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Studies on Christ and His Kingdom Collection (5 vols.)

by Pimentel, Stephen, Gray, Tim, Sri, Edward P.

Emmaus Road 1998–2005

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Studies on Christ and His Kingdom Collection (5 vols.)
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Overview

The Studies on Christ and His Kingdom Collection explores the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament and carried on by his Church. Exploring the biblical text chapter-by-chapter throughout each of the Gospels and Acts, these volumes bring academic teaching and thought together for a comprehensive, accessible study of Christ and his mission. The Luminous Mysteries contains meditations written by early church fathers on the person of Christ, and the other four volumes end each chapter with study questions for your small group or class. These volumes are indispensable for studying Christ and his church.

This special Logos version allows you to explore the text like never before. Bible references and cross-references appear on mouseover, allowing you to read citations straight from the Bible, Catechism, or the writings of the early church fathers without having to leave the page. Each volume of this collection becomes instantly searchable, allowing you to connect instantly by finding where the writer talks about the “wedding at Cana” or “the Ascension.”

Key Features

  • Provides solid, trustworthy content in language anyone can appreciate
  • Explores biblical text with an expository narrative
  • Gives study questions and materials for group study and individual research

Individual Titles

The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ

  • Author: Timothy Gray
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 96

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Inspired by Pope John Paul II’s call to “contemplate the face of Christ,” Scripture scholar and popular author Timothy Gray takes a closer look at the life and mission of Jesus Christ in The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ.

With clear and inviting language, Gray guides the reader through the rich biblical foundations of the baptism in the Jordan, the wedding of Cana, the proclamation of the kingdom, the transfiguration, and the institution of the Eucharist. Accompanying Gray’s reflections are five meditations from the Church Fathers—John Chrysostom, Origen, Pope St. Leo the Great, and Hippolytus—showing that these mysteries of light are deeply rooted in both Scripture and Catholic Tradition. These selections have been made more inviting to a modern audience while still preserving the beauty of the original text. A prayer inspired by the mystery and points for further personal reflection complete each chapter.

The Luminous Mysteries draws the reader into these newly proclaimed mysteries of the rosary by demonstrating the intricate relationships of the relevant Old and New Testament texts. It brings the reader beyond personal recollections of Bible stories to a rich exploration of Bible verses. Tim Gray applies his craft of exegesis to pious devotion, allowing expertise to serve faith. He fulfills John Paul’s goal of revealing the face of Jesus Christ through contemplation of the Luminous Mysteries at the Blessed Virgin Mary’s school of prayer.

—Fr. Mitchell Pacwa, SJ

Tim Gray’s passion for God’s word is contagious. He shines a bright light on the ‘mysteries of light’ in The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ. This is a timely resource which is sure to help readers ‘contemplate with Mary the face of Christ’ as called for by John Paul II in his apostolic letter on the rosary.

Christopher West, author, Theology of the Body Explained

Timothy Gray is the president of the Augustine Institute, an MA program in Sacred Scripture and evangelization & catechesis in Denver. He is also a professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD in biblical studies from Catholic University of America, a ThM in Scripture from Duke University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew

  • Author: Edward Sri
  • Series: Kingdom series
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 160

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Mystery of the Kingdom is a refreshing Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, focusing on the “kingdom of God.” Why is the kingdom at the heart of Jesus’ teaching? What were Jesus’ contemporaries expecting? What did Jesus actually say about his kingdom? What is the relationship between the “kingdom” and the Catholic Church we see today?

Join popular Scripture professor Edward P. Sri for a faithful exploration of Jesus’ “kingdom-building” mission. Sri’s accessible style and provocative study questions make this book ideal for individual or group study.

Edward Sri has moved us beyond the typical modern limitations in reading Matthew. Read this book attentively, then, and you’ll come to a deeper love of the people and the religion of Israel, the people and the religion of our Messiah and King.

Scott Hahn, professor of theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Emmaus Road has done it again! This is a dynamic Bible study that draws you close to Christ and the Church he founded. Edward Sri shows us why his college courses are overflowing with excited students—he makes the Scriptures come alive.

—Curtis A. Martin, executive director, Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Sri has uncovered and clearly presented the Old Testament background needed to flesh out our understanding of Matthew’s Gospel. The result is a better understanding of Jesus’ life and mission—and ours. Readable and practical for independent and group study, Mystery of the Kingdom deserves two thumbs up!

Stacy Mitch, author, Courageous Series

In today’s proliferation of easily forgotten ‘mission statements,’ it is exciting to read about a mission that really matters—Jesus’ saving mission. Professor Sri’s new book not only makes the Lord’s mission electrifyingly clear; it shows how the kingdom is at its heart. Mystery of the Kingdom offers a fresh, fascinating, and truly spiritual insight into Matthew’s Gospel. For a bonus, Bible study groups will delight in the probing study questions after each chapter.

—James P. Keleher, STD

Edward P. Sri is a professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s MA in catechetics & evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two Catholic best-selling books, including The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries and The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions About the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (coauthored with Mark Shea). He is also the author of Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship and Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture and a contributing writer for the popular apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason. Edward is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics, and the Catholic faith. He serves as a visiting professor at Benedictine College, where he taught full-time for nine years. Edward holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Mission of the Messiah: On the Gospel of Luke

  • Author: Timothy Gray
  • Series: Kingdom series
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 156

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Mission of the Messiah is a compelling study of the Gospel of Luke that presents the messianic mission of Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The review questions at the end of each chapter provide fresh material for individual reflection or group discussion. This book is a must for anyone whose heart is burning to know and love Christ more profoundly.

Timothy Gray is the president of the Augustine Institute, an MA program in Sacred Scripture and evangelization & catechesis in Denver. He is also a professor of Sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD in biblical studies from Catholic University of America, a ThM in Scripture from Duke University, and an MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Witnesses of the Messiah: On Acts of the Apostles 1–15

  • Author: Stephen Pimentel
  • Series: Kingdom series
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 232

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After the resurrection, the apostles asked, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6) Witnesses of the Messiah will guide you through Acts of the Apostles and show you how the Church, founded upon the apostles, is the restoration of the kingdom. As insightful as it is easy to read, Witnesses of the Messiah is ideal for individual or group study.

In this important work, Stephen Pimentel shows how all of God’s actions in salvation history find their climax not only in Christ, but also in the Church. Indeed, Pimentel makes Luke’s vision of the early Church come alive by showing how the Church embodies nothing less than the Davidic kingdom restored, where faithful Israelites and Gentiles are reunited in God’s royal worldwide family. Witnesses of the Messiah captures and presents this central theme in Acts in a style that is highly accessible and compelling. Seldom does a biblical commentary combine clarity and theological insight as well as this one. Highly recommended, especially for individual or group Bible study.

Scott Hahn, professor of theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Stephen Pimentel, in his timely and valuable work, has demonstrated how the Holy Spirit acted most powerfully in the history of the early Church. His book, with its stimulating questions, furnishes us with an excellent introduction to the rich biblical theology contained within Saint Luke’s historical narrative. I believe this book will draw many people closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the King and Lord of history.

—Timothy T. O’Donnell, STD, president, Christendom College

Catholic commentaries on Scripture were once plentiful but recently have been in short supply. That is now beginning to change, as a new generation of Catholics has begun providing excellent books and study guides to the Bible. Stephen Pimentel’s study on Acts of the Apostles is just such a book. Drawing richly upon the Old Testament, Witnesses of the Messiah pulls back the curtain to reveal the working of God with His people Israel and the Old Testament’s continuing fulfillment in the New and Eternal Covenant. This book will enlighten and educate, benefiting both the seasoned scholar and the novice dusting off the Bible for the first time.

—Stephen K. Ray, author, Crossing the Tiber

Stephen Pimentel is a writer and speaker on Catholic apologetics and Scripture. He is a contributor to Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass. He holds an MA in theology from Christendom College.

Envoy of the Messiah: On Acts of the Apostles 16–28

  • Author: Stephen Pimentel
  • Series: Kingdom series
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 87

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In Envoy of the Messiah, Stephen Pimentel completes the journey he began in the popular Witnesses of the Messiah.

Envoy of the Messiah invites the reader to walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in his mission to the Gentiles, as told in Acts of the Apostles 16–28. Through nine lessons, each including stimulating discussion questions, the reader is challenged to encounter Christ in the early Church and to follow the example of St. Paul in their lives today. Written in accessible language, yet filled with helpful information and scriptural references, this book is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced biblical scholars.

Stephen Pimentel’s book takes you through the recorded travels and teachings of St. Paul as revealed by Luke. He provides interesting insights and theological understanding useful to both the average reader and the scholar. This book is easy to read, yet full of helpful information and Scriptural detail. It is too bad we can’t insert most of this book into our Bibles as footnotes.

—Stephen K. Ray, author, Crossing the Tiber

Stephen Pimentel is a writer and speaker on Catholic apologetics and Scripture. He is a contributor to Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass. He holds an MA in theology from Christendom College.

Product Details

  • Title: Studies on Christ and His Kingdom Collection
  • Authors: Timothy Gray, Stephen Pimentel, and Edward Sri
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 769