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WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY SHOULD HAVE

(for teachers)

1. The Catholic Study Bible (New American Bible) (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).


2. A concordance of the Bible. Nelson's Complete Concordance of the New American Bible (Nashville: T. Nelson, 1977).


3. An encyclopedic dictionary of the Bible, or a dictionary of the Bible. Suggest, John L. McKenzie, Dictionary of the Bible (New York: Macmillan, 1965, 1977); Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Bible, tr. Louis F. Hartman (New York: McGraw Hill, 1963); Dianne Bergant, The Collegeville Concise Glossary of Biblical Terms (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1994).


4. Catechism of the Catholic Church


5. A good history of the Catholic Church. Suggest, J. Derek Holmes and Bernard W. Bickers, A Short History of the Catholic Church (New York: Paulist Press, 1984).


6. A series of the lives of the Saints. Suggest Butler's Lives of the Saints, ed. David Hugh Farmer, 12 vols. (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995- ). For each month of the year.


7. A history of Catholic doctrine. Suggest, Hubert Cunliffe-Jones, ed., A History of Christian Doctrine (Edinburgh: Clark, 1976, 1998).


8. A dictionary of theology and theological terms. Suggest, Karl Rahner, A Dictionary of Theology (New York: Crossroads Press, 1981).


9. The Documents of Vatican II


10. A prayer book, or book of traditional and contemporary prayers. Suggest, Catholic Source Book: A Collection of Prayers and Information to help learn, renew, teach and live the rise life of Jesus, ed. Peter Klein (Dubuque Iowa: Brown Publisher--Roa Media,1990).


11. A collection of Catholic Church teachings. Heinrich Denzinger, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, tr. Roy J. Deferrari (St. Louis: Herder, 1957), or, The Church Teaches: Documents of the Church in English Translation (St. Louis: B. Herder Books, 1955).


12. A book explaining Catholic practices and customs. Suggest, Greg Dues, Catholic Customs and Traditions: A Popular Guide (Mystic Conn: Twenty-Third Publications, 1992).

 

13. A set of commentaries on each book of the Bible. Suggest the Collegeville Bible Commentary (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1986, 1998).

 
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