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.
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!
Starting at: $12.95
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.
- 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 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.
Starting at: $21.95
Father Matthew Buettner opens one's eyes to the beauty and sacredness of the Mass by guiding the reader through the parts and elements of the liturgy, revealing the true mystery of Holy Mass. It is designed for individuals or groups desiring to better understand and enter into the mystery of Holy Mass. This is the perfect tool for those interested in better understanding and participating in the new translation of the Mass.
Luke: The Gospel of Mercy (Study Guide) Expanded content, Video outline, Life Application & Living It Out, plus saints, popes, Catechism quotes to learn, discern and live
We are excited to bring you this insightful new study, featuring powerful videos, dynamic new materials, and beautiful full-color Study and Leader Guides, without sacrificing the depth for which Catholic Scripture Study is known.
The full-color Study Guide contains extensive supplemental material for each Session, including Biblical commentary, excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, papal encyclicals, and the writings of the Saints, a glossary of key words, beautiful Old Master art, and much, much more.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the parables of Mercy found in Luke, to uncover God’s Mercy in His own words, and to see how His Mercy is still active in the world today.
We invite you to discover Luke: The Gospel of Mercy.
This Fall, join prolific author and speaker, Dr. Paul Thigpen, and Doors of Mercy host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, in exploring Luke.
The Teaching Videos are approximately 10 minutes each, and the Life Application videos are approximately 5-6 minutes each.
Combine the 8-week Doors of Mercy program–which reveals God’s mercy through the covenants of the Bible–with Luke for the 26 Week Year of Mercy Program! Call 800-437-5876 for more details and scheduling options.$39.95
Join us this Lent as we take 6 weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ! Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to accept the passion of our Lord so that we may share in his glorious Resurrection? The six weeks leading up to Easter mark our own 40 days in the desert with Jesus. Lent is an intense time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving for the entire Church.
This year the Sunday gospel readings at Mass come from the Gospels of Matthew and John. Our engagement with these gospels creates a beautiful tapestry of prepared anticipation for the Easter season into our hearts.
This study follows the Catholic Scripture Study format, but concentrates on the Sunday lectionary readings and incorporates the ancient method of Lectio Divina (praying the scriptures). Lectio Divina is a powerful way to ‘hear’ God speaking to us personally through scripture.
To prepare, each participant reads the Sunday readings along with the "Points to Ponder" commentary, answers the Study Questions & Questions for Reflection and "prays the scriptures."
Added elements: Catechism Connections, Rome to Home and Voices of the Saints.
Individual Study Guide (answers included separately)
Author: Leon Suprenant
Presenter: Fr. Mitch Pacwa
Discover Joshua, a faithful leader carrying out God's commands followed by the deteriorating faith and failure of the Judges but concluding with the heart-warming story of grace and redemption in Ruth!
This 28 lesson study examines 3 important books of the Old Testament...
- St. Jerome likened the book of Isaiah as the gospel of the Old Testament because Isaiah prophesied more about the Messiah than any other book in the Old Testament. He also described in great detail the blessings of the future kingdom of the Messiah. His coming would be as a lion bringing the day of God's wrath, but first He would come as a Savior who would die for the sins of the people. Isaiah focuses on the salvation that will come through the Messiah. Some examples include Isaiah, chapter 9, where we’re told that the Messiah will one day rule in justice and righteousness; the eleventh chapter states that during the reign of the Messiah there will be peace and safety for Israel and according to Isaiah 42:6 and 55:4, through the Messiah, Israel will be a beacon of light to all the nations. The Messiah’s kingdom on earth (Isaiah chapter 65-66) is the goal towards which all of the Book of Isaiah points.
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.