Can you recommend some books that can help “decode” difficult Bible Scriptures? I sometimes find it difficult to understand the meaning of the Bible Scriptures, such as the passage about division in Luke 12:49-53.
Fr. Francis' answer:
To understand scriptures safely, it is important to use good tools. For most laypeople, a good Catholic bible commentary is indispensable.
“Some of the best ones available including the one volume New Jerome Biblical Commentary, or the New American Study Bible, or the Ignatius Study Bible, or the Navarre Bible series.”
Another good tool is a solid bible study program or series. Among many good ones out there, perhaps the most widely used today is the Little Rock bible study series...