The African American Catholic Youth Bible
New American Bible Revised Edition
The African American Youth Bible, modeled after the Catholic Youth Bible contains commentaries, footnotes and artwork geared toward educating young African-Americans about Scripture.
The Bible was developed by retired Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, who is president of the National Black Catholic Congress, and St. Mary’s Press. It has been in the works for over four years.
“We wanted to have something that would appeal to our youth and we wanted to make it as relevant as possible to their lives,” said Bishop Ricard in a phone interview with Catholic News Service. “After many years of exploring, we thought that this would be an effective way of doing it.”