The first true study Bible for Roman Catholics, this volume offers intermediate and advanced students a wealth of background information on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Scriptures. The heart of the Catholic Study Bible's helps is a 577-page Reading Guide that is linked to the NAB text by marginal cross-references in the biblical text. The Reading Guide outlines each book and provides in-depth information on its contents and purpose from the perspective of the Roman Catholic tradition. Charts and suggestions for further reading enhance the Guide's value. This unique resource also features a glossary of biblical terms, the complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings, and authoritative, full color New Oxford Bible Maps.