Most Catholics are familiar with some of the main events of Genesis and Exodus in the Old Testament, but the rest of the history gets really fuzzy. Does this history matter? Absolutely! This course traces the conquest of the Promised Land under the leadership of Joshua (Yeshua in Hebrew), the rise and fall of the kingdom of David, and the long wait for the appearance of the Messiah, the New Yeshua.
Gayle Somers has a B.A. from the University of New Orleans and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in S. Hamilton, MA. She worked on the staff of an evangelical church in the Midwest for three years, teaching and counseling university students. She was a part-time Lecturer in Philosophy at Gordon College, in Wenham, MA, and a contributor to the Woman's Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson. In 1995, she and her husband, with their three children, were received into the Catholic Church.
She has been writing and leading parish Bible studies since 1996. She is the author of three bible studies, Galatians: A New Kind of Freedom Defended (Basilica Press), Genesis: God and His Creation and Genesis: God and His Family (Emmaus Road Publishing). She is a research fellow with the St. Paul Center (www.salvationhistory.com), which promotes biblical literacy for laymen and biblical fluency for clergy. Gayle is a parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic church, where she currently teaches adult bible classes.