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.
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!
Starting at: $46.95
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
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.
Starting at: $46.95
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