Testimonials
Please find below over 650 testimonials from some of the participants who have attended one of Mauro's courses, from 2018 to present.
Course:
Bible Timeline
When:
April 2021
Registrants:
2,260
Location:
Live on YouTube
654 - Maria P.

This is the best course ever. I love it! I can't stop doing it! I'll have to do it again as this course contains a significant amount of information because the Bible has many books! But the way that Mauro delivers the information is so engaging and entertaining - honestly it is soooo gooood.

The Bible becomes alive and intellectually easier to comprehend and to process. Thank you. God bless your mission yours and Janet your wife. May God will grant you peace and health always.

653 - June P.

Where do I begin! This course has been quite simply, AMAZING! My eyes have been opened where I learnt so much more than I could have imagined. Initially I was unsure how in such a short time one could be taught the holy bible from beginning to end, WOW.

Mauro, Jeff and all those involved in making this a wonderful course I thank you from my heart. I would love for my friends to get on board and immerse themselves in this beautiful story.

One again a huge thank you to Mauro and of course Janet (we know you are there even though we don't see you). I'll miss your Italian accent Mauro.

652 - Maria L.

It was the most amazing experience of studying the Bible that I have ever come across. It made it really alive. It made me understand the context a lot better.

The Bible used to be separate sections for me, I never realised there was an actual storyline. Mauro is a great teacher, very dynamic and entertaining.

I would fully recommend this course to anyone who is interested in finding out more about their faith.

651 - Rosemarie N.

The Bible Timeline Course was the most amazing thing I have done in the last few months.

As I never got passed the Exodus in the O.T., it was a revelation for me to get a complete picture of the events we all heard about at one stage in our lives, but putting them into context was amazing. The history from the creation to our time really came to life!

Also, pondering over the wickedness of the "chosen people", who always tried and fell back into sin, I thought that not much has changed, comparing it to todays behaviour. The only steady factor was and is the never ending LOVE and forgiveness of almighty God, whose patience seems to have no end.

I can highly recommend this truly wonderful course.

Thank you, Mauro, for an excellent presentation!!

650 - Anonymous

This Course is a an 'absolute must' for every Catholic to follow and learn about the richness of the Bible, to understand the background better and deepen the faith. This Course made me 'jump for joy' by making the Bible come alive in a new way!

649 - Jonathan D.

Fabulous! A wonderful overview with many incisive points all delivered with great humour. I would love our entire parish to do this.

648 - Heather J.

Listened to the course for the second time and understood even more from it. Wonderful. I am so glad our Bishop Mark (Plymouth) sent us a note about it and I agree, it is a missing link that all should have, to help us understand the link between old and New Testaments.

About two year ago our parish studied The Big Picture by Matthew Kelly. This encouraged me to continue reading the whole of the Holy Bible, which I finished yesterday. Your course really made a difference to what I was reading and understanding especially about the Narative books and the time line of events. This line jumped out at me in the last few days. Zachariah "today is a day for small things".

On a different note we are an elderly rural parish many without internet as it the church and hall. We have run many courses using cd's and wondered if you could make one of the timeline. Our Deacon would also like to use it in his prison ministry and would eagerly promote it with colleagues in other prisons.

We are looking forward to your Advent course as we also enjoyed your Lent course, it may be worthwhile to repeat your programme on prayer just before your Advent course. Blessings and thanks Heather.

647 - Anna D.

Have enjoyed the Bible Timeline course so much and have learned a lot. My only regret is that I didn't know all this years ago! I feel inspired to start reading scripture more. Thank you and all the best for your future ministry.

646 - Janet H.

The course has been amazing and a very wide and large topic, which Mauro presented with great verve and enthusiasm. He has a very engaging manner and I was so happy to have the chance to be presented with a resume of the great events of the Bible.

645 - Helen C.

Heartfelt thanks Mauro and Janet for this informative, inspirational, and transformative course.

Brilliantly executed from all perspectives - from pre-course (optional) reading guidance through to live Wednesday presentations and to post-course (optional) study questions. Having access to courses notes - superbly written and illuminating - with other resources is very valuable and all are lasting treasures.

Mauro as presenter of the course is an excellent teacher and is well able to sustain engagement through each session. Unravelling complexities with ease, Mauro gently facilitates learning, delivers with intent and absolutely succeeds in the intention to clarify Holy Scripture.

Personally, this course was transformational. Prior to the course I struggled to understand the deeper meaning of the Holy Bible and procrastinated on working to gain this further insight. However, following the course and going forward I am in a far better position to more wholly engage with all of my Catholic life activity through the lens of Holy Scripture.

My sincere gratitude to Mauro and Janet, you have certainly made a significant positive difference, with thanks also to Jeff Cavin. I pray, may God Bless you all and all that you do.

644 - Anne N.

This course has been extraordinary. Suddenly, the Bible has come to life and things which I have heard over many years have fallen into place and make sense for the first time.

I have been horrified but not surprised at how little I understood the Bible and where the narrative fitted together but now it seems that it has come to life and has both deepened my understanding and my faith. I feel more confident to talk to my sceptical friends and explain why I have the faith I do.

Thank you for presenting the Bible in such an accessible, fascinating and enlightening way. I am so grateful to have found this course and will be spreading the word to others to join the next one.

I am only sorry that it is ending as I feel there is so much more to learn. I am looking forward to the next course that you present.

643 - Clare P.

Thank you Mauro for giving such an inspiring course last Spring which you presented in such an easy to follow and accessible way.

I really enjoyed it and it helped me to have a much better understanding of the narrative and context of events in the Old Testament and how they relate to and prefigure the New Testament.

The course has provided a wonderful impetus to re-read and study the Bible more meaningfully and deepen my faith, and I am very pleased to have copies of your excellent course notes to remind me of your teaching later.

642 - Jenny T.

This course has been so fabulous - thank you Mauro (and supporting people behind the scenes)!

I've been doing it alongside the Bible in a Year with Fr Mike and it has been so very helpful. I feel there is so much to digest and will definitely return to Mauro's very helpful notes.

Mauro, your presentation style is fantastic! You are so engaging, funny, authentic and knowledgable. It has been a joy to listen to you. As encouraged, I have also enjoyed meeting and discussing regularly with my non-catholic study buddy via WhatsApp.

I hope to join you for further courses in the future. Experiencing this, without having to leave our home, has definitely been one of the highlights of being in a pandemic. Thank you!

641 - Katherine G.

It sounds wrong to say I went into the course with low expectations but if I'm honest, I didn't expect what I got: mind-blowing sessions, each one densely packed with teachings. Overall, it was an amazing journey, albeit thought- and, dare I say it, a little fear-provoking; it truly packs a punch.

The approach of the Bible Timeline course met my needs exactly - setting out the context, and putting everything in its place. While it might be hard to admit one gets lost in all the detail of the Bible, Mauro established the framework with empathy, making it very comfortable. Great material, presented with gentle humour. Thank you and may God bless your work.

640 - Alex H.

Dear Mauro and Janet, I am so grateful that friend of mine sent me an info about your course. Despite a huge time difference (as I live in Canada) I was able to join you for all live sessions and even got some friends on board too.

This course was very easy to access and was presented in such a way that we felt like we've already known you. So friendly and easy to understand. There are not many simple catholic resources like that to start deepen our knowledge, especially when you are at middle age and the fear of being judged for not knowing our Bible inside out by now... keeps too many wonderful Catholics in their comfort zones.

You have changed that and I pray that this is a new beginning for many parishioners so this course will be available to everyone and can break our passive attitude towards studying Holy Bible in groups. Now is the time so we won't lose another generation.

Thank you for your beautiful Ministry! May Our Almighty God bless you and your family! I'm looking forward to next courses.

639 - Susan B.

I have learnt so much on this course and Mauro is an inspiring teacher, his enthusiasm for drawing closer to God is infectious. His presentation is spiritual but there is much humour too, and I think people of all ages would enjoy this course.

638 - Pilar B.

I loved this course. I changed my life. Period. I had never understood the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament, and now it is very clear. Spiritually, I feel closer than ever to God. This course has inspired me to read more the Bible and pray more. Thank you, Mauro!

637 - Eileen P.

Mauro, Thank you for an amazing brilliant introduction to the Bible. I have been trying to understand the Bible for years. At last......I have found someone who brings the Bible alive for me.

I am a visual learner so your visual pictures and your visual explanations really helped me immensely. Also you teased each part out so well and you explained it with brilliant clarity and simplicity - a real sign of a born teacher.

The Bible makes more sense to me now and I won't feel so lost listening to the Old Testament readings at Mass. Also you have a great Irish sense of humour which we all enjoyed. I am really looking forward to all your future presentations and teachings. May God always bless the great work you are doing helping us with our faith formation.

636 - Anonymous

Fascinating & very enlightening. Presented in a very accessible & friendly way. The timeline chart is a feat of presentation in itself, and so useful in giving an overview for future studies.

My only criticism would be that so much has been condensed into a short space of time, which as an elderly participant has sometimes been very challenging - but I've kept up!

Thank you for presenting this course to us Mauro, I've learned such a lot!

635 - John M.

I love this course, this is the second time I have watched it, and learned more this time round. I would recommend it to any one. I have been a Catholic for Seventy Three year's since birth, but the Bible has been very hard for me to read, now I find it inspiring. I give it 10 out of 10.

634 - Fr Sean S.

I wish I experienced this course in the Seminary! After nearly 50 years of ordination, I learned so much about where to begin reading the Old Testament. A priest friend who did the course said the same!

The course confirmed my own thinking that what we need is a good overview of the Old Testament in particular, which I have been pursuing for several years. The course solidified this for me.

The format is unique, professional, scholarly, well presented, and easy to follow.

633 - Nathan L.

As a 72 year old lapsed Jew (born into a relatively observant family) I had often tried to understand Christianity. The moral principles were, unsurprisingly, familiar to me and I had long regarded Christianity as merely a Jewish "cult".

That view has changed thanks to this course. It helped to clarify several issues that I had been thinking about for a long time. The key issue for me was the nature of the Messiah - whether human or divine. Until now, I hadn't found such a clear exposition of the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. Thanks to this course, I now understand the significance of what Christ meant by fulfilling the Law.

Christ has come into my life.

632 - Anna Z.

Thank you so much for this wonderful course. As a lifelong Catholic with no formal Catholic teaching, this has so opened my eyes to understanding the bible, at long last.

The course is easily understandable and is engagingly delivered with immense knowledge, humility, respect and panache.

I do appreciate all the hard work that has gone into its provision. Very many thanks and many blessings for you both.

631 - Lawrence A.

The course was very interesting, enjoyable and enlightening. Wished I had known of the course before now, has now made the Bible reading more understanding.

630 - Melanie R.

Mauro is an excellent presenter. A great balance of visual and auditory information to allow you to keep up with this fascinating topic.

I've found this course informative, sensitively delivered and even great fun to follow! All the ingredients that make a very complex subject matter easy to follow and something which I will no doubt want to return to for a long time. If there's just one Bible instruction to follow, this is the one.

629 - Cecilia G.

Finally I now can recognise many of the big characters of the Bible; and know who came when, with the help of the timeline chart. It was great to sit down with my non religious husband and look through the timeline chart as he showed some curiosity about it.

The course was very informative and Mauro does a great job with presenting a story I knew well but now understand better.

Mauro presents with great love and is genuinely interested in each of us on the other side of our screens, I could certainly tell this. Besides the story itself, his love and tenderness touched me too, I think we can tell God is with him and he is at peace. I want to achieve this!

God bless Mauro and Janet, and may their ministry is be successful always.

628 - Theresa B.

Thank you Mauro and Janet. You have enlightened me about things I thought I knew well, but truly I had not necessarily understood the full significance of some of the events. I had two study buddies from a group I meet with (virtually at the moment).

I did my homework eagerly and have enjoyed all the sessions and I can hardly wait for the next course.

I spoke about the course with another group from the parish, including my parish priest who advertises the course on our newsletter. He is already keen to do something in the autumn. God bless you both.

627 - Gemma K.

Fantastic sessions. Great use of graphics and so well explained. I learned so much. Will be recommending the course to others. Clear concise information and breaks for study questions. I feel I have learned so much new ideas and themes that I hadnt noticed before.

626 - Julia M.

For me the Bible Timeline Course was amazing! It concentrates on the narrative books of the Bible, and in so doing, gives the big picture of Salvation History, which had been lost on me in the detail and complexity of the supplementary, non-narrative books. It made meaningful to me the Old Testament that had been both a mystery and also deeply problematic because of the extreme violence portrayed in it and the seeming vengefulness of God.

I had always had an aversion to the slaughter and sacrifice of so many animals in the O.T., which were demanded, or so it would seem, by God. Mauro's explanation cleared up my misunderstanding.

To sum up, Mauro in his teaching made clear the inextricable link between the Old and the New Testament. What I had failed always to understand until now was that the God of the O.T. is in fact the same as Jesus' Abba in the N.T. In the O.T. God, shepherded, cajoled, educated, and corrected his Chosen People, appropriately to their stage of development, beginning from Period 1 [Early World] through to period 10 [Maccabean Revolt]. In period 11 [Messianic Fulfillment] Jesus completes by his Passion, Death and Resurrection God's rescue plan for humanity. In Period 12 [Church] the Rescue Plan continues. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we must to choose to accept or reject the Salvation won for us.

How to describe Mauro? He is a brilliant teacher, deeply knowledgeable of Scripture, Theology and much more. His teaching is profound and yet delivered in an accessible way. He is also humble and prayerful. There is much more I could say, but just one more thing, he has a great sense of humour - e.g., the comedy of the shirts.

Thank you, Mauro, more than I can say, and thank you Janet. God bless you both and your 'Come and See Ministry'.

625 - Francis K.

This is the 2nd time I've taken this course and I'm already looking forward to the next in a few months time.

The course to say the least is inspirational and it has spurred me on to find out how I can become even closer to God and his plans. I can do this with the help of the Holy Trinity and all that they provide me with; prayer, the liturgy and mass. The more I look the more I see and Mauro's course is part of that journey to paradise.

624 - Brian F.

Mauro, you and your silly shirts made the course for me. You are a gifted teacher, even on line. I am going to recommend the course to both our PP and our bishop Donal McKeown of Derry. Can they put it out through their catechetical outreach? How much would this cost?

623 - Jacqui M.

I have enjoyed this course so much, you have inspired me and made me want to find out more - the Bible has come alive for me.

I can't wait for Wednesday evenings I think of you as my friend I love your shirts and Janet sounds like a truly wonderful person.

I'm going to miss you when this session finishes, but I'm now a avid follower so expect to see my name on any course you offer. I will sing up again for the Bible course if that's allowed. God bless you and your ministry.

622 - Lorainne M.

This has been an amazing course! I thought I understood my bible readings but this course has drawn parallels, explained symbolism and added texture to the characters that has really animated the story from Adam to Jesus!

Mauro has been so skilful in showing us how Old Testament stories apply to our lives today. How the failings of the Chosen People are the same failings that we experience in life today.

621 - Bev H.

This has been the most wonderful course from beginning to end and I highly recommend it.

During the course Mauro clearly and concisely explains the Bible story

The Old Testament, in particular, has always confused me and I have puzzled over God's actions. It now all makes sense and has made my spiritual life so much richer.

Mauro has a good sense of humour and excellent delivery of this course.

I am sorry the 8 sessions have finished but feel in a better place to explore the Bible further. Thank you so much.

620 - Gillian P.

Firstly, may I thank Mauro for a wonderfully put-together Bible Timeline course. A huge amount of work and time has been put into this together with his wife Janet.

Mauro has brought the meaning of the Old Testament towards the New Testament to life in a very easy and simple to understand way. He has made it fun, with a humorous way of breaking up a serious topic.

I have learnt such a lot over these 8 sessions and enjoyed the course immensely. Teaming up with a Buddy does help to reiterate what has been said in each session.

I hope to continue other courses that Mauro will put on in the near future.

619 - Ella T.

First of all, may our Lord Jesus Christ bless you and Janet for doing this wonderful job. This is actually my second time to join this Bible Timeline Course, that makes me understand much better the old and New Testament, deepens my faith and understanding. Listening to this course was like God talking to me.

618 - Michael P.

Thank you Mauro. The Bible Timeline is an excellent course that we looked forward to each week. It was both revealing and thought provoking, prompting further study of the scriptures.

We were so pleased our parish priest recommended this course to everyone. We will certainly tell all of the great benefits and blessings this course gives. Thank you once again for your ministry. Every blessing to you and Janet.

617 - Anonymous

Thank you very much for this course. It really blessed me and my family. My 9 years old son watched it with me and was engaged most of the time. My 7 years old daughter also listened in now and again.

Have you considered to do a Bible timeline course for children under 12 and maybe another version for teenagers at some point, please? How about running these courses in the early afternoons so some Catholic Schools might be able to take it on as an RE lessons for one term, for example. However, I think those lessons would need to be under 1 hour each. I have several ideas which if you are interested, I would be very happy to share with you. Many thanks again.

616 - Marion L.

Dear Mauro and Janet, thank you SO MUCH for offering a course which has enabled me to engage with the Bible, something which I have struggled with in the past and then as a result, given up.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 6 weeks and if ok with yourselves, and if I can, I would love to sign up again for the same course when it might be repeated.

You have both forfeited so much in your personal lives in order to be able to run these courses. The good news is that you have enriched the spiritual lives of not only myself, but also thousands of others, in doing so. God bless you both.

615 - John H.

As a way to get to grips with the Bible the course is tremendous.

614 - Simon M.

The course has been hugely worthwhile, enjoyable and valuable to me in my spritual life.

Mauro's presentation is informed, engaging and the whole idea of a Timeline approach to studying the Bible has been really helpful in my understanding of the complexity of the Bible. Thanks you Mauro!

613 - Kelly M.

This course has been an exceptional educational journey. I am a Catholic with a Catholic School Education but who as an adult had not read much of the bible or delved so deeply into my faith.

Mauro teaches this course with love and commitment. I found the optional pre-reading and study questions really useful.

I was also able to access the course notes after making a donation which has served as an additional resource.

I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is interested in our faith.

612 - Mary W.

This 8 week course is really helpful. It has been really helpful to put the events of the books which comprise the bible, into chronological order.

Reading up is a good idea, but actually listening to the story unfolding with Mauro, who knows when to repeat the certain important events - to keep us on track, is his gift to all those who subscribe to the 8 week Bible Timeline Course.

I particularly appreciated the paintings he talks us through, which contribute to the chronological order of the story. If Mauro repeats this Bible Timeline Course, I will certainly subscribe to it again... I am hungryto learn more!!

Many thanks Mauro and Janet.

611 - Jadwiga C.

Dear Mauro and Janet, This was such a great pleasure to be accepted on your course and listen to the history of human Salvation.

You Mauro are such a charismatic teacher. I believe that the Holy Spirit is empowering you to spread this good news and bring blessings to others. Thank you both once again. God bless.

610 - Jacky H.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much. Mauro is a wonderful communicator, providing clear and concise information, thought provoking spiritual insights and great humour. The Old Testament is no longer a mystery.

609 - Fiona Q.

Many thanks for this wonderful course - I have been a practicing Catholic for many years but have struggled to connect with all the books in the Bible. Your teaching has been a revelation to me. It all makes so much more sense - and I thank you so much for sharing this very precious knowledge.

608 - Ailish D.

Thank you so much Mauro for an excellent course. My past attempts to read the Bible always ended failure, it was too confusing to follow. Your course showed me how to read it in chronological order, so the story of salvation history flowed.

Your presentation, knowledge and humour made reading the bible an extremely enjoyable experience. Thank you for all your hard work & I wish you and Janet every success and happiness with Come & See Ministry.

607 - Lindsay W.

I have loved this course!

The Jeff Cavins course (with his videos) was run in our Parish a few years ago, but sadly I was only able to attend half of it, so I was was delighted to see this course being advertised and jumped at the chance to re-visit and complete the Bible Timeline.

The way you have delivered the course has been exemplary: Very clearly articulated (in a second language!) and my 'study buddy' and myself have loved the costume changes and other humorous elements that you have incorporated. You really have made it fun, as well as educational. We feel so much better equipped and it's made the readings at Mass make so much more sense: Fabulous!

Looking forward to Advent already. Thanks and Blessings to you both

606 - Julie B.

What a delightful course! Mauro did an outstanding job sharing the story of salvation history. Under his direction, the Bible comes alive for all Catholics.

The course materials are well-designed and packed with a lot of helpful historical, geographical and political information.

I would strongly recommend that students follow Mauro's advice of reading 'Walking With God' by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins, the author of the Great Adventure Bible series which Mauro is using. The book's chapters correspond with the 12 periods of the timeline used for the Bible course. It is a helpful supplement to the Bible readings.

605 - Maritha M.

The course is wonderful, you are so clear and the content excellent and easy to follow - I am actually enjoying and want it to go on. I like the way you change your shirts to match the topic of each week l have learnt a lot God bless your good work.

604 - Lucy C.

Thank you so much for a wonderful course, which has enabled me to piece together so many fragments into a coherent whole and enhanced my own relationship with the Bible enormously.

I used to be a secondary school teacher and I have to say that the organisation, presentation and pacing of the sessions was really impressive and engaging. Thank you again.

603 - Helene F.

I love this course! I look forward to Wednesday evenings and really enjoy the session. Mauro is easy to listen to and quite funny. I really appreciate his knowledge and humility. The Bible Timeline chart is an incredible tool and the teaching really brings history to life. I have been so blessed and challenged by the personal application brought in each session. I am recommending this to all my friends.

602 - Philomina S.

Thanks very much for the course. I am grateful to you and count myself lucky for attending such an educative course.

It has been so inspiring, well explained in detail and in simple language making it very easy to understand.

The knowledge gained by your teaching has brought my attention and interest in reading the Bible most often.

I have been enlightened about the great love of God towards humanity despite our/my weaknesses. God continue to love and journey with us.

601 - Jo E.

I was so impressed by this course that I joined it for a second time & may even go for a third. This, I think, is testament to the quality of Mauro's teaching.

I have been attempting to read the Bible during Lent each year & have found it quite a struggle, often baffling & repetitive. Well Mauro with his easygoing manner, colourful shirts & the invaluable bible timeline chart has succeeded in putting it all into context, opening up for me the relationship between the old & New Testament. Most importantly, I have gained a better understanding of Salvation History through that most important quote from St Thomas Aquinas. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, Catholic or otherwise who wish to gain a better understanding of the Good Book.

So thank you Mauro & Janet, I really appreciate all the hard work & effort that must have gone into putting this course together & I wish you both a very successful & fruitful ministry.

600 - Isobel F.

I am so pleased I decided to join after seeing the Bible course advertised online in St Teresa's newsletter here in Beaconsfield. It has really given me a sense of belonging and knowing Jesus on a personal level and being part of His great plan.

I have great admiration for you both and was very pleased to see that there were a good number of young people when I looked at the pictures in the gallery. Our deacon has also done this course and I am hoping he will ask our parish priest if it can be launched here. Then we can also ask others to 'Come and see!'

599 - Barbara R.

The Course is so interesting - Mauro makes it so. He has a wonderful personality and knowledge and helps steer you through the most relevant parts of the bible illuminating important facts and explaining much by breaking down the Bible into sections to make huge chunks of the Old Testament much clearer.

I would thoroughly recommend taking the course. Mauro's notes are a must to help steer you through the course. They are concise and well written.

May our blessed Lord look after Mauro and Janet his wife for their excellent work.

598 - eva w.

It has been brilliant. A total eye opener and new way to look at and understand how to read the Old Testament. For the first time have actually been rivetted and impatient to get to the part of the Bible.

I purchased the book Walking with God which is invaluable to this new understanding, even if one did not participate in the Course! Also the Timeline Chart. Both these tools will now always be kept together with my Bible, to refer to.

There is so much richness, that actually, even with the Course finished, I will refer over and over. I do believe the whole experience has had a strong impact on my Spiritual walk with Our Lord.

Mauro, you are a charming and interesting presenter, and its so obvious your whole heart and soul are in this 'job' that you do. Keep going and God bless you and your Team and Ministry. I have told many of my friends and sent stuff on to them. God bless.

597 - John L.

The whole free course is very clear, informative and interesting. My wife and I never fail to learn something new each week. Mauro delivers the course with style and confidence and the use of powerpoints adds to the variety and allows the information to be presented in many learning styles. Mauro also uses humour and is engaging in his delivery. The course is very well supported by optional books and handouts. An excellent learning and spiritual tool that should be used in parishes to explain The Bible.

596 - Ruth M.

I have found the course very good and helpful. Condensing all that information into 8 sessions is impressive!

I have just read all the course notes from 1 - 11 through today. They are excellent. I have finally got a clear idea about the sequence of events from Adam and Eve through to Jesus Christ. Before I was confused.

The explanatory comments in the notes are particularly helpful and they show clearly the connection between the Old and the New Testaments - they lead backwards and forwards into each other. So thank you!

595 - Anonymous

It was a terrific course which gave a very clear and easy to follow structure, chronology, context, culture and history to what I had remembered as a mostly very dry and heavy book in total. I also learned why I

had previously found it all so difficult.

The visual presentation of the timeline is so helpful and I would say I would not have found it so easy to follow without it. The chart should be made compulsory as it will also be good for revision later on.

Mauro was very good at starting each new session with a summary and connecting events from previous sessions. He went at a moderate pace so I could also take my own notes.

The knowledge gained also enabled me to understand more fully where and when the words come from in some of our Christmas Carols and sacred music: e.g. 'Say unto the city of Judah/Arise, shine for thy light has come.' ( Handel's Messiah).

Also some descriptions in English literature, such as parts of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 10: '...Whence He (God) from wrath more cool came/ The mild judge and intercessor both, to sentence man...' make more sense now. These writers and musicians certainly knew their Bible.

594 - Clare L.

This course has been ideal for me and the overriding difference from the OT and NT which I understand from your superbly delivered course, enhanced by the comprehensive and clear notes, is the power of the Holy Spirit in establishing THE CHURCH.

As I organised parts of my life these last two months around preparation for the Wednesday evening sessions by studying the recommended biblical texts, by reading the accompanying notes, answering the questions and then meeting up on Zoom to go over these with two other parishioners, I actually felt the Holy Spirit enthusing me and giving me the necessary motivation and energy to get as much from this work as possible.

The power of the Holy Spirit is palpable in your tremendous enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment to The Bible Timeline Course. Thank you so much.

593 - Betty o.

I have very much enjoyed the course, in particular the presentation which was clear and motivating. I found I was able to keep focussed and alert which does not always happen!

The ability to cover such a complex period in such a time scale and link the main events was amazing.

592 - Razia N.

Mauro is incredibly engaging when walking you through the Timeline. He's reminded me of events I have forgotten about and helped me understand some of the fundamental questions about my faith.

It has been a joy to listen to Mauro. I would encourage all to attend this course if just to remind yourself as to the sequence of events. It has certainly helped me with my faith. This course is accessible to you if you are by yourself of if you are able to join in with a friend or two.

591 - Thomas W.

For the first time in my life, I am 74, the Bible has a significance to me which I have never found in my 50 years as a catholic. Taking the narrative out of the baggage wrapped around it is the obvious solution. Why haven't I done this before now? I guess I haven't looked thoroughly enough.

I will have to do the course at least one more time, perhaps more and would certainly recommend it.

590 - Judith B.

I am so glad I signed up for this course. It was so easy to follow and was beautifully presented.

Previously I knew of some of the bible stories but found the OT as a whole rather a daunting read and quite confusing. The timeline narrative was so much easier to follow and I learnt so much, although there is so much more to discover.

When Mauro presented the final session I found it interesting following the different journeys of Paul as he put things into context for me as previously the Acts and all the letters were just readings during Mass.

I intend to go over the course again a few times as I am sure I will find I learn more each time. Mauro's prentation and notes were so enjoyable and easy to follow. I shall be sure to recommend it to other parish members.

589 - Eppie B.

Thank you!!! Such an enriching experience for me, a practising Catholic.

I had never persevered in reading the Old Testament because I found it difficult and confusing. I always worried that reading without understanding will harm my faith.

The Bible Timeline with Mauro enlightened me beyond expectations. I am so grateful for Mauro's clear teaching and cheerful demeanour. His spirituality shines through and helps me in my own prayers with God.

The Timeline Chart is very useful and although I am still reading 'Walking with God' I know this journey will be a fulfilling one. I am recommending this course to my friends and families. Thank you all at 'Come and See'.

588 - Mia F.

This has been an excellent course, thank you. I am also doing the Bible in a Year podcast which is fleshing out so much more and has been an excellent companion.

It's been so beneficial to have the Timeline chart to help us through the narrative. I would love you to do a course spending more time on OT stories such as the Judges or the major Prophets etc. It's really important for us to understand the history and chronology of the movement of the Hebrews and who and what they were up against. I have found it very interesting to understand more fully about the exile periods.

Your presentation has been exemplary and I appreciate the humour you inject (the shirts!).

I do a 40 minute discussion with a few of my students straight after the session, which has been really helpful. I don't do the 'study buddy' within the session but that doesn't bother me and it's fine to keep it if others find it useful. I am looking forward to the Advent course and hope to bring more students along to that. Thank you for all you do. AMDG

587 - Mary N.

One of my goals for 2021 was to grow spiritually. I stumbled on the bible timeline course through my parish newsletter, it was a big concidence but one that has changed my life.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who is curious about the bible and want to go through this book in a short space of time.

Mauro is an excellent course instructor, he is not only funny and interesting but he delivers the course content in a way that captives your interest.

I looked forward to this course for 8 weeks during the time I did it and I never missed a session. I am now to ask confidently to my children about the bible. Thank you Mauro.

586 - Roselyn C.

I will like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to learn more about the bible. I always wanted to read and know more about the bible but never really got started properly. The Bible Timeline Chart and the book Walking with God have been a tremendous help because they break down the bible content into smaller manageable chunks, making it easier to follow and understand.

I have encouraged some of my friends who could not do the course this time to do it the next time when it becomes available. Take care, and God bless, and I pray that your ministry grows from strength to strength - Amen.

585 - Margaret G.

The bible timeline course was fantastic. I had a hunger to read the bible but only read it occasionally and certainly only the New Testament as I always thought the Old Testament too complex for my understanding. You have brought it all alive for me now and I love reading the bible.

I am eternally grateful to you for recommending The Great Adventure Bible and Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins book Walking with God.

I have signed up for the September course too. Thank you so much and God Bless you both.

584 - Catherine f.

I really enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course and learned a lot from it.

1. The introductory night was very useful you gave us a good overview of the course content

2. The coloured timeline was easy to follow and it was a great reference point.

3. It was good to know in advance what period we would be studying as we could familiarise ourselves with the content.

4. The 3 minute questions each night were very useful as we could compare our own answer with your answer to know if we were developing in our knowledge.

5. Some of the sessions were more difficult than others in that the content would not have been familiar e.g the Book of Macabees.

6. There was a different perspective on some areas for me especially in the area of the old law and the new law... less commandments in the new law but a higher standard expected. The Holy Spirit to help us to live according to the new law. However the old law still exists because Jesus did not come to abolish the law.

7. It was great to move on to the New Testament for the last 2 sessions. It felt more familiar but I could see how we need the knowledge of the Old Testament to understand the New Testament

8. On a practical basis it was easy to access the course on line. It always started and finished on time.

You always answered any queries very quickly.

9. You have a pleasant speaking voice and explain everything very well.

10. Your love of the Word of God shines through.

583 - Derek and Maura W.

We thought this was an excellent introduction to the Bible. It is a weighty subject and it was well streamlined with the timeline reference which was a superb visual aid of the wider picture at every stage and opened up the historical aspect.

We appreciated the relevance of the times and putting that into context in each session for more clarity, an example is the collapse of the northern kingdom - syncretistic but held onto the original thread of belief and how this was portrayed by the Samaritan woman at the well.

The emphsis and relevance of the Covenant from early days and how the idea of covenant developed was central to the story and well pronounced.

Style of presentation - we really appreciated the relaxed and inclusive style of presentation, earnest and inviting, well targeted at the various audience levels and it left us at the end of each session looking forward to the next. Loved the shirts!!!

The prayerful start and closure of each session opened our minds to the spirituality and reverence we felt.

582 - Monique P.

Many thanks and congratulations to Mauro and his wife Janet for this masterful presentation of the 8 sessions of the Bible Timeline Course.

I am French speaking but with sufficient knowledge of the English language that allowed me to follow this course without any problem.

I must say that I took this biblical journey together at home through the centuries with great joy and emotion. The course was very educational, perfectly accessible to the neophyte that I am and presented in very pleasant and clear English for a foreigner.

I am a practicing Catholic (as we say in France); I belong to what is called today the world of seniors and many of the events and texts presented were of course known to me and more or less familiar. Repositioned, explained and widely developed in the chronology of the great History of Humanity, I discovered a new light and a better understanding of the events and thus of my personal history.

Unfortunately I was alone in front of my screen to attend the different sessions; I was sometimes a little disconcerted and would certainly have appreciated a team work allowing exchanges. However this allowed me afterwards to have long discussions with my husband on certain points, which proved to be a great asset for both of us.

581 - Roseann F.

Really enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course, it was easy to understand and follow. Mauro was very personable and I felt that he was speaking to me personally. I enjoyed the visual aids. I learned a lot of history and also enjoyed the geography lesson.

I would highly recommend this course I have tried and failed to read the bible as I found it very difficult to understand but Mauro explains the timeline and the Bible Timeline Chart which gives reference points for further reading, which I intend to do at a later date.

The episodes are not too long therefore I didn't get distracted. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about the bible. My Wednesday evenings are going to be boring now! Thank you so much Mauro and Janet for spreading the good news of Jesus.

580 - Eileen B.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Bible Timeline course because of other commitments I misses some of the last course and although I got the videos it was not the same. This time I missed none of it.

It is a great course. sometimes it goes a bit fast for me but I can listen in again and again. Thank you Mauro and Thank your wife also. God Bless

579 - Teresa A.

The Bible Timeline course cuts a clear path through the rather intimidating jungle of the Old Testament and makes sense of its sequence and structure. The course also gave me a better understanding of so much that is said about Jesus in the New Testament and his significance for the Jewish people. The course was delivered with clarity and confidence by Mauro and I enjoyed every session.

578 - Liddy F.

Dear Mauro, I have thoroughly enjoyed this Bible Timeline - the course has put into perspective the Old Testament and New Testament.

Every week I have looked forward with anticipation to the next study. The notes you have supplied for the reading of the next study and after study questions have helped enormously.

I strongly recommend this course to anyone who, like me at age 65, was confused and at times found reading the Old Testament boring. You have nothing to lose only to gain in knowledge and understanding. Thank you Mauro for making this course so interesting and for your sense of humour which brought many a smile and chuckle to me. Keep up the zeal. Best wishes to you and Janet.

577 - Frances S.

I was very excited to join the Bible Timeline course, very easy to attend online. Clear instructions to log on, and informative reminder emails.

Very useful to have the attachment, your notes for the sessions covered and Bible Reading before the sessions, and questions after the session help reinforce the learning.

Session 6 was the hardest to follow, very fast paced with so much to follow.

Thought you presented it very well, very clear, informative.

I felt engaged even though I had no study buddy. I have found on other courses someone doing all the talking, can be heard to concentrate, and often hard to maintain attention to listen for 1 1/2 hrs.

Visually the colours helps me remember the different periods, very good idea to change your shirt. Presented very well Mauro, informative, not to fast or slow, good expression / tone of voice, professional, very spiritual and had humor! Thank you.

I was not as familiar with the Old Testament, particularly how things connected together, the key events and and Salvation Story, the tribes. I learnt lots of things and look forward to reading the readings and my notes again, growing in my faith understanding the Old Testament, and being able to share my faith and explain this to others. I pray your ministry continues to grow. Many blessings to you Mauro and Janet.

576 - sabine f.

There are no words to express how grateful I am for the both of you. I've struggled so much in trying to understand the chronological events of the Bible and through this course, it has helped me both in my historical knowledge and deepened my faith. It has brought upon realisations in my own life I never knew existed.

And through this course, I've come to understand the Salvation story deeply. I am so very grateful, and I wish this format of understanding was brought to me earlier in my life, but hey, God has a plan why only now this has come to me.

I pray your ministry will grow and reach many more people like me and with the knowledge i have, i hope it helps me to further deepen my spiritual life and the opportunity to share this Good News to others.

575 - Tatenda M.

The bible time line course has given me a better understanding of the bible within a short period of time. I used to find it difficult to understand the bible stories and also thought that it's not easy to finish it, but after having this course as an eye opener I now believe that I am able to read and finish the bible with a better understanding.

574 - Lek F.

I came into the Church 12 years ago, prior to that, I have been attending Mass with my husband and children for 25 years. I have listened to countless Bible readings during Mass but did not really fully understand it! Just could not get the chronology of the Salvation history.

I have tried to read the Bible especially during Lent and also as my new year resolution every year but failed miserably, just could not get beyond Exodus!

After this 8 weeks course, it begins to make sense. I looked forward to the session every Wednesday.

Thank you, Mauro, you are an excellent story teller and a teacher.

I told the children after completing this course, I don't have to read the Bible any more. Joke obviously. There are so much to learn about the Bible and the Church. I will never stop learning but reading the Bible now does not seem an impossible task, especially with the help of the timeline chart and all Mauro's teaching notes.

573 - Christine C.

I am almost 70 years old and have always regretted not reading and understanding the Old Testament, so I was pleased to see that comeandsee.org was offering a Lenten course and also the Bible Timeline course.

I was delighted with the Lenten course and have loved the Bible Timeline course which has filled me in on the Old Testament and has given me a chronological perspective of the Bible. It has also enlightened me on many of the Books in the Bible of which I had little or no knowledge.

I have recommended these courses to friends and we have followed up with Zoom meetings to pray, discuss and test our knowledge of the 12 Periods in the Bible. I thoroughly recommend these courses to everyone! Thank you Mauro and Janet!

572 - Helen C.

Hello, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the Bible Timeline Course. I wasn't really sure what to expect but I was interested to find out more and I've discovered that this way of looking at the Bible has been really interesting and very easy to understand. In fact, dare I say it, it makes the Bible make a lot more sense.

I absolutely love the readings before the sessions; they are really helpful and I think that Mauro is great. Love the shirts :) Thank you for bringing this to us.

571 - Fr Simon H.

You are a warm and engaging speaker and the people who watched with me laughed at your jokes and enjoyed your shirt colours!

They also found your exposition clear and accessible. You do a magnificent job in squeezing so much material into 8 weeks. You tell the story of Scripture very well and I liked your introduction of typology into the narrative. I would like to see more of that and would suggest you make it part of every episode. Your presentation on the atonement was very helpful to my group.

570 - Mary D.

Having always struggled with my faith and Bible reading (not because I did not believe, but more that I questioned some seriously "mystifying or illogical" things within the Bible), my new parish priest informed the church attendees about this course, so I tentatively signed up.

I found it useful and informative and it was reassuring to know that I am not the only one who questions some of the content in the Bible, and fears if by doing so, I am questioning God, and then fears, how dare I?

It was good to have a study buddy to 'talk to' and discuss break out questions with, although due to the pandemic restrictions still occurring, it may have been better to have such discussions together in person, rather than via text or WhatsApp messages. That is not your fault, obviously!

I think the duration (about 1.5 hours) was also good, and can see why the break out questions bit could not be longer than 3 minutes at a time to keep to the allocated time frame.

I also found it good to be able to access the course notes in my own time and re-digest what was streamed because, inevitably, with all the best will in the world, there are some aspects of the Bible that are "dry", but Signor Iannicelli kept me enthralled most of the time!

Thanks and very well done to all involved in organizing the sessions over the course of the 8 week period.

I definitely think it is something that people who are seeking answers, who are seeking a good relationship with Jesus, even if it is small steps, should sign up for.

569 - Debbie B.

I have enjoyed this course greatly and knowing more about the history of, for example, the Twelve Tribes of Israel has been really fascinating and will, I'm sure, help me to understand the readings in Mass better, especially the Old Testament ones.

My only wish was that there had been a facility to ask questions; if the WhatsApp group plan had worked, that might have been a conduit for posing questions and getting them answered. Just one 'study buddy' was ok but we neither of us could completely answer all of the questions we raised in our discussions.

568 - Chris S.

A brilliant course that has helped me so much. I cannot thank the Come And Sea team enough for putting this together. I had tried to read the Bible before but got bogged down by Leviticus and given up. I loved the drama and sweep of this course, and it has made me want to go through it again.

I signed up with a donation, and I have access to the videos to go over the course again. There was so much packed into the 8 weeks that I'm looking forward to taking a more leisurely run through the course. A five-star course!

567 - Alice B.

Thank you so much for your bible timeline course. Very well done to you Mauro and your team behind the scenes including Janet. Waiting for the next one!

566 - Maria M.

The Bible Timeline Course is very well organized and presented by Mauro Iannicelli. The online sessions provide gratifying moments of learning and reflection about the Salvation History.

I enjoyed taking this inspiring course and look forward to new opportunities to learn more about the history and message of the Bible. The Written Course Notes offer valuable content for those interested in a more in-depth Bible study.

I would like to thank Mauro and everyone else involved in making this project possible and available for free!

565 - Chris O.

Well done Mauro, I greatly enjoyed the Bible Timeline course. It has given me a clear picture of the historical story of the Jews from the beginning through to the birth of Jesus Christ. I have already used my new knowledge to talk to a non catholic about the story of Christ.

564 - Kathleen H.

I wish to thank you for welcoming me to the bible timeline course. I had no knowledge of the old testament and I had a desire to find the links between the old and the new. The course was excellent as an introductory course.

The timeline chart is essential and i now look forward to using the notes provided and the chart to consolidate this start. May God bless ye in the work and your generosity.

563 - Maria Elizabete F.

The Bible Timeline course has been so helpful! The Bible is not an easy book to read. It is very complex and this course has helped me to gain a better understanding of the Bible. It has inspired me to study more and deep dive into its chapters. I will definitely recommend this course and thanks Mauro for his ministry!

562 - Sandra M.

Thank you so much for providing a real way in, a handle, to understanding Salvation History. Your course has not only given an overview but it has filled in the many areas which I couldn't understand and as a result when I'm reading my daily Divine Office I see connections that I'd never made in the past.

I've already put 29/9 in my diary as I intend to watch it all over again as I know that it will continue to show me the unknown treasures of my beautiful Faith. God bless you, your wife and all those who have given us all this gift from God.

561 - Cecilia W.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has given me the chance to read the Bible in a way that I have never done before and to understand the meaning of so much more.

In doing the course at home it has been flexible and the first few weeks of not having to watch at a set time was invaluable to me.

It has triggered off wanting to learn and read so much more.

560 - Mary M.

This was an illuminating and entertaining programme. Mauro is a very engaging presenter and the materials are clearly presented and really expand your knowledge and thinking.

Even after a few weeks on the course Bible readings at the Masses during the week and on Sundays began to have a clearer message and meaning and enabled a deeper understanding and reflection of God's word.

The only disappointing session was the penultimate one when it just felt too rushed - and did not do justice to the materials or your teaching. We have already put the dates in our diary for Advent and will of course recommend to others this course when it runs later in the year. God bless you and Janet for your mission. You are in our prayers.

559 - Agnes G.

I have found this course very informative and enlightening

So many details of the bible narrative I was ignorant of.

Especially the exile of the 10 tribes and the 2 tribes of Judah and Benjamin.

The bible time line chart is exceedingly helpful to get a general grasp of the books as well as the political history linked with the periods of the bible.

I love Mauro's Italian accent , the delivery was so easy to listen to and clear.

I hope the various members of my bible group will have a good grasp of the context when we resume our bible study of the gospel of st Matthew after this course.

Thank you so much.

558 - Helen H.

Thank you Mauro, this was a very enlightening course which explored and 'unlocked' the mystery of the Bible. The course has allowed me to appreciate the origins of God's plan up to the coming of Jesus Christ, His beloved Son.

Your extensive knowledge of the subject is truly exceptional, and the structured teaching style was very helpful in following the Timeline chart.

This course has enabled me to understand and appreciate the reasons behind the 'harsh' sufferings in the Old Testament - as a plan or way forward for us to be filled by the Holy Spirit.

Your course has enriched my spiritual life. Can unreservedly recommend doing this course.

557 - Stella N.

The size of the Bible usually puts me off when I think of reading it, but the Bible Timeline Course, the chart and you, Mauro, have made it very simple and easy to carry out. I am happy I made up my mind to join the course. Thank you.

I have looked forward to every week of the whole 8 week period and I have been spiritually enriched throughout this learning journey. I have learned about the key periods in the Bible, the different covenants God created with his people at different stages, God's punishment to dfferent people for disobeying HIM and its effect on them.

However, I am aware that for every reparation we make after offending God, HE actually forgives us and gives us a second chance. I pray that all the knowledge gained here helps me to make a positive impact on others and be an inspiration for further reading of the Bible to improve on myself more and more.

I want to appreciate the effort made by your wife and yourself in this task of evangelisation and I hope you attain your objectives of reaching all christians.

556 - Williams V.

I have loved this course from the beginning!

The 12 periods are so comprehensively explained and discussed, asking questions that hadn't even occurred to me; a real WOW moment, actually a series of WOW'S throughout?

I was confirmed yesterday and received into the Catholic Church and I'm more in love with Jesus and the Holy Trinity of course.

555 - Elizabeh H.

I'm enjoying the Course, and have learnt much about the Old Testament. It is very good and helpful to have the visual aids. Many thanks to Mauro - for his happy and helpful disposition.

554 - Evelyn M.

I have to confess I have come late to the table for Bible Study - aged 78yrs & a practising Catholic, one would think I would be much more knowledgeable!

However, I am so pleased that I joined your Course on the Bible Timeline, it is helpful to have a structured line to follow and I enjoyed very much the way in which it was presented clearly but also with humour!

I have sent for your videos & notes but don't be surprised if I join the Autumn Course, simply because I didn't have the courage to join the Zoom group organised by St James this time and it would be good to listen to other people's opinions.

I now have a foundation for the Old Testament and a little knowledge of The New Testament and shall look forward to joining more of your groups. So thank you both so much for an enlightening and very enjoyable Course. Have a lovely holiday & a well earned rest.

553 - Denise & Charles W.

We are delighted we decided to join the course which we found in the newsletter of our parish church, St Teresa of Avila Ashford Kent. Overall excellent.

We are both over 80 and have been married for 52 years. Denise is a cradle Catholic. Charles was baptised in the Church of England and was received into the Catholic Church in 1982; after encouragement but never pressurized thus enabling him to work it out for himself after being married 15 years!

Denise was brought up in the days when the there was very little about the Old Testament although we both were aware of some parts. The Bible Timeline Chart and each of the sessions was wonderful as it enabled us to gain an chronological 'joined up' understanding of historical events. Previously neither of us knew the dates applicable to the various books of The Bible.

We particularly valued the last two sessions on the New Testament. Your explanations were sometimes quite challenging but valuable reminders of the meaning behind the legacy of Our Lord.

For content and performance, we would like to give you 5 Stars!

552 - Janice A.

I did the Lenten Course this year and found it inspiring and so I followed it up by joining the Bible Timeline Course. I found it informative and it has strengthen my faith in God.

I got the message how loving God is and he only wants to do good things for us, as he did for the Isrealites. I understand the bible teachings better and want to learn more.

I bought the the Bible Timeline chart and the book 'Walking with God', they were helpful in following the course and reading up before each session. Thank you Mauro and Janet for all your hard work.

551 - Anonymous

The Bible Timeline course was a brilliant and much-needed course of instruction on God's Plan of Salvation, seen through the arc of Biblical history and prophecy. In particular, the actual cardboard timeline (which we were able to send for and look at during the sessions) was enormously helpful in helping us to visualise the whole development of the story in the context of secular history and events.

This type of instruction has been sadly lacking in Catholic catechesis and general Sunday sermons. In my lifetime, it has seemed as if the Church was afraid of the Bible, and trying to keep it hidden, except for the selected and very limited range of readings that are presented in the Lectionary.

So hearty congratulations on making this instruction so accessible to the general public. I'm sure the course will inspire people to explore more and to read their Bibles.

550 - Sinead H.

I loved the course and would highly recommend for others to do this course if given the opportunity. I have bought the 'Walking with God' book by Jeff Cavins and I look forward to doing more studying.

The presentation of the course is very structured and very easy to follow. Mauro explained everything with humour and even visualisation with his diagrams and his shirt colours to suit the different timeline periods. Thank you for sharing this information.

549 - Catherine S.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course. I have never been very good at reading the Old Testament. I have learned a lot and understand much more, especially how the prophecies in the old testament are fulfilled in the new. Also why Jesus had to sacrifice his life on the cross to save us.

Thank you to Mauro for delivering the course in such a clear way. I would recommend this course to Christians and non Christians alike. Blessings.

548 - Ann S.

Great course. I particularly liked the explanations of the Time line and the recommendation of the Walking with God book and the recap of the previous session. I have learnt a wealth of knowledge from this course. Thank You.

547 - Nina P.

Informative and interesting. It helped make sense of a very dense subject as well as providing human, helpful tips along the way to enrich our spiritual well being.

546 - Gianluca S.

It is clear the amount of thought and attention that was put into the preparation of this course: every detail is given proper consideration in order to optimise the experience of the people watching the lessons.

I highly recommend this course, especially for people with limited knowledge of the Bible, as it will provide a good outlook of the Bible narrative and will give you confidence in taking this further if you wish to do so.

545 - Milena P.

Although I had done this course before a few years ago, I decided to do it again because it is always good to refresh one's memory.

I have to say that I found this particular course more rewarding that the previous one despite the absence of personal exchanges. I found this course very comprehensive and clear and I am grateful for the provision of extensive course notes. Also, the recommendation to read the book "Walking with God" was inspired as I found this book extremely helpful in deepening my understanding of the Bible.

I would like to thank Mauro Iannicelli and everyone else involved in the preparation of the sessions for their good work. I have recommended this course to a friend who has promised to join you in September.

544 - Patricia

Because of my lack of knowledge of the Old Testament any my love of history i signed up. It is a first rate course, the presentation by Mauro was excellent. But then I am partial to the Italian accent.

The timeline was a great help. The background was just perfect. I felt the hour and half duration was a bit long but I stayed the course. I was watching it alone but still the questions were good and needed a bit of thought.

I would recommend this course without hesitation and I will send a subscription.

Thanks again to Mauro and ur colourful shirts.

543 - Verity W.

For me it has been very helpful in terms of learning about the bible and what it holds. Although I have learnt about the bible before, it would have been hard for me to tell anyone about how it relates to history or many specific events. I feel as though it has made me a lot more confident in that area and it will help me with my studies and in general in the future.

542 - Dona D.

I really enjoyed this course. I have read the bible but most of I didn't understand. Now I have a clear idea about the Old Testament and the New Testament. The way you are presenting the series is interesting. Good at explaining different periods. Well designed course. Thank you very much. God bless you.

541 - Myrna G.

I think this course has been understandable and comprehensive in its scope. It has been wonderfully presented in an accessible manner.

The last time I felt as excited about immersing myself in the study of the Bible was when I was eighteen years old and at teacher training college where we were lucky enough to have a marvellous lecturer who took us through the Old and New Testaments.

As a Catholic I had learned more about the Catechism than the Bible so it was a revelation to me. In those days it was mandatory to teach a certain amount of religious instruction a week and to hold a daily assembly as a collective act of worship.

I think it is important to realise that the Bible is not only a wonderful history and work of literature but a spiritual journey which finds its fulfilment in Jesus Christ.

540 - Bro. Barry B.

Dear Mauro, I and the other memebers of our community, have found the Timline Course excellent. It is a course that we wished we had many years ago. I would see it as a basic course for evangelisation. Pope Paul the VI said we Catholics are sacramentalised, but not evangelised. I would love to see parishes take up this course. Bro. Barry

539 - Ignatius & Edna P.

We found the course very instructive and informative. The sessions were well run and gave us time to think about events in the Bible and how they relate to our lives.

Although the Bible readings were optional we personally feel that they helped us understand each session better. There were times that we could not keep up with the readings, so perhaps it would have been better to start reading a fortnight earlier.

We would like to follow the course again at the end of September so please keep us updated.

538 - Marie Christine T.

This was my second Bible Timeline Course. I was surprised at how much I had remembered from the first time. With the knowledge acquired I was able to connect the Old Testament and the New Testament with an even deeper understanding. The readings at Mass are more meaningful.

I would recommend this course because it explains the journey to Christianity from beginning to end.

537 - Lorena S.

Dear Mauro, I want to say my big thank you for this course. I learned a lot and I found it helpful and interesting. I am grateful I have been participating. You are always clear and motivated me to attend the sessions. Many thanks.

536 - Patricia B.

I have followed this course several years ago with Jeff Cavins and at that time did all the reading and all the homework. I learned a lot then but it was lovely to revisit it without the stress of the reading and homework. I did do quite a lot of the reading but not all. It is a really enjoyable course and has so much to offer.

We as Catholics have been quite under-educated on Bible History and content so to unpack the history of Israel and the covenants and promises and trace the path to the birth of Jesus is very satisfying to the enquiring mind.

I did not have a "study buddy" so missed being able to discuss the questions this time but did meditate on them as they came up.

Delivered with great knowledge and warm humour, this was a most enjoyable revision of the beautiful history of our salvation. Thank you so much for your commitment and I loved the shirts!! God bless you and your ministry.

535 - Veronica A.

I really want to thank God first and Come and See ministry for the opportunity of doing this Bible Timeline Course on line. The course was enjoyable, easy to follow and very deep. From the moment I started,cI was looking forward to the next session.

What I really felt with this course, was God talking to me, into my heart. I identified myself with the people of God, always rebellious, not trusting the Lord , fearful, turning away from Him , but seeing how He was always ready to receive and pardon us , because He loves us so much !!! We are his children !!! He created us for Him.

I found in each session something God wanted me to learn, not so many biblical quotes but examples to keep and remember. Thank you Mauro and Janet for what you are doing. May God bless you and multiply those gifts the Holy Spirit has poured out on you!!!

534 - John M.

The presentation was outstanding. I appreciated the clarity and I have an appetite for more. Well done. Many thanks and congratulations.

533 - Elizabeth S.

What a wonderful and enlightening course. Learned so much about the bible in a easy to follow way. Will really miss my evenings with The Come and See Ministries.

532 - Elizabeth M.

As someone brought up in the Catholic Faith, the BibleTimeline Course has deepened and enriched my understanding of the Bible and enlightened me on many aspects of my Faith.

I have found each part of the Course has a depth to it which means I need to look time and again at the Study notes and listen again to Mauro's spoken words in order to comprehend all the aspects of that session. My study buddy has had the same experience.

We both found it useful also to exchange ideas when asked to consider points at various moments in each session.

Thank you very much Mauro for your help and inspiration in guiding us to a new and clearer way of looking at the Bible.

531 - Sr. Carol S.

The course was excellent. It was the first time I had experienced such an overview of the Bible. A very valuable resource in my ministry of formation of young religious. Thank you.

530 - Judy R.

Thanks so much Mauro and team for putting on this brilliant course. The timeline chart certainly helps to get a much better idea of chronology of both secular and specifically Jewish events took place and when each book was written.

The readings each week to prepare were of a managable length and good selection to give us an overview of the material to be covered in the next session.

The questions were interesting and thought provoking and were equally useful whether one had a study buddy or were alone as many of us were.

529 - Sue M.

The course has given me a sense of a wholeness to the Old Testament which I had not previously acquired despite years of study. The 8 sessionss make it a manageable course.

528 - Ben E.

I have gained immensely from the Bible Timeline course as it has not only enhanced my general knowledge of the Bible but gave me insight to:

1) the correct sequence of events and why they are as it is in present form,

2) how the story of Israel's relationship with God relates and impacts on me as a human being and more specifically as a Christian,

3) and most importantly, how the story of Salvation started after the downfall of man from the garden of Eden.

The Bible Timeline course charts how God uses the story of Israel to show the summary understanding of His love for mankind, from creation to salvation.

527 - Jane N.

Really enjoyed this, thank you very much. Excellent presentation and very interesting and informative. The bible timeline chart is extremely helpful in putting everything into context.

I have tried to read the Bible from cover to cover before but never succeeded due to the problems you highlighted! This really brought it alive. Highly recommended.

526 - Raquel A.

The course is what I was looking for. As Catholics, we do not have much knowledge of the Old Testament, and this course provides the frame for us to get interested and go deep in those times and people.

I have not been able to follow up with the readings, which was my initial purpose, but nevertheless I have been looking forward, every week, to the next session.

My intention is to enrole in the course again in the near future, reading the texts proposed. If my Parish manages to get engaged in the course, I will defenetely join in.

525 - Gail H.

I have really enjoyed our time together in this course and feel that everything was fine and delivered so well may God bless you for all your efforts.

524 - D. J.

The questions helped a great deal in finding meaning and perspective. Great for bible study. I found that reading the scripture before made the study even more understanding.Keep up the good work. The shirts fitted well and I am sure that your wife, Janet, played a big role in keeping them looking new. She should have insisted that you wear the gold one! Ha Ha!

523 - Anonymous

I thoroughly enjoyed the course - it was so interesting and engaging. Mauro's pitch and pace is spot on, and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who 'doesn't know where to start' or 'gets lost' in the complexities of self-study and is not ready to do a group course.

After a 'terrible Lent' where I struggled with prayer, giving and abstinence I was disappointed that my good intentions did not materialise. This course was uplifting on so many levels - clearly I have work to do and the course gives those tools while learning and reflecting.

God bless, thank you and keep up the good work.

522 - P. D.

Thank you Mauro and Janet for your dedication and inspiration course. I attended the Bible Timeline course in my parish in 2019. This was my second time around and yet learnt something. So well worth the time. And that too from the comfort of my home.

As a catholic I was keen for several years to know the history and the then customs or traditional to fully understand and read the Bible or it would be out of context. Although its difficult to achieve that in 8 sessions, the course has certainly assisted in unlocking some of its mysteries. Another way would be reputable resources through the internet but have not had the time or the motivation quite honestly. Hoping to some day! Found St Thomas Aquinas's statement about Jesus' suffering very enlightening.

521 - Genevieve R.

Thank you for this course which I found very inspiring. Studied the bible as a child and had forgotten many details so found the course very good.

520 - Anonymous

Its a great insight to know a book as large as the Bible in a simple and easy format. Would definitely recommend it.

519 - Rachel Mary M.

For me who has been in search of having Bible knowledge and the many times that I have read the Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation, finally many of my questions have been answered. It has been a struggle for me who has had many friends who are Pentecostals and Evangelicals asking me as to why I have remained a catholic almost over half a century of my life. Thanks to your team for helping fit in the missing puzzles and I am advocating to many of my Catholic Brothers and Sisters to take part in the next course.

In conclusion it has been a great course with great spiritual inspiration. Last week 's lesson has taken my faith to the next level. May God Greatly bless you

518 - Margaret R.

I have recently completed the RCIA course with the aim of being received into full Communion with the Catholic Church. I joined the Bible Timeline Course as I have never been able to comprehend ' the big picture of the Bible'. The course was very helpful and enabled me to put the Bible stories, many of which I already knew, into context. I especially liked the Bible Timeline Chart which related Biblical stories to world events like the building of the pyramids. Thank you Mauro for a great course.

517 - Joan A.

Made it look straightforward. Looking forward to navigating the bible by myself following this road map. Thank you, looking forward to the next course.

516 - Glenda S.

Mauro is an engaging speaker who gives a very clear account of the bible timeline. The course filled in gaps in my knowledge of the narrative story of the Old Testament. It also put into context the supplementary books. Altogether, the course provides a very good foundation for further studying the bible.

515 - Paulina L.

I have just finished watching the last session and have thoroughly enjoyed it again. I watched the course again because of the pace, I felt that I missed out so much on the first. This time I was able to capture a lot more and put things in place so that I can see and tell the story. I feel more confident in participating in group discussions because I have learnt so much. This course has encouraged me to read the Bible and will continue to do so. Thank you very much Mauro and Janet.

514 - Michael D.

The course was an extremely helpful way to navigate the Bible. It was also well explained how relevant and helpful the bible is to us today.

513 - Janet H.

I really enjoyed this course and I learned such a lot from it. In fact I watched it twice it was so well presented. Please let me know of any future courses so that I may join in. Thanks a million.

512 - Fiona W.

Thank you for running the Bible Timeline course. For the first time so much in the Old Testement made sense to me. I began to understand how the thoughts, deeds and actions of God's choosen people resulted in the positive or negative events in their history as God sought with love and infinite patience to teach mankind to follow his laws given through his commandments and wonderfull teachings.

I found some sessions too rushed as there was too much content given in such a short space of time. I look forward to continuing my studies with you in the future. God bless.

511 - Tanya T.

I have really enjoyed this course. I knew that it would be a great introduction and it really was. Although not asked for, I did try to keep up with reading the bible for each session, but unfortunately fell behind in this, however I have a life time to delve into the precious words that have become so alive to me, during this course.

I now feel I have a much better grasp of the geneology and timeline of our superb history. The course has been professionally put together and is well presented. Mauro is very endearing and graciously explains things at a very easy and obtainable level.

Thank you for this course and for setting me on a lifetime of discovering much, much more. It has been a real blessing.

510 - Joan H.

Thank you for doing the time line course I have found it quite inspirational. You certainly need the Timeline chart which helps so much to understand the overall picture.

I found it easy and clear to follow the story of salvation from your teachings. Loved the shirts you were wearing It was a light touch which all helped. The course has made the bible make a lot more sense. Thank you.

509 - Sally R.

I did this course with my buddy Ann Stewart. We have felt it very rewarding and enriching especially as we had done Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, The Bible in a year and The Wild Goose. We feel we have spent a very worthwhile year as because of Covid and lockdown, our time has been directed to our spiritual life and feel the benefit of Our Lord. Thank God for the internet.

508 - Anonymous

I found the course very interesting and helpful in my understanding of the Holy Bible. I now realise how little I knew about the Bible and the course has given me the incentive to find out more about it.Thank you for your excellent presentation and for spreading God's Word.

507 - Margaret M.

I very much enjoyed this course and thank you so much for the videos and course notes. It greatly enhanced my knowledge of the Bible.

506 - Sara T.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course. I have always found reading the Bible challenging and, although I knew many passages and had even read the whole Bible cover to cover once, I still struggled to understand the story of the people of Israel.

Now I feel that I have a very good understanding of the physical and spiritual journey that God's people undertook. I found the questions that the speaker asked us to discuss very useful and thought-provoking and I enjoyed reflecting on the post-session questions as well. Overall, I'm very happy with this experience and I would recommend the course to anyone.

505 - Julie G.

The Bible Timeline course is so enlightening. It clarified many things for me especially about the Old Testament but, inevitably, it highlighted other issues which I will study further.

Mauro presents in a very personable and human way with humour and clarity. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course.

504 - Mary Sybilla K.

The course leader Mauro Iannicelli has made it clear and easy to follow. His session notes are great.

The Course has been very enlightening on how to read the bible. Knowing the difference between the Narative Books and the Supplimentary Books makes it easier to read and understand the Bible. It has given an overview of the whole of the Bible to be able to understand the Salvation History.

The last 8 weeks have been an amazing journey. The whole experience has been spiritually uplifting. The course has deepened my faith. I now look forward to the gospel reading at mass and realy understand the reading, connecting it with what happened before and after. The link between the old and new testament is so much clearer to me now.

I am looking forward to reading the bible in more detail with this background knowledge for the rest of my life. The course has also helped me with Lectio Divina. Thank you Mr Mauro for the teaching.

503 - Sophie M.

The course is fantastic! It's been extremely well presented, with quality material and videos. Both my husband and I are doing it together, and we love Mauro's sense of humour and wacky taste in shirts!!!

Mauro has made the Bible come alive. Although I have a good working knowledge of the Bible, my chronological knowledge of the Bible timeline and Salvation history was incomplete. I have to tell you though that we are not Catholics but Anglican Christians. But feel that apart from the understandable slight emphasis on Catholic teaching, Christians from other denominations would benefit from this course.

502 - Marilyn P.

The Course was very interesting. Mauro puts it across very simply and effectively. Very pleased I was able to join in. Thank you and God bless.

501 - Catalina P.

Hello! I am really enjoying this course. I feel I am learning so much, understanding so many things and anecdots of the Bible and I think that now I can read it with more criteria and will be easier to meditate and pray about the stories.

I am looking to be on the Advent course as well. Thank you so very much! God bless you and brings you joy.

500 - Pat M.

The Bible Timeline Course was very enjoyable and informative. The use of colour, together with the Bible Timeline Chart, was most helpful. It helped to make clear the different stages in the history of the Jewish People. It accompanied the narrative of the spiritual development and how it all led to our salvation in Christ.

499 - Mary H.

I find the course very educational as previously I couldn't understand the Old Testament. Now I'm more enlightened. It also gives me more awareness of the power of God.

Thank you for this course and I'm actually looking forward to the Advent course that you intend to do.

498 - Shamiso M.

I thank God for granting me the privilege of attending the Bible Timeline Course. I really felt enriched and empowered in my relationship with God. The course helped me to increase my knowledge of God and the Scriptures. I am looking forward to the September course.

Thank you Mauro and Janet for allowing God to use you as His instruments for the salvation of many. May God continue to bless you now and always.

497 - Teresa B.

The content for this course has been well researched. The course is clearly presented and each session starts with a short summary of the main points which is very helpful for the listener and well needed in this vast area of study.

I like the way a question is posed to the listener after 15 or 20 mins... this gives a break and offers a chance for self-reflection or interaction with a buddy.

Most importantly this course offers much more than an historical understanding of biblical events. Mauro gives us deep insights into how these events are relevant to our own lives thereby enriching our journey in faith. I would recommend this course to both Catholics and Christians of other denominations and also to those searching for truth and meaning in their lives.

496 - Winifred M.

It was an excellent course. My knowledge of the Old Testament was basic now I have a good grounding and I am looking forward to reading WALKING WITH GOD.

Mauro holds one's attention throughout the sessions and explains the Bible Story in a deep but uncomplicated way.

I liked the little touches of humour which added to the feeling of being involved in the course. I would highly recommend this absorbing course. Thank you.

495 - Claire D.

Excellent Course. Very informative, interesting and well delivered course. Mauro has a lovely, friendly manner and made everyone feel most welcome. Very much appreciated. Thank you.

494 - Christina E.

It has been really an eye opener. I have tried reading the bible, but as you said got stuck. The course has been highly instructive and furthered my understanding of both the old and new testaments.

493 - Lourdes V.

The Bible Timeline course was absolutely engaging. It has opened my mind and enhanced, and enriched my knowledge: and this is second time round!

When I follow the Mass, daily readings, i.e. 1st reading, Psalm, and Gospel, they come alive. One can picture oneself in the narrative, as an Israelite. It so wonderful and humbling too. Because one can associate with them and know that it could be me.

I have read the book "Walking with God" which consolidates what we learnt. It is truly beneficial for those who find reading the bible difficult to understand. The optimum message I received is GOD'S PASSIONATE AND INFINITE LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN. I wish you every success with the help of the HOLY SPIRIT.

492 - Anonymous

Excellent course. A most educational, informative interesting, challenging and enjoyable course.

We would all benefit from a little more time dedicated to your ANSWERS to the questions that you set for us and out study buddies to discuss during the sessions. This I feel strongly would be of great benefit to all.

This is a great course to get more people and parishes communicating and liaising more in the future. It can also encourage all Christians, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, every denomination and parish, /area, /group to pray more and study and talk about the Bible more.

Happy season of Pentecost to Janet and Mauro. Great information and encouragement to listen more to God. Thank you.

491 - Patricia S.

I found the Course extremely interesting. The message of the prophets of the Old Testament Bible leading up to their fulfilment in the Resurrection in its historical context has greatly helped my understanding of the scriptures.

Each of the lectures was very intense, though easily followed. I hope to study each one slowly in the coming months using the course notes which may be obtained if wished on the Come and See website.

490 - John W.

I didn't know what to expect, in the event I was delighted each week to discover more things, and in a context which the timeline emphasizes. The Old Testament is not easy to read, but the course concentrates on salvation history leading us through the centuries, giving a clear picture of the struggles and successes of a race chosen by God. Mauro played an important role in leading us, relaxed and at ease with the narrative. Who chooses his shirts!! God bless.

489 - Philomena M.

The course is very informative. It gives good structure to the bible as we know it can be very hard to read. The course helps you to understand why things happened at that time, making everything clearer.

Thank you for doing the course and hope your good works continue.

488 - Carole C.

I have enjoyed the Course very much and learnt a great deal. I am looking forward to the Course you are running during Advent.

487 - Kate V.

Loved it great! I would have preferred it every 2 or 3 weeks though. A lot to absorb... Thank you

486 - Catherine M.

I am very familiar with the Bible but this course opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing what God is doing, from the beginning. I really felt as if I were one of the group on the road to Emmaus. Loved the touches of humour, Mauro's shirts that matched the colour on the timeline chart. Brilliant, thank you.

485 - Mary k.

Have found the course fascinating. Has inspired me to pick up my bible more often and read. Would have liked more time on each section . Maybe a longer course? Sorry it's coming to an end.

484 - Jo F.

I have enjoyed this course very much. It has been an educational experience.

I have studied the Bible several times both at college and for the Catholic Teachers Certificate. This course was much deeper but the format was interesting and my attention was kept by the amusing approach.

I found the timeline and the book very useful so would recommend them.

I would also recommend a Bible buddy. My Bible Buddy and I found the questions quite a challenge but it stretched us to find out more.

483 - Anonymous

I have really enjoyed the course - it is fascinating and to begin to understand how the Bible links a theme with a definite plan for salvation for all has been eye-opening and mind-blowing! It is packed full of wonderful information and avenues of discovery!

Sometimes, I found Mauro a little difficult to understand (his accent etc). I also feel that, as there is so much information to impart, the course could have usefully be extended to more than 8 sessions because there is so much to take in and digest!

482 - Albert s.

It is a good way to learn more about the bible. I find the beginning was refreshing as we all know a bit of Genesis and Exodus. It is like listening someone telling me stories.

As the course go further I find it difficult to follow specially come to royal kingdom and divided kingdom. I was late for the because of the hospital appointment. On a whole I really enjoy the bible timeline course. Something look forward to every wendnesday.

481 - Marie C.

I have done the Bible Timeline Course twice now because I find it very interesting. It gives a deep explanation of the bible and it helps me understand the bible better. I will recommend this course hundred percent.

480 - Jolyn T.

During my early teens, my mum bought me the children's version of the Bible. This gave an overview of how the course of the Bible came about. Attending the Bible timeline course gave me an even more depth about the Bible. I learned a lot and my faith strengthened even more. Thank you, Mauro and Janet!

479 - Catherine B.

Extremely helpful in highlighting the main events in the Old Testament and how they foreshadow the Coming Messiah. I had previously had difficulty reading many of the books of the OT given they do not follow chronologically .

A number of points were explained of which I had previously been unaware. I feel I now have a better understanding of the reason why Jesus had to suffer to redeem us.

Reflecting on set questions after each session helped to ensure I fully understood the teaching.

A number of books of the Old Testament were not included and It would be helpful for another course to address these.

478 - Patricia j.

Hello Mauro and Janet . Thank you to give us an excellent bible course . Very interesting and lots of learning to do. I was happy to have joined. Looking forward to the next lent one. Let's hope we are going to have a good summer!

477 - Elizabeth F.

Excellent course, congratulations Mauro and Janet (behind the scenes)!

I would suggest encouraging anyone who really wants to penetrate the course to also purchase Walking With God, A Journey through the Bible by Tim Gray & Jeff Cavins -- this was invaluable to me and my study buddy!

476 - Mary R.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. We were given a deeper understanding of Old Testament events which were put in their historical context. Mauro presented the weekly sessions clearly with a nice touch of humour where appropriate.

475 - Edward J.

Fantastic course, very well presented. You clearly have a very special gift and I have enjoyed and been enriched by the power that has been channelled through you.

474 - Jessica R.

Thank you very much for hosting an excellent course. I saw the advertisement for the course in my church bulletin and I asked my mum to join me as a study buddy. As we live apart, the course was a great time for my mum and I to connect on something that is so important to us both. We enjoyed discussing questions presented both within and after the session.

Before starting the course, my hesitancies related to the length of sessions (1.5hrs seemed long!) and I wondered how 'religious' the content might be. By this I mean, there is a slight stigma when you hear 'bible study' that the content might be dry, and focused on what it means to be a good/bad Catholic (important! but maybe not what you want to spend your Wednesday doing as well as Sunday).

Mauro removed any hesitancies of mine by the first session. The sessions were clearly laid out and well-paced. Mauro is an excellent presenter, and his charisma kept you engaged throughout the whole session. Having the bible timeline chart was also excellent as a visual aid to show others what you are learning.

The content was very narrative and easy to follow. Even now, I feel I would be able to put the characters of the bible in chronological order. I felt that Mauro presented the content in a really accessible way for a Catholic audience. It was clear how the content related to the readings we hear each week at Mass. Importantly, I also felt Mauro presented information in a way that wouldn't 'scare' a non-Catholic audience as he focused on the story rather than specific teaching.

(NB: the only time specific teachings were discussed was in session 8 where we spoke about receiving communion in mortal sin. I felt this was important information but might fit better in another course).

I really enjoyed learning about the story of salvation history, now when I am at Mass I feel I know the deeper meaning behind the readings and this will be a great aid to my spiritual journey. I especially felt this about the Old Testament, which I have limited knowledge of in detail, and learning about how it all relates to the New Testament has been the biggest takeaway for me from the course.

I will be highly recommending the Come and See ministry for all who are interested in the story of the bible. And I will definitely be attending future sessions around Advent and Easter.

473 - Cecilia S.

Mauro explains clearly the sequences of episodes and answers questions that have puzzled many.

I thoroughly recommend it for experienced and inexperienced bible study students.

472 - Marianne H.

Absolutely Wonderful, it has given me so much knowledge and strengthen by faith. I love the relaxed manner of Mauro teaching.

471 - Electa Marie T.

Thank you Mauro for an excellent piece of walkthrough in the bible. I learnt a lot and will make time to go over the videos again because if you can do it at a slow pace and follow the readings and homework, it all comes together. I definitely got what I expected from the course and more. May the Lord enrich you with wisdom and knowledge.

470 - Carole C.

I have previously done the full bible timeline course and have found this short course has reinforced what I have learned previously

469 - Kathy C.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, as I learnt more about the Old Testament.

468 - Gregory F.

Very encouraging to hear a young Catholic speaking so eloquently and enthusiastically about their faith and the bible.

The only thing I would change would be to make each session 1 hour only. God bless!

467 - Spiridiona W.

Even though this is our second time following this course there is still more to learn and would re-do the course next time round because it helps our faith to become stronger.

It is valuable to me since being a carer I do not have much time for reading religious matter so we try to follow catholic media while doing other daily chores. Many thanks as we keep you in our prayers.

466 - veronica P.

The bible course was excellent really enjoyed it very much. My son has asked if you would do a course on the catholic catechism so we know it fully. I really appreciate you doing the course.

465 - Sue C.

Thank you, Mauro, for an excellent course. Unfortunately I had to miss the final session but I hope to do the course again in the autumn.

Together with the Timeline chart, your presentations gave me a perspective on reading the Old Testament that I had not had before. I am very familiar with the New Testament and read a chapter almost every day but I wanted to read the Old Testament too - so I began form the beginning... and had got to Job 33. Some of it was very hard going and I would leave it for months at a time.

What a relief to discover that the story of God's people can be covered in 14 narrative books! Now I know how to read the Old Testament - it will be so much easier. Your comprehensive notes have been very helpful too.

464 - Fridah K.

Thank you and this course has been very helpful for my friends and I in undestanding the bible and our salvation history.

The delivery was very well thought out, informative and organised. Time permitting, each period can be covered separately.

463 - Carmen N.

I have always found the Bible a very difficult book to navigate. At times it has made me angry due to lack of understanding. This understanding has been much improved thanks to this Bible Timeline Course. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel so much closer to God!

462 - Marion C.

This course has been for me a very enriching experience. It has increased the knowledge of the Bible, especially the Old Testament and helped me to lived more fully my spiritual life. I appreciate very much the pleasant, relaxed and friendly way it is presented and look forward to each session.

Enhanced knowledge of the Bible leads to a deeper spiritual life and a closer union with the Lord. I cannot express my gratitude adequately to Mauro and Janet for their contribution in achieving this. May the Lord bless your efforts abundantly.

461 - Kay E.

Mauro! Thank you so much for this encouraging course, and your personal, sometimes amusing delivery of it - now have both the Bible Timeline and "Walking with God" - inspired by these last weeks' learning.

I look forward to following in depth what you laid out for us, also to your upcoming courses. God bless you richly. Thank you, yet again, Mauro, for this great insightful course. I shall revisit it. I am finding the Bible Timeline great - and the course put the pegs on which to read deeper.

460 - Pat P.

This is an excellent course, very full. Personally I am looking forward to being able to go back over it in the next few months. For me it has made the Old Testament "approachable". It gives me a greater understanding of the new testament with which I am pretty familiar, well the gospels anyway.

It has also made me realise how human nature keeps going round in circles, a period of relative Godliness followed by total rejection of God. Think of the first Lockdown in 2020; people became or seemed to become, more ready to help a neighbour, to do things for the good of all. But as we approach a fairly free life again, its as if all lessons learned have been forgotten!

Things I liked less were the questions and question breaks for discussion with a "buddy". I didn't find they were long enough to have any meaningful exchange. Moreover I felt I needed the 3 minutes just to process in my own mind what I had just heard. The questions I found difficult to get the meaning of: highlights, does that mean the most important? the most interesting for me? I know you say they are not compulsory. But you also say that about the reading, which I found absolutely essential. Anyway, thank you Mauro, I really value this course.

459 - Carys R.

Have found the course very informative , well presented with Mauro's delivery of information clear , precise and very easy to follow.

The information collated has made the Old Testament so much easier to understand . I will certainly recommend to others. Thank you Mauro.

458 - Anne-Marie D.

I thoroughly enjoyed all 8 weeks. It was like a history course and I got more involved each week. It is a course everyone should take part in. The only disappointment for me was not having a discussion buddy.

457 - Vivian W.

I found the course very interesting and the presenter, Mauro, did a brilliant job of making it very easy to follow and enjoyable.

456 - Lin h.

A great course with some helpful insights - will repeat in September as there's so much content to absorb and digest

455 - Michaela L.

Dear Mauro and Janet, it has been an incredibly done course of bible studies for me. I really liked it. When I found it on Antonia's Facebook as an offer (my friend Antonia Moffat who shared it), I thought I would give it a try.

However, I was looking forward to every single session with you from the very beginning and enjoy you wearing shirts of different colours. I might have appreciated also your English (as a foreigner I understand you more than I would do to a native speaker).

Only what I have found a little difficult was my evening concentration. I usually arrived home at about seven after an exhausting day and after an hour I felt very tired. It may have been caused by the necessity to concentrate on a foreign language context as well. I found myself sleeping in my comfortable armchair several times and it always happened the last half an hour.

It must have been caused by all-day teaching and getting up really early. Therefore I will have to return to your course to revise what you have mentioned and take every last half an hour of the session when I was not so well concentrated anymore.

Mauro and Janet, thank you for what you have done for us all.

I am sorry I can't buy the things you have advertised, maybe later on, when I arrive on my own as sending is rather expensive and difficult from abroad. Many thanks for sharing all your knowledge with me. I remember both of you in my prayer.

Regards, Misa Lastovickova (Prague)

454 - Melinda W.

Hi Mauro, there are a few of us from our parish who attended this course and we had a Zoom session after to answer the questions you have set out.

You should see how much the ladies enthused about the course and how great it was to learn so much. There are facts that we seem to pick as highlights and there are the others that simply fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Bible.

I wished that you had actually spent more time with the New Testament. Perhaps, another session on it? All the best to you and your wife as you take on this ministry full time.

453 - Linda F.

I have enjoyed the course so far - the presenter is very knowledgeable. However, my only comment is that it would be good to have a chat line so after the discussions participants can but their thoughts there and also to see what other people was thinking. This would make it more interactive.

452 - Chris H.

Firstly, I compliment you for all that went into preparing the course. Much work was clearly involved.

From comments I have seen from other members of my parish, it is clear that many found it most valuable.

For myself, I will value the actual Timeline Chart which helps put Biblical events into historic context and enable various themes to be tracked.

I have though been a bit disappointed by the absence of discussion about the literal (historical) truth of the Bible. For most of the course that did not trouble me. But in the penultimate session you posed the question as to whether Jesus had to suffer and die. Your explanation rested very much on the story of the Fall and the assertion that mankind had an actual original sinless state which our first parents lost on our behalf. Many, indeed, most (myself included), do not believe that this is how mankind actually came to be, ie evolved.

When I read the Bible, I read it as a collection of books of various types brought together (as far as the Old Testament is concerned) at particular times in Jewish history - Ezra was I believe instrumental in this. These books/stories will not of course have come from nowhere - their origins will include stories that may well go back to the time of Moses. But there will almost certainly have been other 'books' that were rejected at the time of compilation. And in relation to the New Testament it is known that there are other books that were rejected when deciding what would be included. It would be interesting to explore the considerations which led to acceptance and rejection of different texts. It may well be that such considerations are beyond your intended scope for this course. Perhaps a future course?

451 - Kathleen B.

I found the Bible Study Course very inspirational, I have always had difficulty relating the Old Testament to the New Testament, But Mauro made it more simple to understand, I am so pleased I found out about this course and enrolled for it, I cannot wait for more study sessions to come, it has made me think much more deeply about my faith.

450 - Gillian P.

It was good to learn about the bible time line. I couldn't make all the webinars so need to listen back to them

449 - Majella C.

I really enjoyed this course.....very well put together for the likes of me who had little understanding of the Old Testament. Even though I was quite busy during the course, because it was so informative, it was top of my list for 7pm on Wednesday.

Because of this business, I didn't get a chance to prepare by doing the readings before each session, so I would really like to be able to log into it when you run this same course again. Hoping you will contact me and allow me to listen again when hopefully, I will have more time to focus better on all it has to give. Thank you Mauro!

448 - Paul D.

So clear in structure to understand the realionships and symbolic meanings of God's promises to his peoples .

447 - Phyllis S.

The course links the Old Testament prophecies to the New Testament - this completes the story of salvation history up to the life of Jesus and the beginning of the church. The New Testament has been so rewarding and spiritually uplifting. Thank you both so much. God be with you!

446 - Antony C.

The course gave a very useful overview of how the Bible narrates salvation history, covering parts of the Old Testament about which many of us may previously have had only rather hazy knowledge.

Mauro's presentation was very clear and engaging, and his notes were very helpful in consolidating what was covered in the sessions. The recommended book 'Walking with God' by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins was a splendid resource for filling out the picture.

One thing, I suggest, which could make the sessions even more vivid would be to include a larger number of illustrations (e.g. including some famous paintings of key Biblical scenes).

The nature of the course meant that it didn't attempt to cover the 'supplemental books'. It would be good to have a course to complement this one which considered how these 'supplemental books' fitted into salvation history.

445 - Antoinette J.

Dear Mauro, Thankyou for delivering the course . It has been very informative, well planned and paced and appropriately pitched for an unknown and diverse audience.

444 - Stella F.

Really enjoyed the course. It simiplified the bible to make it easier to understand and follow. Thank you.

443 - Angela D.

I listened to your Lenten talks and found them very enlightening and it helped me to understand the readings, Thus i thought I would join the Bible Timeline talks. I have read Genesis and Exodus on my own but with your talks a lot of it made more sense and understanding.

I know that I will listen to your talk again in September which will be a nice refresher. Also can't wait to listen to your Advent course. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in

442 - Christine B.

I found the whole course extremely informative. Am so pleased that I participated. Thank you so much - please keep me informed about further courses.

441 - Clare F.

Thank you so much for providing this wonderful course. The timeline is very helpful in understanding the narrative story of the Bible and the online sessions help bring new understanding. God bless

440 - Patricia j.

This was my first Bible course and I really enjoyed and loved it. So much to learn. Sometimes it went too long Maybe an hour and quarter. A very interesting course. Looking forward to the lent sessions.

439 - Jan K.

Found it very informative and clear, thank you.

438 - Anonymous

The course was excellent - really engaging and filled in many gaps in my knowledge. I'm telling other people about it.

437 - Owen B.

Your course has been a chance to think very deeply about the journey from Adam to the present day. Truthfully there are things which I question but I have deeply appreciated the journey.

436 - Kathleen A.

This course was amazing. It highlighted salvation history in a very accessible way. It made me look at stories from the bible I thought I knew in a totally different way. Coming from an Anglican background it was still very informative, inspiring and transformational.

435 - Julie O.

I have found this course brilliant , very informative and interesting. I particularly found the teachings of Genesis really helpful.

434 - Michael P.

I have enjoyed the course twice and recommended it to several others.

433 - Rosanna O.

It was inspirational and motivational... it helped me to dig more into the Bible. Thanks very much!!!

432 - Sean F.

A great insight into the story of our faith as I followed the story as put before us by this rewarding course. Given we a, deeper insight into my faith and the centrality of Jesus in my life. Thanks for that.

431 - Maura O.

I enjoyed this course. It helped to refresh the memory of bible stories at school and bring the narrative of salvation to mind and heart.

I know that it needs a good deal of follow up reading to deepen my understanding. You presented it well. I felt the last two session were a bit rushed maybe 10 sessions. Thanks again Mauro may you be blessed in the work.

430 - Rosamund A.

This was a stimulating course delivered with well presented information, historical, religious and geographical and with accompanying gentle humour, much of it self-deprecatory, which made it clear that the information was what mattered most, not the person delivering it.

It is a long story, the history of the Faith, and some could not be delivered verbally, but this was where the timeline chart both supported the verbal message and provided a link to some intervening events in the history.

As I had studied the Bible as a child and teenager not much was new in the sense that I had not known it (except for Maccabees 1 and 2, not in the Bible I had used before) but this was a new light on and a revision of what I knew already, rather fuzzy with gaps in the memory.

To see the events in Chronicles and 1 and 2 Kings in terms of the general political background was illuminating and new. I had not realised that the Prophets were operating in two different groups in separate places, displaced Israel and Judah. As the messages of both sets of prophets were essentially the same: repent, reform, don't regress, the distinction of people and places showed the genuineness of the message from God.

Connection with the whole essence of developing religious awareness over history via types and metaphor was initiated by pauses for sharing impressions/thinking for oneself and then linking back to Mauro's explanation.

All told I found the course stimulating, and, if you prepared for each session by doing the reading and followed that up by the questions after each session, it was hard work and enjoyably enabling.

429 - Donna c.

Brilliant course , very interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it!! Mauro's delivery is very calming too. Thank you!! I look forward to the Advent Course.

428 - Mary O.

I found it so helpful, thank you It was explained in a simple format as I found the bible difficult to grasp

427 - Rosalie R.

To my delight a friend shared your course and I immediately signed up. I am delighted to listen and follow. Due to my ill health it means I now able to devote more time to God. This is a very nurishing course for my soul and I am sure for everyone following it.

I have been telling my friends and I hope that the next course that they too will follow it and we can sit down in a small group over the winter and go through the timeline at a slower pace to meet everyone's busy lives. Either ways we will be nurishing out souls during the winter months when we have more time to ourselves with the dark evenings.

I like having the timeline chart and it helps a lot. I appreciate all the hard work your wife and you have put in to making these broadcast.

I would be interested in listening to your other broadcast like advent and lent as you described in this broadcast. Time given to God is never a wait of time but a great gift and nurishment for our eternal live and for our souls.

426 - Viera H.

I do appreciate these studies - may our Lord bless you for teaching of His word. Thank you

425 - Valentina C.

I have attended this course twice, and I have to say that both times I learned something new. As Catholics, we tend to approach the Bible only when in Church, so often the knowledge of God's word is limited.

I have learned not only about each different period of the timeline but also to allocate that period in history.

I have recommended the course to anyone wanting to learn more and I will keep doing it. Thank you for your dedication to the spreading of the Good News!

424 - Michael M.

This is the second time I've participated to the Bible Timeline Course and I've enjoyed on both occasions. I've learnt a considerable amount during this time and I feel this has benefited my spiritual being. I feel the interaction was a considerable benefit to the course.

423 - Justin K.

A life-changing course on Salvation History.

422 - Thomas K.

I enjoyed the Bible course, especially the timeline method, also leaving it up to individuals how much to read, how deep you can go.

421 - Sheila L.

Second time doing most of the course. Found it stimulating, informative and loved the Timeline guide which I did not have the first time. Looking forward to reading the book. When doing daily readings things are falling in place much more. Thank you.

420 - Joy B.

Thank you Mauro for the Bible study that I thoroughly enjoyed during this time of lockdown due to the pandemic.

This was the second time I completed your bible study courses (I did complete both). The course was easy to follow. The explanations that you delivered for each timeline period is simple and uncomplicating. I did not feel any pressure in all the readings. This certainly enriched me spiritually and learned to love more.

I hope to follow and join your other courses. I have enjoyed this course and can recommend it to young and older people. Please try and enjoy it. Best regards and God bless you in your mission of evangelisation of many.

419 - Richard W.

This study is useful for all practising Roman Catholics. I personally learned a lot from Mauro in the course and have had a better understanding of both Testaments.

418 - Anonymous

I enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course because it is simple, easy to understand and really informative.

417 - Mary C.

As a birth catholic with catholic education Old Testament was not explained as much as New Testament. Therefore found your course helpful to connect the two. Thank you.

416 - Lelia O.

The course is excellent. it gives a wonderful overview of the whole Bible. I wonder if sometimes too much is covered in one session. Maybe more sessions of one hour each might be more helpful, easier for some of us to assimilate.

Course:
Lenten Sunday Gospels
When:
February 2021
Registrants:
1,070
Location:
Live on YouTube
415 - Gabriella S.

Authoritative. nourishing, instructive. With "golden nuggets" of fresh understanding along the way.

Mauro's delivery, punctuated with humour, creates a relaxed atmosphere and a sense of belonging.

414 - Michaael T.

This is undoubtedly one of the most constructive courses I have attended. Mauro unpacked the Lenten gospels in a way which allowed the message to grow and blossom.

As a deacon, I felt energized each Sunday as I read the gospel, with a renewed understanding of the text and its background.

Exegesis has been never so good! Thank you Mauro for all your work.

My parish discussion group think that once we are through the Easter period and can get ourselves together, we may try to have regular meetings to prepare the Sunday readings.

With every blessing for your continued ministry.

413 - Melanie P.

Awesome Course, Excellent Information. Mauro is well prepared and very structured in his material and in the message he wants to deliver. The focus of the course was on the Gospel reading of the following Sunday. It was delivered very clearly, and I was impressed that I learnt so much. It helps me understand the value and the message of the gospels and my participation at mass was much more motivated. I looked forward to the class and would prep by reading the gospel so that I could follow along well. Mauro is fantastic, vibrant; his voice keeps you going through the hour and you do not realize the hour is done. I would certainly recommend that you join any courses Mauro has to offer and do support his ministry. Blessings to you Mauro and Janet and will always be there to support you.

412 - Angela B.

I found Mauro's presentations very helpful in preparation for Sunday Readings. Although I have read and reflected on these Gospels for many years Mauro brought a fresh approach to understanding the meaning and background to these Scriptures passages. He presented the series so very well. He sure had done his homework!

411 - Berniece S.

After hearing the gospels for lent many times over, Mauro brought fresh insight to the age old stories of the temptations, the transfiguration, the cleansing of the temple, Jesus encounter with Nicodemus and the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The rich imagery explained showed how much time Mauro spends not only studying but working out how to impart the message in order to reach and hold his audience. I thoroughly enjoyed Mauro's teaching style and will recommend any of his courses.

I used his teachings as the basis for our parish bible study in lent and they were well received by those who were able to attend.

Cant wait for the next course - I would encourage any one who is led to not hesitate to come and see!

410 - Jo E.

I found your Lenten Sunday Gospel Series incredibly enriching and I feel I gained a much deeper understanding of them through attending your generous & insightful course. This series has really given me a lot of food for thought which I believe will be very fruitful.

I also enjoyed your teaching style which is warm, natural and comprehensive and I am extremely impressed by your ability to present such a complex subject in a second language.

Thank you very much Mauro and I hope and pray your ministry receives many blessings.

409 - Jane C.

I so enjoyed and looked forward to the Lenten Sunday Gospel, it was so informative Mauro really brought it alive the way he told it. I never knew there was so much more deep meaning in the gospel until I had it explained to me in great detail.

I felt sad when it ended and wanted it to carry on each week.

Thank you Mauro for bringing the gospel alive. Enjoyed your Italian sense of humour too!

408 - Karen G.

Absolutely brilliant! So much information and detail that it brought the gospel readings into a whole new light.

I did Wednesday Word sessions before Mauro's course each week, which was a good introduction to the gospel, but Mauro's teachings were on a different level!

I would be very interested in any teachings that Mauro has to offer. He explains clearly, with a great depth of knowledge, clear examples, and humour!

Thank you, Mauro, the Holy Spirit is very present in your teachings. God bless you.

407 - Christina E.

I found the Lenten course was excellent.

It was very clear and informative, digging deep into the references and theology in a way that made it all accessible. It was thought-provoking and I found that I could retain the subject-matter until the Sunday at least!

Mauro presents in a friendly and humorous way that makes it easy to engage. The review of information helps with retention and the questions help to break up the presentation to avoid overload.

Thanks very much for everything.

406 - Joyce P.

I thought the Lent Gospel series was wonderful. Mauro brought us so much from the readings that I had never thought about. His explanations brought the story alive to me. Mauro is a blessing, a devout man who loves and enjoys his teaching.

405 - Lisa T.

This series was amazing! It brought to life parts of the gospel I never knew had so much meaning. It explains some things I have always wondered about and Mauro's knowledge really makes a difference. We appreciate all the studying he had to do to gain this knowledge.

Thank you! I wouldn't say anything needs improving. It was great as it was!

404 - Theresa F.

The Lenten Sunday Gospel Series led by Mauro was amazing and gave so much detail. Mauro made the readings so accessible and provided the context which made each reading so rich. He helped us make links and understand the full symbolism within each reading.

403 - Veronica K.

Mauro, your talks and explanation on the Sunday Gospel during Lent were wonderful!

They most certainly enriched Sunday Mass and my understanding of the Gospel.

You bought to light things I hadn't thought of before and I feel a renewed zest for Sacred Scripture. Thank you

402 - Cynthia S.

I enjoyed all the sessions thoroughly. Mauro's research and insights about the Gospels were fascinating and encouraged me to read the Bible daily and look for further information. Now, my husband and I are taking park in the Bible timeline course too!

401 - Cecilia W.

I really enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospel series as even though in the past I had listened to the Lenten Gospels many times, Mauro explained the meaning of each verse and showed us the bigger picture of the Salvific Plan of the Lord, and how the New Testament was linked to the Old Testament, making the Lenten Gospels a lot more meaningful in mind, heart and soul and ultimately making me realise the true magnitude of Jesus suffering for our Redemption and for the greater Glory of God. God bless you.

400 - Marian S.

The series were great! The most interesting information for me were historical and inter-biblical references. Really widening my perspective. The series helped me to follow sunday gospel readings with deeper understanding. It also helped me to remember the readings thus being able to apply them in my life more properly. Meditating on events of salvation is more cetral for my life now.

399 - Patricia D.

The Lenten Bible course was awesome. Mauro is a fantastic teacher who guided me through Lent with amazing knowledge and made the readings at Mass understandable. It was also interesting to listen and compare the Priest's interpretation in the homily with Mauro's teaching.

398 - Grainne M.

This series of talks by Mauro really brought the Gospel to life for me by encouraging me to reflect on the readings in more depth. The breakdown of the readings with explanations allowed me to enter more fully into my Lenten journey. Mauro encouraged more meaningful, thoughtful and prayer filled reading of the Bible which was so spiritually fulfilling at this time.

397 - Rosemarie N.

The Lenten course, delivered by Mauro Iannicelli, deepened my understanding of the Passion of Christ in many different ways. The betrayal by one of his friends, the agony in the garden, the denial by his closest followers and of course the enormous pain and suffering of Christ, through the scourging, the nailing to the cross and his death. It also taught me the different cultural assumptions of the time in Roman occupied countries, the sacrifice and of course, the saving power of the Cross.

Mauro's style of teaching is full of personal commitment and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure listening to him and appreciating his deep understanding of the brutal cultural circumstances Christ was born into.

Highly recommendable.

396 - Annette L.

The series was truly a great help in developing a deeper understanding of these Gospel readings; I am very grateful! The experience of hearing them at Mass became one of listening so much more carefully than before and also, honestly, more prayerfully. I felt enriched by all the points you made, Mauro, and the relevance and clarity of your explanations of how each Sunday prepares us for the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ I now understand so much better.

May I add that the one talk you gave on prayer before this series began was really a huge personal encouragement. It came at a time of struggle and I am still persevering!

395 - Veronica B.

So useful to have background information that I had not known before delivered so clearly.

394 - Beryl F.

For me, the Lenten Gospel series was a different approach to Easter. Studying the forthcoming Sunday's gospel had a relevance tht deepened my understanding of passages I had read many times before. Hearing the gospel on the Sunday, after the instruction, I was able to fully understand the significance of the writing. Thank you, Mauro.

393 - Melanie R.

A truly inspirational set of talks on the forthcoming Sunday's Lenten gospels. Mauro's presentation is clear, concise and very informative.

He must have spent many hours of research and reflection in preparing the talks. Thank you and God Bless you for your insight.

392 - David B.

Mauro enabled me to focus on the messages contained within the Gospel readings delivered in an insightful manner and drawing out themes, which I had previously overlooked when reading these familiar passages previously.

Paying attention to this BEFORE attending Mass each Sunday enhanced my understanding greatly. First class Mauro.

391 - Mary L.

My husband Keith and I were truly blessed to experience Mauro's guide through the Gospels during Lent. These talks gave us a greater insight into the meanings of these Gospels when we attended Mass during Lent. Mauro has a God given gift of oratory and opens up the Word of God.

390 - Doreen M.

I really enjoyed the Lenten Gospel Series. I liked the way Mauro broke the readings down, explaining it in simple terms and giving the characters to or the Particular situation colour by giving a historical/cultural perspective.

In this way I could understand the context far better than if I were to read it on my own.

Through Mauro's inspiration I have developed a thirst to read the bible and learn about the history of our salvation through the pages of the bible.

Thank you so much Mauro and "Come and See Ministries" for all the hard you do work in putting these talks together.

I would recommend it to anyone who is has always wanted to read the bible but not knowing where to begin

389 - Dominic W.

This Lenten Sunday Gospel series of reflections was absolutely brilliant and spot on for helping us to appreciate the full splendour of the Gospel in the season as we prepared for Easter.

It was nice in its simplicity but room for personal reflection and growth. It is so good to be spreading the message more widely like this. Thank you for all you do.

388 - Mary G.

I really enjoyed joining the course . It gives food for thought and certainly made the Sunday readings memorable. Thank you.

387 - John M.

I really enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series, and found it enlightening. Mauro explained many aspects of the Gospel's I had never even thought of.

I only wish a similar reflection existed for all the Sunday Gospel readings, the one I subscribe to is the St Paul Center's, but it is only a short reflection and not with the depth that Mauro had. Thank you Mauro.

386 - Elizabeth K.

The Lenten weekly look at the Gospel was so invigorating. It felt as if I were hearing parts of these readings for the first time. Again and again in the past, I must have glossed over certain small details which did not seem to make obvious sense, when in reality they were nuggets of great significance.

Then looking at the meaning and having it set in its many contexts gave such insight.

Discussing the sessions afterwards with a small group was also of huge benefit.

I don't know about Lenten fasting - this was a feast! The course enriched the experience of hearing the Sunday Gospel proclaimed and seemed to remind me of the joy in the celebration of Mass. Thank you, Mauro, Janet and team.

385 - Moyra F.

I found the Lenten Gospel Series to be excellent. Mauro unpacked so many things I was totally unaware of. It was a very enriching experience and contributed to making a better Lent for me.

384 - Anna S.

Very interesting, made me pay more attention to the readings on Sunday and I got so much more from them. I didn't realise that the readings tended to have a common thread and were linked so now I am looking for that myself as I attend daily Mass.

My friends and I discussed the talks as we walked around the park, something we had never done. We are now discussing your talks when we meet so thank you very enjoyable and I find just the right pace and just enough information to take in. Well done God Bless.

383 - Paddy J.

I found these lent sessions very inspiring . Always looking forward to the evening during the week. Absolutely great .

382 - Frances J.

Very interesting and instructive. I would like to help you in any way I can with your important work eg researching material, reading, fundraising whatever is needed. Please contact me at above email address.

381 - Brenda C.

The Lenten Sunday Gospel Series was a Godsend as I set aside time to reflect and meditate in advance. By then I was familiar with the narrative and able to take on the slant/viewpoint of the priest in a deeper way.

Thank you very much for giving of yourself and your time, conveying through your love, enthusiasm and eagerness how much the Father, Son and Holy Spirit desire a relationship with us.

380 - Bill & Monica W.

We greatly enjoyed it. Very informative and enlightening. Mauro is a splendid teacher, enthusiastic and well informed.

379 - Anne B.

The Sunday Gospel series was ideal for Lent as not only gave us an opportunity to learn more about our faith but taught us details we would be unlikely to hear anywhere else.

378 - Anonymous

I found the series spiritually uplifting and a proper preparation for Easter. It was devotional, informative, well planned and researched and enthusiastically delivered. I found it important as it gave me a deeper understanding of the gospel teachings which is important in our times. I am grateful for Mauro's inspiration.

377 - Paulina L.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Lenten course. Was in awe of the intetpretaion. Would love more sessions throughout the year. Thank you.

376 - Filicia W.

I think every one needs to know about your courses!!! Very informative. I personally felt there was a relaxed format approach - I liked the format, the delivery. There was even humour!! The only drawback (and this only a personal preference), is I would have preferred the session questions ahead of day of the course, as I work; and sometimes do not finish until 6pm. I also found the course presenter, was very knowledgeable.

375 - Mary L.

My husband Keith and I were truly blessed to experience Mauro's guide through the Gospels during Lent. These talks gave us a greater insight into the meanings of these Gospels when we attended Mass during Lent. Mauro has a God given gift of oratory and opens up the Word of God.

374 - Kamila S.

Thank you Mauro and Janet for delivering the Lenten Bible Study course. I found the teaching highly valuable and useful in living through the season of Lent with Jesus and for the future.

I felt the session on prayer with meditation on the scriptures was a very good lesson for me. I enjoy this way of praying and I started to write my prayer journal. I find it challenging to keep up with it on a daily basis though, as I have very young children.

To me it is an amazing grace of the Holy Spirit that you are able and willing to share your practical knowledge of the Word on-line.

May our Lord bless and reward you and your family.

373 - Mary L.

I have been a Reader in church for around 40 years. In recent times before lockdown, I have read commentaries on the Sunday gospel before delivering the reading at Sunday mass. But I found Mauro's in depth commentaries really thought provoking and inspiring.I think particularly as it was Lent the gospels relate to our lives in a deeper way.

When it came to Sunday and I was celebrating mass online, I referred back to my notes from Wednesday and linked them to the homily. Because I had done the Bible Timeline course and had the Timeline handy, I enjoyed the references from Mauro. Even though I have read these gospels many many times over the years, this year doing the course, made events a lot clearer.

I think this time of isolation has been opportune for us to deepen our understanding of the Bible.

372 - Rosaline K.

I really enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospel. The ability to hear the Gospel first hand a week before was amazing. The breaking down of the gospel and the explaination was great! I enjoyed it and would recommend it to the any one.

371 - Chona M.

The Lenten Sunday Gospel Series of Mr. Iannicelli provided me with a better understanding and enlightenment on the Sunday Gospels days before attending the Sunday Holy Mass.

I felt more prepared and ready especially that I am one of the Mass readers of the Liturgy of the Word in our Parish.

It is my hope that this Gospel Series be conducted by M Iannicelli not only during Lent. With God, everything is possible...(wink!)

370 - Gillian M.

It was excellent, very explanatory and helpful in making the Gospel come alive and talk to us. The Gospel became easier to understand. It would be wonderful to have an Advent Sunday Gospel Series.

369 - Jacintha D.

I want you to know how much I appreciate the excellent service you have provided for us. I am growing closer to God because of what I have learned from your Gospel service delivered. It was refreshing way to hear about Sunday bible reading. I really enjoyed.

368 - Anne L.

In one word - brilliant - the detail and insight provided by Mauro explains so much in detail & brings everything to life. I would recommend everyone participating in this course - and others - as Mauro's style is informative but relaxed.

God go with you Mauro & your wife for your Ministry.

367 - Lorenza B.

Excellent to be able to delve deeper into the Sunday Gospels prior to the Sunday Holy Mass and discern what God was saying to me at a personal level. It was informative and Spiritual.

It was a good opportunity to hear Mauro explain scripture. I already knew about the Bible Timeline course but due to various commitments have never been able to attend the full course but I decided that this shorter course for Lent would be ideal to take up as one of my Lenten devotions and I am pleased that I did.

I hope one day, if it be God's will to participate in the full course.

366 - Liddy F.

Dear Mauro, I thoroughly enjoyed the Lenten weekly talks , not only did I understand the Bible readings at Mass on Sunday but I felt part of the readings leading up to Easter.

Your explanation of the readings for Sundays were a light for me, eg. Jesus riding on the donkey and the meanings of the donkey being tied, untied etc. a revelation. I do hope you are planning an Advent series. With very best wishes on your ministry and God bless you and Janet abundantly.

365 - Michael M.

I found the course to be extremely helpful and informative. The course was in my opinion easy to follow and enjoyable. I highly recommend the course.

364 - Paul S.

I enjoyed the session on prayer and have followed the advice on personal prayer ever since. I also enjoyed the exegesis of the Easter readings, with insights I would never have arrived at by myself.

I saw how it is useful to try to contextualise the Sunday reading, viewing it alongside near episodes in the gospel and with distant contexts drawn from the Old Testament. But I repeat: I couldn't have arrived at these insights by myself.

363 - Patricia W.

The course gave background details to the Lent gospels that I did not know.

It followed on from what I learned from the BibleTimeline course.

I have more of an understanding of the period Jesus lived through on earth during his ministry.

It was very well delivered and I looked forward to the sessions.

362 - Anna S.

I found it informative and very interesting . It really helped me to get more involved in the Mass and I listened more intently to what our priest had to say about the readings and got me thinking afterwards when the interpretations were not quite the same . It got me reading the scripture passages on my own before the presentation and I tend to do that myself before Mass now.

361 - Anonymous

I loved the series. There were various facets that were new and enlightening. A lot of effort and homework was done on the discourse before presentation. It was methodical clinical and inspired by the Holy Spirit.

360 - Jana C.

At the beginning, when I heard about this course from a buddy from a prayer group that we go to, I didn't know what to expect. Actually, I wasn't even sure I wanted to join. I said, I will give it a try and see. And just like the name of Mauro's website "Come and see", I came and saw and haven't left since.

He pulled me in through his interesting insight. I was amazed by the new things I learned and understood from the word of God that I would probably never discover myself. I strongly recommend it to everyone!

359 - Ken R.

I found the Lenteen Sunday Gospel Series very informative and useful to fully understand the particular readings, in many cases it complemented Fr. Victor Vella's Homily on others it showed different aspects of the teachings.

358 - Sister H.

I found this course from Ash Wednesday and the following Sundays up to Palm Sunday excellent. High-lighting things which previously taken for granted - this I found very useful in meditating on the Gospel passage later.

357 - Mary K.

The Lenten Sunday Gospels series was very useful to understand the scripture in ways I have never thought. Thank you for this. You are doing an excellent service. God Bless you.

356 - Andrew F.

I found them enlightening. Last year and again this year I am listening to the bible time line. Your talks over the Lenten period were similar in that they give context and are explained clearly. I have mentioned your website to others and hopefully they will listen to your ministry. God bless. Andy

355 - Luz B.

The past Lenten Sunday Gospel Mauro delivered with Janet's help was a real revelation to me because I learned a lot about my faith through the hidden meaning of the lenten gospels which, I thought, I knew and understood so well nevertheless the course unveiled to me so much about these gospels.

Many, many Thanks.

354 - Ann H.

I really enjoyed the course. It was so interesting to be given all the background to the Gospel each week and I felt I got so much more from it as a result.

My one request would be to allow watching on catch-up. Over the six weeks, I had two church committee meetings that I had to attend so would have had to miss the course on two occasions except the first was available to watch later.

353 - Gabrielle O.

We found this course very interesting and it helped us spiritually as well. We appreciated the Lenten Gospels so much more at each Sunday Mass and besides giving us food for thought, gave us a focus in our prayer life too. Thank you Mauro and God bless you.

352 - Pat P.

Sorry, I only watched last two, but was impressed enough to immediately feel I should make a donation and book myself on the Bible Timeline Course

351 - Sarah B.

I did the Lenten Sunday Gospel course with my mum and we both really enjoyed it. I have never done a bible study course before (on the mass readings) as I didn't think I would like it, but I found your sessions and approach very relaxed but also informative. It really opened up new and deeper understanding of Gospel readings that we had heard many times before. I would definitely like to join another series on bible readings if you plan on doing one.

350 - Sheila C.

I looked forward to these talks every Wednesday as I found them so inspirational and interesting. Thank you for your evangelism and teaching.

349 - Jennifer W.

I enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series delivered by Mauro Lannicelli. It was good to look at the Sunday Gospels in advance and reflect on them before Mass the following Sunday.

348 - Sinead D.

The series was very enlightening and taught me a lot about scripture I hadnt known before. It was very interesting to understand how the words Jesus used were poignant and relevant to the Jewish people and how they linked with their customs and beliefs.

347 - Adrian W.

I found the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series very interesting, informative and I thoroughly enjoyed the series which gave me a much deeper understanding of Lent and Jesus dying on the cross to save us from our sins.

346 - Chris F.

I thought the Lenten Sunday Series delivered by Mauro was a really helpful insight into opening up the Gospel for the week ahead.

Mauro put a lot of thought into the delivery for the series and it really helps to bring the Word alive. Well worth doing. Thank you Mauro

345 - Louise H.

Paul my husband and I absolutely loved the sessions we managed to attend. Sadly we missed some and struggled to catch up.

Definitely made the gospels come alive.

344 - Breeda B.

I very much enjoyed Mauro's delivery of the weekly Lenten Sunday Gospel readings. These sessions broadened my understanding and encouraged me to explore the bigger picture.

Reflecting on the Gospel prior to the Sunday masses made me more open to message related therein. It was a great Faith sharing experience

343 - Tony T.

Very instructive giving a greater insight into the gospel readings. I learned new things which has enhanced my understanding. Clear and concise.

342 - Brian H.

Great course, very informative with a lovely teaching style from Mauro. I highly recommend Mauro's Courses to anyone!

341 - Jenny and Tom H.

We enjoyed the lent course very much. It was really helpful to learn more about the Sunday gospel before hearing it at Mass. It also gave us time to ponder about what we had learnt.

340 - Anonymous

Very good reflections, are very detailed in the scriptures. I liked to reflect specially in Lent. Now more than ever we not only read the scriptures as well we have to reflect it in our life's for these harder times.

339 - Regina M.

Very good in-depth study of the Lenten Sunday gospels. Uplifting .

338 - Sharon L.

I think the sessions are excellent and excellently delivered by Mauro with excellent technical and administrative support from Janet.

Highly recommended.

337 - Urszula N.

I enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospel series very much. The talks were lively, engaging and informative. I liked the historical background of the realities of the life described in the Gospel. That makes the readings more vivid and allows better understanding.

336 - Yanina R.

I found it very informative and renewing. I understand much more some passages of the Bible. I wish I could have seen the whole course. I missed a few sessions.

335 - Antony A.

It has been a great experience to attend your Lenten Sunday Gospel series. Your sharing on the Gospels gave me an insight to reflect further and prepare myself to celebrate the Eucharist. I really enjoyed the way you presented the Gospel sharing.

I was inspired by your sharing to register for Bible timeline course. I have been attending Bible timeline course to further my knowledge of the bible. Thank you for your valuable time and the way you presented it. God bless!

334 - Angela P.

Wasn't sure what to expect but really enjoyed the course. It was great to take a small Sunday gospel and look at it in detail with additional context added. Mauro explained well in a relaxed style which I appreciated. Thank you.

333 - Steve T.

Dear Mauro & Janet, thank you for the lenten retreat offerings which I personally found very relevent and rewarding. It was good to have that community spirit and as always I found the isights and teaching well research and well presented. Thank you and God bless.

332 - Karen H.

Made the readings more enjoyable and easy to understand. Especially as I was self isolating I felt part of a community.

331 - Jan K.

I found it informative and helpful and looked forward to it every week. Thank you for your efforts they are appreciated. You know my grandson John Knight who married Alissandra last year I only discovered they had met you recently when I recommended them to watch your course!

330 - Pippa W.

I learnt so much from your Lenten Sunday Gospel series. Originally, friends had recommended your Timeline course and when this became available I thought that it would be great to participate during Lent - I was not disappointed! I really looked forward to having such a thorough breaking of the Word every week.

329 - Sheila T.

Found the Lenten course interesting. I particularly liked the talk about prayer that preceded it. Liked the way each gospel revealed a fundamental truth of life.

328 - Patrick P.

I read at Sunday Mass and I learnt to look deeper into the readings and gospels. I now also set aside time in the mornings to pray so the classes have changed me thank you.

327 - Winifred M.

Your Gospel Series made me think more deeply, in fact it brought the meaning of the gospel to life for me and highlighted the message of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

326 - Mary B.

The Lenten course was greatly appreciated although I had to miss two sessions. I enjoyed the earlier course on the whole Bible even more, in particular the access to the time line leaflet which situates all the other books of the Bible in the context of a clear narrative thread.

325 - Madalena V.

I enjoyed very much the Lent Sunday Gospel, as it kept me more focus during the Lent period, it gradually gave me a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ and what takes him for our sins to be washed away.

324 - Angela D.

It was really very inspiring and I learnt a lot, what the deeper meaning of it all. It was very good and I am now enjoying the timeline series.

323 - Judith E.

The course was very helpful . I valued the in depth study and review of the readings for the following Sunday.

322 - Susan B.

I was so pleased to receive the good news about the Lenten Gospel Study with Mauro as my church was not providing a course due to the pandemic. I have been a Christian all my life but only recently realised how far I had strayed from my faith. I have a lot of lost time to make up, and I want so much to increase my knowledge of scripture, deepen my understanding and draw closer to God. Mauro is an inspirational teacher, enthusiastic and so eager to share his love for God. I am now following the Bible Timeline course as I found the Lenten study so helpful.

321 - Teresa N.

I have not been able to attend the last one as i was away.

I have found it very informative but feel that at my age it is very deep and a lot to absorb, so anyone wanting to go very deep and learn so much more about the Bible than just reading it should go for it.

320 - Patrick C.

Well researched introduction to the Sunday gospel readings, delivered in a relaxed and conservational manner. Overall a very interesting way to deepen one's experience of lent and Easter.

319 - Cristina B.

I enjoyed the Lenten Sunday Gospels as it kept me focused during lent. Hearing the reading for a second time made understanding and interpretation better.

318 - Jackie T.

I really enjoyed the Gospel series through Lent. I think keeping it to 1 hour is long enough or you loose the gist of the reading. Your explanation often differed from the priests sermon but made it more interesting to come from two different perspectives

Thank you

317 - Lyndon H.

Very rewarding and well informative indeed,and give us an in depth understanding of stories and passages from the bible which we have heard and read many times, but in a way we could understand better.

316 - Maureen M.

I find the gospel series really interesting, as it links all the bible together. The readings at mass make much more sense since the course.

315 - Spiridiona W.

The Lenten Sunday Services given by Mauro Iannicelli have been a very good spiritual support during the time of Lent especially during this time of self isolation due to the pandemic. We have had to resort to masses from EWTN on our laptop which have been very prayerful as well as linking to other catholic services from Telepace and the vatican. Mauro's delivery of the Lenten series added substantially to our meaning of Lent as in our mundane world we can never get enough sustenance due to the limit of numbers able to attend masses and churches not open for services at regular hours.

314 - Sheila L.

I enjoyed the course very much and it made the Easter services thought provoking, more engaging and memorable

313 - David C.

Of all the Lenten courses running this year, I found Mauro's one of the best. Informative, insightful and inspired.

Mauro's passion for the word of God is a pleasure to witness.

312 - Margaret K.

I found these Lenten Reflections really helpful. You were able to open up the readings and tie it to different areas of our life. I find it difficult to interpret so it really helps to know how another person interprets it.

311 - Mairead P.

Mauro's depth of information was inspirational. He really opened up the Lenten Sunday Gospels for me. He was able to go through each line/section of the Gospel, show the links to the Old Testament and gave a clear, excellent summary of the main learning points each week. I would definitely recommend his course to others.

310 - Catherine B.

I found the reflections on the Sunday gospels in Lent very informative and enlightening. They certainly bought the gospels to life.

309 - Louis A.

The Lenten series were inspirational and a great preparation for the Gospel reading on Sunday!

308 - Michael W.

I found each session heightened my consciousness and hence my understanding of the Gospel. Sadly much of waking life is lived at a lower level but deep inside me there is affirmation and consolation and above all JOY. Thank you

307 - Nina P.

Informative and enjoyable, it was also useful from the spiritual perspective being geared comfortably to my level of understanding.

306 - Princess A.

It was interesting, knowledgeable and marvelous. Thanks.

305 - David M.

I am sorry I only followed the last of the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series - i.e. the palm Sunday one. I found it a blessing and was able to carry this forward to my observation of holy week. Some of the interpretations of the bible readings and the insight that it provided was very useful. Thank you. I aim to follow the whole series next year.

David M

304 - Julie R.

The Lenten Gospel gave me a Better and true understanding and a more looking forward to the Sunday gospels during Lent

303 - Milton M.

I think the theology was very well explained. I did enjoy the reflections and this gave me a new insight into the readings and also helped with preparation for the Sunday readings.

302 - Maurice H.

I do not have a very good memory for the details covered but you did bring up some interesting points which made me think. The two minute breaks to consider the answers to some questions was helpful not only to think about the answers but to have a comfort break or go for a cup of tea!

301 - Patricia P.

I found the series very useful and it helped me to really understand the Gospel when read aloud at Mass.

300 - Malvin C.

l found the Gospel series very informative and helped understand a lot about Lent. l also liked the opportunity to actually access all the video series, this meant l could access these anytime given some weeks due to work commitments found it difficult to attend live sessions.

299 - Purissima G.

The explanation of the gospel by Mauro was indeed interesting and his depth was encouraging. His time with his wife are God's guidance we wish them All The Best in their mission and continue our prayers devotion in their journey of evangelization thank you so much.

298 - Cecilia S.

I am always interested in explanations of the Gospel, so I found the talks I was able to attend instructing and I enjoyed them for their insight and uplifting content.

297 - Olivia D.

I found the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series very spiritually informative and prepared me for the special season of Easter. I took part with my mum and we went through the questions provided after to delve deeper into our own personal understanding of the gospels and relating to everyday life. God bless you Mauro and Janet.

296 - Jeff D.

I found the Lenten Sunday Gospels series very informative and shed light on passages I had read often. I have read the Bible four times and still there are things to discover. Thanks for presenting this course.

295 - Marie T.

I could not fault it. It was very enlightening and gave me a better understanding of the scripture proclaimed.

294 - Antoinette N.

The Lentern series was useful. We were able to reflect when we heard the Gospel on Sunday service

293 - Juliet M.

The Lenten bible course was well delivered. I like that things were thought to people in their different level of spiritual journey. I like that if helped people like myself to put into place simple plan and be able to continue and sustain my daily engagement with God whilst strengthening my spiritual faith.

292 - David K.

I was very inspired by what was said.

It was so beautiful and very well done!

291 - Megan P.

It was very interesting and useful to help me deepen my understanding of the Gospel at mass on Sunday.

290 - Virginia W.

It was a great course- very informative and plenty of the Holy Spirit. I learnt a lot about Lent and the purposes of that time.

289 - Sylvia R.

I found the lenten gospel series inspiring ang very useful.

288 - Joanna C.

The Lenten Course was very clear and thoughtfully put together. It gave another insight into the readings and helped me to widen my perspective and reinforced my faith.

287 - Charles H.

My husband and I found the Lenten Sunday Gospel Series very worthwhile !

I would also like to take part in the bible time line course please .

286 - Ivor P.

The Lenten Sunday Gospels Series was very well researched and delightfully presented. Kudos to you and the team who put the Lenten Sunday Gospels Series together. Bravo!

285 - Sofia L.

I have enjoyed our a wednesday evening meetings. I feel it was beneficial for all of us!

284 - Andrew H.

I found the Lenten Sunday gospel series really helpful. it gave a focused period of study to look at the Gospel in depth and in the context of other relevant bible passages.

283 - Nava Y.

A great course. It bought us close to Jesus and all that he went through fit us.

282 - Michael W.

The talks were most helpful preparation for Sunday Mass during Lent.

281 - Ilaria G.

I really enjoyed the course and I have recommend the new session of bible timeline that I did in december to many friends.

I think sometimes it is a little bit too fast and difficult to follow mainly if English is not your first language and/or you are not used to bible readings in English.

As Mauro is Italian it would be good for him as well to promote some of his courses in Italian as currently bible timeline is not available in Italy.

280 - Jane B.

I enjoyed this Lenten Gospel series, I found it helpful to understand when hearing the gospel on Sunday

Course:
Bible Timeline
When:
November 2020
Registrants:
2,100
Location:
Live on YouTube
279 - Jenny T.

I have been going to church for many years, listening to the bible readings. It is only after attending Mauro's course that I started to understand the story of the bible! The course was amazing - Mauro is an inspirational speaker. The Bible Timeline is a great resource along with Mauro's notes - Don't miss out on this spiritual journey!

278 - Celia S.

With all the covid restrictions this year meaning that our lives have been lived on Zoom, I was hesitant about spending yet more time in front of a screen, but this course has literally been the highlight of my year.

As an Anglican clergy wife, I know parts of the Bible well but I had never really sorted out in my mind either the chronology or the geography of salvation history. Now it all makes so much more sense.

Mauro is a natural story-teller but the course is so much more than that and I felt that my soul was being fed. Grazie mille, Mauro - sei bravissimo!

277 - Jose Maria V.

I want to thank you for the gift that the Bible Timeline Course has meant (and continues to mean!) for me and my wife. The sessions helped us make sure we made some room for 'what really matters' at least once during the work week, and all with the very friendly, relaxed and enjoyable -yet rigorous- approach you adopted. But more importantly, the session has made a lasting impact both in our interest to know more about what has been revealed to us through the Bible, and in how we live the Liturgy of the Word during Mass on Sundays - something we hope to pass on to our children as they grow.

276 - Joyce M.

I'm just loving this course so far, and we are only at the introductory stage. I'm sitting down reading my Bible once more, and discovering the teachings of our Saviour. I've read the preparation notes, and have written my answers, and will discuss further with my Buddy. Thank you so much

I just have to say this course is really spot on, its like a light shining in my soul that I'd hidden for so long.

Thank you so much for another wonderful session. It brings joy to my heart, and I don't want to stop learning. Your teaching is so comprehensive, and at last I'm able to understand the Greatest Book even more.

Fast forward into 2021, I hope you are able to present more free courses to enrich my life's journey.

I'm loving every single week of study. Wednesday evening is for me, so I don't make any other arrangements. I like to read through your suggested homework, and re-cap the previous weeks study.

275 - Ann H.

This seven week course is absolutely excellent and I would recommend it to anyone whether they have some knowledge of the Bible or want to learn something about it.

It is well structured and based around the Bible Timeline courses developed by Jeff Cavins and which covers the seven narrative books of the Bible from Old to New Testament.

The course leader, Mauro Ianocelli is an excellent presenter and his knowledge of the subject matter is clearly extensive, and has both breadth and depth. He guides his audience through the key events of the Old and New Testament emphasising Christ's genealogy through the Old Testament from Abraham, the six Covenants, key world powers and all the notable events; all of these are shown in the Bible Timeline chart. There is a good sprinkling of humour which helps highlight key points.

The course provides a clear, structured and coherent understanding of how the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old is unveiled in the New. This shows how God's plan of salvation for mankind after the Fall of Adam and Eve which is discerned in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what He accomplished in the fulness of time in the Person of His Incarnate Son.

Each participant is encouraged to have a 'study buddy' with whom to discuss questions given during each session. These discussions often continue during the intervening time between sessions. There is also some optional pre-session reading which helps prepare for the coming session.

I thoroughly recommend this course, which by the way is free!

274 - Carl W.

As someone who is currently exploring priesthood, your sessions are absolutely invaluable, I already feel less overwhelmed and intimidated by scripture in just these few sessions. I cannot express enough, my gratitude for making the course free it's having a great impact on the discernment process to Priesthood and I promise to give more financially when I am able particularly as I very much want to take part in your Scripture and Mass sessions next year.

273 - Yvonne H.

I was buzzing with excitement after the first session. All I could think of was to spread the word and tried to get my friends and family enrolled in the course. I did this course in our neighbouring parish many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. My big question is what I can do after this course to help my journey that leads closer to God. Please advise!!

272 - Rosaleen W.

You settled into it really well. It went smoothly without hesitation. Michelangelo; The last judgement from the Sistine Chapel expressed your words visually perfectly. A picture tells a thousand words! I personally learnt so much this evening and reminds me not to think that I "know" the stories because i am actually very flaky on it. Tonight clarified so much and leaves me loving God, the Trinity, more. May Our Lady of Walsingham continue to shine on you and Janet.

Everyone I know is loving the course and excited, looking forward to the next one on the 25th. It has come at the right time.....giving us something to focus on and learn from....God bless you and Janet, you are clearly quite a team!

I'm retired Infant teacher. The Bible Timeline is the most accessible RE course I've ever seen. All my career was frustrated by limited information and dry boring materials and resources. This method acknowledges that there are different learning styles particularly "Visual learner...multicensory hands on". Also the timeline historical story is vivid. Could be added to with drama for schools. I've sung praises of course and your gift for enthusiasm and clarity is essential to bringing it alive. Thankyou Mauro for all you and Janet have given....what a team God is good...all the time!!!!

271 - Mary H.

Let me say thank you for such an informative course. Being a cradle Catholic I have often taken truths and teaching for granted. This is so easy to slip into despite trying not to. I studied OT and Christology at Uni many many years ago and of course have done very little since! This was a great opportunity to refresh much of what I had forgotten in a clear, simple format. It has also helped me make connections with my own day to day, Sunday to Sunday OT and Gospel readings.

To have the timeline laid out and explained made so much sense and simplified the often confusing 'melting pot' of scripture readings that seem to jump all over the place. I was pleased to discover that I was familiar with so many of the passages and stories but a lot was new to me and as I said helped me follow the plot!

The most striking teaching you gave was in the last session. If anyone had actually asked me why Jesus had to suffer and die to save me/us I would have been a bit vague, yet the fact that the punishment/ payment must fit the crime is now SO OBVIOUS!

As you said it was like the courtroom where the Judge does his job, passes judgment, passes sentence and then exacts the payment himself... just blew me away!

270 - Joy W.

Thank you for a very inspiring course. A friend of mine sent me the invite and I was not very enthusiastic at first to do a course immediately after finishing work in the evening. However, I found the course informative and enjoyable and each week it left me a strong message to think about that came to my mind several times in the week.

It was a course that inspired me not just to learn facts about the Old Testament but to deepen my relationship with God so I thank you for your ministry.

I also liked the humour with which you delivered the course so I wish you many blessings in your ministry and I hope to attend another of your courses in the future.

269 - David B.

You are doing a great job and a number of our parish are tuning in to your course and you provide a very good supplement to Jeff Cavin's Bible Timeline 24 week course. It helps to go over things again and again and that way we can better retain all the details of the marvellous story of the Bible and Our Faith. What a blessing we have been given and it is our duty to share and evangelise.

You are an Exceptional communicator Mauro and have a zany humour which is both entertaining and a highly successful means of presenting the Key events of the Bible. Your skill at unpacking the detail is exceptional and compares extremely favourably with the methodology used by Jeff Cavin the author of the written material used in this course. As we know since the time of Jesus Ascension there will be no new Revelation - we live in hope only of the second coming-but God is always working in new and exciting ways amongst his people.

Unlocking the Bible has opened my eyes to the incredible story of Salvation history and your ministry Mauro is no doubt part of God's plan to enrich our Faith.

268 - Antonio S.

Thank you both so much for your generosity and kindness in delivering this course on Zoom for free. Your explanation of the Timeline made it simple to follow once I grasped the Periods colour coding and the Biblical and Secular Timelines.

The course has made the Bible come to life for me. What were random Jigsaw pieces have started to fall into place and provide a clearer Big picture. You have done a great job delivering the content, your lightness and sense of humour have made it an enjoyable experience, and your focus and passion are really inspirational!

I found the course the perfect balance between seeing the Big picture of Salvation history and some good detail in just how great God is, and how faithful and persevering he is. This has helped me to better understand the Bible Big picture both in my head and in my heart.

What I particularly benefited from was the use of the Bible Timeline as a way of putting the Bible in both a theological and historical context. The walk through the timeline helped to explain the unfolding of God's 'rescue mission' through the series of covenants that God made with His People throughout history. In fact, by anchoring the Bible in its historical context, it makes me realise how REAL and Loving God is.

267 - Patricia B.

Thank you for your inspirational course. In a joyous and uncomplicated way you have shared your love of God with us and shown us how to understand and read the Old Testament and follow it through to the New. It has been a most rewarding journey with you. May God bless you and all the work that you do and grant you success after success

266 - Caroline W.

I would like to say how much I am enjoying the Bible Timeline Course that you are presenting each week, and how grateful I am that you are providing this free of charge. Such a wonderful ministry. I definitely feel the hunger and thirst to discover more about the Bible. My appetite to learn more and understand more of God's Word has indeed been stimulated. I know that this course will really help open my eyes and heart to that learning and understanding.

I'm really enjoying the Bible Timeline Course...I found myself today really appreciating the Liturgy of the Eucharist more as I saw it in the context of the Jewish custom of sacrifice and Passover. The course is definitely enhancing and deepening my understanding and enriching my faith.

265 - Julie D.

I just wanted to thank you very much for the recent Bible Timeline Course. It was so interesting to start from the very beginning and work through the timeline of the Bible linking events and characters to different periods. You packed so much detail into the seven sessions of the course and yet managed your explanations in a simple, easy to understand format while making the whole course interesting and entertaining.

I gained such a valuable insight into the depths of the Bible and I'm now looking forward to revisiting your lessons and learning more about the different periods. The Bible is no longer so daunting a book for me. THANK YOU.

264 - A H.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course, I feel that I have a better understanding of the Old Testament. I am planning to carry on and revisit the time line, with the help of your fantastic notes, to deepen my understanding.

I have tried other bible classes but could not relate the "books" to the story, I felt overwhelmed, but you have given me an understanding of the different periods put them in to context, you have made it real for me.

You are a great talker a great teacher, your enthusiasm, knowledge and the relaxed atmosphere you create made me want more, like reading a good "book" that you couldn't or didn't want to put down. So thank you. I enjoyed your shirts, I would have liked to have seen you in the gold one ha! ha!

263 - Maureen R.

Thank you so much Mauro for brilliantly written and precise notes. So helpful

Thank you thank you for your dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ and also to us in teaching us so faithfully. You have taken me on an amazing journey. I have tried several times during my life to wade through the Old Testament with very little success but you have made it so easy to follow and understand. Now I want to go and fill in some of the other books.

In particular I want to read Isiah.

Not only that but through the course I feel I have got closer to our Lord and I pray that will continue. Thank you Mauro. God bless you and Janet in all your endeavours for our Lord.

262 - Antonia M.

Am so full of gratitude to you as this course has truly begun to open the Scriptures for me in a totally new way.I had always hoped to do the Bible TimeLine but never had the opportunity presented in a parish local enough to me!

It was a Heaven sent gift when the opportunity was sent to do it online with Mauro Iannicelli.

To be given the opportunity to study the entire Bible in 7 weeks in a way that would open up understanding of the entire Bible Narrative was truly a great grace! I now read sacred Scripture with joy and am reading it as never before. The daily Mass Readings, the O Antiphons all make a lot more sense to me! When the Genealogy of Jesus Christ was read recently - I listened attentively as I knew who all the people were!

I am attending Holy Mass with far greater understanding. God is speaking to me personally through His Word and I am more able to place present day global events in a Scriptural frame of understanding. I am able to claim the Bible as my own story and heritage in a way that is completely new to me.

Mauro presented the Bible TimeLine course in an engaging and enthusiastic way which kept my attention, inspired me to do the further reading and homework in preparation for the next session and even now I am continuing to read and study now that it is finished!

I had always prayed that the gift of love of Sacred Scripture would be granted to me - the Bible TimeLine opened the door to me for this and for that I am full of gratitude to God and to Mauro. Deo Gratias!

My prayer now is that somehow this Bible TimeLine course might reach all catholics at parish level! The grace of this Evangelisation through the Word of God will bring miracles of conversion to many. I pray in HOPE!

261 - Rachel W.

As we are coming to the end of the Bible Timeline study course, I would like to thank you from my heart. You have transformed my understanding of the Bible. I have always struggled with reading the Old Testament. I will be joining you again. I would like to approach my parish priests about the course, if this is ok?

260 - Julia M.

I am finding your Bible Timeline course riveting and energising. I found your Bible Timeline course EXHILARATING, EXCITING and EXHAUSTING, but exhausting in a good way!

In response to the question prior to the start of the course, I wrote that my knowledge of the Bible was fair, but as soon as the course started, I realised my knowledge of the Old Testament was weak! It was limited to Genesis - the Creation & Fall, the story of Cain & Abel, of Esau and Jacob etc, and some other stories from various books of the Old Testament, but these were not set in context. I had such limited understanding of the big picture.

I was familiar with the statement that one cannot make sense of Jesus without knowledge of the Old Testament, and that one cannot make sense of the Old Testament without Jesus. Without at least some understanding of the Covenants between God and his people, the great sweep of the story of Salvation was lost on me. I could only see the vengeful God of the Old Testament and not the God who nurtured and educated his Chosen People.

The Timeline itself is a fantastic resource and your detailed lesson notes are superb. Your faith and passionate delivery of the course were inspiring, so energising.

I loved the comedy of the shirt changes in tandem with the 12 periods studied. This caused much amusement among our Study Buddy group of 4

259 - Avril O.

I am enjoying this course very much.You were indeed chosen by God to simplify the bible for people like me and many others who have been struggling. May God continue to bless you and Janet.

Ten years ago, I recorded some personal goals that I had aimed to achieve. Among these, was my spiritual goal of getting to understand the Bible. Fortunately, one blessed morning during the Covid 19 pandemic, my dear friend who happened to be my study buddy for this course what sapped me to inform me about this course. Later in the day, we had a phone conversation when she explained that I had missed Session# 1. I was not daunted by this. In fact I was eager to learn and nurture an intimate relationship with God. My excitement heightened when I further learnt that the course study was based on the Old Testament which I found to be rather boring to read and difficult to understand.

Wow, it was a dream come true after evaluating my six weeks virtual bible study experience. Mauro, you have erased my fear! You are indeed a charismatic leader and a dynamic teacher. You made learning fun and exciting with your strategy of contacting our study buddy to discuss the questions that were posed. Your lessons were carefully planned for each session and reference literature shared with students. Your ability to take us on the biblical, historical journey was phenomenal, especially when you dressed in your coloured shirt to highlight the different periods. It was amazing, travelling with you on this unpredictable journey that awakened my senses.

Additionally, your choice of backdrop picture for your live sessions enhanced your delivery at motivating my presence in class each week. I also admired when you took the opportunity to commend your lovely wife, Janet, for her continued

support. Added to your lectures, your zoom sessions at the end of the lessons were very interactive as you made yourself available to address our concerns. We were also able to see some of our bible study -mates and to learn from the question and answer sessions. I am hoping to continue in 2021 by God's grace.

You have done a great job and I wish to offer praises and God's continued blessings to you and your lovely wife Janet. Have a Christ- centered Christmas. I am taking this opportunity to thank you for inspiring me with your biblical teaching. I have since purchased the Great Adventure Catholic Bible and have received the notes that you have sent to me. I am devoting some time to revise my notes and read my bible for clearer understanding in my effort to build an intimate relationship with God. God's richest blessings and stay healthy and safe as I look forward to continue my bible study with you in 2021.

258 - Maureen R.

I don't even know where to begin thanking you for providing such an excellent course. I now have a much clearer idea of Salvation History and a deeper understanding of The Bible.

Your planning was meticulous and the "homework" you set us was manageable and helped us prepare for the vast amount of information you gave us in each session. Your delivery was always enthusiastic and everything you said was clear and easy to follow and understand.

Your enthusiasm for your ministry was obvious as was your deep love of God. I look forward to joining you again for future courses you plan to offer.

257 - Mary K.

Thank you for running a wonderful course and creating a framework which has enabled me to have more clarity on the huge and complex subject of salvation history. The Bible Timeline chart is an incredible document, pulling together so many religious, secular, political and geographical threads in a concentrated form. This has enabled me to look at the Old Testament with more confidence. You have helped me to see the whole story in a clearer context, which I do not think I would ever have achieved otherwise

Your personal warmth, humour, enthusiasm and dedication to your ministry made the course enjoyable and rewarding.

Thank you also to Janet for her 'behind the scenes' work and technical support. God bless you both and wishing you every success with future courses.

256 - Maria L.

Thank you so much for your wonderful course! It was great to finally understand the Salvation story. As a catholic I knew the New Testament quite well, but did not really fully understand how the Old Testament stories fitted into the whole picture! I am now enthused to read the 'Walking With God' book and use it along with the 'Great Adventure Bible' to go over each period again! Your course notes have been invaluable.

Each week, I really looked forward to hearing about the next period of the course and loved your witt and enthusiam in your delivery. It was almost magical listening to your amazing Italian accent!' Thank you also to Janet, who although unseen on the course, played an important part in the background! I hope and pray that you both thrive in your ministry and may God Bless you both!

255 - Susan H.

I have enjoyed this course so much. As a 'new catholic' I have learnt so much. I can only say the delivery, the structure and the knowledge has kept me fascinated throughout. Thank you for this brilliant course. As a fairly new catholic I found it so very helpful, seeing who fits in where.

I am a teacher myself (adults) mental health tutor and would like to say how much I enjoyed not only the content, but your delivery too.

254 - Caroline D.

I just wanted to say a big thank you for this course. I'm very excited about my journey throughout the course, and I'm grateful for the exercises pre course as this will help gain a deeper understanding.

I was very interested to learn of your organization and what you do, and I think the idea of a timeline to use as a structure in especially the Old Testament will be invaluable to me.

I am learning so much from your course. It is excellent.

253 - Dorinda C.

I really enjoyed the Bible Timeline Course and learned so much about the narrative story of the Bible through attending the course.

I am very grateful to Mauro for organising and delivering this course as he is an excellent speaker and has a gift for presenting the material in a very clear and easy to understand manner.

The course has really helped to enhance my prayer life and inspired me to go deeper in my understanding of the Bible.

252 - Joana S.

Thank you so very much for the impressive course you led about the bible timeline chart. I was amazed about how much I learned and how easy it was to follow each week.

I must say that I wasn't quite sure what I was going to find in the first session but the way you structured the course, all the resource and recommended reading, and the way you presented everything made me very eager about joying your every Wednesday. And what a pleasure it was!

Personally, the time needed to go through the recommended readings for the next session was a bit much, but I decided to offer that time to the Lord in exchange for other things and the rewards of this choice were immense! Again, I can only thank you for offering this course for free and for all your efforts in making it so rich in content.

Furthermore, I'd like to make myself available to share your ministry and courses at my parish.

251 - Teresa H.

Thank you so much for putting on this course. I have certainly learnt more about the Old Testament. The Bible timeline chart is a must to accompany the course. I didn't realise I knew so little. As a reader at our Church, I find now the readings from the Old Testament I read at Mass make more sense as I understand what the Israelites were going through at that time and I now know more about the prophets.

Well done for your presentation. I was hooked and couldn't wait until the next session.

You have such enthusiasm and your faith shines through. I would certainly recommend this course.

250 - Deirdre D.

I have been very impressed with your professionalism and warm and natural manner, Mauro, and feel confident that if I follow your course to the end, I will definitely come to understand the bible more fully. Thank you it was an excellent introduction.

249 - Sheila S.

Thank you for a wonderful teaching session this evening . I am starting to get things so much more into perspective than before. The Old Testament was always a mystery to me but now I am starting to appreciate it all so much better

I found this a wonderful course and have learnt so much compared to what I learnt at school. I don't want to be unappreciative of what my teachers did for us then . We did not have the benefits of computers & videos, but your timeline course has put it all into a much better perspective.

You have taught us not only the facts spanning a huge period of time and giving us such a good historical background to all the events, but also a very good appreciation of the leaders and prophets and spiritual aspects.

I especially enjoyed the periods on the Messianic Fulfillment and The Church with your teaching on John, Peter and Paul .

Several things have clicked into place for me and it has stimulated my interest for more knowledge and more appreciation.

I thought that the way you presented the course was really excellent and thank you for sending us an email every week giving us the home prep and the Wednesday reminder .

The only thing I was not very happy with were the questions you asked . I could hardly answer any of them. I was depressed by this but am trying not to dwell on it as it might detract too much from my appreciation of the whole thing .

You said that you would like to meet us all sometime. Couldn't we meet some time in Westminster? As you probably know, there are meeting rooms not far from the Cathedral. Obviously it couldn't be till the Pandemic is better controlled .

248 - Zina N.

I attended the free 7 week online Bible Timeline Course in November 2020 run by Mauro Iannicelli and was overwhelmed with joy and excitement at the study method used to explain the 12 eras of the Bible using colour coded methodology, which is perfect for someone like myself who is dyslexic. Dyslexic people use colours a lot when they are studying - for example, I need to highlight a lot of things as a learning mechanism. Using colour schemes help me to memorise or remember stories and events and helps me to put things into sequence or into a logical order.

Mauro's teaching was excellent. Thorough, precise, and logical. He was able to explain the Bible in ordinary everyday language. No previous academic knowledge is required.However, I am currently studying Theology and found this Bible Timeline course absolutely invaluable for it has enabled me to understand my Theology course with much more clarity. Everything starts to make sense.

I am over the moon at what I have learnt, so much so, that I chose to purchase the Bible Timeline Chart, which is an invaluable guideline chart, the book "Walking with God: A Journey through the Bible" - which is an excellent summary and commentary on the key events of the Bible and as a gift, I have received The Great Adventure Catholic Bible - which is so much more than just a Bible. It is a good quality study Bible (one can research more about it on YouTube).

This is probably going to sound too good to be true, but I can honestly say, that this was one of the best courses I have ever attended and it has changed my life in opening my heart and mind to the deep riches contained in the bible, a clearer understanding of our historical Catholic roots as well as a deeper personal relationship with our Father in Heaven, his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

247 - Samantha M.

I would just like to say how much I am enjoying the sessions. You are a great presenter who makes the sessions easy to understand and follow and I am getting a lot out of them.

I have always found the bible a bit overwhelming and confusing but you are making it really easy to understand and logical. After every session I am full of joy and eager to share with my family what I have learnt so I would just like to say a big thank you for all the time and effort that you put into this.

246 - Spiridiona W.

Thank you very much for such an inspiring session. You are giving us a good outlook on the revelation of our catholic faith. Well done for a passing on your faith in such a remarkable presentation.

245 - Josephine L.

Thank you so much for this interesting and informative course. I have learnt far more in 8 weeks than I would have thought possible. Despite attending catholic schools my knowledge of the bible was sadly lacking and in particular the Old Testament. I now realise how important it is. I feel that only knowing the New Testament is like starting to read a novel in the middle of the story rather than at the beginning. This course has encouraged me to know more and I am enthralled when reading the bible now.

Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation, clear explanations and good humour. I pray that God will continue to bless you and your wife, Janet and your ministry. The fact that your courses are free of charge is a blessing to those of us who are on a tight budget. I am a trainer for the Hospitalite Notre Dame de Lourdes and Pilgrimage Co-ordinator. If you ever come to Lourdes I would be more than happy to be your guide and share my knowledge of Lourdes and St. Bernadette with you.

244 - Bridget H.

You're unique style of teaching is charming and clear. There is a huge amount to cover and you (together with Jeff Cavins concept) provide a comprehensive path through the Scriptures.

The pace is fast and at times I fear I will not keep up, but I know I can absorb the spirit of the sessions and learn to listen to God at the same time as listening to you and following the sessions.

243 - Rita J.

It was very interesting, clear and informative. It was interesting how you explained Humanity's love of Adam & Eve ie marriage is/should be like Divinity's and the Love within the Trinity and that a marriage would be enhanced if both parties had this understanding.

242 - Jennifer A.

This was a very interesting course. I have done many Bible courses before but this one has been the best. As our presenter you've made the sessions very easy to follow. You were always punctual and well prepared to deliver the sessions. In addition, you sent the preparation work way in advance so that we could get ourselves acquainted with readings beforehand.

I was particularly overwhelmed with the way you made the Old Testament so easy to follow and understand. I liked the way you broke up the events in sections on the TimeLine Chart. I've been struggling to comprehend some of the events in this book and now, I'm delighted to announce that you have transformed my apprehensiveness of this section of the Bible.

I can now relate to these events in this section of the Bible in a more meaningful and intriguing manner. I can also share my experience with my friends and candidates in my confirmation class and encourage them to participate in future courses.

Finally, thank God for your deep spirituality and for imparting you with the wealth of knowledge for this Bible Course and what is more important you gave it free of charge. I am eagerly awaiting the courses in 2021.May God bless you and Janet as you continue to work tirelessly in his vineyard.

241 - Claudio B.

Your course has been incredible. I understand there is much more to say, but it is precious to know the time line of the Bible. It really gave me an additional pair of glasses to read the Bible in the correct context. As you said, the Story of salvation is our history, it's just not chronological (we might feel like David when we are teenagers and like Israelites in the desert when we are young adults, even if the desert wanderings occurred before David). It is important, therefore, to know the Story of the Bible also narratively so that you can better read the scriptures in the moments of your life.

Also your past impressed me: the fact that you tested your vocation in the seminary and after four years took your decision for a different path. I also wonder about this paths for the future and I am in the process of testing of possible career path. Thank you very much for your course, I really enjoyed it and it has been very useful. In the future, I will gradually work on the material that you suggest to learn step by step something more. If I can come up with some contacts or skills that might help you, I won't hesitate contacting you.

240 - Jolanta E.

The session was really clear and the imagery links between the trees (knowledge and Jesus' tree) and explanation of the flood were really excellent and helpful.

Ian Edwards Feedback: We found the course really enjoyable, informative and think that it was a great initiative for our diocese to have taken part in. I'd also like to thank you Mauro Iannicelli for the time and effort you have put into creating and running this course together with the enthusiasm you brought to it. It can't have been easy running an online event like this over a seven week period. Your efforts in this ministry of Evangelisation are much appreciated.

Fr Chris Vipers response: Thank you so much for your very affirming and gracious email. I am delighted to hear that both of you found the Bible Time Line course so very stimulating. Your experience is, I know, echoed by many others.Please keep Mauro in your prayers.

239 - Jocelyn R.

Christopher and I are enjoying your course very much. Until now I have found the Bible indigestible at times and have rather given up on it! You are making everything wonderfully clear. I can't believe how much we are learning from you!

We shall miss you when the course comes to an end. We've told a friend of ours about the course. He is a Franciscan friar currently studying at the Gregorian University in Rome. Huge thanks to you and to Janet for a really amazing insight into the story of Salvation History.

You have brought to life all those biblical characters of whom we knew all too little.

And you have clarified the connection between the Old and New Testaments and given us a little understanding of God's unceasing efforts to bring ALL His children safely to everlasting life with Him in Heaven.

238 - Elaine M.

What an awesome experience the bible timeline has been! I wonder if you could target schools with this wonderful history course in addition to Parishes. I only wish that I had seen it sooner! What a revelation!! It was so good, I want to repeat it, and do it all over again! :) No joke!

It has been a very enlightening experience! You have brought the bible to life for me and given me more of a thirst to find out more. I can't thank you enough!

Your humour has been great to watch too and brought a lovely light touch of fun. Thanks a million!

God bless you! Warmest wishes for a very blessed Advent and beyond with beautiful Janet and your ministry! I have saved the dates in my diary for your forthcoming teaching on prayer etc and I look forward to future events! :)

237 - Frances H.

As a Catholic, when I was at school, we were taught the Latin Mass, the Sacraments and the New Testament. We knew stories about the Creation, Adam and Eve, David and Goliath, the Ten Commandments, but we did not study the Bible in any detail. Since then I have tried reading the Bible but found it difficult.

However, the Bible Timeline Course devised by Jeff Cavins and presented so eloquently by you has enthralled me. I have looked forward to each presentation and I have recognised Old Testament readings in the Mass. It has made me want to study the Bible more. I intend keeping Wednesdays free for the courses in 2021.

236 - Lisa T.

I sincerely thank my friend for sending this course information and encouraging me to participate in it. I also express my deepest gratitude to you for your time, patience, humour and energy that you have exhibited during these seven sessions.

235 - John C.

Thank you for putting together such an interesting and informative course. It allowed me to have a more meaningful insight into the readings at mass and a greater understanding of the Old Testament.

Your enthusiasm and passion to ensure the participants understood the bible stories during the on line course resulted in the hour and a half speeding by with important messages reinforced in your study notes and the Bible Timeline Chart.

234 - Maria V.

My impressions of the course so far are positive. Your manner is open and informative without being preachy. The colour of the shirts is a quirky extra to emphasise the period which we are studying in each session, so also good, keeping it light and amusing.

Your proposal to run the course at Easter next year is a good one, which I hope many parishes will consider. Fr Tony Thomas, the assistant to Fr Norbert would be interested I think. We got half way through Jeff Cavins course before the lockdown stopped proceedings in March. Your on-line course is easier to organise in these restricted times, and it is more flexible allowing people to catch up if they miss a session, or to go back over something if part of the evenings broadcast is missed, using teaching notes or recordings.

233 - Sue O.

Thanks Mauro for this 'potted' version of the Bible Timeline. It is excellant for me as it provides an easily digested overview of the full version course I did several years ago and is a good refresher course.

On a personal note I am very much enjoying your presentations. If I may be so bold... your presentation this evening was a lovely combination of the factual and lightheartedness. I came away with a big smile on my face.

232 - Ghislein D.

Thank you Very much for another interesting and inspiring session of the Bible timeline course. I really look forward to a Wednesday and thoroughly enjoying every bit of it!!

I have always wanted to know more about the bible but haven't had the motivation to read it.

You have put a amazing new dimension and have captivated a sustained interest.

Your amazing biblical time line course had awakened a thirst for knowing the Bible better and I'm very keen on reading and absorbing your notes even more during this lockdown

231 - Pauline O.

I have learnt so much from you already, the marriage link of Adam and Eve to The Trinity. As a Catechist we have always used the wedding at Cana to explain the Sacrament of marriage. I will be telling my lead Catechist of your link when are ever allowed to meet to consider the next course. Your explanation of circumcision, I had never understood it before. The detail you go into is so good, thank you, for bringing it all to a level I can understand. So many books I try to read use big words I have a dictionary beside me to look them up, which constantly distracts from the text. Its so good to understand what I am being told, I am loving it.

Mauro, As you spoke I decided the amount I would give, before you gave the resource options. The amount I am donating is what I wanted to donate with or without the recourses. Thank you for your insight and enthusiasam.

230 - Doreen M.

Thank you for organising this course. It is absolutely what I have been asking the Lord for; to know and understand the bible more and specifically how am I going to do it when I never seem to have time? This is it!! You have made it so easy to follow and understand. I am thirsty for more!

229 - Linda K.

I truly learnt so much about the structure of the bible and the continuity of God's message throughout history from doing this course. It helped me to connect the dots and make sense of the entire bible at long last. This is a most invaluable gift and it has set me on a much more confident footing with everything in the entire Bible.

228 - Jenny B.

Thank you Mauro. I am enjoying the course - I have already learned a lot and your wonderful sincerity and enthusiasm are really inspiring.

Thank you for a wonderful and informative course which has provided me with a 'key' to reading the bible and increasing my knowledge of salvation history. The course provided exactly what you said at the beginning - your presentation was excellent.

Straight forward, informative but easy for follow although you provided us with many opportunities to reflect and deepen our knowledge and understanding.

227 - Alina K.

I just want to say how much I have been enjoying the course. I have found it informative, encouraging and enlightening. I have already told friends about the upcoming course in Easter 2021.

Please send us a reminder closer to the time. I just wanted to ask about friends in Europe who want to participate and even as far afield as Australia

226 - Veronica B.

Many thanks for your recent, most enjoyable Bible Timeline course. A definite refreshing and renewing capsule of Old Testament complexities!

Recollections too, of the vivid pictorial teachings from my Children's Bible which are forever imprinted in memory, as commented and shared with 'study buddy'!

Your enthusiasm, sense of humour and passion for Jesus delivered simply and joyfully.

God Bless you and Janet in the growth of your Ministry.

225 - Angela P.

Thank you so much for this course. I have now caught up with the two missed sessions and learnt more about the bible than in my whole life. It is extraordinary how much information is in each session and yet it does not feel overwhelming.

With many thanks for such a helpful course and it is so easy to listen to as you bring a lightness of touch (I love the change of shirts).

224 - Ethel L.

It was amazing . Thank you for the tips that we would be able to understand it more quickly. I am now more interested to know more about the bible and how to share it to others as well .

223 - Michael M.

I enjoy my participation in your weekly bible class. As a 68 year old catholic who has always struggled to understand the Old Testament I must tell you that this course has given me several new insights already!

222 - Pauline R.

I am totally enjoying the course and want you to know your delivery is perfect and easy to follow. My sister Patricia Farrell in USA has also become one of your members and she is blown away by it.

221 - Sara C.

Thank you very much for this wonderful Bible course. It is exactly what I was looking for in this moment, a time line, and it came to me at the right time (surprise, surprise of course we know nothing is a coincidence!)... incredible, really.

I would love to tell my parish priest about it. My parish is Holy Ghost in Balham, and the priests are Fr Richard and Fr Giovanni. You are doing an amazing job. Many many thanks

220 - Angie B.

Thank you so much Mauro for this course - to me, it is the best way of understanding the Bible, honestly. I didn't know much about the Old Testament before but this course has given me more knowledge that whenever I hear or read some excerpts or out of context from the Bible, e.g. Scripture reading or readings at Holy Mass etc. - I now have an idea which period it is, and thus understands them even more.

Moreover, I am soooo glad that I have participated this course; it made me want to read the Bible more and deeper. Every Catholic should know the history of our salvation - how God love us so much since from the beginning and have never give up on us - the greatest love story of all time!

219 - Bess T.

I just wanted to say how helpful I found the Bible Timeline Course. In particular it plugged the huge gaps in my Biblical knowledge and I began to make sense of the Bible as a coherent overview. I hadn't realised for instance that the reason the Israelites ended up in Egypt was to do with Joseph and the famine! Linking up to the Bible Timeline Map was really helpful in constructing that overview too. I learnt a lot which was very useful, e.g last month I took a course given by a Protestant Christian which was grounded in Scripture and was delighted to find I knew the answer when she asked what had happened at the walls of Jericho, thanks to the course. The explanations given were very clear and thorough and the exposition of the materials, well organised.

218 - Elisabeth K.

I just wanted to let you know I think it's phenomenal. I don't always find understanding our faith easy and your explanations are an immense help. Thank you so much!

217 - Anne T.

I want to say thank you for the Bible timeline course. It has been amazing and riveting, and because it was done so efficiently and thoughtfully, I have learned so much. What once was bits and pieces, and passages from the Old Testament and the New, you have strung it all together and shown how all of the Bibles is the story of mankind, and Gods ultimate love for us, and his desire for us to love him.

Thank you for your ministry, thank you that you said 'yes' to Gods calling, and if others can get a sliver of the love of God through the Bible, then keep spreading the word through this ministry.

216 - Ken R.

Just a short note to say that I have attempted to read the Bible on a few occasions and listened to it on tape a few years ago.

I started your course sceptically, feeling that I would listen to the first couple of sessions and more than likely give up after these. I have, however, found your talks both interesting and very informative and look forward to listening to all your sessions.

215 - Phil B.

Excellent course! Very clear audio/visuals and the teaching is very accessible and engaging. Can't wait for next instalment! Your course is bringing me so much closer to the Bible.

The Old Testament has always felt rather remote for me, but I'm really starting to connect with it now, so thank you! I'm also excited about future courses you mentioned - especially the Bible and the Mass - it sounds great.

214 - Sharon W.

Just to let you know I am absolutely loving the course and your course notes really enrich what you are saying. This is really opening my eyes.

213 - Christine A.

I have been looking for something like your course for many years as this was what I was lacking, the knowledge and understanding of the Bible and when Ive tried to read it, I couldn't make sense of it and it being so large too.

A friend told me about this course and I was delighted to try it out, it is fantastic that you deliver it free of charge too which is why i wanted to donate some money at least for the notes which is a great idea! I felt you mixed the delivery of the course with humour and solemnity, it helped me that you said a prayer beforehand and at the end as I always panic that I'm not going to understand things, but your prayer at the beginning put me at ease in trusting in the Holy Spirit.

It was delivered at the right pace and I liked the way you had pictures and the colour of your shirts changing etc. I learned so much from the course that now at mass I understand the readings and I have a picture in my head of that time from your account of the narrative of the Bible. It has helped me so much and it's helping me to be a better Christian too.

This is because of your explanation of the prophets and people that were here before Jesus and I could see a pattern in the way God works and how we are so frail and weak but that God loves us so much anyway and is always there to help us and give us chance after chance so thank you so much. Understanding this from the Old Testament was like a revelation for me as I have never understood this before. It has truly changed my life as a Christian and my outlook on daily life so thank you so much again.

212 - Evelyn K.

Just want to say how much I really enjoyed the Zoom bible timeline course with you Mauro! I've learnt a lot and it's helped me to read the Old Testament in context. I think every Catholic should do this course - it will help a lot in deepening our faith!

211 - Joyce P.

I'm just loving this course so far, and we are only at the introductory stage. I'm sitting down reading my Bible once more, and discovering the teachings of our Saviour.

I've read the preparation notes, and have written my answers, and will discuss further with my Buddy.

210 - Margaret H.

The method you use really brings out the story and yes you are right it is exciting and so profound. our explanation is easily understood. Tempo is just right not rushing but giving us time to assimilate the meaning of the main points in the passages of Genesis. I'm looking forward to our next session, and I think it's a good idea to prepare during the week so that we can enter more fully into the sessions.

209 - Raqs L.

I deeply admire you both for your amazing work! Every session is super enlightening and powerful!

Last night, Joseph's wonderful story made me cry and I thought of Jesus life story too.

All your questions were so clever and it touches my heart especially this question; My answer was speak/pray to Our Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit

Will definetly support your ministry. Thank you again for all the teaching - so much lesson to learn and put them into practice and to share to others.

208 - Raquel D.

Thank you for your amazing work and dedication. May our Lord Jesus Christ lift your ministry to reach out to more people like me who have wanting to know more about the Bible and our catholic faith.

207 - Jenny S.

I had originally planned to do the course at my parish which was cancelled due to lockdown.

I have read the Bible before and of course heard it throughout my life during daily Mass over the years.

I found your course helped to develop the entire story of Salvation History and the need to trust in God come what may.

It has made sense of things and helped me to understand individual readings as I never did before.

Your passion and enthusiasm for your life, your marriage, the word of God and His Holy Church is inspirational during the times in which we are living and I thank you for making it so enjoyable. I will pray for you and your mission.

206 - Diana B.

I continue to enjoy the way you present the course, as well as - the new knowledge I am gaining (e.g. Shem's offspring and Ham's offspring) - the way you relate the learning to Catholic life.

Thank you for the engaging way in which you have led and accompanied participants, via YouTube, through the Bible Timeline Course.

You wanted the sessions to be not just informational, but transformational; you shared some of your own story, to help with this; you generously offered preparatory study and questions for each session. All this underlines your commitment to the people studying the course. As a Reader at Mass, experiencing this course has really deepened my knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament. There have also been very valuable insights into the New Testament, including that very important quotation from St. Thomas Aquinas.

205 - Olivia R.

Please encourage Mauro that his course is wonderful and we laughed out loud at his wonderful shirt changes! What a lovely ministry you have.

204 - Josie B.

Excellent presentation, well put together, not too wordy, followed it very easily, your tone and pitch are perfect, look forward to joining the next sessions

203 - Maria J.

Notes - fantastic - so helpful, well laid out and good summaries as well as deeply insightful.

Weekly sessions - myself and now my son Rupert too, have been really enjoying! I laugh each session and we are often in awe at God's incredible goodness and wonder at the insights. We have been intrigued at the types you reveal guiding our minds to Jesus! Helpful range of your direct teaching, some visual main points and the questions you pose.

202 - Eileen R.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, learned alot from it. I suspect we differ markedly theologically, I am a liberal feminist. But we all belong together and want to know more about the Bible, so many thanks for the course

201 - Breeda B.

Thank you Mauro. I really enjoyed each of the 7 sessions. Not only was it so very informative but also entertaining. I looked forward in anticipation to each session. It was easy to follow and the colour chart a great advantage. I also benefited from having purchased the book Walking with God and look forward to using my precious new bible. I do intend to revisit the videos once the Christmas period has passed.

I highly recommend this course and would repeat it myself if the opportunity arose.

200 - Kevin M.

This is the 2nd time I have done the Bible Timeline Course. The first being a few months earlier. I decided to embark on this journey for a 2nd time as I felt there was so much valuable content in the course that I could not absorb it all the first time. I did the course with a number of people from my parish home group.

I coordinated a Zoom so that we could discuss the study buddy questions together. This Zoom carried on after the live stream ended so we can take some time to share our thoughts on what we had heard and to wrestle with themes that arose. I am grateful to Mauro and his ministry for putting such a fantastic course together and I look forward to participating in future courses.

199 - Ann Theresa D.

Thank you for running the Bible Timeline Course. I have always struggled with the Old Testament but you made it come alive. You presented the Course in a humorous and enlightening way and so have inspired me to delve further into the Supplemental Books.

I have the Bible Timeline Chart and the amazing Great Adventure Bible which should be of help. Even when problems occurred you remained upbeat.

I particularly liked your whimsical way of dealing with the colour coding of the Course. I hope you will get your wish and Janet will allow you to wear your orange shirt more often!!

198 - Beatrice N.

Thank you very much Mauro and Janet for this course, it is an amazing experience. You have made so easy to follow, it is fun too! It's a great opportunity to be finally engaged in understanding the Bible!!

I would like to buy the full package to refresh my Bible studies regularly and gain confidence for evangelisation. Can I please pay in three installments? Thank you for your dedication and support. God bless you abundantly. I pray that one day I can teach others just like you do Mauro.

197 - Christine G.

I am enjoying your course so very much and am looking forward every week to wednesday eve! As a Catholic we didn't study the Old Testament at school and so you are filling in all the gaps for me. I am learning such a lot

196 - Peter S.

Just to say a huge thank you for what you are doing. The course is brilliant! What has helped me, is buying the Timeline Chart and Walking with God book and as you emphasise, the preparatory work really helps to get the message home

Thanks for another great presentation last night. I have been over my notes again this morning - it is amazing how the story of Genesis opens up and its many messages to us and its resonance in the New Testament.

195 - Nava Y.

A very concise course that takes you through the whole Bible. You need to buy the bible chart for to follow the course. I am not a Catholic and found this course open to everyone, whatever denomination you belong to.

Mauro is quite entertaining at times yet very serious and knowledgeable. Will recommend this course. Do tell your friends and family. A very concise course that takes you through the whole Bible.

194 - Alicia Mary C.

I am 67 years old still trying to Learn. You are very clear and very organised and most important of all simple in your wonderful teaching.

I know you know the bible very well and comfortable with your knowledge that is why you can teach well

193 - Garth T.

I'm really enjoying the course, it's helping me greatly. I was ordained deacon 14 years ago and studied scripture at seminary and in various ways since then.

At the moment a group from my parish are reading the Bible in a Year. I've always found putting things into context or a timeline difficult however this course has opened my eyes in so many ways.

192 - John Mario M.

Many thanks to you and Janet for your highly informative and inspirational online course.

As promised, the course provided the main narrative and timeline from the fall of Adam to the sacrifice freely given by our Blessed Lord. But especially focused on how a loving and forgiving father patiently renewed his covenant each time it was repeatedly broken by the indifference of the human race.

Then God himself making the ultimate sacrifice, when our blessed lord, the second person of the Holy Trinity was crucified for our salvation.

I now see the Holy Bible as an assembly of evidence rather like a legal bundle, where the main books compare to the barristers case and the other books provide the evidence supporting the case.

191 - David G L.

As a result of your most enjoyable and illuminating discussion I ordered the Great Adventure Catholic Bible which arrived this afternoon along with the Timeline chart and Walking with God. I am enclosing pictures of the Bible I was given when I retired 25 years ago which I took out to try and do some of the preparation you set. What a difference to the new Bible which I look forward to using and sharing with my daughter in law who is not a Catholic but very religious and has joined us at mass on special celebrations or when we are on holiday.

It is a pleasure to be able to help someone with such an import mission as you and Janet have taken on.I have found it just so informative and enjoyable. I also love listening to your Italian accent and ways.

190 - Barbara H.

We had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Cavins around 6 years ago when he was promoting the Bible Timeline in Liverpool, I thought the idea of a Bibe Timeline very exciting (we bought the package)

I was so pleased when a friend of mine told me of this course.You bring it to life in such a lovely friendly and knowledgeable way, I laugh out loud at the shirt antics. You've got it nailed, the breakout chats with a buddy and the pre reading materials and your lovely style of delivery, the information is not too much to absorb.

You're a natural for internet teaching. Its on the Old Testament! Your course is really deepening what we had studied so far and will enhance our next year study. Well-done to both of you, keep up the good work.

189 - marie C.

I have learnt so much and I love the structured approach which really enables me to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible

188 - Janet D.

I am really enjoying the course. I have bought the Walking with God book, which is so insightful, also the Adventure Bible which really helps.

187 - Neville D.

I have completed the course with Jeff Cavins (video) a few year ago. Your course is reinforcing my understanding, thank you

186 - Chona M.

I would like to express my gratitude to all the presentations you do for free. It has all been clear and excellent, well-structured narration of the Holy Bible. I have registered for the course last year and my payment was credited back due to the pandemic. I was the one who was asking you on the possibility of conducting it online

185 - Ivor P.

I am a student of the Bible Timeline course, and I am thoroughly spiritually fed and nourished. Plan to write a short article about how your course is maintaining and increasing the faith of Catholics.

184 - Annne B.

What an enjoyable way to learn about God's approach to humanity through the ages, most of which I never knew or realised in its historical context. I particularly liked the timelines so we could see at a glance who was ruling in this period and where the chosen people were at the time.

Also I enjoyed Mauro's way of explaining God's covenants with his people and how and when they obeyed or broke these covenants and the consequences. A real eye-opener.

183 - Jim H.

I just wanted to thank you again for the Bible Timeline course before Christmas. You did an amazing job of presenting the course and it was very enlightening.

182 - Harry I.

Excellent presentations each week.I am growing in knowledge of the Holy Bible thanks to you.

For the next course starting around Easter 2021 please let me have the products to approach our parish priest Christopher Findlay-Wislon at St. Joseph & St. Walburga & Our Lady of Fatima churches in Poole, Dorset.In the interim I shall email Fr Chris this evening to let him know how valuable the Bible Study is proving. God bless and please keep up the great work.

You are gifted. I enjoyed the 7 week Bible Course very much. It was inspirational and afforded me a much better and fuller understanding of both Testaments especially the Old Testament. It was presented in a very well thought out and logical manner using the Bible Time Line showing David's Line. It was beneficial signing up for the preparation notes and the follow up course notes. Would recommend it to all ages. Thank you Mauro. Harry

181 - Angela E.

I just want to thank you for a truly fantastic course.. I enjoyed it very much, your enthusiasm and clear delivery made each session an absolute joy and helped me no end to improve my knowledge of the Old Testament.

I will miss my Wednesday evenings with you and am very much looking forward to the courses you have planned for 2021.

180 - Sandra M.

I am a cradle catholic, my faith and going to Holy Mass has always been very special to me, what a gift. Like many people of my generation we didn't get chance to study the Bible.

Thank you for walking us through Jeff Cavins Bible Timeline Study, and for your humour which is a nice light hearted touch

179 - Anne Marie O.

Thankyou so much for delivering the bible course for us. I thorI planned on knitting my cardigan while playing the course in the background but I must say the tonight's sessions was so engaging that I didn't do many stitchesoughly enjoyed it. It was easy to understand and enjoyed the little bit of humour you added to it.

178 - Ann Elizabeth B.

Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity offering this course to us free of charge.

177 - Joy W.

I am finding the sessions very educational, informative and exciting! Looking forward to the next one and the shirt that will come with it! So proud to know that you were once a fellow St Edward the Confessor Golders Green parishioner.

176 - Colin and Margaret S.

We enjoyed this session again and it is amazing how we have known a lot of the stories but not in the chronological order you explained. So thank you for your hard work. We will speak to our parish priest and tell him how it has helped us, we already have great ambassadors in our parish, Keith and Mary Taylor, who were probably involved with getting Fr Ralph Candy putting it in our newsletter. I am sure you will be greatly rewarded in heaven for all the work you are doing.

175 - Geraldine R.

Brilliant And all very clear thank you so much.

Very Blessed to have heard your teaching tonight Mauro.I did this course about 5 years ago in my church and couldn't wait to do it again.You have enriched it for me,thank you so much.

174 - Mary T.

Thank you so much for teaching this course. It has been a real pleasure to be with you each week.

Besides learning such a useful Bible overview, I have often shared with my family how much you have made me laugh - I won't forget your shirts!

173 - Seamus B.

Thank you for all of the good work. Please keep me informed of future courses. This course is very good with lots of information. Best wishes to you in your work and May God Bless you in abundance.

172 - John-Adrian P.

Great initiative. I've seen this attempted by others and those didn't intrigue me nor detail the structure anywhere near as well, hence I didn't pursue them.

171 - Liza V.

Thank you for a very informative session yesterday evening. Thank you for a very informative session yesterday evening. Looking forward to completing the many gaps in my knowledge about the bible.

170 - Trevor L.

It was so good to learn about salvation history, to understand how the Old Testament fits in with the New Testament, and how prophesises have been fulfilled.

This gives greater meaning and understanding to the readings at Mass. We are so glad we took part in this course and are encouraged to study the bible in more detail now that the Bible Timeline has been clearly explained.

Mauro's presentations were both informative and entertaining, The thought behind the presentations and the materials provided by Mauro were much appreciated.

169 - Ola A.

Thank you for the lovely session and this has got me interested reading more from the Bible as I read the Bible

every morning and night. but will like to expand more from this course

168 - Annette S.

Dear Mauro, thank you for the Bible course you are delivering to us from your 'capsule'? Thus far it has been succinct, interesting and enlightening and I'm certain it will be so till the end of the course.

167 - Jessica C.

I was very happy when I saw an advert for your course so decided to join in to your online classes. I am very grateful to you and your wife for running the course and just wanted to say that you are doing an amazing job.

166 - Alexcontrera C.

Enjoying the course very much! Getting to understand the Genesis much better. May your gift of evangelisation be blessed by our Heavenly Father.

165 - Elspeth R.

I wish to thank you enormously for presenting your Bible Study course in such an understandable and entertaining manner.

I may not remember everything but now the Mass readings actually make sense to me when these strange places and key figures are mentioned.

I thought your coloured shirts were such an excellent idea: the green version bursting at the buttons and I agree with your wife that the gold one was hideous.

There are plenty more colours to enable you to continue more courses. You really have transformed my knowledge so lacking for very many years and I shall perceive the history in a very different and approachable light.

164 - Sue T.

I am enjoying the sessions and your notes are very helpful. Your presentations and teachings inspired me to read the Bible now.

163 - Dorota L.

Thank you for a great course. I really enjoyed the session tonight as it was full of learning and so interesting.

I planned on knitting my cardigan while playing the course in the background but I must say the tonight's sessions was so engaging that I didn't do many stitches.

162 - Gillian A.

Thank you for a most enjoyable second session. It's helping to put things in the right chronological order for me as I would often get them a bit mixed up!

That was a great session this evening. I really enjoyed it and felt it gave me lots to think about, personally, with regard to my own relationship with God and times when I have been 'in the desert', 'in exile' and etc.

161 - Anne-Marie K.

Thanks so much, l loved the Bible timeline course! It has greatly developed my knowledge and faith and a few times spoke very deeply to my own personal circumstances, which unfortunately are very difficult at the moment. I loved your jokes and shirts but next time I think you should wear the golden shirt!!

160 - Catherine T.

Thank you so much Mauro, you made it appear so straightforward. Very much enjoyed the introductory session. I am looking forward making sense of the bible at last!

159 - Joy E.

Thank you Mauro for an awesome session. You speak clearly and attended to all my unanswered questions. The best thing I learned today is the symbolic behind the "Tree of knowledge of good and evil."

158 - Lubomira J.

I appreciate your enthusiasm, simplicity of your teaching very much. You led us through Early World in a very clear way.

157 - Mary L.

Thank you for an inspiring course. I have studied the New Testament a fair amount on my faith journey, almost 70 years.

It was great going through the narrative in the Old Testament in an easy to understand way. I have the Timeline and the book Walking with God so you have started me on a course of study which will last me a long time.

156 - Zuzana N.

I enjoyed today's session. Lovely thoughts and good questions! I liked your explanation and thank to the course I am going to start reading the Bible as the whole.

155 - Francis K.

I love the course, its all I hoped it would be.

154 - Lynn E.

I am enjoying the course very much and now look forward to hearing and trying to understand the relevance of the Old Testament readings at Mass when we are able to "get back to normal".

153 - Winnie B.

Thank you so much for this evenings course. It was informative, clearly understandable and best of all very exciting.

152 - Charlotte T.

Thank you so much for this amazing course, I'm so grateful to be able to learn so much about my faith!

151 - Ciro C.

My son and his wife have been attending your bible course over recent weeks and cannot speak highly enough of you! I am the Headmaster of a Catholic primary school (https://oakwoodschool.org.uk) and the countless commitments mean that I have not maged to follow your course. So I have purchased your videos instead.

150 - Kate S.

With 2,000 listeners you have a challenge to keep up with all of us

149 - Anne L.

Hello Mauro very informative and interesting, course taught in a non-threatening and relaxed manner. Would hope it could be advertised / raised through TBN TV freeview channel so other people could benefit. Looking forward to rest of course, r

148 - Maria P.

Brilliant and clear and thought provoking

147 - Lourdes V.

Absolutely wonderful, exciting and immensely interesting. Looking forward to the next episode

146 - Moira A.

Thank you for the explanation about the fall of Adam and Eve. I often wondered why God put that condition of forbidding them the fruit of the tree of knowledge. My understanding is much better.

145 - Berniece S.

Tonight was fantastic!! The story of the patriarchs has been my favourite since I discovered it as a child. Tonight felt like coming full circle. | I am interested in sharing this programme with the parish and will speak to my parish priest.

144 - Gosia K.

I'd like to thank you and your wife for your hard work and the great course you are teaching. I have learnt a lot!

143 - Karen G.

Thank you for a great session, very clear and informative. Can't wait for next week!

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for such an informative and fun bible study programme. I am embarrassed to say that although I am a cradle catholic, I've never read the bible, but I am thoroughly enjoying your course and reading it now, and can't believe we have done 5 weeks already!

I only know of one other person from my area who is doing the course, Ann Edwards. I'm from Crediton Parish in Devon, and we have links with the Exeter parishes. I am very interested in sharing this fantastic course with our parishioners in Crediton and Exeter and am very happy to put the idea forward to our priest. I compile our weekly newsletter, so I can promote it in that, and am happy to be involved in admin, invitations, marketing etc. Ann is the parish secretary for Crediton and Exeter University Chaplaincy. Thank you again for all you're doing - you are making it fun and real - and I LOVE the shirts! LOL!

142 - Justyna B.

I was very happy when I saw an advert for your course so decided to join in to your online classes. I am very grateful to you and your wife for running the course and just wanted to say that you are doing an amazing job.

Everything is very clear and I really like the colour coordinated shirts! I wish you all the best in this beautiful ministry and in all your life During the last session you asked if anyone has any skills they can share. I don't know if what I do can be useful in this ministry, but I thought I would let you know. I used to be an architect, but then became a self-taught graphic designer. I am designing prayer cards, mugs with bible verses, and templates for bible verse illustrations called "bible journaling". I am also designing posters for the events for my prayer group.If that could be of any use please let me know..

141 - Shilpika S.

The course was really good. It was simple and clear to understand. It was not rushed and the points were explained well.

140 - Elsbeth B.

Your presentation of Session two was very good and enlightening. It has clarified many of the gaps in my understanding of the creation. You have expounded it very well. Thank you very much.

My husband and I very much enjoy the bible study and find your presentation excellent.

139 - John R.

Thank you for a very interesting session this evening, living up to my expectations.

138 - Alice B.

Congratulations on your wonderfully clear concept and your ability to transmit information.

137 - Kasonde K.

Just to say I really enjoyed tonight's session. It was short, sharp, sweet and spiritual. An offer: if you need extra administration help, that is my area and I am happy to help where I can

136 - Claire B.

I think what you and Janet are doing a wonderful ministry and I will support your endeavour with great pleasure. Like you this course and book have changed my life. When the lockdown has ended, I ll ask you to come in our house and will invite 30 people for your day-course.

135 - Mary W.

Next we need a course on Church history!! Thanks for your instruction, humour and patience.

134 - David B.

My wife and I are enjoying your current Bible course immensely and learning a great deal from it.

133 - Sonia O.

A super talk, everything worked very well. Thank you, I can't wait for next week and love reading the book.

132 - Agnes F.

I have really enjoyed the first few sessions and find them super interesting and engaging!

131 - Francis B..

Your delivery was the right pace for me and clear. Thanks for the your hard work

130 - Christina E.

Clearly outlined, a good length, some interesting ideas and using the chart was helpful. It was what I hoped it might be, and some of the future Key Events are less familiar to me so looking forward to that.

129 - Joy B.

I would like to thank you for the enjoyable course.. I must confess I was not able to do as much reading as I wanted to before each session however you have made it easy to follow and understand the Salvation History using the colour coded Timeline Chart ..this course has helped me to understand the Bible .. how to read each book of The Old to the New Testament . Having a friend as my buddy was also very useful, we were able to do 'video calls' to discuss the questions.. I will recommend this course to friends and I hope to attend some more Bible studies.

128 - Mark H.

I am really enjoying the course and learning much from it; principally I am starting to see now, after many years, how there is a consistent narrative underpinning the OT and am foreseeing the way it flows into the NT. Please keep up the great work.

127 - Anselm O.

Thanks for the wonderful session today. I learned new things which is very good

126 - Chris F.

I would like to thank you for a wonderful course. I have got so much out of it, and you have explained the Bible with such clarity that it has really opened my eyes.

I will be able to read the the Old Testament now with a better understanding.

125 - Bernadette I.

I am really enjoying the course and learning so much from it. The whole Bible is appearing much more ordered to me now. Thank you so much for your effective teaching.

124 - Sophie L.

My husband Guillaume and myself are very pleased each week to follow your teachings. We appreciate your sense of humour as well!

123 - Christine B.

Thank you for putting on this course, I am finding it really inspiring!

I have been listening to David Suchet's reading of The Bible in One Year, each day. The Bible Timeline has really helped with my understanding and giving real meaning to the Bible texts, thank you!

122 - Elisabeth S.

Excellent session yesterday evening. I got so much from it. Thank you.

121 - daniel F.

Well-delivered, informative and inspiring! Keep it up ;) I'd like to purchase your notes but also add a donation - did you say that you would be sending a link to this effect?

120 - Ann H.

Thank you so much. The course is fantastic and I have recommended it to a few friends. I do find that sometimes the microphone slightly distorts what you are saying, particularly if you are being emphatic about something. When you were speaking about Concupiscence, I found it hard to understand what you were saying. But, otherwise fabulous and thank you again

119 - Nidhi S.

Thank you very much for your course. It was delivered very well and very professionally. You come across as very confident and steer the course well and at the same time very kind and respectful of all participants. The technology, lighting, camera, your voice, way of explaining concepts, streaming everything worked perfect.

And even though people were talking over each other in the discussion, there was a beauty and sense of fun and community in that as well. I am very happy to help if you need. This session brought smile and happiness to me even though I am not a practicing catholic. I consider myself as someone who values and respects all religions and beliefs as long as they are benefiting humankind and humanity

118 - Andrew R.

Thank you so much for your email and all the info regarding the course, which I wanted to do for more than 10 years.

117 - Ella T.

Thank you very, very much for your very informative way of teaching.

116 - Moira S.

Heartfelt Thanks. Praise God Wonderful Teaching Very clear, comprehensive

115 - James M.

I am enjoying your Bible Study Course and find it easy to follow. I can remember a lot of it for someone with a bad memory . I am also reading the book.

114 - Deborah B.

I am very much enjoying the course - it is a fantastic method of scripture teaching. Well done and thank you!

113 - Catherine and Steve C.

Thank you very much for session 2 yesterday. Despite having covered it previously in the Jeff Cavins Bible Adventure, there were so many new things to think about and reflect on, it was really interesting and good being fully immersed in Genesis. So very many thanks for a special evening for my Mum and with my Mum, as well as the great presentation.

112 - Michael L.

Enjoying the course, very informative. Keep up the good work.

111 - Caroline P.

Great session. Very helpful, simple text slides to clarify key points. One suggestion - make your discussion questions as short as possible (they are quite long and complicated!).

110 - John W.

Thank you for the bible timeline course that you have been providing. It has really benefitted my wife Rosalie and I as we are sharing bible readings together.

109 - Perpetua Filomena L.

Session 2 was very nice and clear. Your explanation was very helpful to understand the Bible. Adam and Eve sinned. Sin of anger, jealousy between Cain and Abel, sin of lust in chapter 6, so God sent flood and Noah was the only righteous person. But Noah became drunk, sin of drunkenness, sin of pride in city of Babylon.

108 - Joe C.

I am really enjoying the sessions and after many years of being a catholic, the lessons and following the chapters, Walking with God, things are clicking into place and understanding the bible more, so really appreciate your teachings.

107 - Jenny K.

My mum and I really enjoyed the first full session - very interesting, informative and easy to follow.

106 - Beth S.

Really enjoying the sessions. Very clear and interesting.

105 - Ifeoma Vera O.

Thanks very much for this wonderful knowledge you have imparted in us this evening.

104 - Nicola M.

Thank you for a very clear session. The audio and visual were good.

103 - Elizabeth H.

Thank you so much for this evening's presentation. It was so well prepared and you are so warm.

102 - Judith S.

Enjoyed the session tonight Mauro. Well done. You made me laugh with your quick shirt change :)

101 - Sylvester M.

Thanks a lot of the course and all the preparation that I am aware you have put into it.

100 - Margaret C.

VERY clear, most interesting and looking forward to next week.

Course:
Bible Timeline
When:
May 2020
Participants:
130
Location:
Live on Zoom
99 - Daniel A.

Dear Mauro, Many thanks for running such a brilliant course for these past weeks! I can't express how invaluable it has been to finally get an understanding of the Old Testament which is an area I have struggled with for so long!

Instead of just skipping the Old Testament as I once did, I now look forward to reading the wonderful stories and events it contains - many thanks Mauro for putting it all into context for me!

God bless you and wishing you all the best for your ministry.

98 - Katelyn A.

Thank you for sharing your gifts and teaching the Bible Timeline course. I've learnt so much and it has encouraged me to go deeper into understanding the Word - such a fundamental component of our faith.

Thank you especially for the detailed preparation and infectious energy you bring into your teaching, it is genuinely appreciated and well received, and helps to distil a tremendous, detailed and rich narrative into something that is understandable and easier to grasp and contextualize especially when listening to the readings at mass. Thanks so much, keep up your good work and God bless!

97 - Tim M.

Thank you ever so much for doing the course for us. Your lessons really were fantastic, and anecdotally, I cannot recall a single breakout group where people did not speak in awe of what you were doing for us all - I can recall countless lovely comments people made about you.

I was wowed by your charisma, enthusiasm and sheer joy of wanting to share the message of the Bible to us.

The course really is a fantastic way of communicating the story into digestible chunks. It seems to be a course that the less academic of us (*cough*me*cough) can utilise to anchor biblical studies and grow deeper in faith. That's not to say it lacked depth that would entertain the non-beginner, it certainly had a wealth of detail, but the delivery was not intimidating, making a beginner (like me) feel welcome.

In moments it seemed like an overwhelming amount of content to get through, but you were not without your jokes & optimism, helping us stay focussed and in tune with the narrative of the lesson. And after a matter of weeks, we somehow had managed to cover everything we set out.

I'm now left with a yearning to dig deeper, and the course has given me a sense of "where to start". I would like to think I have a better contextual knowledge of where certain biblical stories fit in the overall story of salvation history. If I could do certain lessons again, I would & should!

96 - Jessica C.

Thanks for your teaching on the bible. Every Catholic should know about the Bible Timeline Chart! Because of this course, I started to read all the narrative books in Old Testament. And I feel much more comfortable now talking about Old testament.

Also thanks for doing this free. I would not be able to afford if I need to pay. Thanks. God bless your ministry.

95 - Mary B.

Wanted to say thank you so much. I really enjoyed it. Your teaching skill is amazing, you explain things in very simple terms. It is easy to grasp what you are saying and you are very funny. I really really enjoyed this seminar. So thank you so much again for your time and knowledge.

94 - Marek P.

Mauro's course is simply sensational. The content is not only so easy to follow, but Mauro himself is such a joy to listen to. His enthusiasm shines through and he makes seemingly complex topics simple to understand.

Before I encountered this course, I always found the Bible daunting. It's such a large book and my only real exposure was through scripture at mass. I had told myself that I would try and read the Bible cover to cover...... I had been telling that to myself for 20+ years. And in all honesty, even if I had I still wouldn't have understood the intricacies and teaching that Mauro so wonderfully points out.

It all makes so much sense now. Before, scripture readings felt out of context - now understanding the time line and chronology of it all helps to consolidate my understanding in a way I never thought possible. Thank you so much Mauro! If you're having doubts whether this course is for you..... Just do it! I promise you won't regret it!

93 - Annabel W.

Mauro ran a Bible Timeline Course on Zoom for Youth 2000 and it was amazing!

We had 130 participants who completed the seven sessions of the course and their feedback was excellent.

Many reported they now can see the Bible narrative as a whole; how the readings at Mass make more sense for them, and how they are now eager to go deeper in Scripture. Thank you Mauro for your ministry!

92 - Nisha G.

This was a really insightful course that really helped me go deeper in my knowledge and understanding of the Bible and in turn my faith.

I've always struggled with reading the Bible and have attended Bible study courses before but found this one was the best one as it tells the narrative story in a way that I'd never grasped before.

Mauro delivers the course with good humour as well to ensure we kept our focus. I'm usually easily distracted but found the style of delivery and the breakout discussion groups maintained my attention and got me thinking about how what I had learnt could be applied to life. At the end of every session I always feel so energised, like a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit.

91 - Michael D.

I found Mauro's teaching extraordinary, very detailed, very clear and quite enlightening in parts; particularly the Divided Kingdom, the Exile and the Return; also the Maccabean Revolt. I really understand those periods much more now, while they were unclear to me before.

90 - Maria C.

Dear Mauro and Janet, Thank you for the gift of your time in preparing and delivering the Bible Timeline Course! It has had a huge impact on me and, personally, I am finding it 'life changing' and so exciting. I don't use these words lightly; Alpha had the same impact on me 3 years ago when I 'returned home' after being a guest on Alpha.

Thank you both so much for your incredible generosity and kindness for delivering this course. The Timeline is so simple to follow once you grasp the colour coding and the Timeline is explained to you. After the first training session I felt such a buzz, like I had received the 'golden key' to unlocking and understanding His word. I have stared at my bible for a long time feeling a little sad and very overwhelmed every time I have attempted to read it. Now I feel utter joy!

Thank you again, Blessings to you both!

89 - Marek C.

Hello Mauro and Janet! I hope you are both doing well. I am very grateful for all the work you put into making the Bible Timeline Seminar possible on Zoom for free.

The course has made the Bible come to live for me and got me interested in finding out more like never before. You have done a great job delivering the content, your lightness and sense of humor have made it a wonderful experience, and your dedication and passion really inspired me to read the Bible.

Having the context for the Bible story and an outline of what happened made it easy to engage with it. It also gave place to all the different bits of information that I have collected over the years from different parts of the Bible.

The Bible Timeline Chart is super useful and I bought the Great Adventure Bible for myself and my friend. Thank you for doing this. May God bless you both, and may He always guide you to bring more people closer to Him. God bless, Marek

88 - Anne C.

I recently took part in the online Bible Timeline course run by Mauro. For so long I have wanted to read the Bible as a whole, but felt daunted and overwhelmed by its immensity.

Mauro's love of God shines through him in his role of enthusiastically sharing his knowledge of how to read the Bible with meaningful structure and purpose.

The bite size narrative sections show us how to read and understand the entire plan of God's redemption for His people in an achievable way. The importance of the Old Testament, as a necessity for understanding the New, has never been clearer to me.

Thank you so much for listening to God's calling to you to help so many of us during our trying times of this global pandemic. Anne

87 - James M.

Dear Mauro, thank you for your generosity to present the bible timeline course to Youth 2000. I really enjoyed your engaging presentation, which gives a lucid understanding of salvation history and will no doubt be applicable for all that partake in the course.

I think the reduction of the course longer to six sessions and still making it easy to follow for the participants, while still being rich in interesting content was very impressive particularly when presenting over zoom.

This was made possible by your sense of humour and ability to ask thought provoking questions making the course challenging and very enjoyable experience. I learned a lot, thank you.

86 - John G.

Mauro, Thanks for this excellent course, such a gift to the young Church.

The bible timeline has been wonderful with Mauro. He has found the perfect balance between seeing the full 'zoomed out' love story of Salvation history whilst including some wonderful detail in just how great God is and how faithful to his people.

From visual slides to colour coordinated shirts this experience on Zoom with discussion in breakout rooms have been great. This has helped me to understand the big picture in my head and in my heart. It's given me a love for the scriptures and improved my prayer life and relationship with God. Thank you

85 - David K.

Dear Mauro, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Bible Timeline Study. I really enjoyed it, all of it, I have learned a lot about the Bible which I knew already and it helped me understand everything I knew already especially about David and his kingship as my name is David so hence why I have enjoyed learning about him!

I understand the Bible and it has helped me have a better understanding of the Old Testament! I never knew how all the numbers of tribes linked together and how all the land was split.

I feel more drawn to prayer and it really has helped my prayer life! Since lockdown, my prayer life has been so much better and I hope to keep it up after lockdown God willing. I am not a fan of reading however, if I find a beautiful verse then I am inclined to write it down.

Many wonderful thanks for all that you have done during Bible Timeline and I now have a deeper understanding of the old testament especially. God Bless all your work you are doing.

84 - Maria C.

Dear Mauro and Janet, Thank you so much for doing the Bible Timeline course. I will tell you how much it meant to me in the testimony below, but I just cannot thank you enough for such a stunning course.

"The Bible Timeline course done by Mauro has fully illuminated the Salvation Story in the Bible. I have always been told the Bible sets out a love story between God and His People, and I understood this in a rather fragmented way.

What is wonderful about Mauro's course is that he uses the Bible Timeline as a way of putting the Bible in both a theological and historical context. Using Jeff Cavin's Bible Timeline, Mauro makes us focus on the important books in the Bible; walks us through the timeline to explain its theological and historical significance; and we come to see the unfolding of God's 'rescue mission' through the series of covenants that God made with His People throughout history. In fact, by anchoring the Bible in its historical context, it makes me realise how REAL God is. He is not a God of mythologies, but REAL, and He comes into our very real human experiences to save us.

Mauro has shown us that the great theo-drama of the Bible has not finished - it is up to us to take up where the Apostles left off. I cannot recommend this course enough, and cannot thank Mauro enough for his enthusiasm, insight, and dedication to showing how much God loves us."

83 - Angela W.

I really enjoyed the Bible Timeline course! It is definitely helping me to understand the story of salvation history especially in reference to the tribes of Israel and how the Old Testaments prophets spoke to them. Reading the bible is so essential to our faith to be rooted in the Word of God and having a deeper insight into scripture helps my prayer life; allowing God to speak to me through the Word as a source of comfort and strength and it brings me into a deeper revelation of who God is and His love and saving plan for us. Essential course for Catholics to understand the bible! Keep going Mauro!

82 - Anne D.

Dear Mauro, Thank you so much for a fantastic course. It was my first time and it was great.

I learnt so much and now just hearing the Readings at Mass gives me a new light on their background.

The wealth of information was wonderful. I did struggle with keeping up with writing my notes as it went very fast. But I'm sure your notes will be helpful. Thank you so much.

81 - Caroline D.

Thank you for the Bible timeline course. It was fantastic. At 28 years old I am only now starting to learn more about faith after never having read the bible at all or going to church.

After expressing my interest in learning about faith a friend suggested this course, great timing! It has been really interesting and has really inspired me to read the bible, learn more and explore faith. The teaching was given with great enthusiasm and the content broken down to easy to understand sections.

I wish you all the best with your future teaching.

80 - Kasia C.

I participated earlier in the year in the Bible Timeline course through Youth2000. I just wanted to thank you so much again personally for introducing me to this methodology! The course was presented so well - prayerfully, thoroughly and with your great sense of humour. It gave me such a good overview of salvation history, with a simple but powerful approach I had never heard of before. I have just purchased The Great Adventure Bible and am so excited to go deeper into the Word following the covenantal threads!

79 - Lauren C.

My name is Lauren and I am from America and live in New Jersey. I wanted to personally thank you for your time and dedication in teaching this course. I met Annabel in New York a few years ago and when she told me about this course I was so excited to participate.

I have always wanted to dive deeper into the Bible and this course really pushed me to be disciplined in reading the Bible and analyzing it. Your preaching was so dynamic and relatable that I truly felt God speak very powerfully to me through this course and His word. I also really enjoyed the thought provoking questions you asked. They challenged me to grow deeper in my faith. I also really loved sharing and connecting in small groups.

Thank you so much again for your time! May God continue to bless you!

78 - Rosemary P.

Thank you Mauro and Janet for a highly engaging course! By breaking down the Bible into specific sections to focus upon, it made the Bible easy to understand for everyone.

I learnt a lot about Jesus' genealogy and the spiritual lessons that can be learnt from our ancestors. Hearing about the connections and the ways in which the Old Testament prefigures the New Testament is particularly helpful.

I now better understand the meaning of mass readings and how they relate to other parts of the Bible, enabling deeper spiritual thoughts. My academic and spiritual knowledge of the Bible was definitely enhanced.

Your humour enlivened the course, which was educational and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend it! Mauro - a great way to share your God given gifts with others. God bless you in your ministry! :)

77 - Annette M.

Thanks so much Mauro. What a great zoom through the bible history in a few weeks! It's a great gift you have to make the bible come alive and make so much sense and to want to read the bible more and really get to read and reflect on it in this year of the word.

I Highly recommend Mauro's teaching of the bible timeline course. It's dynamic and very engaging.

You will definitely know the bible and understand your place in salvation history and get to love and know the bible more! Excellent course !

76 - Patrick R.

I've so done many Bible courses over the years that I believed I knew the bible pretty well already; so why did I do it again? Well I knew there were gaps in my knowledge of the Bible especially when it came to historical events like the Jews in exile and the Maccabean revolt. So instead of basing my understanding of these events from pop songs like Boney M's 'Rivers of Babylon', I thought I better really understand what went on!

The Bible Timeline presents you with "why and how" these events are important in context to what happened before and after the event - and surprisingly one learns and is humbled to see how through these tumultuous events, God desires to draw us closer to Him.

As you stay with the course, one cannot fail to notice how patient God has been with us all throughout history reflected in the story of His people. Then as you learn more, you notice how gently God is inviting us to go deeper in our relationship with Him.

You need a good teacher for that to happen, and Mauro presents the course with such captivating joy, enthusiasm and knowledge that you really desire to want to know more and do your own Bible study.

Thank you Mauro for instilling that desire in me! Well done.

75 - Anthony R.

I wanted to thank you for your Bible timeline course. When I first knew about this course it was something that interested me as someone who had relatively little knowledge of the Bible as a whole, plus it would give me something to do during lockdown.

This course would make me learn such immense knowledge of sacred scripture and it has given me a greater understanding of the whole Biblical narrative.

Whenever I attend Mass in the future, I will understand the readings in its full context, especially readings from the Old Testament thanks to this Timeline course. Thank you Mauro for this course!

74 - Lucy B.

Thank you for running the bible timeline course, I really enjoyed it and I learnt so much! I'm so glad I did it, and feel so much more equipped to talk about the Bible and salvation history to others.

I loved the questions you gave us to talk about in small groups. They were challenging but really interesting to discuss. You were also really good at explaining the meaning behind the story and certain passages in the Old Testament, something which I struggled to read beforehand. In general, you were just really friendly and great to listen to!

Anyway, once again thank you for running the course, I am so glad that I did it and would definitely recommend it to others!

Ps - I loved the outfit changes!!

73 - Katy R.

I've always struggled to read the Bible as I've never known where to start and how to tackle such rich information about Salvation History. Taking the Bible timeline course with Mauro has unlocked a world of information on how to go about doing this and the layout and content of God's word is so much more accessible and enjoyable to read.

The online sessions I attended were great fun. I met so many new people in the break-out rooms, which made virtual learning come alive. It's amazing how much you can share in just a few minutes with total strangers in a relaxed environment.

Mauro's delivery was exceptional and the materials used were great and easy to follow. After finishing the final session, it left me with a hunger to read more of the Bible and share God's word with others. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is new to faith, or for those who come with years of experience. There is something there for everyone!

Fantastic job, Mauro. Looking forward to your future endeavors!

72 - Lea G.

Dear Mauro and Janet, this concise bible study course has motivated me to read the bible for the first time without getting frustrated and giving it up.

It had provided structure for my reading and content to link the old with the New Testament. I am eternally grateful for taking up this course. Thank you.

71 - Deidre G.

I found the Bible timeline course to be very informative, interesting and enjoyable.

Mauro has a very engaging demeanour coupled with sound biblical knowledge which made for an informative and entertaining experience. I learned more about how the pieces of the jigsaw of the Old Testament fitted together both historically and in terms of salvation history. The timeline makes such sense and makes the Old Testament so much more accessible. I am now more equipped to read and meditate on the Old Testament and make links to the New Testament.

Thank you Mauro for cracking open the Bible and helping me to access he treasures of the 'Living Word'

70 - Diny P.

Mauro I just want to say thank you for taking your time to carry out this wonderful initiative with youth 2000!

It's been a great learning experience for me and to be able to understand the Old Testament so much better is something I treasure. I now joyfully read and reflect on the books of the Old Testament wanting to attain a deeper understanding of the meaning and insights it contains.

You did a fantastic job of connecting the dots for me and delivered the content in a very enthusiastic and enjoyable way. If you ever repeat these seminars, be assured I will be recommending it to all my Christian friends who are desiring to understand the bible more deeply!

God Bless you with your missions and may he guide all your future teachings and endeavours!

69 - Suzy C.

I'm really enjoying the Bible Timeline. I never got to go to them before. Really amazingly researched and your passion is infectious. And I like your style with some humour to warm us up and some direct modern language to make the stories come alive. Many thanks.

68 - Amy W.

I really liked the content. I signed up for a number of reasons, to aid with my CCRS, to give me a better understanding of the linear timeline of the Bible and to see what I could learn from it, to help my RE students love and understand the Bible more.

I was aware of the narrative approach to the Bible before but never really looked into great details about it. It makes sense and the colour coded approach was really helpful.

I was not disappointed, and have a better understanding of the Bible. I come from a family which read the Bible often but the order of events were not discussed as a family which left me with a number of unanswered questions. Understanding the order has placed things into a new perspective for me and has helped me appreciate readings in context. I will be reading it a different way from now on. I plan to read it in the order that Jeff Cavins suggests in the very near future, taking a period at a time.

I say the LOTH daily and from the course I can appreciate the Office of Readings more and it is making me want to read recommended readings around the set readings.

The course has also made me thing more about the parallels between the Old and New Testaments and why thing important.

67 - Emma H.

I studied Theology and specifically undertook a Biblical studies module in my degree and in my spare time in different settings but despite this felt that I was still left with some gaps in my general knowledge and understanding of the Bible. I feel that your course enabled me to feel more comfortable to use the Bible as a tool to pray with and use for this purpose.

The course was well structured and engaging, with a clear narrative and understandable through the Biblical journey. There were many facts that I learnt which were new and the small groups enabled me to then discuss this with others and process concepts further. I feel that I have more understanding now of the structure of the Bible and how stories in the Old Testament foreshadow and relate to the New Testament.

Thank you for your time, patience and energy in delivering this and making it accessible to people from various backgrounds and levels of understanding.

66 - Mihnea T.

I found your course engaging and grounding.

It was grounding because you managed to give us a comprehensive overview on how the Old Testament foreshadows the coming of the Messiah and how Christ fulfils the prophecies related to Messiah. Your course further encouraged me to delve into the OT, so over the past months I've been listening to the OT as an audio book every time I'm out for walks. I'm currently at the Book of Job : ).

It was engaging because you know how to address an audience to keep it entertained, you changed your shirt for each Bible period, we had to meet new people, we had to share our experiences with other people every 20 min or so, you slides were clear and concise and the information was relevant.

I should notice that I volunteered at the Westminster Cathedral in autumn and I heard people talking highly about Mauro's Bible Course; I had no idea at that point what they were on about. I now agree with them that the course was indeed great and we are lucky to have been able to take it during the lockdown and also for free. Many thanks! Praying for you and your family!

65 - Nicky C.

Ciao Mauro! Grazie mille per tutto! I am from America and I live in New Jersey, but I have family in Italia! My grandparents are from Napoli. I really enjoyed your Bible timeline course. I had been wanting to start reading the bible for a while, but I didn't know where to start. Your course gave me an amazing outline of where to begin.

In the past I've struggled with reading the Old Testament, so I appreciated how a lot of your course focused on that section and the meaning behind each chapter. It felt very powerful to be studying the Old Testament during Quarantine as we are in the middle of a Pandemic. I took so many notes while you were speaking.

Overall, this course was very fruitful in my life and I really appreciate you and your mission. It was also very enjoyable! God bless you and your mission. Spero di incontrarti un giorno!

64 - Izzy R.

Thank you so much for doing this course for us. Lately I've been reading through parts of the Bible and have really wanted to have a good Bible overview of the salvation history. You gave a very clear, concise and engaging overview and I learnt a lot from it. This has become a valuable course to understand the Bible better.

63 - Shona M.

Thank you so much for doing the first Bible Timeline course online. I've learnt loads about the Bible and even more about Gods goodness. It has blown my mind to see the love, kindness and faithfulness He has shown to mankind throughout history. I feel more in awe of Him and more hungry for His presence as a result of the course. I have enjoyed it so much and it has been the highlight of the week during the covid lockdown!

62 - Felicitas O.

Thanks Mauro for taking us through the Bible timeline course. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity as it made studying the bible easier and more interesting.

I feel more confident reading the word of God to find out more about my creator and understand His Laws and guidance for my life and how to relate to other people.

I'm still a work in progress in my faith life and prayer life. I will definitely recommend this course for anyone who is looking to discover God and seeking to have a more intimate relationship with God. Thank you and God bless you.

61 - Nicole C.

Mauro, it's been SUCH a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to both you and Janet....and praise God, my sister's New Years resolution was to learn more about the scripture and she has now been able do that thanks to these sessions - we are both very grateful! Amen!

60 - Sonia O.

We have been blessed with many good internet initiatives during lockdown, this one certainly a life changer, especially with the help of the timeline chart and the brilliant accompanying book the whole story starts to make coherent sense, the chance to go through again deeper in bite sized chunks would be wonderful! God bless you all!

59 - Kevin M.

I really enjoyed doing the Bible Timeline Course. This course reignited the fire within myself to get reading the Bible again. Along with the teaching this helped put the Bible in context as I was reading it.

I have also brought the recommended bible and timeline and I am trying to discover how I can use it in my ministry to young people. I feel the technical hitches didn't distract from the overall sessions. You can tell though Mauro's enthusiasm the love he has for the Bible.

58 - Katherine D.

Thank you very much for running the Bible Timeline course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned SO MUCH and how beautiful and anointed the word is. To dive deeper into understanding the bible through the structure of the course was really helpful and has allowed me to see the divine thread of the word. You made it really engaging and enjoyable. Thank you very much and God Bless your ministry.

57 - Dorinda C.

Thank you so much for a wonderful Bible Timeline course. I am so grateful to have been introduced to the method of reading the Bible using the narrative method. Your teaching was really engaging and very detailed and I learnt so much throughout the course which has helped me to understand the Bible so much better especially learning the historical and cultural contexts behind familiar events which gave them added depth and meaning. Thank you again for providing us with such excellent teaching!

56 - Julie S.

Good afternoon Mauro, the course you delivered really enabled me to 'join the dots' in our salvation history - particularly the Old Testament. The course enabled me to see how our history enfolded and linked beautifully to its source and summit.

I had obviously heard passages from the Old Testament at mass and in curriculum but this course really helped me make more sense of what I was hearing. I have ordered the books you shared and look forward to continuing my journey of discovery through these.

I teach in a primary school and pray that I can bring some of what I have learnt into my lessons with the children and share with them my renewed excitement about the Word of God.

I use the Magnificat publication in my prayer as well as a daily Rosary and meditation on the sorrows of Our lady - my hope is that this course has opened to me a wealth of prayer in the Old Testament that I can start to explore.

Many thanks for your time and your commitment to myself and all the other people on the bible time line course.

55 - Julia S.

Thank you for your time Mauro running The Bible Timeline series. It was a real blessing especially during lockdown but also an amazing experience in general. The Bible Timeline series is a great and easy way to learn more about the whole narrative story of the Bible. I will also always remember the shirt changes; it was a nice touch. God bless you in your ministry.

54 - Ali A.

Hi Mauro, Thank you so much for your time and determination to lead us through the Bible in a month study program.

I found it quite helpful to understand the Bible and I also got my Ascension Press 'The Great Adventure Bible', directly posted by the Ascension press.

53 - James P.

Firstly, I thought the bible timeline course was amazing! It really helped to link all the different bits of the Bible that I already knew a little on together with many other bits that I wasn't familiar with. I attended typical English schooling, and we did General religious studies and religious education, that was not Catholic or Christian specific, but nevertheless taught us about the main Bible stories like Genesis, Noah's Ark, Abraham, Jacob.

I was loosely aware of some of the other characters such as King Solomon, Joshua, King David, Saul, et cetera, but sadly even though I'd heard of snippets of these stories in church through the first readings, I never really completely appreciated the full story, especially in the way it all links together. I really found your bible timeline course a great way of getting to know the Old Testament story better.

I can't really think of many ways to improve it, other than perhaps to add a few more sessions, and therefore enable the individual sessions to go into a bit more detail. I would love to have heard a little bit more about certain events such as the fall of Jericho, and the Maccabees. However I appreciate, when you're trying to race through a 600 page book, it's difficult to cover this much ground in detail.

God bless and thank you for doing this for us.

52 - Troy G.

I always wanted to join the Bible Timeline course but commuting from Cambridge to Central London just wasn't feasible for me. Fortunately, the Bible Timeline course was offered online so I could finally join!

Before this course, the only real exposure I had to the Old Testament were the weekly mass readings. Mauro's course went so much more in depth, it really explained to me the story of the Jews, the prophets and how Jesus truly fulfilled prophecies.

51 - Adrian G.

Thank you very much for the Bible Timeline course. It has been very good and I learnt a lot. You have presented the course content in an engaging style and informative way. It was great - well done and thank you.

50 - Miriam M.

Hello Mauro, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for this course that you have given us and for all the work you do for Christ, for his Church, for all the people to find Him. May our good God, who sees you and all your needs and desires bless you on every step of your journey.

My participation in this course for me is a tiny miracle and I would like to share it with you.

I am from Slovakia, I live in Slovakia but I lived in London for about a year (I left in 2017). (I used to go to the St. Patrick 's church in Soho, I loved the Friday adorations. But I have nothing to do with Youth 2000, I didn't even know of its existence.

One day, a few weeks ago I received an invitation on FB from a friend from London to this course. We have not spoken for months, maybe even since I left London, but she somehow remembered me and invited me to this online course even though she didn 't take part herself.

I took a look at it and got excited, so I decided that I will join. I mentioned it to my fiance (we're getting married this September). Surprisingly he got excited as well and asked if he could join me. This really surprised me because even though he is a christian and believes in a loving God and he knows a lot about God and faith and he does read the Bible (sometimes) and we go to church together and he does receive the Eucharist, he never really met Jesus and it is not easy for him to talk about God and faith and to share about these things. He is on his journey, just like we all are.

So we joined the first course and only then I realized that we will need to share in the small groups and that there is no way out for us. I got stressed. Really. I thought he would chicken out. Well...He didn 't. It was so beautiful for me to listen to his opinions and to what he had to share with us about God and all the questions you asked us.

It's not like we never talked about God before, but this was different. I saw him in a whole new light. This course (or you) gave him questions to think about, I believe he met God in a new way thanks to this course.

After the courses, after we turned Zoom off we used to stay and talk about things we heard and share our minds and even as he walked me home we kept talking and talking... Such a beautiful experience. I am so glad this has happened so shortly before our wedding. God's timing is the best :)

So this is a little story from my perspective and I thank God that he made it so that we could take part and that you made it possible. And obviously, other than that we both learned so much, loads and loads of new information! Thank you Mauro!

Course:
Bible Timeline
When:
September 2019
Participants:
90
Location:
St Patrick's Soho Sq. Church, London
49 - Dwight P.

What an unenviable task Mauro undertakes. It is like trying to fit the ocean into a sand castle moat. How does he do it? With humility and gumption, courage and humour. He leaves the eloquence to really the only speaker that ever was/is - the Holy Spirit.

It is hard to explain how much this course has brought to life the Bible into my everydays. I cannot encourage everyone enough to attend Mauro's talks to help deepen your faiths and inflame your lives with the living Word.

48 - Tom F.

I look forward all week to the Bible Timeline course. Like Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Mauro opens the scriptures to reveal God's plan foretold throughout history. Expertly treating scripture with reverence whilst bringing joy and fun to learning. It makes you want to continuously read the greatest story ever told.

47 - Geraldine S.

Mauro, I cannot thank you enough for the way you present the course and for making me enjoy reading the Bible more and more.

I find It very easy to take in your words and you make it all so interesting and for me - quite exciting to actually have mental pictures of those days.

For me the best part (that I never expected) is that you have made my Morning Prayer of the Church, the daily readings and the Gospel come alive and so many Psalms prayers, names, places, and people now mean so much than before I came to your Bible Timeline course.

I was a little concerned as a mature person that I wouldn't be able to take enough in with meaning and remember it, and not have the will power to come out on winter nights all the way to Soho but now I am growing in confidence to even quote Bible stories to certain people who didn't believe I would persevere! Can wait for next session big Thanks to you and Janet.

46 - Maria L.

The Bible Timeline Course has personally helped me to better understand the Old Testament and to appreciate how the differences of the chronological events and the historical narrative fit in.

By coincidence, for the last 10 days we had the daily readings at the Holy Mass, from of the First Book of King, and were the same ones of what we were studying during the last 3 sessions. It follows that I can understand better the daily readings at Mass.

Thank you for the live teaching, the teaching summary notes, and the home study material.

My only regret is that I cannot attend every session. May God bless you and your ministry.

45 - Silvia M.

Mauro is a gifted and passionate teacher of Bible timeline course with a great sense of humour keeping all students engaged. Every lesson starts with a prayer making sure Holy Spirit is present and touches everyone exactly where needed.

Personally, I felt touched by many things that Mauro explained and I learnt a lot about amazing lineage between Old and New Testament stories which I had not known before, it felt like all kind of lives are captured in this book of books.

But, the most important thing really is that throughout his teachings Mauro showcases the neverending love of our Father in Bible stories and our lives alike even when we can't see the meaning as we are always called back.

Although I haven't managed to read the whole Bible yet after the lessons I always felt more encouraged and motivated to do so. Definitely recommending this course for every person and thank you Mauro, you're doing a great job. God bless. Silvia

44 - Salvatore D.

Thanks Mauro for this fantastic and unique course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to explore the Christian faith and how it fits into the Bible story.

It's expertly put together, using great and easy to follow descriptions, lots of humour and stacks of passion and enthusiasm making it highly fun and accessible to follow.

It brings many bible stories together that you may not have understood previously to life in a way that helps to understand the Christian faith in a much deeper way. Also allows you to meet other Christians and chat in groups to explore topics in more depth. Highly recommended.

43 - Nisha G.

I've been searching for a course which would help me go deeper in my understanding of the bible as I always felt it was an area I didn't feel very confident in. I was always embarrassed in church at my limited knowledge of the Bible.

Having tried a theology course before this one (and not found I engaged with it) and not being Catholic, I was a little apprehensive. But I was amazed at how much I have enjoyed the course. It's really well put together and it's the first time I've read so much of the Bible and enjoyed it.

The questions for the homework really make you think about things. The interactive nature of the sessions and Mauro's great sense of humour makes the course really engaging. If you want to go deeper into the bible and have a terrible short attention span (like me) then I would really recommend this course.

Every session I learn something new and finally the Bible is starting to come alive for me and it's helping me draw closer to God. Thank you Mauro and I pray that God will continue to use you powerfully for advancing His kingdom!

42 - Darryl T.

Mauro, thank you very much once again for running the Bible Timeline course. I can say unquestionably that my appreciation for the Bible and its messages has been greatly increased, as well my resolve and faith. I know that I will certainly look back upon the whole course as one of the most transformative experiences I had during my time in England.

The Bible Timeline course has illuminated and transformed my view of the Bible, shed light on passages that previously mystified me, given new and deeper meanings to stories that I previously thought I understood, and, most of all, filled me with a greater appreciation and comprehension of the many messages that God wishes to convey to us, his children, through his Word.

This has, in turn, helped me to contemplate in a more nuanced way the lessons of the spoken Word at Mass, as well as giving me the opportunity to ruminate deeply on what God wants of me in my own life. I praise God for giving us Mauro to help us all to grow in our love for our Creator.

Once again, many thanks to you for this course, and may God shower ever-abundant blessings upon you, your family, and your ministry.

41 - Michael M.

Mauro, God has given u a great teaching gift which mixed intelligence with charisma and your Italian accent adds to the charm! You know what you are talking about and manage to keep people's attention while throwing in the odd joke! This is a great gift and u should be very proud of yourself as its obviously the fruit of years of prayer, learning and painful pruning!

Overall I think you are doing great and I hope your ministry goes from strength to strength and that more and more doors open for you to teach in both church and non-church environments!

40 - Frances F.

Dear Mauro, I would like to thank you for the wonderful Bible Timeline course. Your presentation of it is engaging and interesting, but above all it has given me an enthusiasm and love of the Word of God. I now have a much clearer understanding of the Bible and would recommend this course to one and all, as I constantly do. I'm forever telling people about it. Many, many thanks.

39 - Antoine H.

My wife and I attended The Bible course during the October '19-April '20 semester. For a very affordable price, we were given a top-notch teaching from Mauro. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient, and always eager to listen and answer to our many questions with his charming Italian accent!

The course is well-balanced with a mix of analyses and comments on the Bible coupled with some interactive group reflections. There is also some homework to be done to prepare for each lesson, and a detailed summary is sent at the end of each session, which is very useful when you study the Bible as there are many names, places and dates to be remembered!

Overall, France and I had a great time and we would recommend this course for those who want to have a good grasp of the Bible Timeline, better understand how the Old and New Testament answer each other and strengthen their faith through the study of the Bible. Thanks Mauro and Janet!

38 - Anthony L.

The course has inspired me to start a journey in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for my faith.

I have always been interested in learning more about the Bible, having been engrossed by individual Bible stories as a child, but not knowing how to tackle such a large and comprehensive book, when considering the Bible as a whole.

Mauro's teaching style is truly engaging and the Timeline approach is fantastic for connecting the multiple pieces of the puzzle and ultimately allowing me to get closer to the Bible teachings and as a result, closer to my faith.

37 - Thelma M.

I really like the details we get in class and from the book that better explains what is in the Bible. With this gained knowledge things make more sense, fit together more clearly, give me greater confidence & understanding that I can share with others. It helps me better assess what God is telling us and how might my life change. Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge and enthusiasm!!

36 - Georgina H.

This course is bringing me even closer to God and understanding his word and how he wants us to live our lives for his glory.

Getting us to do the homework/research ourselves is the best thing. I have always said that God's Word is like Pandora's box, it is full of treasure, you just need to be in and study his word. Mauro, you have certainly given me more of his treasure to apply and make changes in my life. Thank you.

35 - Anna F.

Dear Mauro, a big thank you for your great course and all the effort you put in the preparation and delivery. It not only opens completely new horizons about the Bible but it is also fun! Your passion for Bible is contagious. I cannot recommend it enough. Just come and see!

34 - Jo-Ann P.

God's word is truly the living word. Thank you Mauro for sharing so willingly epic tales about murder, incest, adultery (to name a few) but first of all, love.

I see how I am part of a long salvation history, and there is always hope to serve our living God, whose mercy and grace are abundant. I speak with God more now and the Mass is more alive to me.

If you're reading this and thinking about attending this course - go for it! Taste and see for yourself - enthralling tales by an engaging storyteller and perhaps, just maybe it could change your life too.

33 - Seamus O.

Mauro: I was very happy with the course to date and I enjoyed your humour and delivery of knowledge on the Bible. You clearly have a charism for teaching and giving these courses plus many more on other subjects I believe.

You are gifted and I just want to simply write to encourage you in doing what you are doing. I think you could even do this to a secular audience as you clearly gave a gift to reach all. Thank you for delivering a great and educational course.

32 - Gloria S.

A deep reminder of our Salvation History, a remarkable way of getting good knowledge of the Bible. Thank you Mauro for giving me this great opportunity , it will leave a profound tread in my spiritual life as a Christian.

31 - Beatrix B.

I've been doing the Bible Timeline with Mauro this year and it's amazing how the Bible and our history make sense now. Plus I experience Mass at another level now; the readings make more sense within the big picture!

I now can situate the stories within our salvation history and making sense of the full history is like reading the bible in 3D. Really recommend the course!

The story of the Israelites is our story and we are part of the story and how we live our lives is a reflexion of their story and we can learn so much from them! If the New Testament has always been easier to understand, so much come even clearer after the great adventure in the Old Testament! So much of what Jesus says, was known to the Jews of his time but not to us because we didn't know their story! But now I know.

I really recommend this course to whoever wants to understand the Bible better and also understand themselves better as a Christian. Thanks Mauro!

30 - Olga A.

Dear Mauro, This course has been a life change for me, it has helped me a lot in my journey to know and to get closer to God. Thank you very much for your effort!

29 - Emily T.

Lively, engaging and inspiring! The course has given me a deeper appreciation for the way in which the OT applies to my life. I have very much enjoyed it.

28 - Peter B.

Mauro, your course has been absolutely great so far. It's actually the second time I'm doing it.

You've made the Bible come alive and feel so uncomplicated with a lot of emphasis to the ultimate birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ and the birth of our wonderful Catholic Church. Thanking you once again for a great course.

27 - Richard H.

Dear Mauro, Thank you! It is a delight to attend your Course. It has increased my Faith and understanding of the Old Testament.

26 - Francesco B.

The course is giving me the chance to come out of my Bible comfort zone so far limited to the Gospels and the Pentateuch; it gives me an objective to further my learning. I now feel more drawn to a wider Bible study; the confidence in my faith is still torn in different directions, I still am wrapped in scepticism and sometimes unfortunately I repel wise notions and opening gestures. I hope that one day the truth will sink it and I'll embrace it fully partly thanks to this kind of study.

I think that as this course is, it would be useful for any Christian but more so for most Catholics who have not made the reading of Scripture an essential part of their spiritual lives.

The course is delivered at a good pace and Mauro is a good speaker, I don't feel the course adds too much to the burden of a working day (a Monday). Thanks for your passionate work and best wishes.

Course:
Bible Timeline
When:
September 2018
Participants:
105
Location:
St Patrick's Soho Sq. Church, London
25 - Francis B.

Mauro delivers an accurately detailed, entertaining and very well organised course on the synopsis of the Bible.

Mauro is very gifted at treating all the attendees with the greatest respect and makes it fun and fascinating. I have learnt so much about Christianity through the Old & New Testament.

I encourage you to come along to one of Mauro Iannicelli's courses. I guarantee you will at least smile every evening as Mauro gets the whole room engaged with his very authentic Italian approach! I shall not be spoiling the details of this course, but will conclude , this course is well worth attending! Mauro manages with great ease to answer the essential questions & helps us get a good grasp on everything - Who, What, When, Where, Why & How!

Personally, for the first time in a long time, I have really enjoyed studying & learning about History through this Bible Timeline course.

24 - Rebecca T.

Congratulations Mauro on what was an exceptionally well prepared and delivered course. It has not only aided in my understanding of the bible but also strengthened my relationship with God in a new way. I worried about attending a 2 hr session following a long day at work, but your talks and delivery of each topic kept me engaged throughout (and very well entertained with your humour).

It actually made me look forward to Monday's for a change! The notes you provide after each session have also been extremely helpful too.

There is so much more I can say, from the amazing socials, to making new friends, to grasping some very difficult concepts through group discussions-so many fruits from this.

I pray that your ministry may continue to flourish and that the bible timeline course can reach and touch others as it has done me. God bless x

23 - Joseph G.

Dear Mauro, just wanted to say a big thanks for all your passion and effort and humour you are putting in to this incredible Timeline journey. I never thought OT Salvation History could be so engaging!

And to see such a huge crowd turn up completely into it is really inspiring and gives me great hope for the future of The Church during this period we are in. Keep going! Great work. United in prayer.

22 - Rajesh R.

Dear Mauro Iannicelli and Janet Joseph. This course was one of the greatest ones I have attended so far. It is well structured and has helped me in my spiritual life. Since it started, I have been able to pray more and spend time reading Scriptures regularly. Thanks for this course. I pray for it to be a great testimony and bring abundant fruits for whoever attends it. God bless you both and the ministry.

21 - Pauline R.

Mauro, Your bible classes are amazing and so are you , love the humour you add occasionally. Your deliverance of the messages from the passages are very simply explained which is of great benifit to me personally. Keep up the good work and God Bless you.

20 - Annette M.

Fantastic course! Far the best way to understand the bible and history of our salvation. Delivered excellently by Mauro whose enthusiasm and bright personality is very engaging and made it so interesting !

Presentation and Delivery make it accessible so everyone can relate to the bible understand how every age connects to the story. A great way of giving life meaning and answers all of life's questions. Well done Mauro.

19 - Graham P.

Thanks for the course. It was well put together, informative and enjoyable. It was good to go through the Bible chronologically as this shows how it all fits together. I have read the Bible a number of times and your approach is certainly presented in an accessible way. In other words it is a good parish tool for catechising people on the structure of Bible and the journey of faith reveals within.

Yes you delivered it well. Your enthusiasm was a plus. Ways to improve? Possibly playing and experimenting around the small group side. That said I enjoyed that part. I didn't do any of the socials so i cant comment on that part. Yes it was used to feed my faith. The thing I like most was it got me to think. Always useful. St Anselm is famous for the phrase "Faith seeking understanding." I think your course is a program to promote this. In prompting thought, it helped me.

18 - Ani B.

Mauro.. where shall I start... this past 6 months has been transformational! It totally changed my view & picture of God that I had in my mind.

After attending session one the mass made more sense, and as we moved from one session to the next, I've noticed that my understanding of the homilies are much clearer now. I'm able to make connections between events (knowing the history behind it!) and proudly nodding during homilies (to which my fellow choir members reacted: How do you know these things!?)

One of the highlights was that I finally understood that the New Testament is not a separate book but very much connected to the Old Testament.

Mauro has the ability to explain things extremely clearly, focusing on the final details, asking questions to check our understanding and refreshing our learning, which are all great qualities and make him a competent educator when delivering a subject that involves deep and complicated history like nothing else. Not an easy task to do, but he excelled at it! Thank you so much for this amazing learning experience! Last but not least - thank you for Janet Joseph for being so supportive of this! Good practice run before taking on the role of being a wife:)

17 - Christian C.

Praise the Lord for the work Mauro has done to prepare this BT course! It was really carefully prepared and delivered in an amazing way. Really learned lots of important details about the Bible which I would have struggled to learn somewhere else! Looking forward for what's coming next! God bless! :D

16 - Valiton A.

Thank you Mauro Iannicelli and Janet Joseph for all your efforts for making the Bible Timeline study an amazing, exciting learning experience! This course has personally helped me develop my understanding of the scriptures and significantly deepened by faith.

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who are keen to understand the salvation history and God's rescue plan! Happy Easter and God bless you both and the ministry.

15 - Nicole C.

Mauro and Janet - thank you! Hard to put into words how much I've received from this course...it's made everything, from the beginning of time to present day so clear! I wish I'd done this years ago - fabulous content, amazing group of people, and expert delivery of the teachings by everyone's favourite British (almost) Italian :-) Thank you xxx

14 - Marcela B.

Thank you Mauro for putting together such a great course. If every parish had it, more Catholics would understand scriptures much better and connections between Old testament and New testament and it's practical use for everyday life.

Thank you Janet Joseph for your behind scenes help. The two of you are great team and beautiful couple and I am soooo looking forward to what you will come up with next.

To be honest I almost did not start the course as at the same time I started to lead RCIA in our parish and I knew I would struggle to find the time for home preparations. I am glad that I tried it and eventually I attended all sessions! Even though I did not manage to do any of home preparation, it was still easy and fun to follow the talks.

May God rewards you for all your efforts and may He bless you abundantly. May God shows you where He wants you next and may He clears the path for you.

13 - Julija B.

Mauro Iannicelli is doing a wonderful course! It was the best time spent on Monday evenings - joyful, full of spirit of truth, very well structured, image of disciple of God. The course helped me a lot to understand Bible better, to become closer to Jesus. Praise the Lord for the time Mauro spent for us to make the story in Bible part of our life. Looking forward for future course. In Christ.

12 - Harriet A.

I am really enjoying the Bible Time Line and it's fun as well, we thank the Holy Spirit that is inspiring you to bring the Holy Bible into understanding to others. Keep up the good work and you are doing amazingly well. Praise God for all the work and time you are putting into it. It's going well so far so good.

11 - Catherine D.

Mauro, you really have transformed yourself into a professional speaker! You have the energy that fills the room from end to end. You are very fun and engaging. From the first time I met you the fire and passion and enthusiasm inside you never decreased or diminished. I can honestly say the church needs you and what you do!

For all that you do, THANK YOU! Thank you for tirelessly bring Jesus into our lives.

And you know I will support you in anything you do :)

So lucky to have witnessed your journey from the beginning to this. I can see your energy is settled now. Bravo M!

10 - Jennifer J.

Hi Mauro, I wanted to share with you that I really enjoyed yesterday evenings' class. It was so thought provoking and really inspiring. It Completely broke open the bible in a way I hadn't ever realised!

Anyway just wanted to say thank you for allowing God to use you to give this to us every fortnight! Really looking forward to the rest of the course too. Can't tell you how much of a gift it is!

9 - Janet J.

Mauro - It's a joy to see you really moving in a Charism of Teaching!!!

A personal highlight for me was the session on 'Messianic Fulfillment' - it was the best teaching I've ever received on why Jesus had to die for our sins! My experience at Holy Mass has been transformed!

You have an ability to break scripture open & explain Catholic theology in a captivating way. It's a gift to be able to hold an audience's attention for literally x2 hours (usually I switch off half way through long talks!)

Loved how you broke up the talk with those challenging questions about living our faith in the day-to-day especially on Church teachings...found the group discussions bore so much fruit especially when we carried on with them at the pub afterwards!

This Bible TimeLine course experience can be summed up for me as JOYFUL ORTHODOXY! I've never been at a course where the speaker can make the audience roar with laughter... your unique Mauro-isms are hilarious!

My prayer is for you to be able to give these life-changing talks in parishes all over the UK!

Mauro - we'll continue to drench Come & See Ministries in a Spirit of Prayer so it grows from strength to strength.

8 - Audrey L.

The content of the course was well broken down as it was structured, and crystal cleared. Mauro worked hard to make it easy to understand to anyone. The Old Testament is difficult to understand as it's not chronologically sorted and so many events happened throughout centuries.

My understanding of the Bible has completely changed. I intended to read the Bible from Genesis to Psalms by myself. After Exodus, I stopped reading it because Numbers was so strange and beyond my understanding. Thanks to the Course and to Mauro, I better understand the Daily Readings given by the Roman Catholic Church because I know the different characters, periods and major events of the Old Testament.

Mauro delivered the course exceedingly well because his questions were spiritually deep. We had to reflect carefully before giving an answer. He added relevant information such as excerpts from the New Testament, or about Our Lady, quotes from Saints, the Catechism and showed us some nice videos.

Mauro was always smiley, positive, dynamic and funny. He really cared about our understanding and was always available to answer our questions. By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, he's an excellent teacher.

Because of this Course, I met people from Soul Food, the Community of Sant'Egidio, Discipleship Day with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Canning Town, the Prayer & Life Workshop in Spanish, and made a lot of new friends. Also, I discovered the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Patrick's Soho Square. The course social (boat party) was very nice and with a great venue. I met people I had never met before.

When I read the Bible now, I'm more confident and relaxed because I no longer struggle to answer these questions: What? Who? When? Where? How?!! Why??!! Thanks to this live Bible Timeline course I now have all the necessary tools to understand everything and to be closer to our Lord. God bless you always Janet and Mauro! A thousand times Thanks for everything.

7 - Claire L.

Thank you Mauro. Indeed it was a very blessed session yesterday. I'm very grateful for your time and effort - it's a real sacrifice and a generous gift to your brothers and sisters in Christ.

6 - Matthieu B.

Well done for the session last Monday!! It's so wonderful that you're able to engage so many people to learn to read and pray with the Bible, London is so lucky to have you here!

5 - Ania L.

Congratulations on the success on Monday, I heard it was great attendance and people loved it! Can't wait to join myself next week :)

4 - Stephen T.

Thank you Mauro, it was amazing... with your gifts you are catching people for Christ.

3 - Helen-Marie H.

Thank you so much, really enjoyed the nicely paced course. Great to have a 'live' speaker/ teacher. Well done! Wonderful to see some old friends, and make some new ones.

2 - Lovelina D.

Thank you very much for the insightful presentation and the summary notes you share with us. May God continue to bless you always.

1 - Esther T.

Thanks so much for a marvellous first session - all very exciting! I have emailed a few single guys I know to see if they fancy coming along and asked them to email you if so.

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