Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Course Overview

    • About the Instructor

    • Course Requirements

  • 2

    Session 1: What is the Bible (God Speaks to Us)

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 3

    Session 2: The Story Begins

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 4

    Session 3: The Rescue Plan

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 5

    Session 4: Five Covenants

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 6

    Session 5: Two Exiles

    • Video & Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 7

    Session 6: Three Temples

    • Video and Discussion

    • Presentation Slides

    • Additional Resources

    • Office Hours

    • Check for Understanding

  • 8

    In Conclusion

    • Congratulations

Instructor

Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture

Mark Giszczak

I have the great blessing to be a professor at my alma mater, the Augustine Institute, where I have been teaching since 2010. I have a passion for Scripture and I love helping Catholics read, pray, and understand the Bible. We have such a rich treasury in God’s word and yet so much of it remains unexplored by so many. I want to help others drink deeply from Scripture as a source of spiritual sustenance. In particular, I am deeply interested in the oft-overlooked texts of the Old Testament. I wrote my dissertation on the characters in the Song of Songs and in my research, I continue to explore the fascinating details of this biblical book and many others. In 2015, I wrote a book on the tough parts of the Bible called Light on the Dark Passages of Scripture. I have also contributed to the Augustine Institute’s Bible in a Year and to the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. I write regularly on my blog, CatholicBibleStudent.com, and occasionally at CatholicExchange.com. I have written introductions to every book of the Bible, hosted at Catholic News Agency. You can also find me on my YouTube channel, on my podcast, or on Twitter.