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Abba Isn"t Daddy | Paperback Book | Burton | Scripture Study | 9781594718397

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What does Abba mean?  What was Jesus' full name? Were did the Our Father originate?  If you are a little intimidated by Bible study, or just new to it and need a little encouragement, Father William Burton is a great go-to guy to get you started.  In Abba Isn't Daddy and Other Biblical Surprises, he answers questions clarifying what he thinks Catholics really need to know about Scripture study.  For example, did you know that when Jesus called God "Abba" he was not using the term in the familiar sense of what we think of as "Dad".

Burton divides his work into two parts.  Part I provides some basics: an overview on the Bible, some history, a few tools for study, and an explanation of the structure of the Bible.  In Part II, he digs in a little and guides you to finding answers to some questions such as, "Is 'Christ' Jesus' last name?", "What is the Kingdom of God really like?", and "Is 'disciple' a made-up word?".  He closes with a few words on Gods love and studying Sacred Scripture.

Abba Isn’t Daddy and Other Biblical Surprises Book Details: 

  • What Catholics Really Need to Know About Scripture Study
  • Author: William L. Burton, O.F.M. 
  • Paperback 
  • 192 Pages 
  • ISBN: 9781594718397 
  • 5-1/2” x 1/2” 8-1/2”


"Fr. Burton takes delight in unpacking scripture and making it relevant and approachable. Abba Isn’t Daddy and Other Biblical Surprises describes the basic tools of Catholic Scripture study—then puts them to work on some surprising common misconceptions about the Bible."


Sarah Christmyer
Author, co-developer, and founding editor of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study program


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