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Gayle Somers and Sarah Christmyer have teamed up to launch Hearts Aflame Scripture Study, a series that blends the advantages of in-depth inductive Bible study with the richness of Catholic teaching.
A natural starting point for Bible study, Genesis, Part I: God and His Creation debunks theories claiming that the Book of Genesis is only ancient history or even a myth. Ten lessons explore how chapters 1–11 of Genesis are a “blueprint for the rest of salvation history,” covering themes of temptation, sin, grace, redemption, human sexuality, family, and covenant. Memory verses and study questions make each lesson easy to follow and applicable to everyday life. A comprehensive leader’s guide assists readers in their responses to lesson questions, especially if encountering new or unfamiliar concepts—making Genesis ideal for customizing group Bible study to individual participants.
About the Authors:
Gayle Somers received her BA in history from the University of New Orleans, and holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 1995, on Pentecost, Gayle and her family were received into the Catholic Church. She is the author of Galatians: A New Kind of Freedom Defended (Basilica Press), and has written numerous Bible studies for Catholic Exchange, a Catholic Web site apostolate. She resides in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, Gary. Their three children are adults.
Sarah Christmyer converted to the Catholic Church in 1992. She helped launch Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) for Catholic Exchange and is managing editor of The Great Adventure Bible Timeline program, developed by Jeff Cavins. She resides just outside Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and children.
About the Series: Hearts Aflame Scripture Study approaches Scripture not as a textbook, but as a living encounter with God. With vivid commentary, memory verses, and a detailed leader’s guide to all lesson questions, this program is welcoming to beginners, young adults, Catholics and non-Catholics alike.