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.
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 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?
Angels Throughout the Ages is a fascinating study on many types of angels, including the fallen angels (demons), and the three Archangels. Some of these sessions cover demons and their evil effects in the world. Entertaining Angels is the best choice to study the good Angels. All teaching is biblically based from the Catholic perspective.
Starting at: $29.95
Commentary by Steve Ray - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa
If the theme of Joshua is national faithfulness to God, the theme of Judges is the exact opposite. Two verses drive home the point: 1) “The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” (Judges 2:11), and 2) “Every man did what was right in his own eyes” (17:6).
As peace turns to despair and faith into selfishness for the Israelites, we should recall the many times we have turned our own eyes away from God to fulfill selfish desires. In a powerful study of 600+ verses, Steve Ray and Fr. Mitch Pacwa carefully lead you through this distressing book with insight and clarity, urging you to remember that God is always faithful to his promises—and always ready to take us back with open arms.
In 10 well-researched lessons, you will learn:
-How the trials God sends us are always trials of love
-Why the Israelites’ depressing cycle of sin and suffering is familiar and relevant for us
-How the Book of Judges is a masterful blend of history and poetry
Over and over again, the Book of Judges proves that selfishness and faithlessness are simply not worth it. No matter how many times we fall, though, God never changes. Let the tragic example of the Israelites at the time of the Judges remind you: no matter how imperfect we are, God’s grace is a promise that will never be broken.
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Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow
Exodus is a gripping 1,200+ verse narrative, and one of the most famous ever told. Many of us have heard it since we were little children, but how often have we taken the time to study its chapters as our guiding light, the Church, understands them? Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Patrick Winslow are here to help you do just that. You will quickly discover a powerful tale of redemption and revelation that unquestionably earns its reputation.
In 28 revealing lessons, you will learn:
-What sacrament the Crossing of the Red Sea prefigures
-Why we shouldn’t be afraid to study the Old Testament
-How God responds to us when we try to run ahead of him
In the Christian life, everyone is a pilgrim. What God told Moses thousands of years ago still applies to us today: God will fit us for our tasks. He will never ask us to do anything beyond our strength. Learn how the Israelites mirror our own struggles to accept this, and draw courage from God’s infinite faithfulness to all his children.
- Juan es conocido como "el apóstol amado de Jesús" (Juan 20,2), y con Pedro y Santiago hacía parte del círculo “círculo más estrecho” de los amigos de Jesús. Juan demostró su valentía al ser el único apóstol que estuvo al pie de la cruz, cuando nuestro Señor fue crucificado.
Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Hebrews is a masterfully-written work with a fascinating point: the New Covenant of Jesus Christ perfectly fulfills the Old. Even more impressive, however, is the fact that only the New Covenant can free us from sin. The news was so shocking—and so radical—that it literally shook the world, beginning with an earthquake at Calvary, and thundering down to us thousands of years later.
James was devoted to the ultimate example of redemptive suffering, and encouraged his listeners to practice what they preached. This letter is a practical, no-nonsense guide to living out the Christian life on a daily basis.
In 28 insightful lessons, you will learn:
-Why the New Covenant fulfills, without destroying, the Old
-The difference between trials and temptations, and how God uses them to save us
-What a faithful Christian does in the face of disappointment and anger
Let Hebrews and James both encourage you in the battle that our Lord fights with us. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, Fr. Scott Courtney, and Fr. Mitch Pacwa will help you to see how we can fight with hope, even in our darkest days.
Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life and Father Larry Richards is helping them do it!
Fr. Larry's inspiring book Be a Man! has already sold nearly 100,000 copies. Now with an accompanying 10 lesson study guide, those who have been so blessed by the book will bless others by forming study groups, bringing together their friends and relatives to dig deeper into God's word.
Starting at: $16.95
Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Patrick Winslow
The Book of Romans is dense and potentially imposing, but with years of experience under his belt, St. Paul wrote it for two simple reasons: encouragement and guidance.
This epistle is so packed with theological wisdom that it influenced Christian theology more than anything else Paul ever wrote. In a fascinating 400+ verse exegesis, Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Patrick Winslow spare no expense in breaking down the rich ideas for you.
In 28 detailed lessons, you will learn:
-The difference between “hearers of the law” and “doers of the law”
-What it means to be “under the power of sin,” and how to move past it
-How Christ fulfilled the law and the prophets by his blood
Don’t let its length fool you—this is one of the most powerful explorations of grace and the Christian life ever written, and anyone can share in its riches with a good guide. Let Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Winslow be that guide for you as you peer into the depths of Paul’s heart, which beat so much for Christ that he inspired a whole Church!
Commentary by Carl E. Olsen
Confusion over the Book of Revelation is widespread. To truly understand God’s word, however, we must follow the Magisterium of his holy Church, and refuse to be misled by popular alarmist notions that conflict with the revealed meaning of John’s inspired words.
Carl Olson is a former Fundamentalist and grew up with many misconceptions about the "end times." This study is a thorough critique of the popular Fundamentalist notion of the "Rapture"--the belief that Christians will be removed from earth prior to a time of Tribulation and the Second Coming. It examines the theological, historical, and Biblical basis for "premillennial dispensationalism," the belief system based on the Rapture, and popularized in the best-selling Left Behind books and taught by "Bible prophecy" writers like Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey, and Jack Van Impe.
Combine this study with our study on Revelation for a complete guide on understanding this challenging, fruitful book!
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Commentary by Scott Hahn and Mark Shea - presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth
The Gospels themselves include hardly any details about who Matthew was, but we have him and the Holy Spirit to thank for the beautiful, earth-shattering Gospel he composed. Matthew’s main point is simple and profound: Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Covenant.
Matthew’s Gospel also is the only one to explicitly mention the Church: “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church” (Matthew 16:18). Matthew shows very clearly how this Church is Jesus’ Kingdom of Heaven on earth, and he preserves the teaching of Christ in a timeless, well-structured way.
Scott Hahn, Mark Shea, and Fr. Matthew Kauth pull you into the world of this New Covenant with years of experience and insight.
In 28 fascinating lessons with a 1,000+ verse exegesis, you will learn:
-Why the long genealogy from Matthew 1 is so important
-The strategy Jesus gave us to fight Satan in the deserts of our own lives
-How the Beatitudes are Heaven’s response to our earthly desires
We hear the Gospels so much at Mass that it can be hard to look at them with fresh eyes. In this study, however, you will read Matthew as you have never read it before—and in the process, come one step closer to knowing what a priceless gift we have in the Holy Spirit and the works he inspired.
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