“What Bible Commentary Should I Use?”

by Steve Ray on March 2, 2010

IMG_6522I get this question all the time. I have an answer.

A commentary is a book that gives information about passages in the Bible. It follows the text chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse and gives definitions, explanations, background material, Church teaching and more on each passage of Scripture.

Thanks to Kevin Lay of Scepter Publishers (http://www.scepterpublishers.org/) I have a review copy of a great new one-volume commentary on the New Testament.

The title of the book is “The Navarre Bible New Testament.” I highly recommend that all Catholics have a copy of this commentary for their daily study of the Bible. It will help you understand the Bible in the heart of the Church.

You can learn more here. (I’ll have a better picture of the book as soon as I get home :-)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Vince C March 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Thanks for sharing, Steve. Could you tell me if this volume contains all the helpul articles that were featured in the original soft-cover versions? I would like to trade this in for by multi-volume NT series (I could sure use the shelf space!), but I’d hate to give up the articles, most of which are exceptionally helpful. Thanks!

Steve Ray March 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM

It is an abbreviated version to fit in one volume, but it is a good one volume book for Catholics getting started. The multi-volume set is good for those very serious about Bible study.

Kevin March 11, 2010 at 2:01 PM


To answer your question …the new Expanded Edition does not replace the mult-volume work!!! So hold on to your set! This book is a new work with new materials and reads a bit different… it is good to have both!

Scepter Publishers
Feel free to call with anymore questions.

Kevin March 11, 2010 at 2:03 PM

PS: I should also note that while the new edition will cover some of the same things as the standard mult-vol editions…it is not the same content as these….one will find things in this new one that are not in the old and one will find things in the old that are not in the new….they are different but complimentary works. So keep the mult-vol. set!

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