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Bible Basics for Catholics

Bible Basics for Catholics

Ave Maria Press

  • $1999


by John Bergsma

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 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.

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.

“John Bergsma is a very effective teacher of Scripture with a gift for clarity and depth.”
Scott Hahn, Author of The Lamb's Supper

“John Bergsma brings his biblical scholarship, pastoral heart, and gift for teaching together in this charming, easy-to-use overview of Salvation History. Highly recommended.”
Edward Sri, Chancellor and Professor of Scripture and Theology, Augustine Institute

“A treasure to give people who are serious about Bible study but don’t have a lot of time or an extensive scriptural study background. I will strongly recommend it to all my radio listeners.”
Sister Ann Shields, Host of Food for the Journey


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