At the Parent Workshop on September 29, we focused on how to use the Bible with children. Below are a list of great resources in choosing a Bible.
Bibles for Children and Families
Anselm Academic Study Bible St. Mary’s Press see order info below
The Catholic Children’s Bible St. Mary’s Press http://www.smp.org/series/81/The-Catholic-Childrens-Bible/ Also has an Ipad App
The Catholic Youth Bible also available as an e-book also St. Mary’s prese Go to http://www.smp.org/ and click on “store”
Break Through Bible for Young Catholics also available as an e-book St. Mary’s Press See above
New Catholic Children’s Bible http://www.catholicbookpublishing.com/products/737
The Catholic Family Connections Bible (scripture, sacraments and Catholic teaching all connected in one book for families to read together) http://www.loyolapress.com/the-catholic-family-connections-bible.htm#sthash.1sRV3sXv.dpbs
For the VERY young My first Bible is a cardboard book that introduces characters http://www.catholiccompany.com/my-first-bible-p1005552/
Prove it! The Catholic Teen Bible with responses to questions like “What’s life all about and where do I fit in?” http://www.catholiccompany.com/prove-it-catholic-teen-bible-nab-revised-edition-p1111588/
The Catholic Faith and Family Bible http://www.amazon.com/NRSV-Catholic-Faith-Family-Bible/dp/B007K4HF5M
For help understanding the Bible:
The Catholic Blueprint from Loyola Press Catholic perspective on the Scriptures http://www.loyolapress.com/the-bible-blueprint.htm#sthash.Y47Rb6L2.dpbs
For help using the Bible:
Catholic Bible indexing tabs http://www.catholiccompany.com/great-adventure-bible-indexing-tabs-bible-tabs-p2005305/
For help making the Bible relevant to youth: Mark Hart the Bible Geek podcasts http://holyspiritinteractive.net/youth/biblegeek/
The Catholic Youth Bible. Saint Mary’s Press
Bibles for Adults
The Catholic Study Bible
New Revised Standard Version
Scripture commentaries and reference sites
The Collegeville Bible Handbook
The Catholic Bible Study Handbook
Scripture in the Parish
St. Louis University site; http://liturgy.slu.edu/.
more indepth and helpful: http://www.catholicmatters.com/sunday.htm.
Creighton University’s site Scripture reflection site:
Loyola Press is just for catechists working with the Sunday readings:
App for the Bible
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery-the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the ‘material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones.’ Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.” (CCC 2223)
To support parents, St. Agnes offers faith formation workshops, both to develop one’s own faith and to teach the faith to your children.