Scripture Study: Isaiah

A few years ago, our parish – our whole archdiocese, actually – began participating in a small group study program called Why Catholic. Now, the whole Why Catholic program is terrible, all watered down and wishy-washy, but our group so enjoyed the fellowship and the food that we decided to keep meeting year round. We selected several other Catholic scripture studies to use in between the mandatory Why Catholic sessions, and we learned a lot. Just before Evie was born, though, knowing that babies are something to be savored and feeling like I just wouldn’t have the time to love her and prepare to lead this group, I handed the whole thing off to another woman. She’s doing a great job, but I really miss that immersion in the Word of God. I miss the conversations at the table, in the barn, in the car, since we were all thinking about the same passages. (Yes, the older children followed along, too!) I feel a little like a tiny ship lost at sea. 🙂

So, in order to bring the Word back to the forefront in our lives, I selected a study on Isaiah, because we hear passages from this prophet so often, but – to me, at least – it all seems kind of cryptic! We’ll have a formal meeting on Thursday afternoons, with refreshments, of course, and I’d like to invite anyone who is reading this to join us. If you would like to participate online, we can have a discussion here over the weekend. 🙂

The text we’ll be using is Come & See: Isaiah. I’ve used these studies before, and they’re pretty good. You’ll also need a bible (I recommend this one) and a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (which seems to be out of print?! I’m flabbergasted!)

The first in-person meeting will be December 4th at 1PM, with an online discussion to follow that Saturday.  If you are interested in participating either way, let me know!  I need accountability. 🙂

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  1. There are other printings of the catechism. This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/Catechism-Catholic-Church-U-S/dp/0385479670/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415878235&sr=1-1&keywords=catechism+of+the+catholic+church

    I have no idea what the difference is…not the text, I’m sure. Although there seems to be a revision dated 2012. Kindle-only.

    1. I have that one, too, but it’s a lower quality edition with tinier print. Identical to the big green one otherwise, though, so it’s a good option if you don’t already have one and you have good reading glasses! (Is that showing my age? I can no longer comfortably read tiny print. 🙂 )

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