This unique collection include all the volumes of the Old Testament, Standard Edition and the massive single volume New Testament edition. The Navarre Bible includes extensive Catholic commentary compiled by the faculty of the University of Navarre - to help gain a better understanding of scripture. The commentaries draw on a huge variety of sources including Church documents, the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers. Scholarly yet readable, the Navarre Bible commentaries offer a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of Scripture.
Each volume in the Navarre Bible Old Testament, Standard Edition provides extensive commentary on the Scripture. The commentaries include introductions and notes designed to bring clarity to the spiritual and theological message of Scripture. They are both scholarly and readable, presenting an intellectual, historical, and applicable survey of the riches of the Old Testament.
The single volume Navarre Bible: New Testament is the revised edition of the Navarre New Testament, Standard Edition and features some newer commentary, including references to the CCC. However, some older annotations have been removed or consolidated. Compiled by members of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Navarre, it draws on writings of the Fathers, texts of the Magisterium of the Church, and works of spiritual writers, including St. Josemaría Escrivá; it was he who originally entrusted the faculty at Navarre with the project of making a translation of the Bible and adding to it a commentary of the type found here. The commentary, with its introductions, is designed to explain the biblical text and identify its main points—the message God wants to get across through the sacred writers. It also deals with doctrinal and practical matters connected with the text.
[The Bible is] presented unambiguously as the inspired Word of God and, with the help of the commentaries, we are introduced to 2,000 years of contemplative Christian reading and living of the sacred Word.
. . . Superb volume for adult Bible Study . . . most helpful, enlightening, and fascinating.
A handsomely produced edition . . . the book every Catholic should read.
—The Catholic Herald