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The Bible


When I'm Feeling... - St. Mary's Press - Let the word of God guide and support you as you face life’s joys and challenges. You can find a verse to look up and nourish your soul.  Imagine your families opening the Word and applying it to their lives together!  This helpful resource is taken from The Catholic Youth Bible®.


Why Do Catholics Have a Different Bible than Protestants? - Catholicism in Focus - Breaking In The Habit - Catholics and Protestants have a different number of books in their Bibles  How can this be?  It's complicated.


Ways to Read the Bible

A video by Fr. Mike Schmitz


Where is That in the Bible?



The Bible - Catholic Central


Gospels - Catholic Central


Not Everything in the Bible is Morally Good



First 5 Books of the Bible - Catholic Central


Psalms -| Catholic Central


Old Testament God vs. New Testament God



Pauline Letters - Catholic Central


Do Catholics Follow All Those Weird Old Testament Laws?



Revelation - Catholic Central


Where is Lent in the Bible



The Catholic Bible is composed of 73 total books.  There are 46 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament.


Old Testament

Torah : Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

Historical books : Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees

Wisdom books : Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach

Prophetic Books : Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Baruch, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi 

Of these books, Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, are the deuterocanonical books of the bible.


New Testament

The Gospels : Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Historical book : Acts

Pauline Epistles : Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews

General Epistles : James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude