Before CBSM, I had only read children's Bible stories and whatever we heard at Mass. I started off in "The Bible Course" curious on an intellectual level, but something changed in me during my CBSM classes. My prayers are more personal, I ask things of God now with the confidence of a child asking a parent. I had heard of God's mercy before CBSM, but I didn't truly understand it until I studied the Scriptures. My faith changed for the better through CBSM and I started seeking out ways to know more people of faith--I joined the Knights of Columbus, attend parish programs, and was encouraged toward Catholic marriage by my classmates.