22 hours 30 min. (21 CDs / MP3)
The Fathers of the Church have called Scripture "love letters from God," but for many Catholics, that description doesn't fit the Old Testament. What is the meaning of all these tedious laws, ancient stories, and accounts of battles? How can it be God's Word for us today?
In this series of talks, Dr. Bergsma argues that the Old Testament presents a compelling message of one creator God who is constantly working to draw humanity into his love. This bond of love is called "covenant." As Dr. Bergsma works systematically through the most important books of the Old Testament, anticipation mounts as it becomes clearer and clearer that the Old Testament looks beyond itself to the coming of One who will offer to humanity a new and everlasting covenant.
This series of talks will be helpful to religion teachers, catechists, Bible study leaders, parents, and any Catholics who wish to understand the Bible better and share their Faith. Also available is the New Testament volume, building off of this Old Testament course.
Dr. John Bergsma, former Protestant minister, holds a doctorate in Scripture from the University of Notre Dame, and serves as Associate Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
I love Dr. Bergsma’s presentation of the Old Testament. He makes it easy to listen with some humor, but also so many insights into the meaning of the text that I had never heard before in other Bible studies.
I just purchased volume 2 of this series. I am not finished volume 1 yet. My faith grows mightier with the wonderful teaching cds and books that I order from Catholic Productions
Honestly I'm in the middle of this series but I just have to thank Dr. Bergsma for making learning about events in the bible fun. With so much to cover this is really an overview but I can't recommend it highly enough. I wish Dr. Bergsma lived in St. Louis so I could take some classes in person but barring that this is the next best thing. Well worth the money.
Just finished this MP3 course and would highly recommend this excellent, comprehensive and fun survey of the Old Testament to all!
Dr Bergsma makes learning so compelling It just leaves you thirsting for more. He goes indepth enough to satisfy the pallet of scholars yet keeps the youthful spirit amused with his analogies and antidotes. My highest recommendation to anyone who wishes to enjoy a scripture study.