Didache RSV Bible Hardcover
The Didache Bible uses a most precise literal translation of Sacred Scripture (RSV) whilst presenting at the same time, a comprehensive and trustworthy commentary for each book of the Holy Bible. This commentary is drawn from the Fathers of the Church, papal encyclicals, and quite uniquely, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). In this latter regard and so very helpfully, links to the CCC can be found on each page of the Sacred text. The Didache Bible also includes numerous apologetical inserts throughout the body of Scripture to assist the reader in understanding the Church’s teachings on numerous issues ranging from the Church's teaching on Purgatory to contemporary issues such as contraception.
The publishers of The Didache Bible, Midwest Theological Forum, set out to fill a need for a Catholic edition of Sacred Scripture with explanatory and apologetical commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The publication of the Didache Bible, based on these principles, fulfills the desire of Pope St. John Paul II as expressed in his Apostolic Constitution Fidei Depositum:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church . . . is a statement of the Church’s faith and of catholic doctrine, attested to or illumined by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church’s Magisterium. I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith. (no. IV)
The Didache Bible is a valuable resource for teachers, catechists, high school students and those participating in Scripture studies. In short, it is ideal for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and where it remains most accessible by all Catholics despite it's high level of scriptural scholarship.
The Didache Bible includes: 27 full-color biblical maps including the journeys of Christ throughout Judea and the travels of St Paul as found in Acts and in his Letters; more than 100 apologetical explanations that help to answer common questions about the faith; and a comprehensive 43-page glossary and a topical index.