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What is so special about the burgundy hardbound Good News Translation Catholic Edition Bible?
Each burgundy hardbound Bible contains:
The Catholic edition of the Good News Bible contains the 1992 revised text in the order and format most preferred by Roman Catholics. It contains only those books considered sacred Scripture by Catholics and presents them in the sequence that follows the one used in all Catholic Bibles in the Latin Vulgate tradition. If you are unfamiliar with the Good News Translation, or if you are looking for a translation that will help you better understand the Good News of Jesus Christ for you and the world today, I encourage you to read on.
Foreword by Jean-Pierre Ruiz, S.T.D., St. John’s University, New York, Epiphany 2003,
Imprimatur: Most Reverend William H. Keeler, D.D., President, National Conference of Catholic Bishops (March 10, 1993)
Email June 30, 2014 from Roberta
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the 3,000 Catholic Bibles that were delivered to St. Therese Catholic Church today! I am blown away by your generosity and I thank you from the depth of my heart that you are giving us the 3,000 Bibles I requested for free. Not only are they Catholic Bibles, they are beautiful, hardcover, and have illustrations inside! It is much more than I had hoped and it will be suitable for a wide range of readers! My vision to give away the Bible to each participant of our church’s Bible Trivia Booth at the annual Chinatown Summer Fair on July 20th was given to me by the Holy Spirit and I thank you for allowing God to work through you to help us in our evangelization efforts. The service you provide (free Bibles!) is instrumental in the Church’s work of evangelization as we are called to make disciples of all nations and to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ. In order for people to love God, they must first know Him, and one of the main ways to do that is by reading and hearing His Word. To get to know someone better, we must hear their words and learn about their deeds and ways. Everything we need to know about God is in the Bible. I pray that the Bibles you sent us will become seeds in the hearts of their recipients that the Holy Spirit will nurture and grow into good trees that produce good fruits for the Lord. May the Lord bless you a hundredfold in return, giving you treasures in heaven!
Email June 26, 2014 from Sheri
Hello … We received 10 cases of Bibles today! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you. May Our Lord continue to bless your great work!
Grace & peace,
Office of Catechetical Formation
Diocese of Nashville, TN
Email May 25, 2014 from James V.
Hello, My name is Jim and I’m writing this for my wife Debbie who teaches CCD for students receiving confirmation. A couple months ago, about March, Debbie contacted one of our reps to request 30 bibles to give to these confirmation students. We received them shortly thereafter.
We had the confirmation yesterday and the bibles were greatly appreciated. Both of us just wanted to say thank you very much for your ministry and we will keep all of you in our prayers. If it is OK, we’d like to contact you for bibles again for next year’s class. May God Bless, Jim & Deb.
Letter received from Diocese of Corpus Christi
29 June 2011
Ss. Peter & Paul
To whom it may concern:
“CityOf.com is legit. They have provided the Diocese of Corpus Christi with over 6000 Bibles completely free of charge. Not even a shipping or delivery fee.
We have supplied our youth ministries, prison ministries, and various parish events and programs with these Bibles that bears the Imprimatur of William Cardinal Keeler.
We thank God for their “free Bibles for Catholics” ministry. We hope they reach their goal of distributing 20,000 free bibles this year and encourage you to take advantage of their offering.
Again, the charge to us was (0) and they have assured us that there is no charge of any kind to receive bibles delivered to any special locations in the United States.”
Sincerely in Christ,
Very Rev. Joseph Lopez, JCL
Letter from Our Lady of Pilar Catholic Church, Corpus Christi, Texas
June 11, 2013
Msgr. Marcos Martinez
Deacon Armando Bolanos
“I Msgr. Marcos Martinez, pastor of Our Lady of Pilar Church, 1101 Bloomington St. Corpus Christi, Texas, want thank you so very much for your huge contribution to our Parish. The Spanish and English Holy Bibles donated by you were a great gift to the people on our community. When I made the announcement about the donation everyone was very excited and waiting anxiously for them Bibles to get here. They were gone so fast!
Thank you again and God Bless You for your generosity.”
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Msgr. Marcos Martinez
Women’s A.C.T.S. Retreat, San Antonio, Texas
“Thank you for your generous donation which provided Bibles for our upcoming Women’s A.C.T.S. retreat in San Antonio. We will invite 40 women to come closer to Jesus and their faith community and many will not have a Bible. Thank you from all of us on team.” — The Women @ St. Margaret Mary Church, San Antonio, TX
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