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Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and unique playfulness. Bible Basics for Catholics - John Bergsma.

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This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma's wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, where he is. .

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 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 book's themes are Bergsma's signature illustrations of key biblical characters, which are deceptively simple but profound

Learn how to understand The Bible with Dr. Bergsma's Bible Basics for Catholics. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma's wildly popular introduction to theology course (Old Testament and New Testament) at Franciscan University, where he is a colleague of Scott Hahn.

Learn how to understand The Bible with Dr. Profound Biblical concepts are explained simply in this Catholic Bible study.

Enter Dr. John Bergsma and his bestseller Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History, released by Ave Maria Press in 2015. As such, after reading this book, you will have achieved a firmer grasp on the principle of the vitality of God’s covenants, as fulfilled by Jesus. Dr. Bergsma is a professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Do you take your Catholic faith seriously? Would you like to learn more about the basics of sacred scripture?

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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.

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 Bergsma's wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, where he is a colleague of Scott Hahn.

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.

Comments: (7)

Cordanara
If you have ever felt baffled by the Old Testament and wondered how it relates to the New Testament, this is the book for you. I've been a serious student of the Bible (at a layman's level) for nearly a decade, and I couldn't see the forest for the trees. After reading this book, the big picture of salvation history finally began to reveal itself to me.

The author is a convert to the Catholic faith from Protestantism. He is a professor of theology and has received honors for his outstanding teaching ability.

Bergsma has taken college-level concepts and packaged them in an entertaining and easy-to-read format with stick-figure drawings to illustrate his points. He bases his text around the Old Testament covenants God made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and David, all leading to fulfillment in the Eucharistic covenant of Jesus Christ. Through his discussion of these covenants, Bergsma covers the history of God's interaction with his people throughout the books of the Old Testament in a clear and compelling overview.

At only 180 pages, the book is a short read, but it is crammed with information. It is appropriate for teen-agers and adults. It is an excellent supplement to more detailed books on the Bible that you may be reading. Highly recommended.
Kigul
My 14 year old son was assigned this book in a home school co-op class. I am so glad that I read it with him! I am a Catholic who goes to Mass several times a week and most of my reading is about my faith, but I have never read anything that so simply and clearly ties salvation history together the way Dr. Bergsma's little book does. Dr. Bergsma illustrates the book with stick figures, which perfectly reflects the simplicity of his message.

In a strange way, this book has also opened my eyes to the beauty of the Church's teaching on marriage and family life. Dr. Bergsma says in the beginning of the book that a covenant relationship is a family relationship. Since the family, especially the relationship of the husband and wife, are signs of Christ's relationship with his bride, the Church, then of course the Church has to emphasize fidelity and indissolubility. How could marriage be a true covenant relationship, a reflection of Christ and the Church, if marriage was something that could be abandoned? This thought has meant a great deal to me as I reflect on Pope Francis's recent apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

Finally, I have to give special thanks to Dr. Bergsma for generously responding to a question I had about the book. I had been taught that the Old Testament is considered largely to be myth, and I wondered how we could base our understanding on covenant stories that were themselves, basically, "made up". He responded very quickly and let me know that the biblical understanding I was taught is simply a modern idea, and that no Church documents support that idea. It is not correct to see Old Testament stories as "made up".

I would highly recommend this book and am so glad that it came to my attention through my son's school work.
Irostamore
John Bergsma did a masterful job of walking us through the Bible. He begins with the basics of the Old Testament and then ties the covenants set forth therein with the teachings and life of Jesus. A must read for all Catholics, especially those who wish to gain knowledge and insight into the Old Testament and its important relationship with the New Testament.
Yayrel
This book taught me how to look at the entire bible as one big story from Genesis to Jesus; it shows how everything is connected and related through the many covenents. I feel as though I can, now, gain a better understanding of what I am reading when I read the events within any part of the bible by looking at it through the understanding of salvation history. This book is written in very simple and easy to read language which includes picture diagrams of the sequence within the time line; and I feel that even a child will able to understand it's simple explanation. This book ended my confusion.
Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History download epub
Catholicism
Author: Scott Hahn,John Bergsma
ISBN: 1594712913
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Catholicism
Language: English
Publisher: Ave Maria Press; Revised edition (October 2, 2015)
Pages: 224 pages