by Christine Schicker Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Contact: Christine Schicker
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Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture Is Indispensable Resource

West Chester, PA; January 19, 2010 - The Bible Compass: A Catholic’s Guide to Navigating the Scriptures has quickly become the go-to book for Catholics interested in studying the Bible.

Written by Dr. Edward Sri and released by Ascension Press last fall, The Bible Compass will help Catholics deepen their faith through a greater understanding and appreciation of God’s Word. “The Bible is meant to be read as a personal Word from God to each of us, experienced as a Word that touches our souls, shapes our lives, and leads us into ever deeper union with Christ and His Church,” Sri says. “The Bible Compass seeks to assist readers who sincerely desire to understand the Bible and know God better through the sacred books but are uncertain about how to begin studying the Scriptures effectively.”

The Bible is a mysterious book, which was composed over the course of several centuries, by many different authors, and in a variety of genres. The Bible Compass helps unlock the mysteries of Scripture by giving readers the background to the Biblical texts and the practical steps needed to read, understand and interpret the Bible. “My hope is that, armed with this background, readers might find greater confidence and clarity in studying the Bible and that they may encounter Christ and their Catholic faith more deeply when reading the Scriptures,” reflected Sri.

Drawing from the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Bible Compass focuses on five specific keys for interpreting Scripture. “These five keys not only help ensure that our reading of the Bible stays on the right track but also serve as lights on our path, illuminating our understanding of the Scriptures so that we can seek Jesus Christ in the sacred texts—or, in the words of Pope Benedict XVI, ‘Look for the Word within the words.’”

After discussing the background and keys for interpretation, The Bible Compass then gives readers an understanding of how God’s plan for salvation flows through the Scriptures. Using the same twelve historical periods found in The Great Adventure Bible study series, Sri provides readers with a general grasp of the “big picture” of the Bible, giving them a framework for understanding how the drama of God’s plan for salvation unfolds.

The Bible Compass serves as a basic handbook for Catholics in their study of Scripture. It addresses all the common questions and topics concerning the Bible, and equips readers with practical guides for reading and interpreting the Sacred Word.

The Bible Compass is available from Ascension Press at, or by calling 1-800-376-0520.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Edward Sri, please contact Christine Schicker of The Maximus Group at 404-610-8871 or


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