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"The explanations are absolutely eye opening and give me such a wonderful understanding that I never had before. My appreciation of the gospels has blossomed with these videos. Thank you so much Dr. Brant Pitre."
I studied this CD on Thusday/Friday before Mass on Saurday. It was a rel test run - I accidently left my Missal in the car! I was busy before Mass with the sacristan duties. As I settled into the pew I breathed a silent prayer turning it all over to God! As I listened to each liturgical word/phrase/sentence Brant Pitre's voice was resonating in my ears! It made for a whole new take on praying and understanding the Mass.
We’d all like to excuse ourselves from the harm we cause with our tongues. Dr. Pitre helps us see the seriousness of a lax attitude about reining in our deadliest weapon!
This book addresses the connection between the Dead Sea Scrolls and Christians. There actually is a lot of substance and impact, and yet no one has addressed these issues like Dr. Bergsma. For those of us who love the historic and theological details of first century Judaism and Christianity, this book is a blockbuster. I don’t often buy books for my 3 sons when I buy and read them myself, but in this case, I made an exception.
In his usual calm and beautifully expressive manner, Dr. Bergsma unwraps for the reader the significance of the desert find of the ancient writings of Qumran. Trod the very ground of that place with him in May. Read the book, read the Bible, gain ever more confidence in Jesus and His church! God bless!
I bought this set a while ago, and loaned it out recently to a Protestant who is mesmerized by it. He is so excited that talking to him about more things Catholic should be much easier. Dr. Pitre is clear. He rebuts all arguments first and then provides proofs. What a brilliant teacher!
I am only now just finishing up with the first 6 CD's which covers the book of James. This is a wonderful talk so far. Dr Pitre shows how James is a Jewish book and not a Book meant for Gentiles as many scholars think. He rather easily corrects the challenges Bart Ehrman and other scholars present regarding the legitimacy of James and the other epistles. Highly recommend this talk!
Many people question the teaching of Purgatory but this presentation provides an easy-to-follow, reasonable, and convincing argument. Actually I have bought about 5 of these CDs to give to siblings and friends. At Sunday mass, I scan the crowd to see if I can find someone who would be willing and benefit from listening to CD. I have handed out this CD and several other CDs.
Enlightening, informative, interesting. Explained on a layman’s level, but not oversimplified to the point where it would be uninteresting. Continue to give the faithful the faith, pure and simple, and they (we) will be naturally attracted to it. I enjoy talks, such as this, that are not “dumbed-down” to the point of nothingness. Keep up the great work. I will pray for you and your apostolate.
Dr Brant Pitre presents the Catholic teaching on the seven last things with great clarity. Listening to Dr Pitre is quite addictive, he presents the material in such a way that you just want to learn more! The recordings are of very good quality.
One of the best series on the market. Presentations are on the mark in every respect. Should be used by every parish in the nation.
Dr, Petrie is one of the best presenters in the whole genre of Catholic teachers. Subject coverage, understandable, presentation style, whatever metric, there is none better, in my opinion.
I like how Dr. Pitre made the complicated topic easy to understand. The "Interior Life" part is usually taken for granted in the seminaries. This series is excellent!
This is truly a high-quality course in scripture. I got only a few minutes into it when I paused, got a notebook, my Bible and set aside some undivided time to soak in the knowledge. Wonderful course - highly recommend!
This is a wonderful audio course. A fantastic study on Temple Theology, understanding the Temple motif throughout the Old and New Testament, and its relevance to the salvation history. Get this study. You will be amazed!
I love all of Dr. Pitres "Jewish roots" talks. This talk really gets at the heart of why Catholics accept papal authority, why early christians accepted St. Peter as the first Pope, and where all that came from in the old testament. Highly recommend!
This is an important resource of faithful Catholic interpretation on the last days of Jesus, as handed down to us in Scriptures. It truly touches both mind and heart. I feel encouraged to go on with my ministry despite many trials. This video is an embrace of intellectual competence and genuine love for our Lord. I am grateful for this.
Really good stuff, especially from the Church Fathers
These talks are great! They go into great detail about the where the Bible came from and Dr. Pitre does a good job of clearing up misconceptions that people have about the Bible. The information is presented in such a way that you don't get lost. Dr. Pitre walks you through, from the beginning to the end. I definitely recommend them!
I love all things Dr Brant Petri - but this course is even higher on my list of awesome talks! I am just finishing a course in New Testament Theology for diaconate formation, and this talk by Dr. Petri helped me immensely to see the claims of Jesus' divinity in the synoptic gospels and not just in the gospel of John.
If you want to know why Protestant bibles don’t have as many books as our bibles do, this is THE book to read. Gary Michuta’s book is thoroughly researched, yet written in a way that is very easy to follow. Even though this might seem like a dry subject, I was never bored with this book. Among many things, you will learn fascinating things about Martin Luther — things I’m sure your Lutheran friends aren’t aware of — including the fact that Luther conveniently mistranslated a key bible verse to suit his preferred theology. You’ll also learn how Luther used the “extra” Catholic books when it suited his purposes, but later sought to eliminate them from the canon when they did not agree with his ever-evolving theology. You’ll see that Jesus even quoted from these “extra” books himself. This is a must-read if you ever need to defend the Catholic canon of scriptures .
I bought this for a teenage granddaughter. She is actually reading it. How do I know? She actually quoted it when talking to her friend.
If you are like me and grew up with minimal catechesis on the Eucharist, you will find this talk like a river in the desert. Pitre shows the Eucharist is not an anomaly but is deeply connected with the entire of Salvation History and is indeed an event that the Jews in Jesus' time would have been able to view as deeply consistent with what had gone before in their faith. I have recommended this talk to so many people. It is short and covers so much. I'll never think of the Eucharist in the same way again.
This was the first book I read of Brant Pitre’s and I must say it remains one of the most fascinating things I have read. Not only does Pitre show you where the Eucharist is prefigured several times in the Old Testament, his style of writing keeps you on the edge of your seat. An absolute must-read.
This is one of the most profound books I have ever read in my life! I have read it multiple times! It is profound in the richness that Dr Pitre draws from the scriptures, yet simple enough that even I can understand it! It has increased my faith and love for the scriptures exponentially!
What an amazing talk by Dr Brant Pitre! I have found this talk so life-giving to me! This is profound in its depth, yet so simple to understand. I have it in my car and listen to it regularly! Can't recommend this highly enough to any Christian!!
Another excellent video. I do appreciate getting quality lectures from a clear, erudite speaker.
I listened to the CD while driving up North, I liked it so much I listened to it agian coming back home. I'm hoping to get the book also.
I have also told people who had wuestions on Mary to go to Catholic Production website in hopes they will be brave enoough to either get the book or CD.
I read Dr. Bergsma's Psalm Basics for Catholics and loved it, but this goes beyond the book. He shows in a marvelous way how the book of the Psalms encapsulates the history of Israel, and is prophecy of the life of Jesus. Especially interesting are the in-depth studies of the some of the psalms. Makes me appreciate and love the psalms even more. Highly recommended!
Dr Pitre's book regarding the Jewish roots of Mary includes many already discussed topics pertaining to Mary in other books but he gives a little bit more detail regarding the jewish aspects of said beliefs. However, he makes a strong case for Mary as being a new Rachel and this is something we haven't about before. At least i haven't read it anywhere. This book alone is worth getting for his take on Rachel. Jaw dropped slightly.
When i first received this course i had a job where i could spend my entire shift listening to music, podcasts or talks like this on my phone. I listened to this set probably 5-6 times in a row to get as much as i could from it. And i still go back to listen to bits and pieces. This may be one of Dr Pitre's best courses to date. Of all the talks Dr Pitre has here i would put this in the top 5.
The Dead Sea Scrolls is a topic i have had some interest in for quite some time. It wasn't until I read Gary Michuta's book "Why Catholic bibles are bigger" that i realized the scrolls contained Jewish manuscripts of some of the deuterocanonical books among other things and that's what got me more interested in learning about the scrolls. This study is very in depth and will give you lots of information to think about.
It took me awhile to get through this set. For the most part i listened to the CD's on my way to and back home from work. As a convert the interior life wasn't something discussed when i was a protestant. This talk is more of an overview. It's not a course to guide and direct you to become St Teresa of Avila but it will get your feet wet with several different approaches to the interior life. This set introduced me to several spiritual writers that i now read frequently. Highly recommend.
This IS the New Evangelization. I am getting totally addicted to the amazing richness of Tradition and Scripture. CP is going to turn lives around and enrich many with the Truth and beauty of our faith.
Very few weeks do not go by in which I fail to use Catholic Productions to help prepare my homily. Brant Pitre’s comments on the Mass Readings are vitally interesting, grounded in solid scholarship, accessible and inspirational. The extra resources, available through a range of digital media are a huge blessing to all who are concerned with the New Evangelization.
I’ve known the guys at Catholic Productions for years. They’re the real deal. I don’t know anyone more dedicated to making scintillating, authentic Catholic content available to the world. The depth and breadth of their scriptural offerings is truly amazing…pure gold.