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 readers 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.
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.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
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About the Author
Bergsma earned Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees and served as a Protestant pastor for four years before converting to Catholicism in 2001 while working on his doctorate in theology at the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, graduating with high honors in 2004. His articles, some coauthored with Scott Hahn, have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature and other academic and popular periodicals. A frequent speaker at conferences and parishes, Dr. Bergsma has appeared as a guest on Franciscan University Presents, EWTN’s The Journey Home, and Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show. He and his wife Dawn live with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.
Scott Hahn is a popular Catholic theologian, author, speaker, and apologist who founded the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology and teaches at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.