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Catholic Scripture Study International

Catholic Scripture Study International was founded in 2003 and publishes more than 30 Bible and faith-related study programs. CSS studies are authored by well-known Bible scholars - such as Dr. Scott Hahn, Steve Ray, Mike Aquilina and Mark Shea - and are led in hundreds of parishes, universities, and organizations across the country.






 




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  1. A Scriptural Study of Angels (Two-Part Study - 25 Lessons)

    Commentary by Mike Aquilina and Richard Bulzacchelli - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa

    A Scriptural Study of Angels includes both of our studies on the angels: Entertaining Angels and Angels throughout the Ages.

    Every Sunday, Roman Catholics (like many other Christians) stand to profess their faith in the God who created "all things visible and invisible." We also confess our sins in the presence of "all the angels and saints." We hear Scripture readings that tell stories of angelic interventions in history. There's a flip side, of course, to the angels. There are also fallen angels: the demons.

    In these lessons, we're going to meet some of the angels and demons featured in the Bible as distinct spiritual persons, with names and identities. We'll treat them like real people we would actually meet in our lives, because that's how they're portrayed in the Bible. Who are they? What do they do? And what do their names teach us about who they are?

    Throughout the course of this study, in addition to Scripture, we will draw from Pope St. John Paul II's 1986 catechetical series on the angels, the Catechism, the Compendium of the Catechism and other official documents, as well as the Church Fathers. You will find that learning about the angels helps you discover more about the God who created them!

    Starting at: $46.95

  2. Genesis (28 Lessons)

    Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth

    Without Genesis, the rest of the Bible is incomprehensible. Unveiling no less than the creation of the world and everything in it, including human life, as well as the birth of sin and the promise of a Savior, Genesis is packed with fascinating images and layered theological insights that require careful study.

    In this powerful 28-session study, author Steve Ray and presenter Fr. Kauth will help you uncover what you need to know about this crucial first book of the Bible, including:

    -The theological significance of covenants: what they meant for the ancient Jews, and what they mean for us today

    -What the Binding of Isaac actually signifies, and what Noah’s ark represents

    -How to have a personal relationship with the “God of your fathers” (Exodus 3:15)

    Genesis is the first key to unlocking the chest that enables us to understand the Bible as the Universal Church always has. To find the priceless gems inside, we need a good roadmap to learn how the 50 chapters fit together and fit with the rest of the entire Bible. Let Steve Ray and Fr. Kauth guide you on a 1,500+ verse deep-dive into the richly puzzling spiritual depths of Genesis.

    Starting at: $46.95

  3. The Gospel According to John (28 Lessons)

    Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow

    John is known as both the Beloved Disciple and the apostle who was closest to Jesus, and we ought to study his Gospel with special attention, so that we can learn from his example to draw even closer to Christ.

    John’s Gospel is the written witness to his constant, loving pursuit of the Lord. To guide you through the intricate symbols within, Fr. Patrick Winslow carefully explains why this is one of the most beautiful and spiritually powerful books in the whole canon of Scripture. In 28 revealing sessions, written by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea, you will learn:

    -Why John’s Gospel has the most profound theology of the four Gospels

    -Its unique focus on a Christian understanding of the Family

    -Why love constitutes the New Law for John and for all of us

    John’s relationship with the beating heart of Christ is not limited to one person. It is something that Christ begs us to share, if only we will study his beloved disciple’s words carefully, and with much prayer. This is exactly the attitude that Fr. Winslow, Scott Hahn, and Mark Shea bring you in this 850+ verse journey into the heart of John’s poetic Gospel, as he bares the heart of our Lord to us.

    Starting at: $46.95

  4. 1st & 2nd Corinthians (28 Lessons)

    Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow

    1st and 2nd Corinthians are two of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching epistles Paul ever wrote. They reveal that Paul’s life, and the life of every Christian, is never easy. As you will discover, however, he never stopped fighting for unity and charity to his last breath.

    In the first letter, his concerns are very practical, as he helps the Corinthians confront and overcome their constant spiritual struggles.

    By the time the second letter is finished, much has changed, and Paul is a victim of slander. Steve Ray and Fr. Patrick Winslow return to guide you through this intimate, heartbreaking letter.

    In 28 revealing lessons and 650+ verses, you will learn:

    -What it really means to be a temple of the Holy Spirit
    -How knowledge affects us vs. how love affects us
    -What to do when you feel tempted beyond your strength

    Both of these letters were penned in hardship, but St. Paul’s immense kindness and virtues flow through each one. Let Steve Ray and Fr. Winslow help you explore the contents of his loving heart, and feel your own heart surge with the same charity he died for.

    Starting at: $46.95

  5. The Book of Revelation (25 Lessons)

    Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth

    Revelation is one of the most confusing and misunderstood books of the Bible. Thankfully, we have the one true Church of Jesus Christ to interpret its dramatic signs and symbols.

    Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Matthew Kauth help you dive into the 22 engrossing chapters with renewed understanding and relevant historical context, all guided by the Magisterium of Christ’s bride, the Church.

    In 25 powerful lessons, you will learn:

    -Why the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is the ultimate end of all our labors

    -How sacramental marriage is a small foretaste of our final union with God

    -What God does when faced with obstinate unfaithfulness from his children

    Don’t let this book remain an unsolvable mystery—take the plunge into John’s rapturous vision, and find a new appreciation for the beautiful foretaste of the sacraments.

    Starting at: $46.95

  6. Entertaining Angels (10 Lessons)

    Commentary by Mike Aquilina - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa

    Every Sunday, Roman Catholics (like many other Christians) stand to profess their faith in the God who created "all things visible and invisible." We also confess our sins in the presence of "all the angels and saints." But how often do we really think about these unseen creatures who are always ready to help us?

    In 10 well-researched lessons, Mike Aquilina and Fr. Mitch Pacwa draw on the saints, the Catechism, and Scripture to remind you of the precious gift God has given us in the good angels. You will also find that learning about them helps you discover more about the God who created them!

    Discover that angels are spiritual, personal, and immortal creatures, with intelligence and freewill, who glorify God without ceasing and serve him as special messengers of his saving plan!

    Starting at: $21.95

  7. Ephesians (10 Lessons)

    Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth

    We are the Body of Christ, but how often do we consider exactly what that means? What sets us apart from the rest of the world as members of Christ’s own body?

    These are the questions confronted head-on by St. Paul in his powerful, fascinating Letter to the Ephesians. In this detailed 6-chapter exegesis, rather than shying away from the great “mystery of Christ” that defines the letter, Scott Hahn and Mark Shea expertly lead you to contemplate what it means for you to share in Christ’s Body. Fr. Matthew Kauth also urges you to accept this challenge as you learn in 10 lessons:

    -What “new thing under the sun” God has done for us

    -How the relationship between husband and wife points to Christ and His Church

    -Why “justification by faith” is only the beginning of a truly Christian life

    St. Paul’s unquenchable passion for the faith is obvious in this beautiful epistle, as well as his passion for the mystery of Jesus Christ. His goal was to open people’s minds to the fundamental question of who Jesus is, and why we should care. Let St. Paul’s words fill you with renewed zeal as he sets you on the road of the saints.

    Starting at: $21.95

  8. James (12 Lessons)

    Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Scott Courtney

    Have you ever faced a trial that seemed pointless? Have you ever felt tempted beyond your strength? James knew the feeling. He saw it in the hearts of the early Christians in his charge, and understood their anguish as a brother.

    James was devoted to the ultimate example of redemptive suffering, and encouraged his listeners to practice what they preached. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Scott Courtney will help you to see how we can follow his advice, even in our darkest days.

    In 12 insightful lessons, you will learn:

    -The difference between trials and temptations, and how God uses them to save us

    -What you should do when disordered, persistent desires impale your heart

    -What a faithful Christian does in the face of disappointment and anger

    This letter is a practical, no-nonsense guide to living out the Christian life on a daily basis. Let the Epistle of St. James encourage you in the battle that our Lord fights with us.

    Starting at: $22.95

  9. The Book of Ruth (4 Lessons)

    Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Scott Courtney

    Many books and movies that pass for “love stories” today seem like tales of lust, not love. However, the Book of Ruth is more powerful than any of them—and it’s only four chapters long. The Book of Ruth is truly a sacred love story.

    This book relates how a simple Gentile woman rose from the sudden death of her husband to a courageous trust in God.

    As Steve Ray and Fr. Scott Courtney will show you, Ruth is very special for another reason: she is one of the four women mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy, as well as King David’s great-grandmother.

    In this prudent, four-part explication of its four beautiful chapters, you will learn:

    -How Boaz and Ruth found each other through kindness and selflessness

    -Why prudence and patience always bring us closer to God

    -That trusting in God through confusion and pain is a guarantor of happiness

    The Book of Ruth is yet another example of how God is always faithful to his promises, without exception. Ruth trusted in God even when her world fell to pieces—and he turned every inch of that pain into the purest light for his faithful daughter. Let him do the same for you.

    Starting at: $12.95

  10. 2nd Corinthians (12 Lessons)

    Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow

    1st and 2nd Corinthians are two of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching epistles Paul ever wrote. They reveal that Paul’s life, and the life of every Christian, is never easy. As you will discover, however, he never stopped fighting for unity and charity to his last breath.

    In the first letter, his concerns are very practical, as he helps the Corinthians confront and overcome their constant spiritual struggles.

    By the time the second letter is finished, much has changed, and Paul is a victim of slander. Steve Ray and Fr. Patrick Winslow return to guide you through this intimate, heartbreaking letter.

    In 28 lessons and 650+ verses combined in these two letters, you will learn:

    -What it really means to be a temple of the Holy Spirit
    -How knowledge affects us vs. how love affects us
    -What to do when you feel tempted beyond your strength

    Both of these letters were penned in hardship, but St. Paul’s immense kindness and virtues flow through each one. Let Steve Ray and Fr. Winslow help you explore the contents of his loving heart, and feel your own heart surge with the same charity he died for.

    Starting at: $22.95

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