A good carpenter knows the tools in his toolbox. Likewise, every Christian should have a good working knowledge of their Bible. Our Introduction to Your Bible course is a thorough Bible survey course covering all the books of the Orthodox Christian Bible. You cover when the books of the Bible were written, how long it took, how many people wrote it, how many books there are, what each is about, the feasts and geography of the Bible, and much more.
No longer will the Bible be an intimidating mass of stories and text gathering dust and guilt from disuse. In a fun and exciting journey, this workbook will take you through the entire Bible, and fill in the gaps and answer the questions that you may not even know you have. In 20 short lessons, you’ll have set a firm foundation for your life in the Holy Scriptures. You can get the workbook on Amazon.
Here are a few comments on Called To Serve, the workbook we use:
“This excellent little book, Called To Serve, by Fr. John Peck, is just the kind of tool I wish I had in hand when I began to study Holy Scripture in my youth. I would like to see it widely available to the young people and other beginners in all of our Orthodox parishes. It is a gem.”
-The V. Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon,
Senior Editor, Touchstone Magazine
“How does someone who is unfamiliar with the Bible even begin to “study the Bible”? Called To Serve fills a huge gap in Orthodox study materials for both Christians who were raised on Bible study and others who have only heard the Scriptures read in services or quoted in books or homilies. For the person who is interested in beginning to study the Scriptures or is interested in leading a study group but has no clue how or where to begin, this is the book. Fr. John Peck has packed a wealth of information about the entire Bible in a short, very readable and interesting book. I will not hesitate to recommend it to our radio program listeners who are seeking an introductory “Bible Survey” from an Orthodox perspective.”
– Steve Robinson,
Host of “Our Life in Christ” Radio Program
“Finally, a comprehensive and practical introduction to Holy Scripture for Orthodox Christians! Called To Serve equips its users not only to grasp the content of the Bible in a memorable way, but it supplies the tools to apply that content in the context of everyday life. The Scriptures are treated not as academic text(s), but as the living Word of God bringing meaning and purpose from God to all who have, do, and will embrace It. Particularly helpful are the many mnemonic devices and summary outlines which make learning the Bible surprisingly easy and accessible.”
– The Rev. Jonathan Cholcher,
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Warren, OH
“Called To Serve is a Bible survey in 20 short lessons. The course is thorough, and will guide students well in looking at Scripture from an Orthodox perspective. They offer map work, word devices to memorize data, discussion guides, diagrams and illustrations. Fr. John has the gift of saying memorable and useful things in a succinct way. The lessons are varied-always a plus in a textbook. Called To Serve is a useful and attractive survey course.”
– Valerie G. Zahirsky,
O.C.A. Department of Christian Education