Catholics who feel lost when facing the Bible will find that Introduction to the Bible
is an extremely valuable and very thorough orientation to Sacred Scripture. Based upon the traditional teaching of the Church, this book fills a great need for the interested reader by providing a Catholic road map to God's inspired Word, including the true meaning of Inspiration, guidelines to understanding the Bible and the Church's role as the Bible's official interpreter. This book also gives an introduction to each of the Bible's 72 books, with well-chosen Scriptural passages from most of the book that render a representation example of what they are like and about. Using the Douay-Rheims
English translation of the Bible, Introduction to the Bible
is clear, concise, orthodox and interesting. The background Fr. Laux gives on just the Gospels is alone worth the worth the price of the entire book. Though first published in 1932, this book nevertheless is not dated; the information contained here remains valid, as does, of course, the traditional Catholic teaching it presents. And unlike many Bible commentators today, Fr. Laux does not attempt to discredit historical truth of the Scriptures.
St. Jerome said: "A man who is well-grounded in the testimonies of the Scriptures is the bulwark of the Church," and also, "Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." Fr. Laux's Introduction to the Bible will go a long way toward giving the reader a true Catholic understanding of God's Holy Word, that is, toward unlocking for him this divinely inspired source of truths about God, man, Christ the Redeemer, and His holy Catholic Church.
Softcover, 326 pages. Comes with plenty of illustrations and maps, suggestions for further studies, appendix, and index. Great resource and reference for introductory to intermediate Bible study students.