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We remain extremely gratified by the overwhelming, positive response to The Word on Fire Bible: The Gospels. That enthusiastic reaction gives us the encouragement and resolve to proceed with our vision of bringing the same commitment to wisdom and beauty to the entire Bible. 

We need your help—not only in creating the next volume but in completing the entire series.

For a limited time, we’re offering U.S. supporters who donate $85 or more a copy of The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation to be delivered once it’s released in early 2022.

Thank you to everyone who supported this project! While this phase of fundraising is completed, there are numerous other costs for this production. You can still donate and receive the gifts as shown below!

All qualifying donors will receive their gifts of gratitude in early 2022

You can also call us at 866-928-1237 ext. 3 and donate with a credit card.

*Thank you gifts are for U.S. donors only.

**Don't want the gifts of gratitude? Check "write us a comment" during the donation check out process and write "no gifts."

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Inside this second volume of the series, you’ll find the remainder of the New Testament surrounded by illuminating artwork and helpful commentary from Bishop Robert Barron, the Church Fathers, and some of the greatest saints, mystics, artists, and scholars throughout history, allowing the story of Jesus Christ to shine with new clarity and splendor.

You’ll discover insights from John Chrysostom, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Henry Newman, G.K. Chesterton, Thérèse of Lisieux, Fulton Sheen, John Paul II, and many other teachers in the way of the Spirit.





Receive a hardcover copy of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation

Receive a leather copy of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation

Receive a hardcover and leather copy of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation, plus a signature artwork print from Vol. II

Receive a hardcover copy and two leather copies of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation, plus a signature artwork print from Vol. II 

Receive a hardcover copy and two leather copies of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation, plus two prints of a signature artwork Vol. II 

Receive a hardcover copy and two leather copies of our forthcoming new Bible, The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation, two prints of a signature artwork Vol. II , and special (non-public) recognition from Word on Fire 

*Thank you gifts are for U.S. donors only.

**Don't want the gifts of gratitude? Check "write us a comment" during the donation check out process and write "no gifts."

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MAIL A CHECK

Make the check payable to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and write "Donation Volume II" in the memo.

Mail it to: 

Word on Fire
P.O. Box 170
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Please also include your mailing address and email address for tax acknowledgements.

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Call us at:

 866-928-1237 ext.3

Please have a credit card ready and share your mailing address and email address for tax acknowledgements.

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Have your financial institution mail a check payable to “Word on Fire Catholic Ministries” with “Donation Volume II” as the designation to:

Word on Fire
P.O. Box 170
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Please also include your mailing address and email address for tax acknowledgements.

ira gifts

Consult with your financial advisor and consider making a charitable rollover gift to Word on Fire.

Your IRA administrator should mail the check to:

Word on Fire
P.O. Box 170
Des Plaines, IL 60016

READ THE BIBLE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

The Word on Fire Bible project is both an inspiring and daunting undertaking.

The next volume, Acts, Letters, and Revelation, will be released early next year, and includes the rest of the New Testament.

The Word on Fire Bible series will eventually consist of seven volumes and take the better part of a decade to complete.

...in helping to underwrite tremendous upfront and ongoing costs of this vast project. Those include the work of our expert editors, designers, and typographers. But we incur our biggest expenses with the printing and binding of the Bibles themselves, which are executed with the highest quality.

There is no project more deserving of Word on Fire’s commitment to the use of beauty in evangelization.

As we finalize Acts, Letters, and Revelation and continue work on future volumes of The Word on Fire Bible, please consider offering us your support, which will help provide the foundation for what will be perhaps the ministry’s most enduring enterprise.

The Word on Fire Bible (Volume 1): The Gospels is a groundbreaking book that introduces readers to the strange, colorful world of the Bible.

By surrounding the biblical text with commentary and explanations from Bishop Robert Barron, the Church Fathers, and many of the greatest saints, mystics, and scholars throughout Christian history, The Word on Fire Bible illuminates the biblical text in light of the great tradition.

Four major features set The Word on Fire Bible apart from others on the market:


Its purpose is evangelical

This is not a study Bible. Its goal is not merely to transmit historical knowledge or textual insight. It is also not a devotional Bible, offering self-improvement tips. The mission of this Bible is evangelical. It is meant to introduce not mere facts but a person: Jesus Christ. It aims to do that by unveiling Christ throughout each chapter and verse of the Gospels, leading readers to a life-changing encounter with him. 


It is intended for new readers of the Bible

The Word on Fire Bible doesn’t presume any experience reading the Bible. It’s designed for people reading the Bible seriously for the first time, who may be unsure of what to make of its many events and characters.


It highlights the great tradition

Most Bible resources include commentary from one or a small handful of authors, typically contemporary scholars. This Bible plumbs the depths of the entire tradition of Catholic Christianity, including contributions from many of its greatest saints and scholars from the past two thousand years. The Word on Fire Bible reads the Scriptures “from the heart of the Church,” offering the most colorful and diverse range of commentators currently in print.


It showcases the way of beauty

This Bible showcases what Pope Francis calls the via pulchritudinis (the way of beauty). For many people in our postmodern culture—especially the young—an appeal to the true (“Here is what you should believe”) or to the good (“Here is how you ought to behave”) is often a nonstarter, likely to awaken suspicion and defensiveness. But an appeal to the beautiful (“Just look at this”) is more winsome, less menacing. And so this Bible features many striking works of art as well as literary explanations of those pieces—all designed to introduce the seeker to Christ through the aesthetic splendor that he has inspired.

Need a copy of The Word on Fire Bible (Volume I): The Gospels? Buy it here.


Volume I sold out in less than 3 days!


Support The Word on Fire Bible Project today and claim your copy of Volume II in case it sells out quickly.




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a message from bishop barron about volume ii

meet A KEY WORD ON FIRE BIBLE EDITOR

VOLUME I TRAILER

CREATING A BIBLE FOR THE AGES

VOLUME I TESTIMONIALS

BISHOP BARRON UNBOXES VOLUME I

meet THE WORD ON FIRE BIBLE designers

PRINTING AND BINDING

Frequently Asked Questions

Donations

Yes, this is a donation. Please note that if you are a U.S. donor and contribute $85 or more, the tax-deductible portion of your contribution is the amount of your contribution minus the estimated fair market value of the gift.

No. International shipping is cost-prohibitive for this donation campaign but The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation will be available internationally when it’s released in early 2022.

The donation gifts and tiers are not editable. However, feel free to donate more than once to get multiple copies. After you donate, simply visit wordonfire.org/bible-project again and complete a new donation for additional copies.

If you qualified for a gift and want us to mail it to someone else in early 2022, you can email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-928-1237 ext. 3. Make sure that you enter your own email address, billing address, and mailing address during the donation checkout process so you are the donor on record for tax acknowledgement purposes. Unfortunately, the warehouse is not able to include gift messages.

Yes, you can mail a check payable to “Word on Fire Catholic Ministries” and “Donation Volume II” in the memo line to P.O. Box 170 Des Plaines, IL 60016. Please also include a note with your email address and mailing address.

Yes, have your financial institution mail a check payable to “Word on Fire Catholic Ministries” with “Donation Volume II” as the designation to P.O. Box 170 Des Plaines, IL 60016. Please also include a note with your email address and mailing address.

You’ll receive the gifts when the Bible is released in early 2022.

You will immediately receive a donation receipt as well as a tax acknowledgement early 2022.

If you qualified for a gift and need to change your address, you can email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-928-1237 ext. 3.

No, DonorBox is our donor management system.

Yes, check "write us a comment" during the donation check out process and write "anonymous."

By June 30, 2021 5pm CT.

Bible

No, we only have The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation available in English.

No, this is not a full bible. The second volume of The Word on Fire Bible includes Acts, the Letters and Revelation surrounded by illuminating artwork and helpful commentary from Bishop Robert Barron, the Church Fathers, and some of the greatest saints, mystics, artists, and scholars throughout history.

The Word on Fire Bible uses the New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE), which first appeared in 1989 and has received wide acclaim from academics and Church leaders.

The translation received the imprimatur of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1991, granting official approval for Catholic use in private study and devotional reading.

The NRSV-CE stands out among other translations because of its accuracy and readability. It is “as literal as possible” in adhering to the ancient texts and only “as free as necessary” to make the meaning clear in graceful, understandable English.

It’s a wonderful translation—both for those who have never read the Bible and for those who have studied it for years.

The second volume, which will include the rest of the New Testament, is already in production and scheduled to launch in 2022. From there, we're planning several Old Testament volumes, which will follow in the coming years.

The Word on Fire Bible (Volume II): Acts, Letters, and Revelation features text in a 9pt font, which is larger than in most other Bibles, with significant line spacing to allow for an easier reading experience.

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