John Bergsma, PhD is professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Twice voted "Faculty of the Year" by graduating classes at Franciscan University, he is a popular teacher whose love of Scripture inspires his students. The author of Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History, he is a frequent speaker at conferences and parishes. He and his wife, Dawn, live with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.
Or so thought former Protestant pastor John Bergsma.
Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic is an engaging examination of the things Dr. Bergsma once considered obstacles to ever becoming Catholic himself. Over an eighteen-month spiritual journey, Bergsma was stunned again and again by the biblical support he found for even the stickiest teachings of the Catholic Church.
Weaving his personal story into clear explanations of Catholic teachings as found in Scripture, Dr. Bergsma explores seven key Catholic doctrines, including:The Pope Devotion to Mary Confession The Eucharist The priesthood Belief in the Bible alone Salvation by faith alone theologies
Stunned by Scripture will help Catholics understand, defend, and explain the biblical basis for the Faith and show them how the Bible solidly supports even the most frequently misunderstood Catholic teachings.