The Catholic Children's Bible: Good News Translation
The first-ever Catholic Children’s Bible is now better than
By Sr. Mary Kathleen Glavich and
Hardback (2nd Edition) SMP9296
Paperback (2nd Edition) SMP9197
Leader Guide SMP0422
Activity Booklet SMP1818
This complete Bible inspires and empowers children to read, understand,
and love the Word of God, in a revised edition
With new, easy-to-follow Reading Plans and colourful
stories of our Catholic faith come alive with vivid, awe-inspiring artwork,
larger text, and design features that not only enhance comprehension but create
- Reading Plans with stickers guide children
through themes like Great Stories
of Faith, the Miracles of
Jesus, Following Jesus,
and The Mass.
- Children will know and understand God’s saving plan, revealed
through 125 Feature Story spreads highlighting
key Bible passages.
- Understand It! sections enable
children to comprehend central themes by using child-friendly backgrounds and
- Live It! instructions encourage children to
apply the meaning of each story to their lives through engaging activities and
- Tell It! frames help children to retain and
comprehend the passage by having them retell the story in their own words.
- Vibrant illustrations immediately engage children and allow them to
“dive in” to Scripture and become immersed in the stories.
- Intentional navigational and design elements such as fonts built for
early readers, increased line spacing, bold vocabulary words, colorized text,
and column dividers help to make this a Bible children can easily navigate and
read on their own.
Through an engaging and
interactive process, the guide uses the Understand It!, Live It!, and Tell It!
sidebars to lead young people through the Bible.
Background materials, strategies, and activities are included to assist in the
process of introducing children to Scripture. All materials included in
the leader guide are reproducible.
Booklet (reproducible) SMP1818:
The activities in this booklet
are designed to be used with The Catholic Children’s Bible and
encourage the children to look up and read the Scripture passage to complete
the activity and to help create a life-long passion for Scripture.
Focusing on the forty featured stories in The Catholic Children’s Bible, the
Activity Booklet offers two levels of activities for each story: Level One for
younger children and Level Two for older children. This enables teachers and
Catechists to have greater flexibility in creating lesson plans.
Each activity page offers a special feature called “Seek and Find,” which poses
a search question to help engage children in the Bible and to springboard
into further discussion about the Scripture story. All materials included
in the activity booklet are reproducible.
Bishop's Conference of England and Wales has authorised the use of the Good
News bible translation in masses with children Liturgy Office notification.