"Drawing on contemporary biblical scholarship and the long tradition of the Catholic Church, Catholic Way Bible Study (CWBS) provides a comprehensive program for in-depth study of the scriptures for parishes or other small groups that is very accessible and easy to use. Lavinia Spirito, employs her passion for the Word of God and her scholarly expertise to open the Word of God and help the ordinary believer connect this Word to his or her daily life. Groups that use the CWBS process grow together in knowledge of the Scriptures and knowledge of Christ. The Word of God is life giving and its study and reception bring us closer to Jesus, the Word Made Flesh.
– Most Reverend John Stowe,
OFM Conv. Bishop of Lexington
“Lavinia Spirito does a truly excellent job in unfolding the great wealth of God’s Word in ways that ordinary people can understand, but nevertheless is true to the Word’s challenge. The program unpacks the Scriptures in a way that is useful and inspiring. I recommend this for everyone!"
– Ralph Martin,
S.T.D. Director Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization,
Sacred Heart Major Seminary,
Archdiocese of Detroit
"Good Catholic Bible studies have been hard to find in past years. Happily, that is changing -- in part due to the excellent work of Lavinia Spirito and the Catholic Way Bible Study. She brings her detail as a lawyer together with her deep spirituality and love of Scripture to provide Catholics with just the perfect recipe of solidly orthodox teaching, rich content, and ease-of-use. I highly recommend the CWBS Bible Studies to anyone interested in personal or group studies."
– Steve Ray Author and Speaker,
"Crossing The Tiber", "The Footprints of God",
"I highly recommend the Catholic Way Bible Study. The study provides a powerful combination of sound, up-to-date Catholic biblical scholarship, and effective use of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The wisdom of the Saints, and a consistent depth of insight in applying Scripture to daily life, are packaged in a user-friendly format. Years of laboring "in the trenches" teaching Catholic bible studies has equipped Lavinia with a unique talent to make a wealth of life-changing information accessible to anyone who hungers to know the Word of God."
– Peter Herbeck
Director of Missions, Renewal Ministries,
Ann Arbor Michigan
"Lavinia Spirito presents in an understandable and engaging way, the depths of the Scriptures, giving insight into the lives, the times, the languages, the signs, and many other aspects of a solid Bible study. During the small group discussions you are surrounded by faith-filled men and women and have the opportunity to listen to the wisdom of others and to share what you have learned. No matter whether you are a “novice” or a “seasoned” student of the Bible, Catholic Way Bible Study can be an effective way to be transformed by the message of Jesus and give you the tools to share His message with others."
– Jayne Morris,
DRE St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church,
"Lavinia Spirito does her homework! With all the skill and tenacity of a highly-trained lawyer researching a case, Lavinia examines the text and historical background of the Bible, interprets it accurately, and applies it to life today. She fulfills, and helps others fulfill, St. Paul's words: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15). Catholic Way Bible Study belongs to a new wave of Catholic initiatives to restore the Word of God to the center of Catholic life. I highly recommend this program!"
– Dr. Peter S. Williamson,
S.T.D., Adam Cardinal, Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, General Editor, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture