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New Testament Basics for Catholics (Signed by Dr. Bergsma)


• What did Jesus mean by the coming of "the kingdom"?
• How did the kingdom grow in the Book of Acts?
• How does St. Paul teach us to live out the Kingdom?

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• What did Jesus mean by the coming of "the kingdom"?
• How did the kingdom grow in the Book of Acts?
• How does St. Paul teach us to live out the Kingdom?

  • Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.

    With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke's gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study.

    Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading. A great compliment to this fantastic book is Dr. Bergsma's New Testament Course Mountains and Mediators: A Survey of the New Testament.


    Paperback:
    320 pages

    Publisher: Ave Maria Press (October 2, 2015)

     

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Emily Ann
Excellent book!

I thought the ‘prequel’ to this book (Bible Basics for Catholics) was so good I use it to teach the Bible to my 6th grade classes at our Catholic School. Now I’m using New Testament Basics to teach the Gospels to my 7th graders. The’Bible Basics’ books are like great commentaries on the Bible, yet they are readable by even pre-teens!

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Eileen Schamber
Many Thanks

I truly love this book. The spiritual teachings will be a great help when teach and leading RCIA classes and with others in my life. Thank you Dr. Bergsma for making it easy to share our faith and her wisdom.

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Greg Daniels
New Testament Basics For Catholics

Love this book!! It is a wonderful overview of the New Testament. It is clear and easy to understand. Along with it's cousin - Bible Basics For Catholics give a thorough outline for Catholics to get a really good grasp of the Bible from a Catholic perspective. I highly recommend this book to all Christians - not just Catholics!!

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Jose Fernandez
5/5

Excellent book, easy to read and understand!

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Kathy L.
Home Run

I picked this book up at a retreat a few weeks ago. Dr. Bergsma has hit another home run in explaining the mysteries of the gospel to us in such an easy to read format. Thank you Dr. B!

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