We are excited to bring you this insightful new study, featuring powerful videos, dynamic new materials, and beautiful full-color Study and Leader Guides, without sacrificing the depth for which Catholic Scripture Study is known.
The full-color Study Guide contains extensive supplemental material for each Session, including Biblical commentary, excerpts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, papal encyclicals, and the writings of the Saints, a glossary of key words, beautiful Old Master art, and much, much more.
We invite you to immerse yourself in the parables of Mercy found in Luke, to uncover God’s Mercy in His own words, and to see how His Mercy is still active in the world today.
We invite you to discover Luke: The Gospel of Mercy.
This Fall, join prolific author and speaker,Dr. Paul Thigpen, and Doors of Mercy host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, in exploring Luke.
The Teaching Videos are approximately 10 minutes each, and the Life Application videos are approximately 5-6 minutes each.
Combine the 8-week Doors of Mercyprogram–which reveals God’s mercy through the covenants of the Bible–with Lukefor the 26 Week Year of Mercy Program! Call 800-437-5876 for more details and scheduling options.
About the Author
Father Jeffrey Kirby was ordained into the priesthood on July 27th, 2007. He received his Masters in Bioethics from Queen of the Apostles in Rome, and his Masters of Arts in Philosophy from Franciscan University where he graduated summa cum laude. Since 2010, he has been the Vicar of Vocations for the Diocese of Charleston where he has guided numerous young men and women in the spiritual life and in the process of discernment. In 2011, he founded the Drexel House, a Catholic Residence for Men. Drawing on these experiences, he wrote the book Lord, Teach Us To Pray (Saint Benedict Press, 2014). He has been a contributor of the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and a guest columnist in The Catholic Miscellany, The Post and Courier, The Charlotte Observer, and The Aiken Standard. He is the co-author of the children's book, Becoming Father Boband author of the book, Encountering the Lord in His Holy Court: A Walk through St. Peter's Basilica.
Item No: SS0458 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Catholic Scripture Study International
Publication Date: 2016
Behind The Scenes Video:
Session 1: An Introduction to Luke (Paul Thigpen)
Session 1: An Introduction to Luke (Fr. Kirby)
Our small parish purchased 20 Luke study guides and we have to tell you that ALL members of the class to a person are very favorably impressed with the detail and insight included in the study guide itself as well as the video presentations of Fr. Kirby and Paul Thigpen, PhD.
The personal checklist before study is a refreshing approach to enhancing our commitment to learning The Word with a much greater understanding and especially focusing on our own individual spiritual growth needs. This makes the course very special to each of us.
The study notes reinforced by Paul Thigpen and Fr. Kirby along with studying the Bible lesson readings reinforce what we have been learning in the respective lessons. The Bible readings and study notes really help in preparing us for each class. And, the presentations by Father Kirby and Paul Thigpen reinforce and broaden our leaning. The highlights of each presentation along with room to take notes again reinforces our learning. Finally, the Digging Deeper portion of each lesson really rounds out the lesson.
Nobody in our class is in a hurry to go home when we meet. In a word, one might say that we are almost spellbound by the subject matter and manner it is presented. We are definitely learning and sharing with good class discussion!!
Sincere thanks to Saint Benedict Press for putting together this wonderful study. It must have taken considerable prayer, time, and effort to do so. Know that we are extremely delighted and appreciative. The Holy Spirit has surely shown through you and your staff.
God Bless/Warm Regards, George Kalivoda - On behalf of our study group. Saint Dorothy Church, Lincolnton, N.C.
"One of my participants told me that the Luke: The Gospel of Mercy Lesson 5 on Luke 4:14 etc. deeply touched her and it was the best lesson for her ever. She has done Bible studies for years - most of which were from Catholic Scripture Study. So, all is going well with Luke!!!"
J.S., Bible Study Leader, Holy Trinity, Texas
The leaders name is Jay Schuman. The Luke video is absolutely beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes!
Amy M, Bible Study Leader
I am so impressed by the production value. I love all the artwork and Fr. Kirby is wonderful. I like the way the introduction sets up the lesson and prepares you for discussion.
Judi P, Bible Study Leader
I am so impressed with your study materials, product, and the content of this study!!! Bravo!!!
Stephanie, Our Lady of Fatima, Lafayette, LA
Luke is absolutely beautiful….the study leaders love the new format and quality of the new-look study guides!
Carol H., Pastoral Assistant
We finished our first session of Luke and we LOVE it! It's fabulous! It's wonderful and the art work is beautiful. Fr. Kirby is awesome and his message is so powerful. Everyone in the class is so excited to come back [after Doors of Mercy]. We also love the Personal Checklist at the beginning. It’s good to set a goal…very nice addition.
Cheryl, Wilmington, NC
TheLukevideo is absolutely beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes!
Amy M, Bible Study Leader
I am so impressed by the production value inLuke. I love all the artwork and Fr. Kirby is wonderful. I like the way the introduction sets up the lesson and prepares you for discussion.