As a revered object of our faith, the Bible has a prominent place in many Catholic homes. However, its content and message have yet to cross the threshold of many a believer’s heart. In addition, many Catholics have studied the Bible but have yet to find a way to suitably pray with it and find hope in its message.
Sharing your concern, Pope Benedict recently called for a “Year of Faith” to begin in October 2012, saying, “It will be a moment of grace and commitment to a more complete conversion to God, to strengthen our faith in Him and proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.”
Liguori Publications and the Redemptorists are pleased to announce a pastoral response to the “Year of Faith” with Liguori Catholic Bible Study. This program is designed not only to promote a deeper understanding of Scripture, but also the practice of Lectio Divina. Only by moving from the head to the heart does true conversion take root. We believe St. Alphonsus Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists, would want it no other way. This series introduces readers to the themes, events, and personalities of the Bible and serves as a historical survey of the books of the Bible and how they came to be. Most importantly, it contains an easy-to-use method to pray with Scripture. We invite you to review the sample selection of The Gospel of Mark, review the release schedule of all the books in the series. Its organization, questions for review at the end of each section, and instructions for group prayer and Lectio Divina provide a wholistic Bible Study program that answers the Church’s call for a more thorough immersion into the mysteries of the faith.