Catholic Reader’s Bible: The Gospels



About this item

One of the most prized Bible translations, the Confraternity edition of Challoner-Rheims, is presented here as a “Reader's Bible,” offering the sacred words of Scripture in the form in which they were originally written – without all the verse numbers, section heads, comments, references, and footnotes that, although valuable to scholars, clutter up most Bibles today, drawing attention away from the meaning of the Sacred Text itself.

The early Christians read “the inspired Word of God” without all those academic distractions. Now, with this Catholic Reader's Bible, you finally can too.

Instead of double columns that squeeze short lines of text up against each other, here you'll find generous, single-column pages graced with handsome, readable type. For navigation purposes, the top of each page lists the range of verses on that page.

Plus, this venerable eighteenth-century translation by Richard Challoner, Roman Catholic bishop of England, relies on the long-revered Douay-Rheims Bible and employs language that is more intelligible and familiar today – which is certainly a boon for those of us who open our Bibles not as scholars but as seekers yearning simply to come to know and to love God.

If you've never read God's Word in this way – as it was written – then you are in for an exciting and inspiring experience. 

The Catholic Reader's Bible is perfect for brief devotional moments as well as for long, delightful hours of extended reading.

Fr. John Bartunek photo

"This beautiful translation of the Sacred Scriptures offered to us in such a unique format will give readers a fresh and - I am certain - surprisingly engaging experience of God’s Word. Thank you, Sophia Institute Press, for giving us all a chance to read the Bible not merely as a 'text' but as the amazing 'Story' of salvation that it truly is!"

Fr. John Bartunek
Dan Burke photo

"Sophia Institute Press' unique two-volume edition of the Confraternity New Testament addresses a long-standing need in the Church for a Biblical text that facilitates deeper engagement with God's Word for readers distracted by the footnotes, subheads and commentary that fill the pages of most Bibles. All Catholics seeking a richer, more prayerful reading experience--and deeper relationship with God--will find these books invaluable."

Dan Burke
President, Avila Institute
  • Pages:
  • Format(s): Hardcover, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622828-241
  • Product Code: 8241
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2020
  • Categories: By Title, New Releases

There are no customer reviews at this time.

Recommended for You …

Catholic Verses book cover
Biblical Roots of the Mass book cover
Devotional Journey into the Mass book cover
$14.95 $10.00
How to Read the Bible book cover
Email address required.

A valid email address is required to complete logging in with Twitter. We'll only ask for this the first time you use Twitter login.