The Gospel of Matthew

Words matter. Even more so when those words are communicating the very Word of God in the Bible. Since, as Saint Ambrose tells us, God himself speaks to us in the word of Scripture, then the accuracy of those words should matter to us.

With The Gospel of Matthew, the Augustine Institute inaugurates the first of the biblical books to be translated as part of the Catholic Standard Version (CSV), a new translation of the Holy Bible. The CSV strives to translate the Scriptural text with the highest level of accuracy in its rendering of the original languages, as well as the highest degree of clarity and beauty, making the CSV the perfect translation for both prayerful reading and serious study.

To open your heart to God’s Word, this printing includes not only the CSV translation of the Gospel according to Saint Matthew, but also a “how to” for praying with Scripture and beautiful prompts for each chapter of the Gospel.


The Bible: What Every Catholic Should Know

The Bible is a book that millions have read, studied, and are familiar with—making it our earthly roadmap to heaven. And yet many find that opening and reading the numerous books and various genres is a hurdle too daunting to attempt. As part of the What Every Catholic Should Know series, The Bible brings a helpful introduction to the sacred text, focusing on the transformative nature of God’s Word. From The Bible’s layout to a walkthrough of the divine history, The Bible reveals the mystical gift of God’s written love letter to us. Whether you are opening a Bible for the first time—or are an avid reader—the guidance from numerous esteemed Catholic writers and theologians allows for a more thorough understanding of God’s Word.


Topics include the following:

  • God’s Purpose for Scripture
  • The Human and Divine Origins of the Bible
  • Salvation History in Scripture
  • A Geographical Landscape of the Bible
  • The Relationship between Scripture and Tradition


Quotes from Text

  • “[As] we . . . anxiously tear open a letter sent to us from a loved one . . . so too let us open the Word of God, written in human words, and read it with all of our hearts, our souls, our minds, and our strength.”
  • “Because Christ himself is the eternal Word who is not subject to time, there is a real sense in which the many human words of Scripture . . . all come together to speak of Christ, the living Word of God.”



The Bible: What Every Catholic Should Know was edited by Tim Gray with chapters written by various faculty members of the Augustine Institute’s Graduate School of Theology,  including Dr. Michael Patrick Barber, Dr. Mark Giszczak, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger, Dr. Elizabeth Klein, Dr. Brandt Pitre, Dr. James B. Prothro, and Dr. John Sehorn.  

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Bible Study Jump-Starter

  • Contains 12 copies of the CSV Gospel of Matthew and 1 copy of The Bible: What Every Catholic Should Know.
  • The perfect way to begin a group Bible study.
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