The Bible Blueprint: A Catholic’s Guide to Understanding and Embracing God’s Word

I am pleased and excited to announce my newest book:


A Catholic’s Guide to Understanding and Embracing God’s Word

The Bible Blueprint

Here’s the promotional copy on it:

In The Bible Blueprint, best-selling author Joe Paprocki cleverly uses a blueprint metaphor to help Catholics gain a solid understanding of the structure and organization of the Bible, and to help them build confidence in navigating its pages. Among other topics, Paprocki covers the different genres of biblical writing, key figures in biblical history, the methods Catholics rely on to interpret the Bible, and how to use commentaries. Witty cartoons, sidebars, and quizzes throughout the book keep the tone fun; eight perforated Bible bookmarks (four for the Old Testament and four for the New Testament) are bound into the book.

For the large number of Catholics who have never felt comfortable with the Scriptures, and for any Catholic new to the faith, The Bible Blueprint serves as an effective, non-threatening introduction to God’s Word as well as a gateweay to a deeper relationship with Christ.

The book is also available in Spanish (Los planos de la Biblia)! A Leader Guide will be available on the Loyola Press Web site. If you are familiar with my earlier book, God’s Library, this new book, The Bible Blueprint, is like God’s Library on steriods! I’ve added so much more while keeping the popular bookmarks from God’s Library. AND, you’ll be getting MORE for LESS! The Bible Blueprint lists for only $9.95, which is $4 less than God’s Library!

Call Customer Service at Loyola Press now to place your order: 800-621-1008.

About Joe Paprocki 2750 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

10 Comments on The Bible Blueprint: A Catholic’s Guide to Understanding and Embracing God’s Word

  1. Joe – I’m impressed. Just what is needed to “counteract” a certain popular bible study… and coming from you, I’ll bank on it’s being totally Catholic in perspective! Thanks for your hard work to make things more easily understood.


  2. Joe,
    I am so excited for this new book! Thank you, it is the perfect topic to fill a void we sometimes have as Catholics. Can’t wait to read it.

  3. This is fantastic, Joe! Having read The Catechists Toolbox and A Well-Built Faith, I feel sure this new offering will be a winner. For several weeks I’ve been thinking about writing a series of posts about the Catholic viewpoint on the Bible for my blog. I felt prompted to do this because I run into the fundamentalist and sola scriptura viewpoints so often, and I think I want to sort out how Catholics view the Bible differently. I’m on the verge of getting started on this little project of mine. But I’m not a Bible scholar nor am I an apologist. I wish I didn’t have to wait until August for your little tome of Biblical wisdom. I will definitely be waiting eagerly.

    • Thanks, Ruth Ann. If you don’t want to wait, you can purchase my book God’s Library from Loyola Press which is the precursor to The Bible Blueprint. The new book will be a revision, expansion, improvement of the “old”book.

  4. Joe,
    thanks for the wonderful book. I have shared some of the information with our bible study group. They are interested in using it. I purchased 10 books when I was at the conference in Pittsburgh this past summer. I did not know about the leader’s guide. How do I access it?

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