"Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit."   Catechism of the Catholic Church 81

A daily verse from New Revised Standard Catholic Edition

The Scriptures are contained in a series of books known as the Bible.

This is divided into OLD and NEW Testaments.
The books  are shown below.


It's useful to have access to a commentary which gives explanation of the scriptures usually book by book.

The most famous Is the Jerome Biblical Commentary.

Reading List Commentaries and Bible Versions


It has long been recognised that bible readers

welcome some explanation when reading the texts.


Various writers have specialised in studying scripture  with a view to bringing the depths of its meaning


A series of explanations called commentaries is available.  Sometimes called Study Bibles.

Bible Versions