Jeff Cavins Speaks at Benedictine College

Jeff Cavins Speaks at Benedictine College

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Jeff Cavins, recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the most effective and engaging speakers in the Church today, gave a presentation on October 7 in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church on the Benedictine College campus in Atchison, Kan.  Known for The Great Adventure: A Journey through the Bible, Cavins talked about the importance of Bible study in the life of Catholics.

“Scripture is the unshakable foundation upon which our faith is built,” he said.

Over the past several decades, he has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure as a practical, interactive program that helps people read the “big picture” of God’s plan in Sacred Scripture and understand its meaning for their lives.  The book presents the entire sweep of the Bible in a way that is easy to understand and genuinely fun.

During his lecture, Cavins passed out his unique Bible Timeline learning system that has revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for hundreds of thousands of Catholics since 1995. He stressed that Scripture teaches us not just how to be a Catholic, but why to be a Catholic. This precept is found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the four pillars upon which it is built.

The first pillar of the Cathecism is the Creed. The Creed is the condensed story of the Bible and the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. The remaining three pillars, Sacraments, the Moral Life and Christian Prayer, spring forth from this all-important first pillar.

Cavins likened the life of the Catholic Bible student to that of a great adventure. When one knows the story of the Bible and the gift of salvation it chronicles, that person is able to live as Christ and do His work.

“Living such a life is the greatest adventure anyone could ever hope to experience,” he said.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.