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 Scriptures, 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.