Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholicswhich has sold more than 60,000 copieswith a closer, more an 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, this New Testament book 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.
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About the Author
John Bergsma is professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. A popular teacher whose love of Scripture inspires his students, Bergsma was twice voted Faculty of the Year by graduating classes at Franciscan University. He is the author of Bible Basics for Catholics. He and his wife Dawn have eight children.