Maire | December 13th, 2021
It is a beautiful production. The commentaries are wonderful. They open up the bible. Now I read it every day.
Maureen Mclane (Battleford) | June 17th, 2021
We are extremely pleased with the Word on Fire Bible as well as the timely delivery. Thank you for your excellent service.
Eric Latimer (Montreal) | May 28th, 2021
I received this volume as a gift from a Catholic friend. As other reviewers have noted, the physical quality of the volume, from the binding to the quality of the art reproductions to the choice of fonts, is exceptional - a true labor of love.
Although not a Roman Catholic myself (though I grew up in that tradition), but rather an Anglican, I have also found the commentaries very illuminating - even though I have been an adult Christian for 40 years and have read fairly widely from various forms of Christian literature over the years. Robert Barron's commentaries, which represent 80% or more of the commentary content in the volume, are often, to my mind, quite profound, yet very clearly expressed. (The others, often from Bishop Fulton Sheen or GK Chesterton, are also good.) The selection of art works chosen to illustrate the Gospels is also wonderful - sometimes unexpected yet always apt. The commentaries on the art are succinct yet also illuminating, giving us another way - in part the Via Pulchritudinis, the Way of Beauty - of apprehending the Gospels.
I have no reservation at all in recommending this volume. I gave a copy to my daughter and son-in-law, both practicing Anglicans, as a special gift recently, and am considering ordering further copies as gifts for others including non-Catholics.
Irene (Waasis NB Canada) | May 5th, 2021
Stunning. As a student of the classics, I love having the artwork integrated with the Bible text, along with corresponding writings by Bishop Barron and other notable theologians throughout history. It helps to really flesh out the text as well as deepen one's knowledge of Catholic theology.
Susan Lajoie (Ontario, Canada) | March 4th, 2021
What a masterpiece! Everything about this Bible is absolutely magnificent.
The quality of the leather cover, the gold leaf, the paper feels like silk, the art work is beautiful and let’s not forget Bishop Barron’s commentary is so helpful.
Great addition to my collection.
Claude (Fort Saskatchewan) | February 27th, 2021
Hopefully I will receive a great benefit from reading the Gospels in this format.
Julie (Quebec (Canada)) | January 29th, 2021
This is my first Bible. I was looking for something that would grab my attention and offer context, and also be a pretty object on its own. This Word on Fire edition perfectly fits what I was looking for. I received it within days of ordering, and it was really well packaged. Looking forward to dig into this beautiful book!
Mark Priamo | December 28th, 2020
I am a life long Catholic and have never read a bible that even comes close to this one!! Simply amazing and hard to put down! (When have you heard that about a bible!!!).
Alina (Canada) | December 12th, 2020
This is a good start point for understanding a lot about the Bible. Highly suggested for Catholics who don’t know their Bible. I hope there will be another series for the other books in the Bible. The font could be larger for people with poor eyesight. A large font should be offered.
Brent Deverill (Alberta) | December 10th, 2020
My wife and I read the gospels daily and think that it is a wonderful piece of work.
Marty Classens (London ON) | December 10th, 2020
I loved everything about this bible especially the commentaries, very helpful. It’s a beautiful book a real treasure, a family heirloom. If you have never read the gospels in the bible, this is the book to get you won’t regret it. Thank you Word on Fire and Bishop Barron.
Frederic (Mission, BC, Canada) | November 27th, 2020
This Bible arrived within days of ordering. The quality and beauty of it is everything that others have been saying about it. I bought it with the intention of encountering Christ through it in those quiet moments that life affords and it has surpassed my expectations. I am very thankful for the amazing team who came together and offered their gifts and labour of love to produce this unique and timeless piece.
Erwin (Vancouver) | November 22nd, 2020
I have a new, profound interest once again in reading the Gospels. I especially love the commentaries, and it is as beautiful as advertised!
Sheila Woodford (Victoria, B.C.) | November 22nd, 2020
This is a beautiful volume, which arrived promptly and safely, and which I am impressed by each page I turn.
Pauline Smith (Spencerville, ON) | November 20th, 2020
How amazing that we now have a Canadian company to facilitate the purchase of these wonderful books from the US. I purchased the leather bound version and am beyond happy with it. It is exquisitely made and i hope to pass it on to my children one day.
Michael (Ontario) | November 19th, 2020
I love the commentaries on each page by Bishop Barron and many of the saints.
izac rajkumar (Surrey B.C canada) | November 18th, 2020
Amazing Bible. its definitely refreshing to read the bible and have an in depth deep dive on concepts without having any background in it.
Fran anderson (Alberta, Canada) | November 16th, 2020
This is a very beautifully produced bible. I have several different types of Bibles and I believe this one will soon take pride of place for my New Testament studies and reflection.
Christine (Whitby) | November 15th, 2020
This Bible is exquisite. The quality of the book is superb: the leather cover, the high quality of paper and the very beautiful artwork make it a treasure. The commentary that accompanies the scriptures themselves adds a dimension that elevates the Bible to another level for me. This is because we hear the voices of others that have studied and loved the scriptures, adding a depth of knowledge to the sacred word. I find this Bible to be a true gem.
Kelly Ann Trepanier (Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)) | November 14th, 2020
This stunning Bible is lovingly crafted - a delight to explore & read. The thoughtful commentaries & artwork are expanding my understanding; broadening faith.
I am so enjoying this treasure that feels so alive: the Breath of God's inspired Word...
The package was delivered promptly & well protected.
Thank-you Bishop Barron & team for this undertaking as well as your care for His people...
Joe Alvaro (Vancouver) | November 14th, 2020
This volume is beautifully & lovingly produced. The delivery to my door was flawless. Great care was taken in the packing and it arrived in just a few days. We are very pleased.
Paolo Lobo (Langley, BC) | November 13th, 2020
Beautiful in every way - but most importantly in its enchanting ability to convince me to read it cover to cover; something that I am ashamed to admit I've never done with the Gospels.
Dawn Werezak (Canada) | October 29th, 2020
This is an amazing bible. It truly is beautiful from cover to cover and is a delight to the senses. It brings the Gospels alive in a new way. I am so thrilled to be able to read this wonderful Bible.
Resela (Vancouver, Canada) | October 23rd, 2020
A beautiful leather bound Bible I will cherish and pass on. First time buying Bible for myself. Love the quality of the paper, the beautiful art work and commentaries. A slight problem for me is to learn how to read it, a bit confusing in following the Bible text.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fast shipping.
Maria Montesano (Ontario) | October 21st, 2020
Very pleased with the service love the world on fire bible
Provost Bernadette | October 19th, 2020
Beautiful! This new Word on Fire bible has everything I hoped it would have. Background, context, informative, depth, spiritually uplifting and beauty ... I could go on. I just ordered 2 more for Christmas gifts for members of the family. If the unaffiliated take the time to read it (even the introduction hooks you in) they will fall in love with Jesus and celebrate their gift of Faith once again.
Martha Carrera (Nova Scotia) | October 19th, 2020
I own several Bibles but nothing like this one. Along with the gospels their significance is opened by homilies and reflections that add depth and understanding, truly seeing the Bible as an incredibly unique source of knowledge and direction on living a life that seems an adventure: unpredictable, transcendent, profound, meaningful, bringing the fullness of what it means to be human. Bishop Barron and the team of Word on Fire understand the way of beauty in so many of the details that make this a worthwhile volume to add to any library. It's so beautiful that it invites holding and treating with reverence as if it spoke to your heart, inviting you to see what is about, and judge for yourself.
Inez Franklin (Ontario, Canada) | October 19th, 2020
I received my leather-bound copy of the WOF Bible last week. It has exceeded all of my expectations, and they were high! Cannot wait for the next editions to be produced. Bravo.