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Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics 2-books set

Bible Basics and New Testament Basic for Catholics
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Over 60,000 sold! Bible Basics for Catholics is the MOST FUN Bible intro you'll ever find -- the cute and funny stick figures will "stick in your brain "so you never forget "the big picture" of Salvation History. (Your kids will just pick this up and be absorbed!)

UPDATED: Includes a new chapter on the Book of Revelation!

From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time Teacher of Year at Franciscan University of Steubenville—comes Bible Basics for Catholics, a fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to God's revelation in the Bible.

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.

Those looking for a deeper understanding of the Old Testament and its great figures will find this book to be an easily accessible and enlightening resource. Even those who are well-versed in the stories of the Bible will find Bergsma's approach to salvation history to be an attractive new look at old stories.

Pages: 224
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Author: John Bergsma
5.5 x 8.5"

In New Testament Basics for Catholics, 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.

Pages: 320
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Author: John Bergsma
5.5 x 8.5"

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Perfect for Confirmation Preparation April 10, 2017
Reviewer: Andrea Peters from West Sacramento, CA United States  
These books are the perfect resource for those preparing for confirmation.  Easy to read and understand.

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