about Turning to God’s Word
Turning to God’s Word was started in 2011 by three friends who share a passion for in-depth Catholic Bible study and who have a combined total of more than 75 years experience leading group Bible studies. We seek to promote a prayerful approach to Scripture through studies that can serve as a gateway to the Church’s practice of lectio divina.
Jennifer Phelps is a former newspaper editor and restaurant critic who has worked as an editor and writer for major Catholic publishers as well as a full-time parish catechist. In addition to writing and editing Turning to God’s Word Catholic Bible studies, Jennifer also works as a free-lance editing and design consultant. She’s a Benedictine oblate of Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri.
Tami Palladino is a career catechist who previously worked in Catholic publishing. In addition to writing and editing for Turning to God’s Word, Tami illustrates many of our Catholic Bible studies. She currently works as a full-time parish youth minister, and she’s actively developing a teen Bible study for Turning to God’s Word. Tami also is a Benedictine oblate of Conception Abbey.
Matthew Phelps has worked with variety of Bible study groups, including some ecumenical groups. He writes Catholic Bible studies for Turning to God’s Word, as well as Lost in Translation, a weekly e-column about biblical languages. Matthew is vice president for business development for Bridges of Iowa, a non-profit substance-abuse treatment program. He also is a Benedictine oblate of Conception Abbey.
Through our apostolate, we strive to provide parish groups and individuals with the best possible study materials designed to increase understanding and enrich faith. All of our current studies have been granted an imprimatur from the Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, bishop of Des Moines.
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