ABOUT THE RESOURCE REVIEWS ON THIS SITE
Here's how I selected the resources I review, and the
criteria I used to evaluate them.
This site presents a
selection of Bible study resources currently available to Catholics (in fact,
a small selection!)
I've used many of these resources myself or in classes
I teach. I evaluate resources I haven't used according
to criteria I list below.
Based on my experience teaching Scripture to Catholic
adults, I choose resources useful for a variety of individual, parish, and diocesan
- Beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate Bible
study for individuals or groups.
- Formation of catechists who work with children or
- Formation for Rite of Christian Initiation leadership
- Resources and formation for parish leaders, such
as directors of religious education, directors of adult faith formation, and deacons.
- Parish libraries or parish inquiries about how to
begin Catholic Bible study.
evaluate each resource for:
Factual correctness and completeness.
How well it reflects key Church guidance on Scripture and
modern Catholic biblical scholarship.
How it integrates Catholic teaching and practice, if relevant.
Its attitude to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and to Judaism.
Quality and level of writing.
Ease and interest of reading, including page layout, design,