The Catholic Children's Bible, First Edition (paperback)

Good News Translation 

(7 Reviews)

By Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich and Brian Singer-Towns


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**The Catholic Children's Bible had been updated - order the Second Edition here. First edition is no longer in print. 

Product Details

Copyright: Feb. 4, 2013

Item number: 4139

ISBN: 978-1-59982-177-1

ISBN-10: 1-59982-177-X

Customer Reviews

By Bridget Simpson, Pensacola/Tallahassee FL.

Thank you so much for FINALLY giving us a Children's Bible! I kept searching for something to have for my children and I found it last year at a Conference in our area (Bishop Ricard's Conference). I was so excited I texted my friends to see if they wanted one -two had them within days. I also help with a women's group at my church, and will be sure to share with them this beautiful resource.

By Pat Solenski, St. Anthony Parish Religious Education, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

I just opened my Catholic Children’s Bible and I am shouting Alleluia! It has pictures and Scripture together! I’ve been in ministry over 30 years and this is exactly what we need! Saint Mary’s Press has always been on the cutting edge with their Bibles! THANK YOU!

By Claudia Lugo, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Chino Hills, CA.

I attended the LA Congress this past weekend and purchased a copy of The Catholic Children’s Bible. I had a chance to look it over and I wanted to cry. I can’t believe somebody created this! I want to tell the whole world about it! I am emailing all of my catechists, friends, and family. There is nothing like this out there!

By Silvia Zaborowski, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, OH.

I'm really excited about the new Catholic Children's Bible. I had no trouble getting orders from parents. Out of everyone I showed the book to, only one didn’t place an order. Some parents even said they would want to read it themselves, so I think this could be an awesome evangelizing tool for parents. To tell you the truth, I want to read it myself! Parents were also excited about the Catholic prayers and the additional information at the end of the book. But what they loved the most were the “Understand it,” “Live it” and “Tell it” sections. You really have a winner here!

By A. Karina Plascencia, parent and catechist, Office of Religious Education, Los Angeles, California.

The Catholic Children’s Bible from Saint Mary's Press is the first children’s Bible that color-codes all the books, making it easier to use! It is the Bible a child can grow up with!

By Priscilla Santi, Director of Religious Education, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Maricopa, AZ.

I’m the DRE in Maricopa, Arizona, at Our Lady of Grace Parish. I ordered The Children’s Catholic Bible, which you publish. Thank you very much for a much-needed Bible for Catholic children… I really have been looking for years for a Bible like this. We are planning a Bible study for all our students from third grade up to high school, using this Bible. I am working on it now. I love how you offer ways to find the key stories of the Bible. I also love the Bookshelf feature, filled with the wisdom, prophets, etc. I can’t wait to get into it. I will take this Bible to DRE meetings to show God off! You made my day and the rest of my year.

By Gina Esposito, St. Mary's Parish, OH.

I attended a First Communion meeting today as a catechist and parent. Your representative presented some of the elements of The Catholic Children's Bible. I told her we use it during our second grade Parish School of Religion class because the children love it. Our students discovered page 15 (Bookshelves) and taught each other the order of the books. An awesome experience!
Editorial Reviews

The Catholic Children’s Bible

This is not a collection of favorite Bible stories, but a complete Bible, the Good News Translation. Still, many of the well-known Bible stories are highlighted and given added attention when they appear in the text. For example, in Exodus 12 the feast of Passover is further explained. Here the children are invited to think of times when they have been saved, and then they are encouraged to act out the biblical scene.

The pages are well laid out with large print and adequate spacing. Age-appropriate pictures are placed throughout the book. Colored tabs help to locate the various biblical books. In lieu of footnotes an asterisk appears after some versus, indicating that more information can be found in the Appendix at the end of the book. There one also finds a Bible Time Line, helpful maps, and aspects of Catholic culture such as the list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy, basic prayers, an explanation of the rosary, and a list of biblical passages for “special times.” This is a fine resource for children.

Review by Bible Today, July 2013

The Catholic Children’s Bible

For the first time, children in second, third and fourth grades have a complete Catholic Bible to call their own. All 73 books of the Bible will inspire children to read the full word of God.

Age-appropriate language, color-coded divisions, larger font size and 125 two-page illustrated story spreads of key passages make this a great choice for home and classroom.

Good News Translation Catholic Edition. Ages 7 and older.

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Review by Kerry Crawford and Patricia A. Crawford, Register Correspondent-National Catholic Register

The Catholic Children's Bible by Saint Mary's Press

Recently released by St Mary’s Press, The Catholic Children’s Bible is a treasure! It’s packed with good-sized print, colorful, kid-friendly illustrations, color-coded sections and tabs and interesting introductions to books of the Bible.

There are 125 specially featured Bible stories, packed with extra illustrations, explanations, ways to “live it!” and an opportunity to re- “tell it!” for deeper understanding.

Extra notes, Bible pictures, Bible Time Line, Maps, Catholic Practices and Catholic Prayers are included in the back, as well as critical Bible references for times when you really need them.

In addition to a healthy explanation of the format of the Bible in books, chapters and verses, The Catholic Children’s Bible sports colorful embedded tabs to articulate the various Books of the Bible, (visible from the side of the book) and a continuous bar of color at the bottom of the page showing the organization of these books into sections.

The imprimatur is included for the text of the articles and introductions, as well as for the text of the Good News Translation, Catholic Edition.

Review by Monica McConkey-Equipping Catholic Families

The Catholic Children's Bible

Besides including the entire Bible text of the Good News Translation (GNT), The Catholic Children's Bible features 125 Bible stories that help children to understand, live, and tell others of God's love.

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Review by Mary Harwell Sayler-Bible Reviewer

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