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📒Bible Basics For Catholics ✍ John Bergsma
📝Bible Basics for Catholics Book Synopsis : 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 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. John 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.
📒New Testament Basics For Catholics ✍ John Bergsma
📝New Testament Basics for Catholics Book Synopsis : 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 closer, more an 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, this New Testament book 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.
📒Biblical Fundamentalism ✍ Ronald D. Witherup
📝Biblical Fundamentalism Book Synopsis : One of the most significant changes initiated by the Second Vatican Council was the direct encouragement for Catholics to rediscover the Bible. Unfortunately, education has lagged behind Catholic interest in exploring the Bible and its mysteries. Consequently, vital questions, including how to read and interpret the Bible, remain unanswered for many Christians. In Biblical Fundamentalism, Father Ronald Witherup offers Catholics a guide to the questions that arise when they desire to use ?the good book? in their personal lives. Father Witherup provides an overview of the origins, history, basic tenets, and problems with biblical fundamentalism and its influence in contemporary culture. He summarizes Catholic teaching on the Bible and points out both the strengths and the weaknesses in the fundamentalist approach to the Bible. He also provides a concise but thorough response to questions that Catholics have about fundamentalism and discusses resources for further study. Biblical Fundamentalism is divided into five chapters. The first chapter explains the historical origins of Christian biblical fundamentalism and why it is a uniquely American phenomenon. The second chapter outlines the main tenets of fundamentalist faith and how it approached the Bible. The third chapter does the same for the Catholic faith. The fourth chapter explores why biblical fundamentalism is attractive in our day and offers a critique of it. Finally, the fifth chapter imparts some practical advice about how to fashion a sensible (and courteous) Catholic response to fundamentalism. Chapters are ?The Origins of Biblical Fundamentalism,? ?Bible Basics: A Fundamentalist Approach to the Bible,? ?Bible Basics: A Catholic Approach to the Bible,? ?Evaluating Fundamentalism,? and ?A Catholic Response to Fundamentalism.??This is a very helpful and appropriate work for anyone living in our pluralistic society.? Liguorian?... you distill down top-notch contemporary scholarship into a readable and easily-digestible form, appropriate for parish groups or introductory college classes.? Murray Watson Pontificio Collegio Canadese Rome, Italy?There are few pastoral resources that could be more welcome than this. Anyone who has had to deal with biblical fundamentalism?in their parish, in their family, or at the office?will be grateful for this thorough, thoughtful, and pastorally sensitive approach to the issue. Catholic readers will find here what fundamentalism entails, how it differs from Catholic teaching, and ways to deal in a Christian spirit with fundamentalists themselves.? Donald Senior, C.P. President Catholic Theological Union?Here is a clearly written volume that summarizes what every Catholic needs to know about fundamentalism and the Bible. Those who read it appreciate anew the genius of Catholicism and its interpretation of the Bible.? Frank J. Matera Professor of New Testament The Catholic University of America?This is an important book. Father Witherup offers all interested Christians, especially Roman Catholics, a much needed, readable, intelligible, intelligent, and reliable study of biblical fundamentalism. Readers will learn much, so that they will understand how to evaluate and know how to relate to this kind of religious attitude in its multiple manifestations. This study is particularly helpful for those who are interested in serious study of Scripture.? Marion L. Soards Professor of New Testament Studies Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky?With knowledge, insight, and pastoral sensitivity, Witherup explains what biblical fundamentalists and Roman Catholics believe?where they agree and where they differ.... He invites Catholics to discover a more dynamic biblical faith within their own tradition, demonstrating how for them, too, the Bible can come alive in ways that are relevant for their daily lives.? Mark Allan Powell Trinity Lutheran Seminary Columbus, Ohio?Biblical fundamentalism poses a real threat to Roman Catholics and their view of the Scriptures. With the learning and good judgment that comes from serious study and wide experience, Fr. Witherup responds to the threat and exposes the inadequacies of fundamentalism. His real interest, however, is in showing Catholics how to read the Bible in the traditional Christian way, a way that engages their interest and deepens their faith. I highly recommend this book.? Richard J. Clifford, S.J. Professor of Bible Weston Jesuit School of Theology?At a time when literal interpretations of the Scriptures have become a significant part of contemporary social culture, Witherup provides Catholics with answers to many of the questions posed by evangelical fundamentalism. Through his primary focus is biblical interpretation, he offers a fine summary of various manifestations of religious fundamentalism. In addition to his clear explanation of this complex and challenging phenomenon, he suggests both ?do?s? and ?don?ts? for dealing with it. Witherup?s honest and insightful treatment is both informative and pastoral in its implications. It should lay to rest the concerns of many even as it stimulates their interests.? Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. Professor of Old Testament Studies Catholic Theological Union
📒Bible Basics ✍ Steve Kellmeyer
📝Bible Basics Book Synopsis : 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.
📒The Four Signs Of A Dynamic Catholic ✍ Matthew Kelly
📝The Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic Book Synopsis : As human beings we are constantly engaging and disengaging in everything we do. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage or disengage spiritually. If you walk into any Catholic church next Sunday and look around, you will discover that some people are highly engaged, others are massively disengaged, and the majority are somewhere in between. Why? What is the difference between highly engaged Catholics and disengaged Catholics? Answering this question is essential to the future of the Catholic Church. If we truly want to engage Catholics and reinvigorate parish life, we must first discover what drives engagement among Catholics. Matthew Kelly explores this question in his groundbreaking new book, and the simplicity of what he discovers will amaze you. Four things make the difference between highly engaged Catholics and disengaged Catholics: the four signs of a Dynamic Catholic. Whether you are ready to let God take your spiritual life to the next level or want to help reinvigorate your parish, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic promises to take you on a journey that will help you to live out the genius of Catholicism in your everyday life. The central idea in this book should change the way we live our faith and the way we teach our faith. This book is a game changer.
📒A Catholic Introduction To The Bible ✍ Brant Pitre, Ph.D.
📝A Catholic Introduction to the Bible Book Synopsis : Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels or other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these 46 books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of its laws, its stories, its history, its prophecies? Should it be read by itself, or in light of the New Testament? In this exciting new volume, John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer a readable, exciting, and in-depth introduction to every single book of the Old Testament. Unlike other introductions, this volume not only examines the language, literature, and culture of the Old Testament from a historical perspective. It also interprets the Old Testament from a theological perspective, drawing on the New Testament, the living Tradition, and the faith of the Catholic Church. Perhaps most unique of all, this introduction also places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how each book is used in the Scripture Readings of the contemporary Lectionary. For decades, Catholics have needed an up-to-date Introduction to the Bible that is both readable enough for anyone to pick it up and begin to study but also in-depth enough to serve as a textbook for seminarians, graduate students, directors of religious education, and interested lay readers. Now we have one. It can be used as a textbook for classes on the Bible, for "Bible studies" on individual books of the Old Testament, or as a reference work for the general reader. Through its unique combination of history and theology, faith and reason, Scripture and tradition, Old and New Testaments, the work is sure to be a landmark volume for Catholic Scripture studies in the 21st century.
📒Catholicism For Dummies ✍ Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.
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📒The Seeker S Catechism ✍ Michael Pennock
📝The Seeker s Catechism Book Synopsis : A readable and concise introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith . . . for those seeking to begin their journey; for those returning to it with little prior formation; and for those of the generation of seekers who thought church of little import. Particularly valuable for use in evangelization, this up-to-date resource is equally well suited for use in RCIA, adult education, and for personal reading.
📒An Invitation To Catholic Faith ✍ Joseph Stoutzenberger
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📒33 Days To Morning Glory ✍ Michael E. Gaitley
📝33 Days to Morning Glory Book Synopsis : "This do-it-yourself retreat touches on the inspiring life of St. Louis de Montfort and the personal journeys of outstanding modern-day Christian models. It integrates the basic truths of our faith. It is a moving and transformative journey"--
📒7 Secrets Of Confession ✍ Vinny Flynn
📝7 Secrets of Confession Book Synopsis : Presents a fresh perspective on confession, inviting the reader to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness.
📒Catholic Bible Rsv ✍ Ignatius Press
📝Catholic Bible RSV Book Synopsis : A completely new typeset and designed edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version Bible, with minor revisions to some of the archaic language used int he first edition. This revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn't put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in world and design!
📒Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist ✍ Brant Pitre
📝Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist Book Synopsis : In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body… This is my blood”? To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys—the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence—have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in “the breaking of the bread.” From the Hardcover edition.
📒Love Unveiled ✍ Edward Sri, Ph.D
📝Love Unveiled Book Synopsis : Based on the acclaimed film series, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, this book leads readers through the “big picture” of the Catholic faith. Professor Sri helps you discover all the essential aspects of the Catholic faith - from creation, the cross and the Church, to the sacraments, social teaching, sexual ethics, purgatory, the papacy and prayer. The author shows how all the aspects of the faith fit together into the one overarching story of God’s love for us and our participation in that love. He uses the Catechism of the Catholic Church for our itinerary, focusing on the four main pillars of the Catechism – Creed, Sacraments, Moral Life and Prayer As we walk through core Catholic beliefs, he addresses common questions people have today, such as: • Why do I need the Church - can’t I just be spiritual on my own? • Isn’t one religion just as good as another? • How is the death of a man 2,000 years ago, in a city far away, relevant for my life today? • Why does the Church talk about morality so much? Can’t I make up my own morality? • Is it really our responsibility to care for the poor— doesn’t God help those who help themselves? • Addresses common questions Protestants have about Mary, the Bible, Confession, the Papacy, the Mass. Much more than an intellectual enterprise, this work is also a deep spiritual reflection that draws upon the beauty of the Catholic tradition and the insights of the saints. It offers many practical applications to our daily lives, considering how the various aspects of the faith invite us to a deeper conversion— to love God more and entrust ourselves to him. Thus, this book aims to form the head and the heart, helping us to not only understand Jesus and his plan of salvation, but inspires us to love him and our neighbor more. For this is what the faith is all about: “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
📒25 Life Changing Questions From The Gospels ✍ Allan F. Wright
📝25 Life Changing Questions from the Gospels Book Synopsis : There's nothing quite like a pointed question to elicit an honest answer. Jesus used questions throughout his ministry, not to find out something he didn't know, but to probe into people's deepest, most unsettled spaces. Biblical scholar and retreat leader Allan F. Wright organizes twenty-five questions Jesus asked into five spiritual stages that will lead you on the road to discipleship. In the gospels, Jesus frequently asked his followers and enemies tough questions like "Why are you anxious?" "Do you believe this?" and "Why do you doubt?" In 25 Life-Changing Questions from the Gospels, you will see that you are no different from those Jesus questioned--a grieving sister, a fearful friend, an incessant doubter. And you'll learn that his questions--and the issues that they raise--are just as relevant and life-changing to Catholics today as they were to Jesus' first followers. Educator and author Allan F. Wright will lead you through five stages of spiritual development--from spiritual seeker to faithful disciple of Christ--so that you can become better able embrace and share the life-giving power Jesus offers. You will come away recognizing Jesus for the wise teacher that he was and as the God who loves you still.
📒Unleashed ✍ Sonja Corbitt
📝Unleashed Book Synopsis : Sonja Corbitt was an evangelical Baptist before she converted to Catholicism. In Unleashed, she shares her passion for the scriptures by weaving the Word of God with her own experiences to show readers how the Holy Spirit flows through their lives in relationships, prayer, and even in times of suffering. Sonja Corbitt’s passionate faith and natural storytelling ability combine to create a refreshing message of how God, in his continual pursuit of us, speaks to us through the positive and painful circumstances of life, relationships, and his Word. In Unleashed, Corbitt testifies that prayerful and regular study of the scriptures is the key to hear the voice of God, to see the Holy Spirit at work even in times of suffering, and to receive all the graces God wants to give. Corbitt has been captivating Catholic women across the country with her message about God and his desire to know them in a deep and personal way. Endorsed by her bishop as a “credit to her faith,” Corbitt inspires Catholics everywhere to engage with the scriptures with renewed vigor and energy.
📒Catechism Of The Catholic Church ✍ U.S. Catholic Church
📝Catechism of the Catholic Church Book Synopsis : Here it is -- the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II calls it, "a special gift." From the Hardcover edition.
📒Real Men Pray The Rosary ✍ David N. Calvillo
📝Real Men Pray the Rosary Book Synopsis : The Rosary is for old ladies and funerals. Or is it? In David N. Calvillos debut book, he reveals how each week thousands of men of all ages and backgrounds join together each week in the Real Men Pray the Rosary movement and are seeing the fruit of this spiritual discipline in their lives and families. A new centerpiece of Catholic mens spirituality, this dynamic book and movement brings men together, deepening their devotion to Christ through Mary. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well todayfor men. In a world filled with ubiquitous distractions and technology, Calvillo helps men to unplug from time to time and tap into this simple system of prayer that takes only minutes each day, but whose transformative power is beyond measure. He shares why the Hail Mary is the perfect prayer and concludes with a 33-day Rosary Challenge so readers can experience for themselves how praying several minutes each day for thirty-three days radically changes their lives.
📒Unleashing The Power Of Scripture ✍ Mark Hart
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📒Rose Bible Basics Christian History Made Easy ✍ Timothy Paul Jones
📝Rose Bible Basics Christian History Made Easy Book Synopsis : Christian History Made Easy summarizes the most important events in Christian history from the time of Jesus to today in 12 easy-to-read chapters. Christian History Made Easy presents key events and people every Christian should know, along with time lines, worksheets, websites, photos, maps and illustrations. The study guide in the back makes this ebook an excellent study for any group, including new believers' classes. It also tackles topics popularized by today's media: the reliability of the Bible, the accurate transmission of the biblical text throughout time, and sensationalized attacks on the Gospels. Theologian J. I. Packer says that Christian History Made Easy is, "...a beautifully simple, beginner-friendly telling of Christian history, a precious heritage." What do you know about Christian history? Here's your chance to test yourself, or to launch a 13-week study on the book Christian History Made Easy, a Christian book that contains a study guide with notes that add to the chapters. Author Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., makes Christian history refreshingly fun while at the same time informing believers about the history of the Christian faith. Each chapter contains a summary of: •Key events •Key concepts •Names you should know •Terms you should know •Think about it •Did you know? •Bible maps and time-lines •Things to think about •Clarification on words •At the end of each chapter the book presents a Learning Activity that drives home important topics that have been covered Christian History Made Easy covers key terms, events, and developments including: •Christian history •Church history •Canon of Scripture •Gospels •Dead Sea Scrolls •Easter •Spanish Inquisition •King James Version •Nicene Creed •Reformation •Renaissance The book covers key people in Christian history, such as: •William Tyndale •Augustine •C.S. Lewis •Calvin •Finney •Luther •John Bunyan These key religions and movements are covered, among others: •Catholicism •Christian Science •Gnosticism •Islam (Muslims) •Jehovah's Witness •Pentecostal •Presbyterian •Protestant •Puritan •Roman Catholicism •Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) Previous black-and-white edition was ISBN 1890947105 or ISBN 13: 9781890947101 (Product code 416X) Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is a brilliant young biblical scholar who helps simplify the complex. His [resources] are great and sorely needed during our time when many are biblically illiterate and know even less about Church history. —Dr. Jerry Newcombe, author, TV host, and spokesperson for Truth that Transforms with Dr. D. James Kennedy (formerly The Coral Ridge Hour)
📒Guerrilla Apologetics For Catholics ✍ Paul Nowak
📝Guerrilla Apologetics for Catholics Book Synopsis : Guerrilla Apologetics for Catholics describes a question-based, assertive method of apologetics. It is designed to turn debates on religious beleifs into productive dialog, coaching Catholics on how to level the playing field and ask questions, instead of only answering questions defensively.