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Revelation: God's Gift of Hope, Catholic Perspectives
Loyola Press / 1999 / Paperback
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These books are created for busy people. This practical series helps Catholics learn about Scripture in order to deepen their relationship with God. Each book focuses on a specific book of the Bible, explains Scripture and applies it to everyday life, is faithful to Church teachings and is guided by the best of bibical scholarship, includes thought-provoking questions for group discussion or personal reflection and appeals to beginners as well as to those familiar with the Bible. Each guide has 6 lessons and contains: an introduction that explains the purpose of the book being studied; opening questions to start the discussion; a section that explains what's happened to give appropriate context; the reading being studied; "Questions for Careful Reading" that focus on the text itself; "A Guide to the Reading" that helps explain its meaning; "Questions for Application" that helps readers apply God's Word; an "Approach to Prayer" to guide readers in response to the reading; "Living Tradition" and "Saints in the Making" sections that illustrate how believers past and present have used the passage; and a "Between the Readings" section that gives a brief overview of what takes place between passages.
Biblical prophecy can be very difficult to understand; as a result, many people simply skip over the books dealing with biblical prophecy. Revelation: God's Gift of Hope provides a helpful Catholic interpretation of perhaps the most mysterious book in the Scriptures. Through this study, participants will see the book of Revelation with new eyes and will grasp hold of its intended, hope-filled message.
A Guided Discovery of the Bible
The Bible invites us to explore Gods word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide
• is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship
• presents the insights of Church fathers and saints
• includes questions for discussion and reflection
• delivers information in a reader-friendly format
• gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to Gods word
• appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible
By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of Gods word, but also in our relationship with God.
Kevin Perrotta is an award-winning Catholic journalist and a former editor of Gods Word Today. In addition to the Six Weeks with the Bible series, he is the author of Invitation to Scripture and Your One-Stop Guide to the Bible. Perrotta lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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