Bibles & Bible Study Tools

Bible & Bible Study Tools

The Catholic Bible includes additional books in the Old Testament not included in most Protestant Bibles. These seven additional books of the Old Testament are known as the deuterocanonical books and include Sirach, Tobit, Wisdom, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and Baruch. The Jerusalem Bible translation is used in the Catholic liturgy.

Through the generosity of Fr Harry Davis’ estate, the Diocese of Broken Bay is able to offer parishioners of the Diocese a selection of bibles at an affordable price, starting from $14. Click here for more information


Available through Fr Harry David Bequest

Catholic Gift Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Available in black or white imitation leather

The New Revised Standard Version is a trusted, accepted, accurate English translation of the Holy Bible widely used in the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.  “The NRSV stands out among the many translations because it is “as literal as possible” in adhering to the ancient texts and only “as free as necessary” to make the meaning clear in graceful, understandable English. It draws on newly available sources that increase our understanding of many previously obscure biblical passages.” The NRSV uses inclusive language, “…making it clear where the original texts intend to include all humans, male and female, and where they intend to refer only to the male or female gender.” (BibleGateway)

The Catholic Gift Bible includes the following features:

  • An introduction to the Catholic spiritual life and to every book of the Bible
  • Full-color presentation pages for dedication and recording of family history
  • Sixteen pages of Bible maps
  • A concordance for finding key verses
  • Readable two-column design
  • Durable, leather-like binding—ideal for foil stamping a personalized name for gift giving

Your Young Christian’s First Bible

The Contemporary English Version (CEV) is easily read by children (8-12), “second language readers, and those who prefer the more contemporized form. The CEV is not a paraphrase. It is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts…The translators of the CEV followed three principles; that the CEV:

  • must be understood by people without stumbling in speech
  • must be understood by those with little or no comprehension of “Bible” language
  • must be understood by all.” (BibleGateway)

Features Include a chronology of the Bible, maps, a mini-Dictionary of the Bible, Book introductions and outlines, easy-to-read text, 32 full-colour drawings bring biblical scenes to life, hardcover, 1551 pages. 
To purchase please contact the Office for Evangelisation in 9847 0474.

Children's Illustrated Bible

This attractively presented hardcover volume (30 x 23cm) narrates the stories of the Bible in a vivid and engaging way. Each story includes colourful illustrations which draw children’s attention, as well as additional sections with further information that gives greater meaning to the story. There are maps and photos, as well as introductory pages which explain key areas of Biblical knowledge.

To purchase please contact the Office for Evangelisation (Diocese of Broken Bay NSW Australia) on 9847 0474 or

Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages that you can freely read, research, and reference anywhere. With a library of audio Bibles, a mobile app, devotionals, email newsletters, and other free resources, Bible Gateway equips you not only to read the Bible but to understand it.