The purpose of this book is to help Bible scholars recall previously learned Bible scriptures. Daily Bible Study 101: Q&A uses a system of 20 multiple-choice questions and answers for each day of the year based upon the first cognitive domain of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. By building a solid foundation using the first domain, remembering, the Bible student will develop a basic understanding of God's holy Word. This book is designed to help ministers, Bible teachers, students enrolled in Sunday school classes, Bible study groups, students in college or high school Bible courses, and individuals discovering on their own the incredible Word of God. Ministers may use the book to help them recall key scripture points while preparing a sermon or a lesson plan for a Bible study class. Likewise, Bible teachers will find a treasure of questions and answers to help them prepare scholarly lesson plans. Since students tend to learn better when engaged during discussions, the questions in this book may be used during a lesson to elicit students' responses to promote a positive learning environment in the classroom. Students enrolled in a high school or college course based upon the Bible may use this book as a supplement to other class texts and materials to gain further knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Bible. In addition, individuals will find the material helpful as they grow and discover God's holy words. The book is not targeted toward any one particular Christian denomination; therefore, its purpose is not theology-based but instead concentrates on the literature in the Bible. Scripture verses in italics are included with each question to allow Bible learners a way to fact-check the answers to each question. The layout of the book is adapted to a structured daily Bible reading plan; however, a Bible study group could adapt the reading schedule to fit their time constraints. A unique feature of Daily Bible Study 101: Q&A is an individual or group may begin their daily Bible studies at any time of the year, and still read the entire Bible in only twelve months.
Everyone experiences weather. In this fascinating book, scientist Donald DeYoung explores 101 intriguing questions about weather patterns and phenomena, answering them from the biblical viewpoint of a creation planned for our well-being. Questions about weather basics, like What causes a rainbow? and Is there a creationist view of the weather? along with questions about past weather, such as Was there an ice age? and Did a climate change end the dinosaur era? are answered in order to reveal the order and grandeur of creation and encourage an appreciation of all God has made. This introduction to commonly asked weather questions affirms God's power and illustrates the Creator's provision for the earth's weather system. Perfect for Sunday school teachers, parents, and homeschoolers.
An informational and entertaining text, this work offers readers a deeper sense of why the saints and the honoring of them has been influential in the lives of Catholics and others who strive to follow Jesus Christ and experience his love. (Catholic)
In this book Giles Dimock answers some the most commonly asked questions about the Eucharist that have been posed to him in his preaching and teaching. He starts off with questions on the Jewish background of Eucharist and then examines the Last Supper and its theology in the light of the Paschal Mystery. Some of the other questions deal with transubstantiation, sacrifice, Real Presence, communion, and intercommunion. Fr. Dimock's answers are both practical and ecumenical. The questions range from the straightforward Why is the Eucharist called Holy Communion, What is Forty Hours, to the more involved What is said about the Eucharist in the Code of Canon Law? Father Dimock places the teaching of the Church on the Eucharist in conciliar and papal documentation. Here is a book, appropriately appearing at the culmination of the Year of the Eucharist, that will satisfy the spiritual as well as theological curiosity of college students and seminarians studying the Eucharist, as well as probing, informed lay people.
Joseph Kelley has written a short, accessible, thorough introduction to, and overview of, Christian teaching on death, judgment, hell and heaven, called in theology the four last things. Presented in the popular 101 Questions format, this book shows how these four topics, also referred to as Christian eschatology, have their ancient roots in the sacred books of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially in the later writings known as apocalyptic literature. The New Testament receives and builds upon Jewish thought and piety, finding in Jesus Christ a new revelation about the meaning of death, the nature of judgment, and God's desire that all be saved and united through Christ in heaven. Kelley clearly presents the major theological ideas about the four last things that have emerged in Christian history, as well as the sacramental and pastoral practices surrounding death. Questions range from the simple What makes a cemetery Catholic? to Does the Church believe in reincarnation? to What do other religions say about judgment? and What does it mean to say that Jesus sits at God's right hand in heaven? This one-step guide to Catholic teaching on death, judgment, heaven, and hell is a one-of-a-kind book and will make informative, fascinating reading for high school, college, and graduate courses in theology, religion, psychology, social work, counseling, and ministry, especially death and dying courses. Also, adult education and parish study groups on death and dying as well as Christian support groups for bereavement.
Who are the 144,000 in Revelation 7:1-8? Are the trumpet judgments literal or symbolic (Revelation 8; 11)? What is the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:18)? Readers who have questions about the book of Revelation usually don’t want to wade through pages of commentary to find their answers. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a helpful solution in this concise Q&A format. Questions are grouped in broad categories that focus on interpretation, background information, Jesus Christ, and the letters to the churches. A final category, “The Consummation,” is further divided into subparts that address the tribulation, the second coming, the millennium, and more. These easy-to find and easy-to-understand responses to the most commonly asked questions about the book of Revelation will empower readers to mine its riches and stand strong in their faith.
Volume 4 in the 101 Questions about the Bible and Christianity series tackles some tough questions that both believers and nonbelievers of all ages have wrestled with. Number 13: How do we know that God exists? Number 14: What does the Bible say about ghosts? Number 15: Does the Bible say anything about cave men?