The following sections list a few of the books and online sources I use to research my Sunday readings commentary.

Primary sources

Christian scripture

E. Nestle/Kurt Aland, ed: Novum Testamentum: Graece et Latine (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart DE, 1991, ISBN 3-438-05401-9).

Oxford University Press: The Catholic Bible: personal study edition (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19529-790-4).

Catholic Biblical Assoc, ed: New American Bible (P. J. Kennedy, NY NY, 1970).


Hebrew Scripture

Alfred Rahlfs (ed): Septuaginta (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart DE, 1979, ISBN: 3-438-05121-4).

JPS: JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA, 2000, ISBN 0-8276-0697-4).

Oxford University Press: The Catholic Bible: personal study edition (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19529-790-4).


Early Fathers

Apostolic Fathers: The Apostolic Fathers, Vol 1 (Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1998, ISBN 0-674-99027-7).

Rod Bennett: Four witnesses: the early Church in her own words (Ignatius Press, San Francisco CA, 2002, ISBN 0-89870-847-8).

Bernard McGinn: The Doctors of the Church (Crossroads Publishing, NY NY, 1999, ISBN 0-8245-1771-7 ).

Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder, ed: Documents of the Christian Church (Oxford University Press, NY NY, 1999, ISBN 0-19-288071-3).

Secondary sources


Frederick Danker: A Greek-English lexicon of the NT (University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, 1979, ISBN: 0-226-03933-1).

Liddell/Scott: Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 1979).

J. D. Douglas, ed: The new Greek-English Interlinear New Testament (Tyndale House, Wheaton IL, 1990, ISBN 0-8423-1213-7).



Walter Brueggemann: An introduction to the Old Testament (Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville KY, 2003, ISBN 0-664-22412-1).

Raymond Brown: An introduction to the New Testament (ABRL Doubleday, NY NY, 1997, ISBN 0385-24767-2).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: Meeting St Luke today (Loyola Press, Chicago IL, 2009, ISBN 0-8294-2916-6).

Daniel Harrington, SJ: Meeting St Paul today (Loyola Press, Chicago IL, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-8294-2734-9).

Mary Healy: The gospel of Mark (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8010-3586-9).

Pheme Perkins: Reading the New Testament (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2012, ISBN 978-0-8091-4786-1).

Francis Martin and William Wright: The gospel of John (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8010-3647-7).

Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri: The gospel of Matthew (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8010-3602-6 ).

Bruce Vawter, CM: The four Gospels, an introduction [Vols 1&2] (Doubleday Image, Garden City NY, 1969).



Jerome Kodell, OSB: The Catholic Bible study handbook (Servant Publications, Ann Arbor MI, 2001, ISBN 0-89283-185-5).

Frederick Danker: Multipurpose tools for Bible study (Fortress Press, Minneapolis MN, 2003, ISBN 0-8006-3595-7).

Bruce Metzger: The Bible in translation (Abingdon Press, Nashville TN, 2001, ISBN 0-8010-2282-7).

Paul Wegner: The journey from texts to translation (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids MI, 1999, ISBN 0-8010-2169-3).


Thomas Aquinas: The Aquinas Catechism (Sophia Institute Press, Manchester NH, 2000, ISBN 1-928832-10-5 ).

Edward Gratsch: Aquinas’ Summa (Alba House, NY NY, 1985, ISBN 0-8189-0485-2).

Alister McGrath: Theology: the basics (Blackwell Publishing, Malden MA, 2004, ISBN 1-4051-1425-8).

Ecclesial documents

Joseph Ratzinger, ed.: Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 1994, ISBN 0-0891-3434-9 Online:

USCCB: United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCB Publishing, Washington DC, 2006, ISBN 1-57455-450-6).

Catechetical Inst at Nijmegen: A new catechism (Dutch Catechism) (Herder and Herder, NY NY, 1972).

Austin Flannery, OP (ed.): Vatican Council II: the basic sixteen documents (Costello Publishing Co, Northport NY, 1996, ISBN 0-918344-37-9).


Jaroslav Pelikan: The emergence of the Catholic tradition (100-600) (University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, 1971, ISBN 0-226-65371-4).

Paul Barnett: The birth of Christianity: the first twenty years (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids MI, 2005, ISBN 0-8028-2781-0).

Paul McKechnie: The first Christian centuries (InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, 2001, ISBN 0-8308-2677-7).

Christopher Bellitto: The General Councils (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2002, ISBN 0-8091-4019-5 ).

John Vidmar, OP: The Catholic Church through the ages (Paulist Press, Mahwah NJ, 2005).


Bruce Metzger: The New Testament: its background, growth, content (Abingdon Press, Nashville TN, 1965, ISBN 0-687-05263-7).

Kenneth Bailey: Jesus through Middle Eastern eyes (InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8308-2568-4).

Joseph Kelly: The world of the early Christians (Liturgical Press, Collegeville MN, 1997, ISBN 0-8146-5313-8).

Louis Orlin: Life and thought in the ancient near east (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, 2007, ISBN 0-472-06992-6).

Robert Wilken: The Christians as the Romans saw them (Yale University Press, New Haven CT, 1984, ISBN 0-300-09839-1 ).


Peter Kreeft, Ronald Tacelli: Handbook of Catholic apologetics (Ignatius Press, San Francisco CA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-58617-279-4).

Peter Kreeft, Ronald Tacelli: Handbook of Christian apologetics (InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove IL, 1994, ISBN 0-8308-1774-0).