Come and See: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel is a Catholic Bible study that chronicles the experience of God’s Chosen people. The author commentary guides you through the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Hosea, Amos, and Obadiah and explains the history and spiritual lessons recorded in these books of Sacred Scripture.
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.
Sharon Doran studied pastoral theology and Scared Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. She is the founder of the Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study in Omaha, Nebraska.
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.

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