Bible Basics for Catholics Book

Bible Basics for Catholics


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713477

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Bible Basics for Catholics Excerpt :

John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies, offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing readers how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and unique playfulness. Bible Basics for Catholics is based on Bergsma’s popular Introduction to Theology course at Steubenville. As a teacher, Bergsma has an uncanny ability to make complex ideas understandable and faith-inspiring while staying true to both Catholic teaching and biblical scholarship. Readers will begin to see the Christian understanding of salvation by walking through the Old Testament, going through the great stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the great kings and prophets of Israel, and culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Bible Basics for Catholics Book

Bible Basics for Catholics


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1925073386

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Bible Basics for Catholics Excerpt :

From biblical scholar John Bergsma-two-time Teacher of the Year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville -- comes Bible Basics for Catholics, a fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the 'big picture' of salvation history.This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma's wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, where he is a colleague of popular author Scott Hahn. Using the skills that have made him a great teacher, Bergsma combines sound theology, academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and an endearing playfulness to draw readers into the connection between the great stories of the Bible and salvation in Jesus. Central to the book's themes are Bergsma's signature illustrations of key biblical characters, which are simple, yet surprisingly profound and help readers understand complex biblical ideas.

Bible Basics for Catholics Book

Bible Basics for Catholics


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1594712913

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Bible Basics for Catholics Excerpt :

From biblical scholar John Bergsma--two-time teacher of the year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville--comes this fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the big picture of salvation history.This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsmas wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, where he is a colleague of Scott Hahn. Bergsma combines sound theology, academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and an endearing playfulness to draw readers into the connection between the great stories of the Bible and salvation in Jesus. Central to the books themes are Bergsmas signature illustrations of key biblical characters, which are deceptively simple but profound.

New Testament Basics for Catholics Book

New Testament Basics for Catholics


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594715839

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New Testament Basics for Catholics Excerpt :

Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John. With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke's gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study. Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading.

Psalm Basics for Catholics Book
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Psalm Basics for Catholics


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594717949

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Psalm Basics for Catholics Excerpt :

In his third back-to-basics look at the Bible, popular theology professor and bestselling Catholic author and speaker John Bergsma highlights the presence of Jesus in the psalms and helps us understand their meaning in light of the story of salvation. Bergsma employs the same conversational style and simple illustrations found in Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics to help bridge the gap between the world of contemporary Catholics and the ancient world of the Bible. In Psalm Basics for Catholics, John Bergsma introduces us to King David, the story of Israel, and the salvation of the Jewish people through the coming of Jesus. For more than two thousand years, Christians have sung, chanted, and prayed the psalms, a practice of worship inherited from our Jewish ancestors in faith. Whether prayed during Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, or in personal reflection, these ancient hymns continue to be a guiding light for Catholics. Yet rarely do we step back and look at how the psalms fit into the story of salvation revealed in the Bible the way Bergsma does here. Bergsma also addresses common questions about the psalms, including Do the psalms really predict Jesus? What do we make of the so-called curse psalms? Why do we pray the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours? How do I read and pray the psalms? Bergsma's insightful, practical examination of the psalms helps Catholics see how their promise is fulfilled in Christ.

A Catholic Introduction to the Bible  The Old Testament Book
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A Catholic Introduction to the Bible The Old Testament


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642290486

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A Catholic Introduction to the Bible The Old Testament Excerpt :

Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament? John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church. Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass. Accessible to nonexperts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Jesuit Post Book

Jesuit Post


  • Author : Patrick Gilger
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608334483

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Drawn from the eponymous blog essays on faith, culture, and lives of Christian discipleship by young Jesuit priests and seminarians for young adult seekers.

Bible Basics Book

Bible Basics


  • Author : Steve Kellmeyer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1930314000

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Bible Basics Excerpt :

Bible Basics is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the scriptural evidence for Catholic teaching. It provides full-text biblical references and commentary for 70 essential doctrines of the Catholic faith and explains the canon of Scripture.

Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood Book

Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781645850755

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Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood Excerpt :

Is there anything in the New Testament about the need for priests in the Church? Many Protestants would argue no. And if you point out that there is a priesthood in the Old Testament, they are likely to say it was a feature of the Old Covenant that was undone by Christ. How should a Catholic respond? In Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood, biblical scholar John Bergsma convinces readers that Jesus did, in fact, intend for a ministerial priesthood to be a key feature of the New Covenant. Bergsma shows how the priesthood is a major thread holding together the biblical story line—beginning with Adam’s loss of the gift of priesthood in the Fall and the long process of restoring his descendants to a priestly status over the centuries, culminating with Christ. With chapter summaries and discussion questions included, Jesus and the Old Testament Roots of the Priesthood can readily be adapted into a four-part study for personal or small group use.

The Bible Compass Book

The Bible Compass


  • Author : Dr. Edward Sri
  • Publisher : Ascension Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Bible Compass Excerpt :

The Bible is central to our faith as Catholics. But approaching such a large and complex collection of writings that span thousands of years is intimidating for most of us. We need a guide, a compass to set us off on the right course so that our time spent studying the Scriptures is a time spent encountering the living God. The Bible Compass provides readers with the tools to study the Word of God with confidence and purpose. This book demonstrates how to read the Bible within the living Tradition of the Catholic Church, and it addresses all the common questions about the Bible including: Where did the Bible come from? Why is the Bible so important? Is the Bible really inspired by God? Why do Catholic Bibles have more books than Protestant Bibles? Do I have to take the Bible literally? How do I know if I am interpreting the Bible correctly? Why do we need Tradition and the Magisterium to understand Scripture? What are the four senses of Scripture? Why are there different translations of the Bible Which is best? How can archeology, history and geography enrich our study of Scripture? What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? How should we as Catholics interpret Scripture? What is lectio divina? What about Gnostic gospels and other non-biblical books? As Catholics we are called to have an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Church as revealed in the Scriptures. Reading the Bible with the proper tools and in the appropriate context will help you grow in your love for the Faith and in your relationship with Jesus Christ himself, who is “the Word made Flesh,” (John 1:1).

The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible Book

The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible


  • Author : Ave Maria Press
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 1536
  • ISBN 10 : 1646800796

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The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible Excerpt :

The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible combines exceptional readability, generous margins for journaling and notetaking, and a variety of special features designed to deepen your understanding of the Holy Scriptures. Comprehensive cross-references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church--a feature unique to this Bible--will help you explore the scriptural foundations of Catholic faith and practice. Essays and reading guides from leading Catholic teachers and scholars will enrich your experience of reading and reflecting on the Word of God. And the beautiful, single-column text design will make this Bible a joy to read. Thoughtfully crafted by the world's premier Bible designers and featuring the trusted and elegant Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition, this Bible is perfect for men and women, for individuals and groups, and for high school classrooms and adult faith formation. Features include: exclusive cross-references revealing every Bible verse and passage that appears in the Catechism of the Catholic Church extra-wide margins for journaling and notetaking as you read essays, study guides, and reading plans from John Bergsma, Sarah Christmyer, Sonja Corbitt, Anthony Pagliarini, Mark Hart, and Meg Hunter-Kilmer line-matched, 9-point text sewn, lay-flat binding high-quality paper two satin ribbon markers the RSV2CE translation, noted for its clarity, elegance, and trustworthiness The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible reflects the heritage of Ave Maria Press as an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, to be educators in the faith and to make God known, loved, and served through its books and resources.

Yes  There is a God Book

Yes There is a God


  • Author : John Bergsma
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593254940

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Yes There is a God Excerpt :

How many times have you wanted to convey to someone the joy and excitement of the basic gospel message—but stumbled in the process? Here is a book that explains the kerygma—the proclamation of the gospel—in a simple way. Dr. Bergsma, a professor at Franciscan University and noted biblical scholar, uses both words and illustrations to tell the story of the Bible. In this short book, he brings the gospel to life for believers and nonbelievers alike. Readers will want to buy multiple copies of this book to give away to friends and family so that they can truly understand the amazing good news of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus.

Making Senses Out of Scripture Book

Making Senses Out of Scripture


  • Author : Mark Shea
  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781505108439

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Making Senses Out of Scripture Excerpt :

Reading the Bible in a way that is as old as Scripture itself, award-winning author Mark P. Shea takes us on a “fly-over” of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. He shows you how to explore the literal, allegorical, moral, and analogical sense of Scripture. Whether you have been studying Scripture for years, or are encountering it for the very first time,Making Senses Out of Scripture is an invaluable tool that it will help you see biblical revelation afresh, as Christians have done for 2000 years.

Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture Book

Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture


  • Author : Peter S. Williamson
  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 8876536175

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Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture Excerpt :

What distinguishes catholic exegesis from other approaches to interpreting Scripture? This study examines the Pontifical Biblical Commission's document, The interpretation of the Bible in the Church, and derives from it twenty principles of Catholic interpretation. The meaning of each of these principles is explained and its significance is discussed in light of commentary on the Biblical Commission's document, magisterial documents on Scripture, and contemporary scholarly discussion. This volume includes a preface by Card. Albert Vanhoye, formerly Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, a bibliography of works about the Commission's document and of works cited, a general index, and a glossary. Peter S. Williamson received his M. A. in theology from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit and his S.T.B., S.T.L. and S.T.D. in biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is a married layman who has been involved for nearly 30 years in evangelization and pastoral ministry in the United States, Lithuania and Kazakhstan.

Roman Catholicism Book

Roman Catholicism


  • Author : Michael J. Walsh
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0415263808

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Roman Catholicism Excerpt :

From the basic ideas & terms to its structures & practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism.