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Threshold Bible Study
by Stephen J Binz

The risen Jesus said: “Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking;
if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you” (Rev 3:20).
method of study and reflection, for both individuals and groups, that is bound to produce
rich fruit. This well developed thematic approach to Bible study is meant to wed serious
study and personal prayer within a reflective context. Stephen Binz is to be applauded for
this fine addition to Bible study programs.”
Dianne Bergant, CSA
Professor of Old Testament. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

“The Threshold Bible Study connects the wisdom of God's Word to our daily lives. This fine
series will provide needed tools that can deepen your understanding of Scripture, but most
importantly it can deepen your faith. In the classical tradition of lectio divina, this series
also offers a very practical way to pray with Scripture, and I can think of nothing better for
equipping people for the New Evangelization than a biblically soaked life of prayer.”
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap
Archbishop of Denver

“Threshold Bible Study is a wonderful series that helps modern people read the Bible with
insight and joy. Each booklet highlights an important theme and helps us to hear and
respond to God speaking to us in the Scriptures.”
Richard J. Clifford, SJ
Professor of Biblical Studies, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Here, at last, is a Bible study for those of us who don't like Bible studies! Rather than
focusing on a book, Stephen Binz invites us to view many well-known passages through
the lens of a particular theme, bringing new meaning to the passages and deeper
connection to the theme in our own lives. He reminds us of the ritual practices that reflect
the theme and challenges us to a deeper awareness of our own actions. His discussions do
far more than inform; they ask for commitment and assent on the part of the
reader/prayer.”
Kathleen O'Connell Chesto
Author or F.I.R.E. and Why Are the Dandelions Weeds?

“Stephen Binz's Threshold Bible Study is a marvelous project. With lucidity and creativity,
Binz offers today's believing communities a rich and accessible treasury of biblical
scholarship. The series' brilliance lies in its simplicity of presentation complemented by
critical depth of thought and reflective insight. This is a wonderful gift for personal and
communal study, especially for those wishing to make a home for the Word in their hearts.”
Carol J. Dempsey, OP
Associate Professor of Theology, University of Portland, OR