6 of us are comfortable writing and highlighting, for study, in our Bibles.10 of us do not. Lifelong Catholics? hrm? :-)3 Rarely. Perhaps this is because they have little opportunity to do so.1 person has no Bible.
Thats ok, everyone's welcome here.
In our weekly class last week Father gave us a system of highlighting and "flagging" certain passages for apologetics use. The system is so thorough and easy to use that I quickly adopted it. It works like this:
There are several subjects and each gets its own color. All you have to do is go out and buy those Post-it note flags at your local store and some highlighters.
Here are the subjects:
Divinity of Christ
There are others as well, but I am using a "pocket bible" for a reason so I cut a few out. This is a great system to use for instance you are confronted by Mormon or Jehovah's Witness missionaries and need a quick reference to explain the Faith with. (1 Peter 3:15)
For instance, if you are confronted by a missionary arguing about Baptism...simply flip to a blue tab and voila! No need to fumble and stumble around the Bible.
This really isn't a study tool, its an apologetics tool. However it is a great way for any Catholic (or Protestant for that matter) to learn their way around the Bible and more about their Faith.
N.B. The Bible shown here was sort of a gift from a fellow parishoner. It is a pocket Baronius Press Douay Rheims.