Have to share this with you: During Lent this year the St. Paul Center is offering free viewing of their new series, The Bible and the Church Fathers, with the purchase of a workbook, leader guide, DVD set, or kit. Get to know your Church family and learn how they read the Bible. (Links at the end of this post.)
“This Lent, get free streaming of The Bible and the Church Fathers! For a limited time, you can get free access to our premiere video study when you buy a workbook, leader guide, DVDs, or kit.”
I don’t know if you’ve ever taken part in any of the St. Paul Center’s online lesson series but I have and I highly recommend them. Whether it’s the Bible studies with or without audio or the fancier stuff they’re doing now, I’ve enjoyed all of them, and I’ve done most of them now. Already got my workbook for this series. Last year I got the workbook and DVDs for the Bible and the Virgin Mary series. Beautifully done. I expect this series to be every bit as beautifully done, too.
“The Church Fathers present a theology that still has great value today because at its heart is the study of Sacred Scripture as a whole. Indeed, the Fathers are primarily and essentially commentators on Sacred Scripture.” — Pope Benedict XVI (both images in this post are screencaps from the Bible and the Church Fathers sample video)
“In The Bible and the Church Fathers, you’ll learn who the Early Church Fathers were and how they shaped the way we read Scripture. The Bible and the Church Fathers will teach you everything you need to know about how the Bible took form. You’ll learn powerful tools for reading it, and you’ll understand Scripture’s relationship to Tradition and, in particular, to the sacraments.” — St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
Thanks for reading. I hope you’ll find some of this useful for the Lenten season and beyond. The weekly series on the soul should be out Thursday evening or night. Until then, whoever and wherever you are, may the Lord bless you and keep you, and may the peace of Christ be always with you.
Links and Notes
(This list contains affiliate links.)
- Sacred Scripture: Use the Bible you prefer, but most of the time I’ve watched St. Paul Center videos, they’ve used the RSV Second Catholic Edition. That’s what the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible is based on, the one that Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch have been working on for lo these many years. The NT is available in one volume now and the OT may be out in late 2020 or early 2021. See this post for more on that. Consider using my general Amazon link to purchase the Bible of your choice. I’d give you links but when it comes to Bibles, there are so many to choose from and it’s such a personal choice, we’d be here all day with me typing and you reading until your eyeballs and my fingers screamed “AAAAAAA, make it stop!” ;)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church:
- The Fathers of the Church, by Mike Aquilina
- 3rd edition, 2013
- Expanded edition, 2006
- Faith of Our Fathers, by Mike Aquilina
- Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church,by Dr. Scott Hahn
Go to the St. Paul Center site to view sample lesson, order the series, sign up to view, purchase streaming or sets, get a sample participant workbook or sample leader’s guide. Note: I’m not affiliated with the St. Paul Center, I’m just a longtime fan of the work those fine people do.
“This Lent, get free streaming of The Bible and the Church Fathers! For a limited time, your purchase of a participant kit includes free streaming access during Lent.”
(Note: You can get the free streaming videos even if you only buy one workbook from the St. Paul Center. I don’t make a commission from them at all, I’m just a fan. I got my workbook a few days ago and can hardly wait for the series to start.)
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