Books and Other References

Follows is a very short list of some of the many books that may be of interest to you in your study of the Catechism, Scripture, and your Catholic Christian Faith. The links provided are to the Amazon website solely for your convenience to review some details of the listed books and items online, and not as any endorsement or recommendation to purchase any of these books or items, or to purchase them from Amazon. These books and other items are available and may be purchased, or you may obtain other information regarding them, from a number of different retailers and other outlets.

Catechism and Catholicism:
Catechism of the Catholic Church 

(A free searchable copy of this book is also available online at the USCCB website)
(A free searcharble copy of this book is also available online at the USCCB website)
Basic Catechism (Mary Lea Hill, FSP and Susan Helen Wallace, FSP)
Introduction to Catholicism (The Didache Series)
Catholicism by Father Robert Barron of Word on Fire Ministries that explains various dimensions of the Catholic faith through video and commentary
Study Bibles:
New American Bible Revised Edition [with notes] (USCCB) There are also several other publishers of the NABRE
Catholic Study Bible (Donald Senior, ed.)
Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition (Jean Marie Heisberger, ed.)
The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament [RSV] (Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch)
The New Interpreters Study Bible [NRSV] (Walter J. Harrelson, ed.)
Harper Collins Study Bible (NRSV) (Harold W. Attridge and Wayne A. Meeks, eds.)
The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha - 4th Ed. (Michael Coogan, et. al., ed.)
Introductions to the Bible:
The following resources provide a general introduction to the Bible:
An Introduction to the New Testament (Raymond E. Brown)
The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible (Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan)
New Testament Basics for Catholics (John Bergsma)
The Essential Bible Handbook: A Guide for Catholics (Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)
The Bible Compass: A Catholic's Guide to Navigating the Scriptures (Edward Sri)
You Can Understand the Bible (Peter Kreeft)
The Catholic Bible Study Handbook (Jerome Kodell, O.S.B.)
A Catholic Guide to the Bible (Father Oscar Lukefahr C.M.)
Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study (Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Didache Series)
Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction; Second Edition (Lawrence Boadt, Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington)
A Walk Through the New Testament: An Introduction for Catholics (Margaret Nutting Ralph)
Reading the New Testament: An Introduction, 3d ed. (Pheme Perkins)
An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics (Joseph F. Kelly, Ph.D.)
And God Said What? An Introduction to Literary Forms of the Bible (Margaret Nutting Ralph)
Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey (Mark Allen Powell)
Catholic Commentaries on Scripture:
Besides the foregoing listed Catholic Study Bibles, there are a number of commentaries, written by Catholic scholars, that may assist you in your understanding of Scripture:
The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Raymond Brown, S.S., Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., and Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm., eds.)

The Anchor Bible (Commentaries for each book of the Bible by different scholars, with a link to commentary on the Gospel of Matthew)
The New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament (Daniel Durken, O.S.B. ed.)(There are also individual revised commentaries regarding the books of the New Testament)
The New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament (Daniel Durken, O.S.B. ed.)(There are also individual revised commentaries regarding the books of the Old Testament)
Sacra Pagina (Commentaries on each book of the New Testament by different scholars, with a link to the commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.)
The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (Peter S. Williamson and Mary Healy, Series eds) (This series has published and is continuing to publish commentaries on various books of the New Testament.  The link is to the commentary on the Gospel of Mark by Mary Healy)
The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible has published "Commentary, Notes and Study Questions" for the different books of the Bible.  The link provided is to the Gospel of Matthew by Scott Hahn, Curtis Mitch, and Dennis Walters.
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