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by Fr. Joseph L. Ponessa,S.S.D.,Laurie Watson Manhardt,Ph.D.

How do the Letters of Saint Paul connect to the history of the Acts of the Apostles? What was the structure and governance of the Apostolic Church? How should the Catholic interpret the difficult passages in Paul s writing? Find the answers to these and many other questions in the pages of Acts and Letters in the popular "Come and See" Bible study series. This study uses modern study tools inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application.
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ISBN: 1931018510
ISBN13: 978-1931018517
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Fr. Joseph L. Ponessa,S.S.D.,Laurie Watson Manhardt,Ph.D.
Language: English
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing (July 15, 2008)
Pages: 228 pages
ePUB size: 1475 kb
FB2 size: 1239 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 170
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Let me begin with the size of the book. It is 8.5 x 11. When you open the book in front of you, there is little room for the other resources you need on hand to answer the questions. The book is not spiral bound so there is no option to fold it back. Doing the homework is physically difficult because of this and the fact it requires a large desktop or table to be able to work on it. Secondly, there is a lot of white space in the book. Some of the questions require only a simple answer, but there is often an inch and a quarter of space allowed for the response.

The questions themselves are often pointless to the study of the subject. Examples: Who is the successor of Peter, the living authority of Christ on earth today? Followed up with: Why do you think it is important to have a living church authority on earth? and... Find or write your own prayer for the Holy Father. And: How did the disciples react to Peter's involvement with Cornelius?

There is nothing truly wrong with these questions, but I wonder what they teach. Nearly all the questions are a scavenger hunt exercise, taking the student back and forth from one book in the Bible to another and from the CCC to the workbook and back to the Bible again. The greatest benefit in this is not what you learn about the subject but how well you are able to look things up. This isn't Bible study, it is a set of homework proficiency exercises. Many questions have multiple parts. Doing the homework for each chapter requires a minimum of two hours. Each chapter has about 20 questions to be answered. This is a lot of "homework" for women with busy lives.
As for the lesson text I would say it is nicely written, however, it does not include any interpretations of the scriptures in each chapter that are from any of the Doctors of the Church or from saints or respected priests or bishops so that the student has confidence the lesson is orthodox and faithful to accepted Church teaching.

I am currently reading the Navarre New Testament and loving it. I hope to inspire a group to use it in the future. Where adults are concerned, homework should be a pre-reading of the scripture only, since follow-up questions generally are only a test of whether you've read the assignment.
Very happy with book, packaging/shipping good, good seller, would deal again
This is a great bible study, utilizing Sacred Scripture and the Catechism. A friend and myself decided to do the study on our own, keeping in mind a possible study for our church. The weekly studies are very informative but, I believe, to long. Each week there are 20 questions to be answered and some questions have multiple parts. I can't see people who work a full time job being able to get their weekly study work done. If you can find a few people interested, even just one, go for it, I think you will enjoy it!
This is the third book in this series that we have used. It is one of the better. Our class is enjoying using this book.
I'm excited to get into this workbook. However, Bible study hasn't started yet. It will begin in the Fall, so I haven't really used it yet.
This book is one in a series of study guides helping to explore the bible from the catholic viewpoint. It is thorough and thought provoking. It's real strength comes from its multiple sources including the bible, catechism and writings of many of the early leaders of the church/saints. Highly recommended without reservation.