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Catholic Bible study materials?
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:33:32 PM »
Wife mentioned she would like some resources for bible study. I've looked at Loreto Publications and Angelus Press. Would like something more comprehensive than a mere commentary on the Gospels or Psalms -- as good as those are.

Anyone have a good resource?

Needs to not be non-ebook (i.e., physical copy), gives a good background of things, and isn't overly intellectual (not because my wife is a simpleton, but because she has to watch over 2 young boys and cannot devote time to getting nitty-gritty).

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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 09:22:18 PM »
This one is pretty good.

http://www.setonbooks.com/viewone.php?ToView=P-RL11-11

It's the one Seton uses for high school.  Cheaper than the one at Tan.  The whole set is pretty good.
 
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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 09:33:49 PM »
I borrowed this book from my MIL awhile back, to see if I would like it: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Commentary-Holy-Scripture/dp/0895557576  I thought it was excellent.  I think it definitely fits the bill of "gives a good background of things, and isn't overly intellectual."  Coming from a Mom with a billion kids, I found it intellectually stimulating, but not overly so.  It was just enough.  It's on my wish list. 

Also, I've just been reading scripture by itself lately, because I simply want to know it well.  I have to say...it's been really great.  So, that's an option, too, for a Mom busy with littles.  I like to keep a journal for the verses that really appeal to me, and I kind of map them out with other verses that relate; or with quotes from saints and whatnot that pertain.  But, I do find sometimes that I wish I had a Catholic resource to help me understand what certain Scripture means. 
 
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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 09:51:42 PM »
This one is pretty good.

http://www.setonbooks.com/viewone.php?ToView=P-RL11-11

It's the one Seton uses for high school.  Cheaper than the one at Tan.  The whole set is pretty good.

I picked up this book, and several others in the same series, at a used book sale recently.  The look really good!  I'm looking forward to reading them.
 
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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
I borrowed this book from my MIL awhile back, to see if I would like it: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Commentary-Holy-Scripture/dp/0895557576  I thought it was excellent.  I think it definitely fits the bill of "gives a good background of things, and isn't overly intellectual."  Coming from a Mom with a billion kids, I found it intellectually stimulating, but not overly so.  It was just enough.  It's on my wish list. 

Also, I've just been reading scripture by itself lately, because I simply want to know it well.  I have to say...it's been really great.  So, that's an option, too, for a Mom busy with littles.  I like to keep a journal for the verses that really appeal to me, and I kind of map them out with other verses that relate; or with quotes from saints and whatnot that pertain.  But, I do find sometimes that I wish I had a Catholic resource to help me understand what certain Scripture means.

I liked the comprehensiveness of this one. I got it in conjunction w/ Fr. Kenneth Baker S.J.'s "Inside the Bible: A Guide to Understanding Each Book of the Bible"

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898706653/qid=1119917280/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-2785322-5140138?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

This one is pretty good.

http://www.setonbooks.com/viewone.php?ToView=P-RL11-11

It's the one Seton uses for high school.  Cheaper than the one at Tan.  The whole set is pretty good.

I actually already have that... somewhere, in one of the many boxes of books I never unpacked when we moved. It's pretty good.
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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 10:09:39 PM »
I hope she enjoys them.  Happy Mother's Day, Mrs. Gardener  :)
 
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Re: Catholic Bible study materials?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 02:43:45 PM »
I borrowed this book from my MIL awhile back, to see if I would like it: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Commentary-Holy-Scripture/dp/0895557576  I thought it was excellent.  I think it definitely fits the bill of "gives a good background of things, and isn't overly intellectual."  Coming from a Mom with a billion kids, I found it intellectually stimulating, but not overly so.  It was just enough.  It's on my wish list. 

Also, I've just been reading scripture by itself lately, because I simply want to know it well.  I have to say...it's been really great.  So, that's an option, too, for a Mom busy with littles.  I like to keep a journal for the verses that really appeal to me, and I kind of map them out with other verses that relate; or with quotes from saints and whatnot that pertain.  But, I do find sometimes that I wish I had a Catholic resource to help me understand what certain Scripture means.

I just got that myself. It looks very thorough. It's also on archive.org if you want to check it out before you buy it.

https://archive.org/details/apracticalcommen00knecuoft
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