Biblical Scholar, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. delves into Sola Scriptura & Sola Fide with the release of new Saved book commemorating 500th Anniversary of Protestant Reformation
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, June 2017 – Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., EWTN host and Catholic media producer, continues his best-selling Bible study series with Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017).
This November marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. At that time, reformers rejected the role of
Catholic Tradition and held to a relatively new doctrine of “scripture alone” – Sola Scriptura a teaching that says that the Bible contains everything needed for salvation. Fr. Pacwa brings clarity and delves deep into this topic throughout Saved.
We know that the Bible speaks often about salvation, but too often we forget that, from start to finish, all of Scripture is the story of God’s saving love for us. As Fr. Pacwa writes, “God wants to save the world because of his love for human beings.”
Saved invites readers to encounter this story of God’s saving love in radically new way. With its uniquely Catholic perspective, this Bible study guides readers through important—and often misunderstood—passages on the role of grace and its interaction with free will, the centrality of repentance and faith in conversion, the saving role of the sacraments, the necessity of good works, and the call to perseverance and growth in faith until the end of life. Offering points for personal meditation and group discussion, the book includes key passages, commentary for study, points to consider, related information, and references for further investigation — all ordered and arranged to facilitate meaningful Bible study.
Ultimately, Saved is a call to all of us to discover how much God loves us — and how we can live more fully as his redeemed sons and daughters.