How To Read The Bible
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- Learn how to read the Bible like a Catholic
- Easily understand the meaning behind confusing passages.
- Quickly discover much needed context
- Delve deeper into the multiple layers of powerful truths
- Get to know Jesus better through the scriptures
- Read scripture with the insight of the saints
- Read scripture through the mind of the Church
And make this the most prayerful Lent of your life.
What Are You Doing For Lent?
Each Lent, we pick something to give up: sweets, coffee, alcohol, watching our favorite show…
And while it’s good to give something up for Lent, it’s just as important to take something on for Lent. What will you take on for Lent?
Here’s an idea: devote yourself to reading and understanding Sacred Scripture.
Now, you might have questions.
“I want to read the Bible…but don’t know how to begin.”
“Do I just read the Bible like a novel from start to finish, or is there a better way to do it?”
“Should I be worried about misinterpreting the Bible?”
“What do these prophecies mean?”
These are just a few of the questions that stop many of us from embarking on the adventure of reading God’s Word. How about you?
Do you wish you had a guide to the Bible? A knowledgeable, easy-to-follow guide, who can explain the confusing passages, offer needed context, and take you deeper into the meaning of God’s Word?
Look no further. How To Read The Bible is here to assist you in your desire to know Jesus better through the Scriptures.
The Plan You Need to Discover the Riches of Scripture
This Lent, make the Sacred Scriptures—and a deep personal understanding of them—your Lenten focus.
Now, reading the Bible can seem like a big undertaking. But with the right guide and a clear plan, the journey becomes so much easier—and brings immeasurable rewards.
In this series, popular host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby will be your guide through the astounding world of God’s sacred Word. Through actual Bible reading assignments, daily videos, and fascinating written content, you will be really absorbing—and understanding—Scripture!
But this isn’t a one-and-done course—the tools and skills you will learn will equip you for a lifetime of studying and loving the Sacred Scriptures.
On this journey, you will…
- Read Scripture alongside Fr. Kirby through specific reading assignments that span both Testaments
- Learn what the Bible is, how it is organized, and how it came to us
- Discover the essential role of the Church in formulating and interpreting the Bible
- Become adept at the varied, complementary ways in which we read and understand Scripture
- Understand the historical and cultural context of the books of the Bible
…and so much more!
This Lent, join us on an exciting journey to discover the Scriptural Christ.
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If you need a bible, the Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible is the same translation used in our series, and has generous margins for notes. Order yours from The Catholic Company!
If you have your own bible but need some extra space for journaling and taking notes, check out our How To Read The Bible Journal, made especially for this series!
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, SC. He is a moral theologian, Papal Missionary of Mercy, and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Belmont Abbey College. Fr. Kirby is the author of several books, including: Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith, Thy Kingdom Come: Living The Lord’s Prayer In Everyday Life, Kingdom of Happiness: Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life, 101 Surprising Facts About St. Peter’s and the Vatican and Glory Unto Glory: A Primer of Ascetical Theology. He has been a guest on EWTN, Salt + Light television, the BBC, and Catholic radio.
Dr. Daniel Garland
Dr. Daniel M. Garland, Jr. holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology (with a minor in Biblical Theology) from Ave Maria University. He has taught theology at Ave Maria University, Christendom College, Christendom College Graduate School of Theology, Catholic Distance University, and for various Permanent Diaconate Programs across the United States. Dr. Garland’s articles have appeared in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Maynooth Theological Journal, Heythrop Journal, Angelicum, Nova et Vetera, and the National Catholic Register. He is also the first English translator of St. Jerome’s Commentary on the Prophet Haggai, which is published with IVP Academic’s Ancient Christian Texts series. His dissertation is titled, The Gift of Eternal Life in the Son: A Theological Investigation of the Gospel of John. Dr. Garland is currently the Director of Religious Education for Schools for the Diocese of Charlotte in North Carolina.
This is a gem of a series.
This bible series has been very well done. I love the teachings of Fr. Kirby and have followed him on his Youtube channel for over 2 years. He has a series on the book of Genesis. He is an incredible biblical scholar who skillfully teaches us the moral lessons in God’s Word. This series is very professionally done. The readings in the PDFs are seamlessly integrated to the videos. It’s a great way to get an understanding of God’s work in Redemption.