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 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
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.
Starting at: $16.95
- 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.
Starting at: $46.95
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.
Starting at: $21.95