We are blessed to be able to offer all of you the new Word on Fire Bible. The new bible will be in our libraries at both parishes. The Word on Fire institute is taking parts of the Bible and producing a beautiful document. Right now, we have The Pentateuch, the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters and the Book of Revelation
What is so special about this format? “By surrounding the biblical text with commentary and explanations from Bishop Robert Barron, the Church Fathers, and many of the greatest saints, mystics, and scholars throughout Christian history, The Word on Fire Bible illuminates the biblical text in light of the great tradition. This is not a study Bible. Its goal is not merely to transmit historical knowledge or textual insight. It is also not a devotional Bible, offering self-improvement tips. The mission of this Bible is evangelical. It is meant to introduce not mere facts but a person: Jesus Christ. It aims to do that by unveiling Christ throughout each chapter and verse of the New Testament, leading readers to a life-changing encounter with him.
The Word on Fire Bible doesn’t presume any experience reading the Bible. It’s designed for people reading the Bible seriously for the first time, who may be unsure of what to make of its many events and characters. This Bible showcases what Pope Francis calls the via pulchritudinis (the way of beauty). For many people in our postmodern culture—especially the young—an appeal to the true (“Here is what you should believe”) or to the good (“Here is how you ought to behave”) is often a non-starter, likely to awaken suspicion and defensiveness. But an appeal to the beautiful (“Just look at this”) is more winsome, less menacing. And so this Bible features many striking works of art as well as literary explanations of those pieces—all designed to introduce the seeker to Christ through the aesthetic splendor that he has inspired”. https://www.wordonfire.org/bible/
We urge you to stop by our parish libraries and check it out for a period of time. It will be a great help to your spiritual life.