How do the Letters of Saint Paul connect to the history of the Acts of the Apostles? What was the structure and governance of the Apostolic Church? How should the Catholic interpret the difficult passages in Paul’s writing? Find the answers to these and many other questions in the pages of Acts and Letters in the popular “Come and See” Bible study series. This study uses modern study tools—inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints—to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application.
Level: Basic, Foundational
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About the Series: Especially designed for families to do together, “Come and See” Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic Faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in the classroom, home study, or parish catechesis.
Companion DVDs/VHSs Available: These multi-media materials offer additional commentary from the authors and footage of the Holy Land. DVD
View the Introduction to the "Come and See" Catholic Bible Study Series from a sample video set (Moses & the Torah)
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About the Authors:
Fr. Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D., was a ordained in 1974 for his homediocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an M.A. in Theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the Doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Father tells jokes in American English, Italian, Spanish and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic and Biblical Aramaic.
Laurie Manhardt holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She led an interfaith Bible study for ten years, which convinced her of the need for quality Catholic Bible study resources. “Come and See” Catholic Bible Study is the result.