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Come and See: Exile and Return

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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.

Come and See: Exile and Return covers the books of Tobit, Judith, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Maccabees. In this study, these books tell us about the ways in which God worked in the lives of the Jewish people as they returned from their exile in Babylon.

In the Logos edition, this valuable resource is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to the text of the Bible, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for and take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Want more from this series? Check out Come and See: Catholic Bible Study Collection (11 vols.)!

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


  • A Good Guy
  • A Good Family
  • The Good Tribe
  • The Good Book
  • Fear and Danger
  • A Good Widow
  • A Good Queen
  • Esther’s Prayer
  • God Saves the Jews
  • The Good Prince
  • The Good Prophets
  • The Good Scribe
  • The Good Cupbearer
  • Reading the Torah
  • Dedicating the Wall
  • Defending the Faith
  • Martyrdom
  • Judas Maccabeus
  • Rededication of the Temple
  • Death and Prayer
  • Priestly Rule

Top Highlights

“Tobit is the only entire narrative book in the Bible to be dictated by the subject himself.” (Page 11)

“Tobit, himself, dictates the Book of Tobit in the first person. There are very few first-person writings in the Bible” (Page 11)

“Tobias and Sarah, by getting down on their knees and praying together on their wedding night, create a more powerful matrimony, liberated from anything sinful, basking in the grace of God.” (Page 23)

“he is the son of Tobiel, which means ‘God Is Good.’” (Page 11)

“While a full-scale exorcism may not be required in the vast majority of weddings, the resort to the Sacrament of Confession, the use of holy water, the blessing of the rings, and the reception of Holy Communion all work to expel any influence of the devil in the marriage. When both of the partners have been baptized, they have each been exorcized already in the rite of Baptism.” (Page 24)

Product Details

  • Title: Come and See: Exile and Return
  • Authors: Joseph Ponessa and Laurie Watson Manhardt
  • Series: Come and See: Catholic Bible Study
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 224

About the Authors

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.

Laurie Watson 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.

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