Reading the Bible with New Eyes
There is always a hunger for more Bible resources. Chances are you know several people who are already eyeing their new year's resolutions and thinking, "2021 is the year I'll read the Bible cover to cover!"
If you're looking to refresh your resources, consider these titles:
Making Senses Out of Scripture: This is a brief and excellent introduction that lays out how Catholics have read the Bible throughout history. Author Mark Shea describes the literal, spiritual, moral, allegorical, and anagogical senses of Scripture and shows how the modern reader can apply these "lenses" to get more out of the Bible.
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: While not a direct "Bible study book," this is an incredible introduction to the Eucharist and how God laid the groundwork for it in the Old Testament and Jewish liturgical life.
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: This edition of the New Testament is chock full of every footnote and explainer a Catholic could ever need. It's the new gold standard since it was first published in 2010.
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God many be complete, eqipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17