The Catechism of the Catholic Church underscores the rationale for this book. It says: "In order to reveal himself to men. God speaks to them in human words. Through all the words of Sacred Scripture, God speaks only one single Word, his one Utterance in whom he expresses himself completely (CCC 101-102). And the encyclical Dei Verbum (The Word of God) (1965) urges the children of the Church to read the Scriptures on a frequent basis (DV 24).
This new volume in the "Essential" series will provide valuable assistance to adult Catholics who wish to develop their faith life, who wish to understand the meaning of the Bible more deeply, and who wish to make the Bible an essential part of their spiritual development.