answers: The New Testament makes the Christian scriptures accessible and alive like never before, with easy-to-understand introductions to the New Testament’s books, authors, teachings, and historical background. You’ll come away with a fresh enthusiasm for reading the Bible—and a deeper love for Jesus.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

    20 Answers: The New Testament

    Catholic Answers Press

    $3.95
    The Story of a New Covenant How did the New Testament come to be? Can we trust what the Gospels tell us about Jesus and his ministry? Who wrote Acts, the epistles, and Revelation, and what are their major events and themes? How can I learn to read...
    $3.95
  • The Ancient Foundation of Our Faith

What kinds of books are in the Old Testament?

Do the laws of the Old Testament still apply to us today?

Who were some of its important priests, prophets, kings, and other major figures?

Now that we have the New Covenant and Gospels, how is the Old Testament still relevant to Christians?

Even for many believers, the Old Testament can be a dense, daunting collection of exotic names, places, and practices. Its sprawling histories can overwhelm us, its strict rules and rituals even scandalize us. 20 Answers: The Old Testament helps you make sense of it all—not only by breaking down its key themes, figures, and timelines in an easy-to-understand way but also by showing its beautiful continuity with the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.

    20 Answers: The Old Testament

    Catholic Answers Press

    $3.95
    The Ancient Foundation of Our Faith What kinds of books are in the Old Testament? Do the laws of the Old Testament still apply to us today? Who were some of its important priests, prophets, kings, and other major figures? Now that we have the New...
    $3.95
  • Bible Cheat Sheet

    San Juan Catholic Seminars

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    Organizes over 500 verses showing the biblical basis for more than 50 Catholic doctrines - all in two pages! The amazing Bible Cheat Sheet helps you answer the majority of non-Catholic objections. Fold it in half, put in your Bible and never be...
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  • o many people, even many Christians, purgatory is a fantasy—or worse, a wicked lie invented by the Church to make salvation complicated and keep people in fear.

But apologist Karlo Broussard says that purgatory is fact, not fiction. The Bible supports it, Christians have historically believed in it, and it makes theological sense.

In Purgatory Is for Real, he provides the evidence and reasoning to help you understand this controversial doctrine, and demonstrates how it is actually a joyful, hopeful reality—not something shadowy and mysterious, but a sign of God’s love and mercy.

    Purgatory Is For Real

    Catholic Answers Press

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    To many people, even many Christians, purgatory is a fantasy—or worse, a wicked lie invented by the Church to make salvation complicated and keep people in fear. But apologist Karlo Broussard says that purgatory is fact, not fiction. The Bible...
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  • In Secrets from Heaven, Fr. Sebastian Walshe helps you break free from stale and familiar takes on the gospel, giving you new eyes to see and new ears to hear the inexhaustible depths of Christ’s wisdom. The Parable of the Sowers, the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the woman caught in adultery—all these and more come alive in fresh ways, revealing significant details and nuances, scriptural/historical connections, and testaments to Christ’s rhetorical and pedagogical genius that you’ve never noted before.

    Secrets From Heaven

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    The greatest teacher who ever lived, Jesus knew how to reach his audience where they were at. Whether preaching to a group in parable or holding an intimate conversation, he had an unequaled ability to get across the message that his listeners needed to...
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  • Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead.

Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted.

We don’t have to anymore, says Jimmy Akin.

Instead, we should embrace Sacred Scripture—not just as the revealed written word of God but as a thoroughly Catholic work, intimately connected with the Church from the earliest centuries.

In The Bible Is a Catholic Book, Jimmy shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism. This is fitting, since both come from God for our salvation.

If you’re a Catholic who sometimes gets intimidated by the Bible (especially scriptural challenges from Protestants), The Bible Is a Catholic Book will help you better understand and take pride in this gift that God gave the world through the Church. We are the original “Bible Christians”!

And even non-Catholics will appreciate the clear and charitable way that Jimmy explains how the early Church gave us the Bible—and how the Church to this day reveres and obeys it.

    The Bible Is a Catholic Book

    Catholic Answers Press

    $16.95
    Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead. Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted. We don’t have to...
    $16.95