There Is a Great Hunger …

…in the lives of Catholics for a deeper and richer understanding of God’s Word as found in the Holy Scriptures. I’ve met countless people who have told me that they’ve tried time and time again to “get into the habit” of reading the Bible on a daily basis, but have become frustrated because they “lost the story.”

I developed The Great Adventure for people who want to know the story of salvation, and how they, at this moment in their lives, fit into God’s plan for all of humanity.

As Catholics we are called to have an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Church as revealed in the Scriptures. Hundreds of thousands of people have found new meaning in their lives after going through The Great Adventure Bible studies and seminars.

My prayer is that you too will see that the God who loves us has given us a special treasure in the Scriptures. I invite you to join me on a great adventure, and I guarantee your life will never be the same again.

Jeff Cavins
Creator & President, The Great Adventure


The Bible Timeline

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Central to The Great Adventure is the Bible Timeline Chart. This unique color-coded timeline divides the Bible into 12 periods focusing on 14 books that narrative story woven throughout Scripture.

The Bible Timeline lets you easily master the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.

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A Uniquely Catholic Bible Study


The Great Adventure is catechetical in nature. As such, its focus is on the Bible as the living Word of God rather than as an object of academic study. The Great Adventure strives to foster a greater love for Scripture and for meditating on and living its truths through our sacramental way of life.

The Great Adventure takes as its starting point the final, canonical text of the Scriptures as received by the Catholic Church and handed on to her people. More specifically, beginning with the story that ties all Scripture together, this program provides a narrative context for Bible reading and study.

Having established this “big picture” as a starting point, The Great Adventure uses the historical background and an appreciation of cultural influences and literary genres to illuminate the texts. The authors of The Great Adventure program follow the criteria for interpreting Scripture put forth in Dei Verbum, which are described in Catechism Nos. 112-114:

  • Be especially attentive “to the content and unity of the whole Scripture”
  • Read the Scripture within “the living Tradition of the whole Church”
  • Be attentive to the analogy of faith (the coherence of the truths of faith among themselves and within the whole plan of Revelation)

Through all of this, The Great Adventure is changing lives by encouraging Catholics to get to know God through Scripture and to study, celebrate, and live out His Word within the living Tradition of the Catholic Church.


Our Board of Advisors & Authors

All of our study materials have been granted the Imprimatur. The Great Adventure is advised by a board of Catholic bishops and scholars who guide and support us in our efforts.

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