Robert Barron | – Bishop Barron Introduces The Word on Fire Bible: Volume I – The Gospels

Friends, Volume I of The Word on Fire Bible will be available on June 15th. Join the waiting list at [support us] to make sure you are the first to know when it is released.

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Bishop Robert Barron These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron. The videos complement his weekly sermons posted and podcasted at

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  1. Hey everyone. I purchased a copy, and was very excited.

    I started reading the Gospel of Mark and was shocked to find something very troubling in one of Bishop’s analysis. He quotes the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas during a deep dive into the word repent (pg. 185, halfway down).

    I was and am very confused. The gnostic gospels are not canonical and, to the best of my understanding, heretical to the Catholic faith. So I’m at a loss to why the reference given the boundless treasures from reputable sources is included in the Bible.

    Anyone have an idea on why this would be acceptable. I am hoping to be instructed, to be proven wrong, because this is extremely off putting experience while reading Scripture. I’m not interested in anything remotely close to heresy or text that have been discredited by the church.


  2. No longer if ever asked, if you were stranded on a island and you could only one book to read what would it be ? According to Bishop Fulton J. Sheen it would no longer be Thomas's Practical Guide to Ship Building. It is now The Word on Fire Bible Vol. 1 The Gospels.

  3. Bishop Barron – I am a great fan of your teachings and of you as a person since you were Father Barron.
    My only questions about this beautiful bible:

    At this day and age, we know Jesus was not a white caucasian man…

    Many people, for centuries, have been tone-deaf to the plight of black and brown people, and that imagery has been used to propagate superiority and dehumanization of some races. At least the conversation about the image of Jesus has been reviewed and more of society has accepted the truer version of Jesus' image. This was important to restore faith in those doing the evangelization.

    In being faithful to the biblical truth, wouldn't this have been a consideration, especially in these days where the world is going through the growing pains of a more just world. Where most society is looking back at past transgressions of commission and of omission?

    Beautify and truthfulness…

    Jesus was beautiful in his image/skin, would it not be even more beautiful if we celebrated him as such…

  4. I love it, and will be ordering a copy shortly!

    As a vegan, I am just a little sorry that the leather version is made with real leather, and that, as a result, I will not be able to get the "flagship" version.

    I will be going for the hardcover instead though, as the contents alone seem amazing!

  5. I just got mine… Oh my goodness!!!… What a GORGEOUS book. The clear text, the colour in the pictures and so much more…. ya know what?! – if you spent 100years planning and putting this together – it couldn't possibly be any better. Didn't know quality like this still existed.

  6. So did they add storyline of San Joaquin part of Nativity scene and Octave of Christmas o yea you apart of mount L.A. so sad you never visited Mono-lake as your dead sea i dont know if the Pope has kissed edition as complete what up with art work are you trying to present Latin-Calendar with four Gospels i dont know with the Archbishop of Sacramento approving your copy haha i guess your 2020 vision copy