Dei Verbum Reading Challenge – free! | Word on Fire Institute

Join us on a 2-week guided reading journey through the Catholic Church’s central document on divine revelation! NOVEMBER 8th – 19th, 2021 Vatican II’s document on revelation, known by the first two words of the Latin text Dei Verbum, the “Word of God,” is of signal importance in the life of the Church, since it speaks of the process by which God communicates to his people. The entire purpose of this communication is to draw us into friendship with God. What could be more significant for all believers, but especially for teachers, catechists, theologians, and preachers? It also has great significance for those embarked on the Church’s mission of evangelization. The council fathers recognized the need for a renewal when it came to reading and appreciating the Bible. They called for greater study of the Bible among laypeople, placing the Scriptures more fully at the center of the liturgy, and making the sacred writings the “soul of sacred theology” (DV 24). But that dream is still, I believe, largely unrealized. In point of fact, when we consult the numerous studies of the ever-increasing army of the religiously unaffiliated, we discover that the Bible is often a prime reason why people, especially...