Guiding the path

It’ll be a little while until I start having substantial posts again, but in the meantime, here’s an exhortation from Pope Emeritus Benedict:12193696_1009661642388279_5512678845420248592_n

How to get through the New Testament in an hour

For a long time I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Bergsma’s work, owning many of his lectures on MP3, as well as leading a study of his book “Bible Basics for Catholics” in which he renders salvation history through a series of adorable stick figures.

A few weeks ago Dr. Bergsma released a new book, New Testament Basics for Catholics”. Here’s a presentation lecture on the content of the book:

Pope Francis on the Bible

On the occasion of the publication of the new Bible for youth, Pope Francis has written a very personal account of his own relationship with Scripture.

Writing the prologue to the new German edition of the Youcat Bible, which will be published Oct. 21, Pope Francis speaks lovingly of an old, worn-out Bible he has carried around for half his life.

He counsels young people on the best approach to reading the Bible so it brings the Light of the World into their lives and doesn’t end up on a shelf. It is, he reminds readers, a “dangerous” book in certain parts of the world: owning one can lead to jail or torture.

And he quotes Mahatma Gandhi, who said, “You Christians have in your hands a book containing enough dynamite to shatter all civilization.”

Here is the Pope’s prologue…

Pope-Francis

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Inspirational Bible Quotation

I’ve noticed quite a few chain emails going about recently whereby people share their favourite inspirational Bible quotations. Part of me really wants to be brave enough to share this one 😉

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