Item description for The Catholic Bible Study Handbook: A Popular Introduction to Studying Scripture by Jerome Kodell & George Martin...
Overview This ideal guide for beginners offers practical, accessible information for readers who want to start exploring the vast richness of Scripture. Putting a wealth of information at readers' fingertips, the author presents a popular, highly usable approach to personal and group Bible study.
Publishers Description "The Catholic Bible Study Handbook" offers Catholics a popular approach to personal and group Bible study. Everything you need to know to begin studying the Bible is contained in this easy-to-use guide. "The Catholic Bible Study Handbook" puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. It makes the study of Scripture a rich and rewarding experience, helping you to understand God's Word and to apply it to your own life. A Servant Book.
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Studio: Charis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2001
Publisher ST ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
ISBN 1569552673 ISBN13 9781569552674
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More About Jerome Kodell & George Martin
JEROME KODELL, O.S.B., is the abbot of Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas. He is nationally known for his efforts in promoting Bible study among Catholics. His Scripture study program, first used in the diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, is now popular across the country.
Jerome Kodell currently resides in the state of Arkansas.
Jerome Kodell has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Catholic Bible Study Handbook: A Popular Introduction to Studying Scripture?
Review of Catholic Bible Study Handbook Dec 6, 2008
I have not had a chance to read said book, but as I glanced at it, it does seem to work up to it's title. It does seem to be very thorough in scope. I don't think that I will be disappointed when I do get the time to read it. The title of the book is Catholic Bible Study Handbook.
Wonderful book and servicce Aug 31, 2006
Thoroughly enjoying the book and am gaining insights on the Book of Job. The book is in great condition and was received promptly. Would highly recommend it.
A Very Good Companion for Bible Study Beginners Apr 19, 2006
The Catholic Bible Study Handbook is a very well organized, well written work by the Benedictine Jerome Kodell. He does a wonderful job in explaining the origins of the Bible and ways to study it objectively and spiritually. The part I find the most helpful is his concise summaries of each book of the Bible, explaining what they contain and where they fit in the historical context of Judeo-Christianity. This book doesn't pull out Catholic doctrine from the Bible (if you're looking for that, see Frederick Knecht's "A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture"), but leaves that the the Bible reader. This book is very user-friendly, as someone has already stated. It is a great handbook that can be used to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Not Quite What I Was Looking For Mar 11, 2002
I was looking for a book to study the bible as in a workbook type of way. Not to make a chore of it but to gain a more working knowledge of the bible and of the books contained in the bible. All of what is contained in this book on 'how to study the bible' is really on less than 10 pages. What this book does go into a great depth, is a description of each book of the bible, various forms of writing of each book of the bible, how different religions wrote their versions of their bible and such. On that the book is very good. Again, it was not what I was looking for but the price was worth the information I got from it.
Disappointing, dry and barely catholic Feb 5, 2002
This book is disappointing. Little more than a surface treatment of background issues, it is not very well written. It presents a shallow style of pop biblical scholarship (circa 1970's), along with a dry and dated charismatic spirituality. What is lacking? For one thing, the rich Benedictine tradition of "lectio divina" is poorly presented (see the classic work of Damasus Winzen, OSB). Also lacking is an adequate treatment of spiritual exegesis, as recommended by Vatican II (Dei Verbum 12), and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (109-119). Try to find a used copy of Winzen's "Pathways in Scripture," or maybe Shea's "Making Senses of Scripture".