Bible (BAI-buhl) n. 1. Collection of books. 2. Inspired Word of God. 3. Story of salvation.
Perhaps you know very little about the Bible
or enough to realize theres so much more to discover! Maybe your previous attempts to read the Bible have not been fruitful, and you dont get much out of the readings at Mass. You observe the role the Bible plays in the lives of others and feel that youre missing something.
The How-To Book of the Bible, by Karl A. Schultz, is your key to unlocking this treasure. Unlike other Bible-related books, this one not only introduces you to the Scriptures but also helps you develop a deep, fulfilling, and lasting bond with the Bible.
In this complete guide you receive:
Guidance on breaking the Bible into manageable parts
Examples of the Bibles pervasive presence within the Church
An explanation of the divine inspiration of the Bible in light of its human authorship
A Catholic approach to the Bible, with its dynamic understanding of Gods word
Step-by-step guidelines on reading, meditating, praying, contemplating, and applying the Bible, both by yourself and with others
Background on eras, events, peoples, sections, books, and passages of the Bible
Discover how to:
Distinguish between Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish Bibles
Choose a Bible with a translation and format that meets your individual needs
Recognize the human development of the Bible and relate it to your life
Develop a customized reading plan that gives you the Bibles big picture and highlights
Make sense of puzzling passages
Recognize levels of meaning in the Bible and in your life
Read each Gospel with greater appreciation of its uniqueness and complementarity
Contemplate the main themes and variations in the Gospel accounts of Jesus suffering, death, and resurrection, and develop personal applications
Understand St. Paul, his ministry, and his letters
Experience the consoling and motivational message of the letter to the Hebrews and the Catholic epistles
Interpret the Book of Revelation properly and personally
Read the Old Testament prudently and in its context
Pray and live the Psalms
Relate to the Historical, Wisdom, and Prophetic books
Bring the Bible to life! Bring the Bible into your life!
And look for: The How-To Book of the Mass by Michael Dubruiel Explains the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Offers a walk-through of the Mass. Includes helpful hints and insights from Tradition. And more.
The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions by Mike Aquilina and Regis J. Flaherty Includes dozens of devotional rites and rituals. Features the history of each devotion and a reflection on its importance in ones prayer life. Examines traditional forms of prayer. And more.