The Catholic Family Connections Bible

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An Interview with John M. Vitek, President and CEO, Saint Mary's Press.

One of the best predictors of lifelong faith practice is reading the Bible at home with your family. Catholic families now have a Bible to call their own and to use at home throughout the year.

Using the familiar Pray It! Study It! Live It! design, The Catholic Family Connections Bible© uses the New American Bible Revised Edition text  and provides an easy-to-use way for families to read and apply the Bible to daily life, and to learn more about their Catholic faith.  The Bible includes:

  • Over 700 lively articles help you Pray It! Study It! Live It!©
  • Catholic Connection© articles provide a presentation of key Catholic doctrine.
  • 28 articles address the seven principles of Catholic social teaching.
  • 75 inspirational illustrations.
  • Helpful index to life and faith issues.
  • Easy-to-use glossary of Scripture-related terms.
  • Sunday Lectionary readings for all three cycles.
  • "Catholic Connections" index.
  • "Sacraments Connections" index.

The Catholic Family Connections Bible© helps families connect to:

  • Each other . . . through family faith conversations.
  • Faith . . .through practices of prayer and devotion.
  • Community . . . through participating in Christian service together.

The Catholic Family Connections Bible is also a perfect companion to family-based programs such as; Generations of Faith, Whole Community Catechesis, Family Catechesis, Intergenerational Faith Formation, Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.), Life-long Faith Formation.

Click here to download the Errata (corrected pages) for The Catholic Family Connections Bible.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: SM4408
Dimensions: 6.2" x 8.8"
Length: 1968 pages
Publisher:
Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 978-1-59982-144-3
1-2 copies 26.96 each
3-5 copies 25.46 each
6+ copies 23.96 each
Edited by John M. Vitek, MA

Praise

Our Parish uses this bible with our Sacrament Prep Families. They are given Scripture to read each week and discuss with their children as part of their preparation for First Reconciliation/Communion. I love this bible, offers great opportunity to meet families where they are and communicates in a way that is useful and insightful without paraphrasing as some translations do!
Each Sacrament Prep family Purchases this bible...Stacey Pinder, OR
The Catholic Family Connections Bible is beautiful and so well done! A worthy companion to The Catholic Youth Bible. Catholic parishes and families have been waiting for a Bible like this.
Review John Roberto, Lifelong Faith Associates, editor, Lifelong Faith Journal
Faith is not a solitary thing. The Catholic Family Connections Bible is a guide for Christians who want to bring the word of God to their family. Saint Mary's Press brings this resource on how to use the Bible to encourage faith in one's family every day, with plenty of activities that include the whole family and enlighten them on biblical history and virtues. The Catholic Family Connections Bible is a choice and enticing read that serves as a top-notch reference for Catholic families.
Midwest Book Review, June, 2010