The Psalms Study Set Questions (56 pages) guide participants through their study with thought-provoking questions about the Psalms and related portions of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Comprehensive Study Set Responses (40 pages) provide answers and further commentary on the questions as well as a substantive review of each lesson.
About Psalms: The School of Prayer: With Psalms:
The School of Prayer, The Great Adventure moves from telling the Story to making it personal. While the historical books of the Bible recount God’s creative and redemptive acts in history, the Psalms reveal Israel’s response to God’s covenant offer and serve as a model for our response to Him. Indeed, one could say that the historical books tell the "outside" of the story of Israel by giving an historical perspective, while the Psalms tell the "inside" story, which comes from the deeply personal perspective of one who is seeking God. Our communication with God is enhanced by a deeper understanding of the book of Psalms and of the individual psalms that reside in each of our hearts.
Your Bible study group will:
• Discover a rich school of prayer for all life’s circumstances.
• Experience the transforming power of the responsorial psalms in the Mass.
• Learn how to visualize the psalms in order to empower their meditation.
• Study the many ways the Psalms foretell the life and mission of Jesus.
• See how the Psalms can empower your prayer to become an honest and personal dialogue with God.
Jeff Cavins is recognized both nationally and internationally as an exciting public speaker who has a deep love for Jesus Christ and who communicates his zeal with clarity and enthusiasm. After twelve years as a Protestant pastor, Jeff Cavins returned to the Catholic Church under the guidance of Bishop Paul Dudley.
Cavins received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville with Catechetical Certification. Prior to that, Jeff received a BA with honors in Humanities from Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio and then went on to receive Bible training from Christ for the Nations Institute, Dallas, Texas and the Institute of Ministry, Bradenton, Florida. Cavins also graduated from Brown Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, a school for radio and television broadcasting.Jeff is the editor and writer of Catholic Scripture Study, along with Dr. Scott Hahn, Mark Shea and others. It is available weekly online through CatholicExchange.com, a non-profit website for Catholics, and also in workbook form. Dr. Scott Hahn and Jeff Cavins also taped a thirteen-week one-hour series entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our FatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Plan.Ã¢â‚¬Â The format of the show is a journey through the historical periods of the Bible and is currently shown on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
Tim Gray, Ph.D. is the president of the Augustine Institute, and a professor of Scripture at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Catholic University of America. Dr. Gray is the author of several books, has filmed numerous series for EWTN. and partnered with Jeff Cavins in developing The Great Adventure Bible Study Series.