Author Jim Philipps wants his readers, and catechists in particular, to understand and share the great stories of the Bible. He guides them through Bible basics by sharing the stories of remarkable men and women in the Old and New Testaments. He explores the intriguing parables of Jesus, as well as stories from Acts of the Apostles and the adventures of St. Paul.
Each brief chapter includes: 1) a bit of Bible scholarship to help readers place the story in its proper context; 2) a reflection that offers a deeper experience of the story; and 3) a series of questions and activities that make personal connections to everyday life. This is a wonderful resource for catechists and all who want to share and explore Bible stories with others.
For twenty-five years and counting, James Philipps has aided thousands of young people and adults to enter into deeper relationship with the Word of God in the scriptures. He is a full-time theology professor on the high school and undergraduate level, has written four books for Twenty Third publications and is a regular contributor to God's Word Today.