Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: Ways to Read the Bible


Ways to Read the Bible

Film Focus: Fr. Michael Schmitz describes different the stages that people go through when encountering Sacred Scripture, ultimately explaining what it means to read the Bible like an adult.

Text Focus: Pages 48-50

Discussion Questions:

  1. What three “ages” does Fr. Schmitz refer to when we encounter the Bible? Why are none of these satisfying?
  2. How are the different kinds of truths found in the Bible described? Give an example of each of these literary genres?
  3. How does God use and inspire the biblical authors to communicate what he desires?
  4. How can you read the Bible like an adult?

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