On Thursday, July 11 will have guest speaker, friend, and author, Ryan Budd, introduce his new book, Salvation Stories: “Family, Failure, and God’s Saving Work in Scripture at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Ryan lives in Steubenville, Ohio, where he is research assistant to Dr. Scott Hahn at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He well-known amongst our St. John’s community as a past guest speaker and close friend to Fr. Szabo and Colleen Criste.

About the Book: The Story of Scripture is the story of God’s Family. That family, like our families today, has had its share of hardships, moral failings, betrayals — and dramatic transformations. In Salvation Stories: Family, Failure, and God’s Saving Work in Scripture, author Ryan Budd explores the profound humanity of Old Testament figures like Abraham, Jacob, Tobit, Judith, and more to show how God made his merciful love evident in their sufferings and joy. What Salvation Stories reveals is that the families in Scripture experienced all that we do. And just as God shaped their stories for his glory and their good, so he does for each of us.