New Testament Basics for Catholics

New Testament Basics for Catholics Award winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics which has sold than copies with a closer an in depth look at the New Testament Using

  • Title: New Testament Basics for Catholics
  • Author: John Bergsma
  • ISBN: 9781594715822
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • Award winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics which has sold than 60,000 copies with a closer, 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 NeAward winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics which has sold than 60,000 copies with a closer, 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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    1. New Testament Basics for Catholics is an enthusiastic self-study guide written in a colloquial style. The intent of the book is to give the reader a basis on which to build more learning. This book is by the same author who produced Bible Basics for Catholics.This book, New Testament Basics for Catholics, is a teaching guide for a self-guided study course, to use alongside a Bible, with the chapters and verses provided along the way. Through the course of the book, the author links the Bible tex [...]

    2. Easy to read / understand. Excellent choice to increase one's knowledge of the New Testament. I've already recommended this book to several people. I think home school parents would benefit from the use of this book with their students.

    3. I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley. John Bergsma does it again with New Testament Basics for Catholics. This book focuses on four key authors from the New Testament (Paul, Matthew, Luke and John) to tie together the whole Kingdom of God as recorded in the New Testament and foreshadowed and prophesied in the Old Testament. Using simple stick figure illustrations, some will be familiar to readers of his Bible Basics, the Bible seems approachable and yet deep truths are explained [...]

    4. After reading this book, I want to read the previous book by Dr. Bergsma called Bible Basics for Catholics: A new Picture of Salvation History. But don't worry if you have not read it yet because the first chapter in this book gives you a quick summary of the Old Testament. One of the things that appealed to me about reading this book is an interest in understanding the overarching story of salvation history and more specifically the history of the Church founded by Christ and told in the new te [...]

    5. After tackling Bible Basics for Catholics, I turned my attention to New Testament Basics for Catholics. My first impression of the book was that it was thicker than I expected. Dr. Bergsma did a whirlwind tour of all of salvation history in 200 pages, so when I discovered that this book on the New Testament was almost 300 pages, I was a bit surprised. I then read the Table of Contents and realized that not all 27 books were covered either! So what exactly is in this book and which books will we [...]

    6. All the books of Ave Maria Press I have read have been very interesting and enriching, and "New Testament Basics for Catholics" is no exception. Being a Latin American myself, I in fact would like to see the book translated into Spanish for more people to have a change of reading it. The book basically provides an explanation of the New Testament that is very clarifying, for several reasons. Firstly, because it manages to point out what many of the connections between it and the Old Testament ar [...]

    7. This is the way to read the Bible. The Bible in one hand and an exegetical work like this in the other. So much of the Bible is easy to misunderstand without context. So much of the Bible is easy to misunderstand if you can’t correlate the passages in the New Testament with their precursors and parallels in the books of the law and the books of the prophets in the Old Testament.John Bergsma does an excellent job of not only what was mentioned before, but of adding insights to where the English [...]

    8. Thanks to a few years of Bible studies, I could easily tell you that the “plot” of the Bible is the fulfillment of the covenant between God and his people. Now I can tell you that the New Testament has its own “subplot,” so to speak.A few summers ago, I made the trek from central Austin out to Emmaus Catholic Parish every week to participate in a Great Adventure Bible Timeline study. It permanently changed the way I see the Bible—for the better. Finally, I understood why the prophets k [...]

    9. I received a copy of the book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I found this to be an excellent guide and reference of the New Testament that I could read alongside any guide and study. He presents the information in a straightforward and easy to understand manner that was easy to follow. I would greatly recommend it to anyone trying to deepen their faith and knowledge.

    10. Received from Netgalley. Although I enjoyed the book I could have done with the stick figure illustrations. To me it tended to cheapen the material.

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