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Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Collection (11 vols.)

by 6 authors Ponessa, Joseph L., Manhardt, Laurie Watson, Majernik, Jan, Hoeck, Andreas, Liesen, Jan, Kosanke, Charles G.

Emmaus Road 2004–2012

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Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Collection (11 vols.)
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Overview

The Come and See: Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in the classroom, home study, or parish catechesis.

Written by the experts in language, Scripture, adult education, and pastoral application, these volumes bring practical insight and exegetical prowess right to your fingertips. Originally developed to fill a perceived void in Bible scholarship in the Catholic laity, this series digs into Scripture, explores what Catholic scholars, doctors, and saints have said, and synthesizes pastoral and practical advice that anyone can use. This series meets the need of church small groups, family Bible study, and the individual’s curious appetite for Bible scholarship.

The Logos edition brings you more. With references to the Bible and Catechism appearing on mouseover, you can easily read source material to engage further with the subject matter. All cross-references are tagged to other resources in your library, you can easily connect with citations to the saints, popes, and doctors of the church. Enrich your Bible study and broaden your knowledge of Scripture as you explore these commentaries like never before through Logos.

We also have the latest volume of this series, Exile and Return, now on Pre-Pub.

Key Features

  • Numerous references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Scriptural teaching applied to life situations
  • Rich teachings from the saints and church fathers
  • Engaging questions and discussion points for deeper Bible study

Praise for the Print Edition

The material is well done and offers a structured and integrated approach, with thoughtful questions designed to expand the knowledge and deepen the faith of the participants. The curriculum references the Catechism of the Catholic Church, thereby enhancing the participant’s scope of knowledge regarding the faith. This could be used effectively for those in need of evangelization and faith formation.

—Frank Blee, director, Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation, Diocese of Camden, NJ

Thanks [to Laurie Manhardt] for the ‘Come and See’ Catholic Bible Study series. Bible study and adult education are critical tools for Catholics in the process of faith formation.

—Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, Florida

I have reviewed the book myself and find it very interesting. [This] labor of love has certainly produced great fruit.

—Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, New York

Individual Titles

Come and See: Prophets and Apostles

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 206

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Ever wonder what it would be like to encounter an Old Testament prophet? Or to hear one of the apostles preach a sermon? Father Joseph Ponessa and Laurie Watson Manhardt help bring the Word of God as preached by the prophets and apostles home to the modern Christian. Each chapter gives historical background to these books of the Bible to help set the works in historical context. Questions with each chapter encourage us to let the Scriptures lead us to repentance and conversion.

Come and See: Prophets and Apostles will help you hear the Word of God as spoken by Daniel, Nehemiah, Joel, Habbakuk, Micah, the apostle James, and other lesser-known biblical figures—bringing their teachings home to the modern-day Christian.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: The Gospel of John

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 202

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Scripture scholarship of Father Joseph Ponessa and the teaching expertise of Laurie Manhardt have again combined to produce an exceptional Catholic Bible study, The Gospel of John. The authors employ both inductive and deductive teaching methods to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of the Gospel. They take nothing for granted as they open this Gospel and the teaching of the Church in a manner both didactic and inspirational.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: The Synoptics

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt, Jan Majernik, and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 218

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The third installment in the Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Series, The Synoptics invites you on a journey through the Holy Land and the Gospel texts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Drawing insights from biblical archeology and the writings of the early church fathers, this study compares parallel passages from the three Synoptic Gospels to construct a vivid picture of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Jan Majernik was born and raised in Slovakia and holds a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Franciscan School of Biblical Studies in Jerusalem and has studied at Hebrew University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum). He has been a spiritual director for pilgrims to the Holy Land for 20 years.

Come and See: David and the Psalms

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 208

Come and See: David and the Psalms begins with the Book of Ruth, and continues through 1 and 2 Samuel and the Book of Psalms. Study the lives of Ruth, Samuel, Saul, and David as well as the psalms and canticles, which were associated with their lives and have continued to be associated with the life of Jesus Christ and of his Church.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: Moses and the Torah

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 220

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Come and See: Moses and the Torah covers the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Study the ways in which God reveals himself to Moses, delivers his chosen people from slavery in Egypt, and gives the life-giving law.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: Acts and Letters

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 228

How do the Letters of Saint Paul connect to the history of the Acts of the Apostles? What was the structure and governance of the ancient apostolic church? How should the Catholic Church interpret the difficult passages in Paul’s writing? Find the answers to these and many other questions in the pages of Acts and Letters in the popular Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Series. This study uses modern study tools—inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints—to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: Genesis

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Joseph Ponessa
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 208

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Come and See: Genesis presents the 50 chapters of Genesis in a 22-chapter format. The intriguing adult commentary offers a view of creation with respect to natural science, biological science, geology, and anthropology. Pope Benedict XVI’s writings augment the commentaries, demonstrating this ancient text has, and always will have, contemporary relevance.

Joseph Ponessa was ordained in 1974 for his home diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana, where he serves as pastor. Mount Angel Seminary in St Benedict, Oregon, awarded him an MA in theology, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome has conferred the doctorate in Sacred Scripture. Ponessa speaks American English, Italian, Spanish, and French, and he reads Middle English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, and Biblical Aramaic.

Come and See: Wisdom

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Jan Liesen
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 224

Come and See: Wisdom covers the wisdom literature of the Bible found in the Old Testament—Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, Wisdom and Sirach. This study uses modern study tools—inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the writings of popes and saints—to unearth old wisdom still relevant for today.

Jan Liesen is a librarian and professor of New Testament exegesis, biblical theology, and Hebrew Bible at the Seminaire Rolduc in Kerkrade, Netherlands. He received his doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) of Rome.

Come and See: Ezekiel, Hebrews, and Revelation

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Andreas Hoeck
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 224

Father Andreas Hoeck and Laurie W. Manhardt unlock the mysteries of some of the most difficult and controversial books of the Bible—Ezekiel, Hebrews, and Revelation. Probe the prophet Ezekiel, the most visual of the prophets, and discover the significance of his numerous visions and symbolic style of writing, and how he influences the book of Revelation. The Apocalypse (Revelation) is filled with symbolism and code language derived from the Old Testament that was intended to mislead outsiders who might stumble on the book. Learn its true meaning by comparing it with Old Testament precedents, and be fascinated by what God really is saying to you in Revelation. And discover why the book of Hebrews offers a profound and unique image of Jesus found nowhere else in the New Testament.

Andreas Hoeck was born in 1964 in Cologne, Germany. He studied philosophy, theology, and exegesis in Bonn, Anapolis (Brazil), Rome, and Jerusalem. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1992, he earned his doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) in Rome in 2002. Father Hoeck speaks 14 languages, is currently teaching New Testament at the Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado, and is the chairman of the Scripture Department.

Come and See: Isaiah

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Charles G. Kosanke
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 224

God’s people have rebelled; they have become a sinful nation. But God calls his people back, through Isaiah, with a message of judgment, consolation, and hope. Isn’t this how God calls all sinners? Move with the “greatest of the prophets” deeply into the mystery of God and the beauty of his truth.

Isaiah, the tenth book in the Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Series, covers the major Old Testament prophet Isaiah in a 22-week study.

Charles G. Kosanke is the former rector of Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan, who completed his doctorate in sacred theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Come and See: The Gospel of Mark

  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt and Jan Liesen
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 224

The Gospel of Mark studies the oldest Gospel on record, the first Gospel put into writing, showing us the life and ministry of Jesus. Mark narrates the Good News in a way that involves the reader. When the central message—Jesus is the Son of God—unfolds, every part of the narration, whether healings, parables, teachings, exorcisms or miracles, engages the reader to better understand the identity of Jesus.

Jan Liesen is a librarian and professor of New Testament exegesis, biblical theology, and Hebrew Bible at the Seminaire Rolduc in Kerkrade, Netherlands. He received his doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Biblicum) of Rome.

Product Details

  • Title: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Collection
  • Authors: Laurie W. Manhardt, Joseph Ponessa, Andreas Hoeck, Charles G. Kosanke, Jan Majernik, and Jan Liesen
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 2,386

About Laurie W. Manhardt

Laurie W. Manhardt holds a BA in psychology from the University of Detroit and a PhD in education from the University of Michigan. She led an interfaith Bible study for 10 years, which convinced her of the need for quality Catholic Bible study resources. The Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Series is the result.