Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History [NOOK Book]

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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.

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,...
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Overview

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. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594713477
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 115,122
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Bergsma is an associate professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Twice voted Faculty of the Year by graduating classes at Franciscan University, Bergsma is a popular teacher whose love of Scripture inspires his students.

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.

He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Scott Hahn ix

Introduction 1

1 Setting the Son in the Garden: The Covenant with Adam 9

2 Washing Up and Starting Over: The Covenant with Noah 33

3 A New Hope: The Covenant with Abraham 43

4 God's Laws, Israel's Flaws: The Covenant Through Moses 61

5 Once and Future King: The Covenant of David 85

6 Stormy Today, Sonny Tomorrow: The New Covenant in the Prophets 103

7 The Grand Finale: The Eucharistic Covenant 123

A Last Word 153

Notes 157

Suggestions for Further Reading 179

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Don't Delay Buying This Book! Highly Recommended for Beginners and Beyond!

    John Bergsma has demonstrated himself an excellent teacher ! He explains the bible by focusing on the 7 covenants in the bible,starting with the one God made with Adam. For those who have had little to no exposure to the bible-- his book is great place to start. You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate this book. Everyone can benefit. For those who may not know,Bergsma is a former Protestant pastor and now a professor at Franciscan University at Steubenville. It should be said that Bergsma does not cover every nook and cranny of the bible,but he just really keeps the parts he does cover very simple. The illustrations communicate the simplicity of the book. I hope a Spanish version comes out.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 13, 2013

    Amazing for all ages

    This book is perfect for all ages. At my church they use this book in Faith Class. There are things I did not know until I read this book. Thanks Mrs. Owen-Block for making me read thid book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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