John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies, offers readers an approachable vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing readers how the Bible directs us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This wonderful new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation.
Bergsma brings to his theology a combination of academic skill, pastoral wisdom, and distinctive playfulness. Bible Basics for Catholics is based on Bergsma’s well-known Introduction to Theology course at Steubenville. As a teacher, Bergsma has an uncanny ability to make complex ideas comprehensible and faith-inspiring while staying true to both Catholic teaching and biblical scholarship. Readers will begin to see the Christian understanding of salvation by walking through the Old Testament, going through the great stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the great kings and prophets of Israel, and culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ.