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Leave the “Begats” Behind: Why You Should Read Augustine in New Translations

Understanding the Church means learning from the Church Fathers. And the best way to learn from the Church Fathers is to read them for yourself.

But what versions should you read—the older, better-known translations, or the new, easier-to-read ones? [Read more…]

Ending Soon: Feud of the Fathers Sale

Your chance to save on Church Fathers like St. Augustine, St. Ambrose, St. Irenaeus, and more ends on March 31.

Thanks to your votes, St. Augustine was named the winner of Verbum’s Feud of the Fathers. Now through Sunday, you can save 40% on this 14-volume collection filled with many of St. Augustine’s most respected works. [Read more…]

Verbum’s Feud of the Fathers Is Hotter Than the Council of Nicaea

We’re already to the final round in Verbum’s Feud of the Fathers!

We’ve seen some upsets, like St. Gregory of Nyssa defeating St. Gregory Nazianzen or St. Athanasius rising above Origen. We’ve seen some powerhouses cruise through the first two rounds, like St. Augustine and St. Jerome. [Read more…]

On the Importance of Tertullian for Early Christian Thought

The importance of Tertullian in the development of early Christian thought and his significance for our understanding of early Christianity cannot be overestimated. Though he was certainly not the first Christian to write Latin, he is the first Christian Latin author from whom we have a major literary corpus. [Read more…]

Save on Bibles, Commentaries, and More through July 31

Time’s running out to save up to 74% on Verbum resources.

All through July, save on study Bibles, commentaries, works on marriage and family, the Church Fathers, Vatican II, and more. But July is ending soon, and with it the savings.

Want suggestions for what to get? Consider these five featured resources:

The Works of St. Bonaventure (5 vols.) – 74% Off
In this collection you’ll find the authoritative, critical edition of St. Bonaventure’s Mystical Opuscula, his meditations on the life of Christ, his comprehensive presentation of Christian doctrine in Breviloquim, and much more. Enjoy one of the greatest philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages.

Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia – 29% Off
This is the definitive reference work on Augustine that scholars from all fields of theological study describe as “superb” and “indispensable” for anyone interested in studying Augustine. It provides exhaustive resources on Augustine’s life and theological and pastoral work, as well as an exceptional wealth of information about scholarship—past and present—on the great theologian.

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament, Genesis, Exodus, and the RSV2CE – 25% Off
This is the only Catholic study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition. All of the books of the New Testament (plus Genesis and Exodus) and in-depth study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch will be integrated right into your Verbum library. Extensive study notes, topical essays, and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights.

Paulist Press Vatican II Collection (7 vols.) – 20% Off
Study the significance and impact of the Second Vatican Council with modern scholars and theologians, including Pope Benedict XVI and Maureen Sullivan. Examine the contemporary Church in light of Vatican II and trace the theological developments that led to that pivotal moment in Church history.

Theology of the Body Collection (7 vols.) – 25% Off
Pope John Paul II’s essential teachings from his famous Theology of the Body lectures have influenced a wide array of believers, Protestants and Catholics alike. This seven-book collection will help you think deeply and biblically about a literally inseparable part of your existence: the body.

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Hurry, these sales end July 31. Get all these resources and many more for up to 74% off while you still can.

5 Powerful Resources to Deepen Your Study of Scripture

The month of July embraces Ordinary Time. It’s a season of hope and growth, a time to mature in our spiritual life and increase our faith.

Verbum’s July sale is designed for you to do just that, giving you great prices on resources that will take you deeper in your studies of Scripture and the Church and help you grow in your love for both.

Take a look at these five featured resources, and see everything you can save on this month here. [Read more…]

Get City of God for Free, Plus 2 More Volumes for under $5

This month, you can get Saint Augustine: The City of God, Books I–VII  for free plus two more volumes from the Fathers of the Church Series (127 vols.) for less than $5! Throughout June, we’re sharing excerpts from Saint Augustine: The City of God to give you a preview of the thoughtful and thought-provoking literary treatise you can expect from this month’s free book.

Today’s excerpt comes from The City of God by St. Augustine: [Read more…]

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