Gospels and Acts - Readers Edition combines the first five books of the New Testament: St. Matthew,
St. John, and
Acts of the Apostles into one convenient volume. Includes extensive commentary on the scriptural text and its implications in everyday life. Like the entire New Testament series, and the Old Testament Pentateuch, The Navarre Gospel & Acts commentary is located on the same page as the original text. The Latin Vulgate text is not included in this edition.
The Navarre Bible is considered by many to be the best Catholic commentary on the Bible available today. It draws on a rich variety of sources Church documents, the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church and prominent spiritual writers, particularly Saint Josemara Escriva who initiated the Navarre Bible project.
Has quotes and references from modern saints, the Early Church Fathers, and the Ecumenical Councils Best Uses: Anyone wanting to learn, Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written
Jenni(Zimmerman, MN, April 3, 2011)
I was given this bible as a gift nearly 10 years ago and I still LOVE it. I have read it cover-to-cover and now frequently open to a random section for daily meditations or to look up a passage. The commentary provided is what really puts this bible above all my others. The explanations from the Navarre Faculty and the quotes from the early church fathers and the saints make the gospel passages really applicable and understandable. Through this bible I've developed a deeper understanding and love of the scriptures and our Lord, not to mention for the blessed Mother, John Paul II, St Escriva, St Augustine, and many others.
I have subsequently bought this as a gift for a friend and plan do buy another in the future. Great buy! I can't recommend it highly enough! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Well Written