Come and See, Catholic Bible Study, the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) by Msgr. Jan Majernik, Fr. Joseph Ponessa, and Laurie Watson Manhardt. Softcover, 218 pp.
The third installment in the Come and See Catholic Bible Study Series, The Synoptics invites you on a journey through the Holy Land and the Gospel texts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Drawing insights from biblical archeology and the writings of the early Church Fathers, this study compares parallel passages from the three Synoptic Gospels to construct a vivid picture of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.
22 lessons, approx. 60 min. each
Illustrated with classical art
Frequent references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Memory verses from Scripture, quotes from the saints, popular Catholic prayers
Practical guidance for leaders: how to organize a study, what to expect
Large workbook format, with ample space to write/respond to questions
About the Series: Especially designed for families to do together, Come and See Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic Faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in the classroom, home study, or parish catechesis.
About the Authors:
Monsignor Jan Majernik, from Slovakia, holds a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Franciscan School of Biblical Studies in Jerusalem and has studied at Hebrew University and the Biblicum. He has been a spiritual director for pilgrims to the Holy Land for 20 years.
Fr. Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D., is a 2000 graduate of the Pontifical University of Biblical Studies in Rome, where he received his doctorate in Sacred Scripture. He now serves as a pastor in the diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana. Fr. Ponessa is fluent in thirteen languages, including Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Aramaic.
Laurie Manhardt holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She led an interfaith Bible study for ten years, which convinced her of the need for quality Catholic Bible study resources. “Come and See” Catholic Bible Study is the result.