"a valuable resource to education and evangelization"
Dr Rev Elio Capra SDB
Lecturer on Art and Spirituality, Catholic Theological College, Melbourne College of Divinity University
"an extraordinary resource for students and their teachers"
Elizabeth (Liz) O’Callaghan
Education Consultant Restorative Practices Australia
An Encyclopedia Bible that seeks to ignite students with a passion to understand and engage with God’s word.
The new Catholic Encyclopedia Bible will engage students with sacred scripture and support religious education curricula in schools across Australia.
The Encyclopedia is written specifically for Catholic students in years 5-10 with an average reading age of 12 years. This reading level makes the encyclopedia also accessible to other low-literacy groups including those for whom English is not their primary language.
The Contemporary English Version (CEV), currently the official translation used in all Australian Catholic masses for Children, has been selected as the best version for the Encyclopedia and this selection has been endorsed by the Archbishop.
‘This new, updated edition of the CEV Catholic Bible is an interactive resource for teachers and students of Scripture…. As a lover of art and a teacher who encourages others to use art when teaching Religious Education I am delighted with the many artworks that feature in these pages. From Icons to Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Breughel, Rembrandt, Blake, Tissot, Van Gogh there is a feast of images across all times and styles. I am in total agreement with Pope Francis, who cares very deeply about the role of art in evangelization, when he says “Each particular Church should encourage the use of the arts in evangelization, building on the treasures of the past but also drawing upon the wide variety of contemporary expressions so as to transmit the faith in a new “language of parables”’. The edition of the Bible with its colourful Encyclopedia will certainly be a valuable resource to education and evangelization.’
"Holy Bible CEV Catholic Edition with Encyclopaedia is an extraordinary resource for students and their teachers, making accessible a unique journey across history. Students will be assisted to break open the word whilst bringing to life the times, culture and story of a people like us"
Designed for engagement
The Catholic Encyclopedia Bible has been written specifically to work with Religious Education curricula used in Catholic schools around Australia.
Over 350 colour images extensively researched to provide context and bring the Bible to life with captions especially written for school use.
A Catholic approach to Scripture
The Encyclopedia includes an overview of the Catholic approach to Scripture, descriptions and commentary on each book of the Bible and covers Scriptural connections to the Sacraments, Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ and Lectio Divina including samples.
Pre-order your 2021 CEV Catholic Encyclopedia Bible now
Due to COVD delays, shipping will now be early October
Order 20 copies or more and receive a 25% discount PLUS downloadable teachers’ notes
Order 50 copies or more and receive a 30% discount PLUS downloadable teachers’ notes