In Sacred Scripture, God calls us to do more than just believe in him. He calls us to a life-changing, and life-giving relationship with him – to be a part of his Divine Family. At the 2015 National Catholic Bible Conference June 19 and 20, you will experience the immense love that God has for you. You will discover how being a part of God’s family has profound implications for your own family. At this conference at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa., not only will you have the chance to hear great Catholic speakers. You will also learn how to live out your calling as a witness to God’s unfailing love for each and every person in your life.
Jeff Cavins is the creator of the popular Great Adventure Bible Study series published by Ascension Press, and used by over 5000 groups in the US and other countries. He is the founding host of EWTN’s weekly program “Life on the Rock” as well as Relevant Radio’s daily show, “Morning Air.” He is author of several books, co-editor of the Amazing Grace series published by Ascension Press, and co-author of Walking with God which gives an overview of the Bible. Jeff received an MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and a Fellow of the Augustine Institute in Denver.
Mark Hart, affectionately known as the “Bible Geek,” serves as Executive Vice President for Life Teen International. Mark is a popular speaker, award-winning author, and host of “Fired Up” on SiriusXM 129. Mark’s Catholic teen DVD Bible Study series, Encounter and T3, and free weekly Life Teen audio and video podcasts help hundreds of thousands of Catholics, young and old, explore Scripture in a new way. He has written over a dozen books and lives in Arizona with his wife, Melanie, and their children.
Dr. John Bergsma is Associate Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is the author of Bible Basics for Catholics. Dr. Bergsma’s articles have appeared in several academic journals as well as Lay Witness, the magazine of Catholics United for the Faith. He has appeared as a guest on EWTN’s The Journey Home, Franciscan University Presents, and Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show.
Sarah Christmyer is the editor of The Great Adventure Bible Study series, author or co-author of several Great Adventure studies, and author of The Bible Timeline Guided Journal. A Bible study teacher since 1999, Sarah helped launch Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) for Catholic Exchange and is co-author of two Bible studies on Genesis, published by Emmaus Road. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, and their children.
Dr. Mary Healy is associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She was appointed by Pope Francis on the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and serves as chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. She is the author of several books, the general editor, with Dr. Peter Williamson, of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and The Letter to the Hebrews (2015).
Thomas Smith was a Protestant minister before being received into the Catholic Church in 1996. He previously served as the director of the Denver Catholic Biblical School and the Denver Catechetical School. A repeat guest on EWTN and Catholic radio as well as a sought-after parish mission and conference speaker, he is the co-author of Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy and Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come, both Great Adventure Bible studies.
Dr. Edward Sri is provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver and visiting professor at Benedictine College. He is the author and presenter of two Great Adventure studies, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass and Mary: A Biblical Walk With the Blessed Mother, as well as numerous books, including The Bible Compass and The New Rosary: Biblical Insights for Praying the Twenty Mysteries.