3 Ways to Study the Bible as a Catholic Today

+JMJ+ When I began studying the Bible as a Catholic in 1996, I found a lot of tapes (yes, tapes) of Scott Hahn and a few others, but there was nowhere near the wealth of resources then that are available to us now. In the past few years Catholic studies have really taken off. But with all of these resources around us it can be confusing to know where to start. Listed below are three ways you can get started studying the Bible as a Catholic, right now, today.

You’ll find more info (where to buy, etc.) in the notes section at the end of the post. The Bible in a Year podcast is free.

  • Great Adventure Bible Timeline series founded by Jeff Cavins: You can watch online today.
  • A Father Who Keeps His Promises, by Scott Hahn, it’s very similar to Our Father’s Plan (the EWTN series) by Scott Hahn and Jeff Cavins: Get the Kindle edition and begin today. Info on the Our Father’s Plan DVD series in the notes below.
  • Bible in a Year Podcast by Fr. Mike Schmitz: Website, Apple Podcasts, YouTube playlist

Note, 12:17am, Feb. 8: I’m watching the introductory Bible in a Year podcast video right now and I just realized that this podcast will be using the Great Adventure Bible Timeline as part of its format. How cool is that? I had no idea. This is great! I also got my Great Adventure Bible in the mail today so I’m ready and eager to get started.

Edit, Feb. 25: I can’t believe I forgot to put this book on the list: A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament, by John Bergsma and Brant Pitre. I have the Kindle version and I’m wishing I had the print edition, too, mainly because it would be in a bookcase and I’d see it. Out of sight, out of mind, ya know.

Below are some introductory videos to tell you more about these resources. 

Video: Bible Timeline, Story of Salvation, Jeff Cavins.

  • I’ve taken the Bible Timeline class once most of the way through, missed a few sessions. Highly Recommended.
  • I’ve watched Our Father’s Plan a few times and have listened to it on MP3 many, many times. (You might be able to find it on EWTN’s website, it used to be easy to find, but they change things around so much, I’ve stopped linking there.) Highly Recommended.
  • I’ve read the Scott Hahn book many times, too. Highly Recommended.
  • I’ll begin the Bible in a Year study soon and let you know what I think. (I know you can hardly wait. *Grin*) Have heard good things about it and serveral of my friends have suggested it to me more than once.

Video: Bible in a Year Podcast Playlist, by Fr. Mike Schmitz. (Opens as a playlist if you watch it on YouTube.)

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Notes and Links

*I’ve been writing these on Thursdays so I generally get them posted kinda late that night. I’m going to try to get them posted earlier.

**Alpha Cowhide Cover: Never heard of this until now. Link explains more about this kind of material.

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