Come and See: David and the Psalms is a Catholic Bible study that covers the the Book of Psalms, Ruth, and 1 and 2 Samuel.
As author Fr. Joseph L. Ponessa explains, “Praying the Psalms is Davidic, Christ-like, and godly.” This study provides rich context and background to important books of the Old Testament, relating them to the New Testament and the life of the Church today.
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
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 the classroom, home study, or parish catechesis.
Companion DVDs Available: These multi-media materials offer additional commentary from the authors and footage of the Holy Land.