This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma's wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, where he is a colleague of Scott Hahn. Bergsma combines sound theology, academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and an endearing playfulness to draw readers into the connection between the great stories of the Bible and salvation in Jesus. Central to the book's themes are Bergsma's signature illustrations of key biblical characters, which are deceptively simple but profound.
John Bergsmas popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies,offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. John Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and unique playfulness. Bible Basics for Catholics is based on Bergsmas popular Introduction to Theology course at Steubenville. As a teacher, Bergsma has an uncanny ability to make complex ideas understandable and faith-inspiring while staying true to both Catholic teaching and biblical scholarship. Readers will begin to see the Christian understanding of salvation by walking through the Old Testament, going through the great stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the great kings and prophets of Israel, and culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
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.
Scott Hahn is a Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the author of many bestselling works, including The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth.
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