This popular Catholic Bible study presents an in-depth explanation of the biblical foundations of the movie The Passion of the Christ. The second edition of Jesus' Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering has been granted an imprimatur and contains all of the original material as well as some new features. Turning to God's Word annually posts the entire five-lesson study from Ash Wednesday through the Easter octave—February 14 through April 8 this year. The study may be purchased in book form year-round from our website shop.

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Jesus' Passion: The Story of Redemptive Suffering

Michelangelo's famous statue of Moses sports horns as the result of a translation error made by St. Jerome. The patron of translators mistook the Hebrew word in the book of Exodus 34:29 describing Moses' face as "radiant in glory" to mean "horned." The error was compounded in 1515 when Michelangelo carved horns on his marble portrayal of Moses, which can be seen in the Church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Sign up to receive our weekly Lost in Translation emails, or follow Lost in Translation on our website, where Matthew Phelps posts new commentary every Tuesday.

Lost in Translation

The United Kingdom of Israel: Foreshadowing the Reign of Christ the King, examines the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon—and in particular the reign of David to learn how it points ahead to the kingdom of heaven. Special attention also is paid to the role of the king and to the relationship between the kings, prophets, and priests. Our study of the united kingdom has been granted an imprimatur. Visit The United Kingdom study page to link to supplemental resources, including video overviews of each lesson.

The United Kingdom of Israel

Foreshadowing the Reign of Christ the King

This prayer-centered Bible study is based on The Revised Grail Psalter, the new English translation of the Psalms by the monks at Conception Abbey. The Revised Grail Psalter soon will be used in all liturgical publications in the United States. Sing a New Psalm: Communicating with God Through the Prayers of the Church—Volume I has been granted an imprimatur, and it includes a foreword by Gregory Polan, O.S.B., abbot primate of the worldwide Benedictine Confederation. Visit our Sing a New Psalm study directory to read a sample lesson.

Sing a New Psalm

Communicating with God

This 23-lesson Catholic Bible study takes an in-depth look at the bizarre and often disturbing images in the book of Revelation to discover ways that this Christian vision of Final Judgment is relevant in our contemporary world. Color illustrations help readers to visualize key theological concepts in the biblical text. The Revelation of Jesus Christ: The Faithful Witness has been granted an imprimatur. Visit our Revelation of Jesus Christ study directory to see a sample lesson, video overviews of each lesson, and other related resources.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Faithful Witness

The Letter to the Hebrews: An Explanation of the Mechanism of Our Salvation explains how it is possible that Jesus Christ is able to bring about salvation for all men and women. The final five lessons in the study examine the biblical foundations of the priesthood—beginning with Melchizedek and ending with Jesus Christ, our great High Priest. This 23-lesson Catholic Bible study has been granted an imprimatur. Visit our Letter to the Hebrews study directory to see a sample lesson, video overviews of each lesson, and other related resources.

The Letter to the Hebrews

An Explanation of the Mechanism of Our Salvation

This compelling Catholic Bible study examines how earliest biblical history has shaped our faith. In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis covers scriptural accounts of Creation, the Fall of Adam and Eve, the great Flood, and lives of the patriarchs. These 28 lessons provide a strong foundation for serious study of other books of the Bible, and maps and genealogical charts are included. This study has been granted an imprimatur. Visit our In the Beginning study page to link to supplemental resources, including video overviews of each lesson.

In the Beginning

The Book of Genesis

coming in the fall of 2018

an in-depth look at the Old Testament prophets

Our newest title, Thus Says the LORD: God Speaks Through His Servants the Prophets, examines the biblical prophets in their historical context, emphasizing the Old Testament roles of priests, prophets, and kings. It will be accompanied by lesson videos and supplemental online study resources. Like all Turning to God's Catholic Bible studies, Thus Says the LORD: God Speaks Through His Servants the Prophets will be submitted for an imprimatur. This new 28-lesson study will be available in late summer 2018.


FRANCIS WEBPope Francis’ prayer intentions for the month of February

If you’d like to join the Holy Father in his prayer intentions, during the month of February the Pope’s universal prayer is that all people learn to say “no” to corruption. Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray that those who have material, political, or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

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Turning to God’s Word Bible studies carry an imprimatur

Our Catholic Bible studies are based on principles of lectio divina and designed to help parish groups and individuals increase understanding and enrich faith. All Turning to God’s Word studies have been granted an imprimatur from the Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, bishop of Des Moines.