Due to popular demand, Logos now has the Navarre Bible on Pre-Pub. If you haven’t heard of the Navarre Bible and you’re wondering if it’s worth the money, the simple answer is yes. The longer answer is below.
The Navarre Bible Old Testament, Standard Edition (7 vols.), Navarre Bible New Testament, Standard Edition (12 vols.), and Navarre Bible: New Testament are comprehensive Catholic Bible commentaries produced by members of the University of Navarre faculty of theology. St. Josemaría Escrivá initiated the project, and much of the commentary is his own. Drawing on the writings of Church Fathers, the texts of the Magisterium, and the works of spiritual writers and saints, the Navarre Bible Commentary is considered one of the best Bible commentaries available.
The commentary aims to explain the biblical text and identify its main points in scholarly but accessible language. Praise for the Navarre Bible is easy to find, with very few complaints. The Logos version addresses these complaints, once again providing an ideal solution for any biblical student.
One reviewer comments, “I just wished that Navarre made a digital version too . . .” Problem solved.
Another says, “We are disappointed in the small print. It will be difficult for my husband to read and so he probably won’t pick it up too often.” Logos offers the ability to resize print in any resource. Looks like that won’t be a problem anymore.
And finally, “It is a bit large in size but can be easily carried with a tote bag.” A tote bag? What’s easy about that? Logos allows you to bring the entire set with you—along with your Bible, your Catechism, and all your other resources, no tote bag required.
What’s the Difference?
Considered by many the best Catholic commentary on the Bible available today, the Navarre Bible series presents seven volumes on the Old Testament. These volumes draw on such sources as Church documents, the writings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the works of contemporary spiritual writers—particularly of St. Josemaría Escrivá, who initiated the Navarre Bible project.
Completed in 2005, the Navarre Bible New Testament, Standard Edition—like its Old Testament cousin—features writings from not only the Fathers and Doctors of the Church but also contemporary spiritual writers, including St. Josemaría Escrivá. While the commentary generally accompanies the Vulgate and the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition of the Bible, the Logos version allows you to open the commentary alongside any Bible translation.
The preface of the Navarre Bible: New Testament states, “The present volume does not replace the twelve New Testament volumes. Its commentary is different, although it overlaps with theirs to a degree; it often draws on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (which they do not); it is also shorter, but it covers the biblical text passage by passage.” This newer version also references more recent writings, including those of Pope Benedict XVI.