How to Read the Bible
The Bible is the most influential book in human history, but what is it exactly? This reading plan is designed to introduce you to the Bible and its unique design, various genres, and unified story. The plan consists of 19 lessons designed so that you can move at your own pace. Each lesson consists of a short introductory text and a corresponding video. We hope this introduction will help you to more deeply and richly encounter the Word of God in your life.
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When it comes to materials available to study and delve into the Bible, there is no shortage of resources in the form of books, online videos, courses and more. This Bible Study Plan for the Gospels is at an introductory level and meant to be approachable and easily understood. The Plan emphasizes the Gospels are part of an overall integrated story that begins in the Old Testament, points to the New Testament and finds its fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
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St. Paul - Life and Letters
St. Paul of Tarsus is the great missionary and evangelists of the early Church. Called “the apostle to the Gentiles”, Paul was relentless is bringing the good news to communities across Asia Minor and Greece. Some 13 letters of the New Testament are ascribed to his authorship. The letters are revelatory about life in the early Church and the basic kergyma of faith – that essential proclamation of Christ as Lord and Savior. This lesson plan is but an introduction to the life and letters of St. Paul – let’s get started! Click the image above!
Who wrote the Bible?
with Fr. Felix Just, S.J.
After a lengthy academic career, these days his main ministry is providing adult biblical education, faith-formation programs, and biblical/spiritual retreats for a wide variety of people, not only in Southern California, but also throughout the USA and online. He currently works full-time for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, coordinating the Theological and Liturgical Formation of Deacons. You can find an amazing wealth of Biblical and Liturgical information at his website Catholic Resources.
Reading Along with the Church
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Bible in a Year
In the Catholic sphere, by far the most popular study plan is offered by Fr. Mike Schmitz via Ascension Press. It is provided in a podcast format in which Fr. Mike walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.