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Come and See: The Synoptics

By Fr. Joseph Ponessa, Laurie Manhardt, Msgr. Jan Majernik

Come and See: The Synoptics invites you on a journey through the Holy Land and the Gospel texts of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Drawing from both biblical archeology and the writings of the early Church Fathers, this study compares parallel passages from the three Synoptic Gospels to construct a vivid picture of the life and mission of Jesus Christ.

This Catholic Bible study is illustrated with classical art and includes memory verses.

This study uses inductive and deductive learning, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of popes and saints to unlock an ancient treasure and show its current application. The Come and See series is ideal for group or personal Scripture Study.

About the Authors

Msgr. Jan Majernik, S.T.D., a native of Slovakia, earned a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Franciscan School of Biblical Studies in Jerusalem. He studied biblical archeology and biblical languages at the Hebrew University in Israel and at the Biblicum in Rome.

Fr. Joseph L. Ponessa, S.S.D. was ordained in 1974 and received a Master’s degree in theology from Mount Angel Seminary in Saint Benedict, Oregon. He continued to study biblical languages—Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic—and earned a doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He uses the Come and See series widely in his three parishes in the diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana.

Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D. earned a Doctorate in education from the University of Michigan. She and her husband Jim host a Come and See group in their home in Vero Beach, Florida. Laurie also co-leads a family Bible study for adults and teens in her parish.

About the Series

Especially designed for families to do together, the Come and See Catholic Bible Study series presents the rich heritage of the Catholic faith in clear and simple language. With its practical direction for leaders, easy-to-use workbook format, and appealing design, this Bible study series is ideal for use in classrooms, home study, or parish catechesis.

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