Broken Bay Bible Offer

Through the generosity of Fr Harry Davis’ estate, the Diocese of Broken Bay is able to offer parishioners of the Diocese a selection of bibles at an affordable price, starting from $14. 

To purchase any of the bibles below, please contact Evangelisation Broken Bay on 8379 1600 or

Harper collins nrsv bible  

The Harper Collins NRSV Catholic Edition Holy Bible

This NRSV Bible includes anglicized text, introductory materials for every book, timeline of Catholic Church and world history Concordance to help readers find specific words and passages, sixteen page map section. It is a hardcover bible.

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The Lion Read & Know Bible

This Bible is appealing and accessible to young readers. More than fifty stories are retold in simple language and there are thirty fun and informative double-page features that bring to life the cultural context of the Bible. The educational features cover subjects like people, places, landscapes, creatures, traditions, and worship to help young learners discover the life behind the stories. Illustrations on every page create a lively and engaging atmosphere.

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The Catholic Children's Bible

This complete Bible inspires and empowers children to read, understand, and love the Word of God, in a revised edition. With new, easy-to-follow Reading Plans and colorful stickers, the stories of our Catholic faith come alive with vivid, awe-inspiring artwork, larger text, and design features that not only enhance comprehension but create enjoyment. This is the hardcover edition.


Selecting a Bible

Home-Page-Widget-Bible-in-skyThe Catholic canon (or list of books) contains 46 Old Testament books, which is 7 more than those accepted by many other Christians. These books are known as the Deuterocanonical books (or 2nd canon). They are also referred to as ‘apocrypha’ which means ‘hidden’. 
These books are Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach), Wisdom, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, as well as additional sections to the books of Esther and Daniel.

The number of books in the New Testament is 27, which is the same in all Bibles.

Bibles will indicate whether Deuterocanonical / apocrypha books are included, or will simply say “Catholic edition” or “Catholic Bible”.

Bible Translations

A second concern when selecting a Bible is which translation to buy. Translations vary in the difficulty of language used (for example, for children or adults), as well as in the methodology used to translate the text (for example, a more strictly word-for-word translation or a looser translation to try to better capture the sense of the text for today’s audience).

Another consideration is whether the text has been anglicised, eg “baptised” instead of “baptized”.

Please note that the version of the text currently used in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass in Australia is the Jerusalem Bible translation.

Some suitable Bible translations which can be found with the additional Catholic books are:

  • New Revised Standard Version (NRSV): A commonly used and highly regarded translation. Also: Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  • Jerusalem Bible / New Jerusalem Bible: A commonly used Catholic translation.
  • Good News Translation (Today’s English Version): Uses simpler language, and is a looser translation.
  • Contemporary English Version: Uses simpler language suitable for children.