You know the eternal value of the Bible and have been moved in your heart to pick it up, but you’ve found it hard to navigate. Perhaps you’ve already tried reading the Bible and have been overwhelmed. Maybe you’re more familiar with the Bible but don’t understand how its wisdom can be useful in the world right now.
If you’re trying to get more out of Sacred Scripture, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is here to provide you with some down-to-earth, pastoral guidance in Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today.
This book shows that the Bible is accessible, understandable, livable, and enjoyable. Each chapter provides a quick, easy-to-read summary of a book of the Bible, touching on the history and themes, applying the book to our own issues and struggles today, and offering guidance for getting started reading that specific book. By growing in confidence and understanding of the Bible, we can discover more fully the words and deeds of God and apply the revelation and wisdom contained in Sacred Scripture to our lives today.
336 pages, paperback
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. He is a moral theologian and Papal Missionary of Mercy. He serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Belmont Abbey College and is the author of several books, including Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith and Living in Peace.