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Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did

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An engaging and lively introduction to the Scriptures. Take an amazing journey into Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, and explore the literal, allegorical, moral, and analogical senses of Sacred Scripture. This is an invaluable tool that will help you see biblical revelation anew, as Christians have done for 2,000 years. Written in a winsome and witty style that makes...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published August 18th 2005 by Basilica Press (first published November 15th 1999)
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Ted Leon
This was a very solid, accessible treatment of how to read Scripture. The author sets out the various "senses" of scripture, including the literal, allegorical, moral and anagogical meanings of scripture. The book also neatly explains the necessity of Tradition and the teaching authority of the Church in understanding scriptures and as a means of ensuring that we understand it's true meaning.
Author Shea presents his themes very logically. You don't need a degree in theology in order to get a lo...more
Katherine
Part 1 is a summary of salvation history from Genesis to Acts. Part 2 covers the four senses of Scripture. I've only finished the first part. I've read other summaries, bible histories, etc., but Mark Shea makes the story exciting. When you've heard a story over and over your whole life, it is hard to find it as exciting as if you were hearing/reading it for the first time. Mark manages to do this.
Amy
An amazing book. The author answered many issues I've had when reading the Bible and has helped me understand how to read scripture in context.
Jenn
I LOVE this author and this was a terrific book (funny!) and super informative!
John Biglin
One of the best books on the early church fathers. Currently reading this work.
Janet
Great explanations about Old Testament covenants.
Craig
An excellent book for a properly understanding Scripture!
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Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is the Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy (Catholic Answers). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register and his regular feature on InsideCatholic.com. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Wor...more
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