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Latest Installment in "Come and See" Bible Study Series now available - Free "David and the Psalms" Bible Study DVD available for a limited time.

Catholic Bible Study Series Continues to Grow and Provide New Resources - Free "Gospel of John" Bible Study DVD Available!

Hearts on Fire  - Making Time for the Word of God:
An Author Interview with Gayle Somers and Sarah Christmyer, Hearts Aflame Scripture Study

Come and See Catholic Bible Study series designed specifically for Catholic Moms and Children

Courageous Series Catholic Bible Studies for Women by Stacy Mitch

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Catholic Exchange Scripture Study

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Catholic Bible Study and Group Study Resources

CatholicMom.com is pleased to recommend the following Catholic Bible Study and Group Study Resources.  To share information about your favorite Catholic Bible Study or Group Study resource, email
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The Catholic Bible: New American Bible/Personal Study

The Personal Study Edition was designed for beginning students of the Scriptures (such as R.C.I.A. participants) by today's top Catholic scholars. A nearly 500-page Reading Guide is linked to the biblical text by means of marginal references to specific pages in the Guide. Other features include: discussion questions, background essays on aspects of Bible study, a glossary of specialized terms, the complete Sunday and weekday lectionaries, full color Oxford Bible Maps, and a select, 70-page NAB Concordance.

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This beautifully bound hard cover edition makes a great gift for wives, mothers, daughters, friends, or any woman who is seeking a deeper relationship with God. (hard cover, 255 pages)

Grace-Filled Moments
by Johnette Benkovic

Grace-Filled Moments encourages women everywhere to enter into the fullness of their feminine call through prayer, service, and self-knowledge. It is written as a study guide which will lead the reader into a time of prayerful meditation. Designed for individual or group settings, it consists of fifty-two meditations for the entire year. Each meditation highlights a quality of the feminine soul and features an inspirational quote, a Scripture Passage, and questions for reflection. 

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Recommended by our Readers:

The following books and resources have been recommended by our Catholic Mom participants.  Click on the underlined title for more information:

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The How-To Book of the Bible - Receive guidance on breaking the Bible into manageable parts and step-by-step guidelines on reading, meditating, praying, contemplating, and applying the Bible, both by yourself and with others.

My Daily Catholic Bible - Divides all of Sacred Scripture into 365 segments, one for each day of the year. It features two small manageable readings for each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. Also tells you the Catholic saint or feast for each day, and provides an insightful quote from a saint for that day.

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View an indepth article on Courageous Series Catholic Bible Studies for Women by Stacy Mitch

Come and See Catholic Bible Study series designed specifically for Catholic Moms and Children

Courageous Love - A Bible Study on Holiness for Women

Courageous Virtue - A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women

Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women

Family Matters - A Bible Study on Marriage and Family

 

Additional Book Recommendations:

Finding Your Bible: A Catholic's Guide
by Timothy Schehr

Many Catholics have a renewed interest in studying the Bible and are actively participating in either group or individual scripture studies. This book is an interesting companion to scripture study, moving well beyond the initial question of which version to study and offering new and fresh perspectives on how, why and what to study. Designed for group use, each of the book's nine chapters concludes with a series of interesting reflection questions. If you are interested in Bible study, but not part of an organized group, this book might also be a helpful launching point. It offers a fresh perspective and several helpful hints, as well as additional print and internet resources for scripture study.

God's Library: A Catholic Introduction to the World's Greatest Book
by Joe Paprocki

A unique approach to reading the Bible for the millions of Catholics who don't know where to begin.  Joe Paprocki, a veteran catechist and Bible authority, guides readers into a basic understanding of Gods Library - the collection of seventy-three books that Catholics regard as the definitive written revelation of God.
 

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Twelve Strong Women of God: Biblical Models for Today

Stories of women larger than life, yet who were vulnerable and in need of God's loving aid--these are the stories you'll find in Twelve Strong Women of God: Biblical Models for Today. Both women and men who read these stories will recognize some of the challenges they face in their own lives. They can take courage from the example of the biblical heroines Marci Alborghetti writes about in such an insightful and easy-to-read style. Reflect on the heroism of Miriam and of the Pharaoh's daughter in protecting Moses, the future leader of Israel. Admire the struggle of Deborah to carry out her role as judge at a time when Israel was unfaithful to God and men dominated the culture. Consider the loyalty of Ruth in following her mother-in- law to a strange land where the people worshipped a different God, and where they had to rely on providence for their home and food. The first person narrative brings these figures even more fully to life and closer to our own life situations. It enables us to connect with these women in a very personal way and find answers and direction for the challenges we face. Twelve Strong Women of God is an invaluable resource for everyone who would like to know more about the women in the Bible and how they can be models for us today.
 

Life After Sunday

“When I was a young mother, I longed for friendships with other women who—like me—were searching for a deeper experience of human life. I had no leadership experience, just a desire for more…! So, I asked my pastor to put an announcement in the bulletin to see if anyone was interested in forming a small group. Ten years later, we still gather regularly. As Christ draws us closer to himself, our families and each other, we continue to grow as women, spouses, mothers, daughters and friends. What a glorious gift these women have been to my life!”

–Mary Beth Newkumet, editor of Life After Sunday

When people gather together to share a meal, enjoy each other's company and honestly discuss the most important things about human life, something beautiful always happens.…

Life After Sunday offers fresh discussion materials for Mothers’ Groups on subjects like Beauty, Gift, Freedom, Body, Risk and Security. Small group discussion packages are also available for New Catholics and Stewardship groups. Or, try our premier three-part series, “The Intimate Path,” perfect for established groups interested in exploring how the path to the most amazing, fully human life is the path of those who have fallen deeply in love with Jesus Christ.

Life After Sunday can be ordered over the web using Visa or Mastercard and either immediately downloaded as an electronic file or received by mail in print format. For more information, please visit www.lifeaftersunday.com. Need more counsel about how to get a Life After Sunday small group started? Call Caterina Sparacino at 1-800-473-7980.


Ignatius Study Bible Series by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch

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Reading the Bible in a way that is as old as Scripture itself, Mark Shea takes us on a "fly-over" of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. He shows you how to explore the literal, allegorical, moral and anagogical senses of Scripture. Whether you have been studying Scripture for years, or are encountering it for the very first time, "Making Senses Out of Scripture" is an invaluable tool that will help you see biblical revelation afresh, as Christians have done for 2000 years.

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Evangelical Protestants sometimes accuse Catholics of basing important doctrines on extrabiblical sources. Now Catholics will have a ready rejoinder: Patrick Madrid's Where Is That in the Bible? informs readers of the biblical origins of Catholic doctrines such as priestly celibacy, veneration of Mary and the saints, mortal and venial sins, and purgatory. While the tone is sometimes strident, the information is clear and conveniently organized by topic.

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The New Catholic Answer Bible: The New American Bible
Inserts by Paul Thigpen

The New Catholic Answer Bible now has double the number of answers to questions about Catholic beliefs and practices and their foundation in Scripture. The New Catholic Answer Bible is still the right choice for those who want to:

• Learn more about the Catholic faith

• Increase their knowledge of Scripture and deepen their appreciation for it

• Better respond when others ask them about the Catholic Church and its teachings

The New Catholic Answer Bible is a wonderful gift for a family member or friend who is in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or has recently joined the Church.
 

 

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