Born and born again. For Catholics – it starts with Baptism. But in REBIRTH — you can later come to an increased knowledge and love of God’s holy and inspired Scripture. And to help in that regard, Catholic Vitamins brings you Professor John Bergsma — one of the most favored professors at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.
We enjoy some moments talking about his journey from Calvinist pastor to Catholic Professor. And since John Bergsma is a recognized expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls — we talked about these and he helps bring them to life! But our primary discussion time was spent on his slim work entitled BIBLE BASICS FOR CATHOLICS: A New Picture of Salvation History. It’s most readable – most interesting, and it comes with the almost patentable stick figures that Bergsma has become famous for. (insert student smiley face).
This book (and others) is available through Ave Maria Press (www.avemariapress.com) and Amazon and lots of other places. If you are interested in Professor Bergsma’s talks — most of his fascinating topics in audio format are available at www.catholicproductions.com
We were able to include a very nice Missionary Moment from our long-time correspondent Marianna Bartholomew. She brings to this piece the wisdom of the ages as she asked her mom’s help for bullet items for this piece. Talk about REBIRTH — here’s a picture of
Marianna’s mother riding a camel while in the Holy Land. 🙂 Marianna’s available through her blog which is www.finerfields.blogspot.com