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Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic (Signed by Dr. Bergsma)


• What led Dr. John Bergsma to become Catholic?
• What role did Scripture play in his conversion?
• How did he explain his conversion to his family?

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• What led Dr. John Bergsma to become Catholic?
• What role did Scripture play in his conversion?
• How did he explain his conversion to his family?

  • The Pope, devotion to Mary, confession … just where are these topics in the Bible? Why does the Catholic Church seem to focus on so many things that aren’t Scriptural?

    Or so thought former Protestant pastor John Bergsma.

    Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic is an engaging examination of the things Dr. Bergsma once considered obstacles to ever becoming Catholic himself. Over an eighteen-month spiritual journey, Bergsma was stunned again and again by the biblical support he found for even the stickiest teachings of the Catholic Church.

    Weaving his personal story into clear explanations of Catholic teachings as found in Scripture, Dr. Bergsma explores seven key Catholic doctrines, including:

    • The Pope
    • Devotion to Mary
    • Confession
    • The Eucharist
    • The priesthood
    • Belief in the Bible alone
    • Salvation by faith alone theologies


    Stunned by Scripture will help Catholics understand, defend, and explain the biblical basis for the Faith and show them how the Bible solidly supports even the most frequently misunderstood Catholic teachings.

    Paperback: 144 pages
    Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (February 6, 2018)

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Simon Paulsen

Fantastic book,easy to read,great book

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Mary Johnston
Food for the Mind

Study material during trying times that don’t always seem to be safe.

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Donna Gross
Stunned by Scripture

Excited to begin learning!

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Greg Daniels
Excellent Book!!

Dr John Bergsma, writes with such clarity! This tells the story of his thought processes and experiences which lead him to the Catholic Church! He uses simple, easy to understand language to convey such deep truths from the Scriptures. I would recommend this book to any Christian and Catholic, as it articulates the differences interpreting the Scriptures between Protestants and Catholics! Highly recommended!!

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Kyle Marx
A simple story of truth that helps others see rather than deny the Catholic faith.

Dr. Bergsma story is similar to the journey I started twenty years ago into the Catholic Church, which at the time, I didn’t even know I was on a journey, especially not one to the Catholic Church. I thought I would just be able to help those I knew to see the truth of what the Bible actually said by knowing more of what was written by the Early Fathers. After looking back, a Dr. Bergsma’s book would’ve gone a long way in helping me bring a few others to Mass with me. A brilliant format that is not intimidating, over-reaching or in any way tries to discredit the faith I left, especially the people I worshiped with or at least those of us who didn’t even know the difference between liturgical worship and what we called worship. Dr. Bergsma, you are one of the four horsemen in my household, Dr. Pitre, Dr. Hahn, Dr. Cavadini and yourself. Dr. Bergsma thank you for giving me a tool that I have been able to share with my old Northern Dutch Reformists that I used to fellowship with, in telling the truth of the Catholic Church, a simple truth that helps them see rather than deny.

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