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Course i Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

Jesus Christ
Michael Pennock

God’s Revelation to the World
Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World provides a map for high school students to navigate the salvific work of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—in forming a People, giving the Law, and preparing for the Messiah. This one-semester course is intended to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture through which they encounter Jesus Christ. Tracing the stages of Salvation History, this text introduces key figures, events, vocabulary, and doctrine that will appear continuously throughout a four-year curriculum. While this text is a study of both the Old and New Testaments, it begins by centering on the nature of God and a person’s natural instinct to search for God. Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World is a versatile text that follows the new curriculum framework, but is suitable for schools teaching a one-semester Scripture course. It can also be used in an introduction to the Catholic faith course in both high school and parish religious education programs. (© 2010) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-184-8, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-185-5, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

Course ii Who Is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ
Michael Pennock

His Mission and Ministry
After a survey of Scripture, Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry deepens the study of Jesus by highlighting key events in his earthly ministry and exploring his relation to God the Father, the Trinity, Mary, and the Holy Spirit. Students will learn that the goal of discipleship is a life of grace and holiness leading to a share in God’s everlasting Kingdom. These goals form the centerpiece of this semester-long course.  Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry encourages teens to “pick up their cross” and follow the Lord in this life and beyond. Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry introduces key vocabulary terms, explores relevant questions of faith, profiles famous Christian disciples, and offers several applications to put the lessons into action. The text follows Course II of the new curriculum framework. It is also applicable for use as a Christology text for a course apart from the framework sequence. (© 2011) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-186-2, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-187-9, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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Course iii The Mission of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ
Michael Pennock

Source of Our Salvation
The Paschal Mystery of Christ’s Cross and Resurrection is the pinnacle of God’s redemptive plan for his people. In Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation, students will delve deeply into the saving actions of the Lord. This text unpacks the meaning of God’s sacred and mysterious plan from creation onward to the consequences of the fall and the promise of a Savior, while ultimately focusing on the Life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This text is written to support Course III of the USCCB curriculum framework. (© 2011) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-188-6, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-189-3, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36 e-text available. see page 2.

Jesus Christ
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Created by Outside da Box Productions, a leader in Catholic youth ministry, this DVD offers award-winning short films, vignettes, music, and teaching frames that connect Scripture and doctrine to the real-life experience of teenagers. Organized around the topics in all three Jesus Christ courses, these films—averaging four to six minutes each— provide teachers and catechists with vibrant examples of the faith in a media form guaranteed to attract teens’ attention and keep their interest. ISBN: 978-1-59471-255-5 120 minutes, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96

Course iv Jesus Christ Continues the Mission in the Church

The Church: Our Story
Patricia Morrison Driedger

Catholic Tradition, Mission, and Practice
The Church: Our Story provides students with a means of understanding some of the traditional definitions of the Catholic Church. While acknowledging the importance of the historical perspective, this course emphasizes the living Church that makes Christ present to the world today. The course is constructed around key definitions that will help students to formulate an understanding of ecclesiology, such as the People of God, the Church as Servant, and the Church as Sacrament. Each definition has a historical component that traces its meaning through major periods of Church history, helping students understand how the Church reflects the light of Christ today. (© 2006) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-057-5, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-058-2, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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Course v Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

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Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments reveals the sacraments as the definitive way that Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today. The text explores concrete ways for students to understand the sacraments, participate in their rites, and benefit from their graces. The text is organized around the traditional definition of sacrament from the Catechism of the Catholic Church—an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit. This definition is clarified by organizing the chapters around four dimensions of the sacrament: memorial, celebration, communion, and transformation. • “For Reflection” assignments allow students to focus on deeper research • Activities in the book lead students to develop a personal and communal prayer life • Ongoing assignments encourage an active transformation of self and society • Selections from Catholic blogs and profiles of saints offer practical applications that students can relate to each sacrament © This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-159471-143-5, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-144-2, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

Course vi Life in Jesus Christ

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Your Life in Christ
Michael Pennock

Foundations of Catholic Morality
Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality focuses on the essential message of Christ’s moral teaching and the importance of love of God and neighbor. The text covers the major points from the “Life in Christ” section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, pulling together these elements by developing nine essential steps for living a Christian moral life in the Catholic tradition. This revised edition builds on the solid and thorough presentation of Catholic moral teaching from its bestselling earlier edition, while adding additional items to fulfill the requirements of Course VI of the curriculum framework. (© 2008) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB High School Doctrinal Framework Secondary Level Protocol. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-123-7, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-124-4, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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elective A History of the Catholic Church

This is Our Church
Michael Pennock

A History of Catholicism
This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism is a comprehensive, readable, and faith-filled portrait of two thousand years of Catholic history that highlights important events, people, trends, and teachings. Complete with photos, charts, and chronologies, This Is Our Church is a rich resource for high school students interested in a study of each major period in the life of the Church. Following a traditional chronological look at Church history, this text explores the Church as a mystery revealing the hidden presence of God. This Is Our Church uncovers glimpses of this mystery from the Church’s earliest roots in the original covenants made between God and Israel, through its institution by Christ, and onward in human history from the apostolic age to the present. (© 2008) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-169-5, 6"x 9", $19.95 *School Price: $15.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-159-6, 8 ½" x 11", $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

elective B Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues

Exploring the Religions of Our world
Nancy Clemmons, S.N.J.M.
Exploring the Religions of Our World allows students to build on their understanding and experience of the Catholic Christian faith by studying different religious traditions. The text begins with a study of Judeo-Christian history, practice, and tradition before expanding to the study of other less familiar religions including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. The text moves on to uncover a variety of religious traditions that sprang from America’s Protestant roots including Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Church of Christ, Scientist. Each chapter begins with an introduction that connects each religion to a contemporary person, practice, or teaching. A brief history follows, including information on the founder and other major figures in each respective religion. Other sections include those on scripture or major writings, beliefs and practices, and sacred places and times. Each chapter ends with a Catholic apologetic focus, and includes a look at ecumenical or interreligious dialogue between the Catholic Church and each particular religion. Similarities and distinctions in doctrines, traditions, and practices are also explored. Each section that specifically refers to Christianity and Catholicism has been granted a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-125-1, 6"x 9", $22.95 *School Price: $18.36 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-126-8, 8 ½" x 11", $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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elective C Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society

Catholic Social Teaching
Learning and Living Justice
Michael Pennock
Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice introduces the Church’s rich body of social teaching that comes to us from the essential writings of the popes, highlighting the works from Pope Leo XIII onward. While exploring how societies work, an overarching theme of the text is a discussion of the foundational values that ought to govern a just society. This text also provides the latest up-to-date applications of the Church’s social teaching by drawing on the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, and is organized around the US Bishops’ document Sharing Catholic Social Teaching. The text highlights two important principles—the dignity of the human person and respect for life—as foundational to supporting concepts like the common good, the preferential option for the poor, solidarity among all the people, and the stewardship of resources. (© 2007) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-102-2, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-103-9, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

“I absolutely love the textbook Catholic Social Teaching. I think it is beautifully organized, well written, and has wonderful references and an activity book by James McGinnis that is fabulous. It is interactive and thought-provoking and is not intimidating for studients.” Elizabeth Gregory

St. Joseph High School, Lakewood, CA

elective d Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ

Marriage and Holy Orders
Your Call to Love and Serve
Michael Amodei
Marriage and Holy Orders: Your Call to Love and Serve focuses on adult vocations in the two sacraments at the service of communion: marriage and priesthood. The discernment of these vocations involves preparation through living a chaste single life, which is also essential to living the permanent single vocation. For both women and men, lay and ordained, careful deliberation must also be given to the various callings of the consecrated life. Each chapter provides a thorough presentation of these permanent vocations. (© 2007) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-041-4, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-056-8, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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iNTRODUCTORY TEXT
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Our Catholic Faith
Michael Pennock

Living What We Believe
Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe offers a general overview of the Catholic faith as outlined by the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is designed for use in an introductory Catholic high school theology course. Because students enter Catholic high school with diverse catechetical instruction and formation experiences, a primary objective of this text is to get students up to speed early in their high school careers. Students are challenged to accept Jesus, commit themselves to him through the Church, and to live lives of loving service. This revised edition includes several new elements: • Profiles of Faith: Each chapter includes a profile of a saint or contemporary Christian hero. Application ideas and suggested further reading are also included. • Explaining the Faith: Q&As about the Catholic faith based on the High School Curriculum Framework are scattered throughout the text. • Section Summaries: Review questions and reflection starters are provided at the end of each section. • New Chapter Summaries: A “Chapter Quick View” provides a bulleted summary with page references. A list of long-term projects provides more depth and breadth for supplemental exploration. • Updated Features and Statistics: Throughout the text, modern, real-life examples give students opportunities to apply Church teaching to everyday situations. Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: OUR CATHOLIC FAITH PART ONE: WE BELIEVE: THE APOSTLES’ CREED 1. Our Loving God: Father and Creator 2. Jesus Christ: Lord and Savior 3. The Holy Spirit and the Blessed Trinity 4. The Church: The Body of Christ 5. Communion of Saints, Forgiveness of Sins, Eternal Life PART TWO: WE HOPE: CELEBRATING THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY 6. The Sacraments of Initiation 7. The Sacraments of Healing and Ministry PART THREE: WE LOVE: OUR LIFE IN CHRIST 8. The Basics of Catholic Morality 9. Christian Moral Life: The Beatitudes and Ten Commandments 10. Prayer Appendix: Catholic Handbook for Faith Notes Glossary Index

(© 2012) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-022-3, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-032-2, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS
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Catholic Essentials
Michael Amodei

An Overview of the Faith
Catholic Essentials: An Overview of the Faith is a handbook of information, prayer, and practice about Jesus, the Holy Trinity, the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, and ways those who believe in Jesus live out their faith. Organized around the US Bishops’ high school curriculum framework, this book is an essential resource to accompany a full study of the Catholic faith. Catholic Essentials provides an overview and synthesis of the six required courses and the elective options of a high school theology curriculum, making it the perfect companion for the students’ four years of high school. It also works as a primary text for an introductory or review course. It is well suited for use as the main catechetical resource in a parish youth ministry or religious education program, as it conforms to the new parish adaptation of the framework. The text follows each course outline of the new curriculum framework. Each required course is covered by an entire chapter, while each elective course is summarized in the appendix section. Many essential prayers, glossary terms, and the frequently asked questions that are drawn from the framework are included in the text. (© 2009) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-145-9 6" x 9", $19.95 *School Price: $15.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-146-6 8 ½" x 11", $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

inviting, and is usable in the classroom as it exists today. That same inviting warmth permeates the Student Text. If the goal is to make Jesus approachable so that the students may develop a relationship with him, you have succeeded.”
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“The Teacher’s Manual is easy to read,

Features to enhance students’ knowledge of the Catholic Faith: • Review Questions to help summarize each main section • Write or Discuss prompts offer ways to reflect on material and apply it to the students’ lives • Vocabulary terms are defined in the Glossary of Selected Terms • “Jesus: Friend and Savior” feature includes practical applications for furthering study, including activities, questions and answers apologetic in nature, and a prayer.

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The Catholic Spirit

An Anthology for Discovering Faith Through Literature, Art, Film, and Music
Michel Bettigole, O.S.F., and James D. Childs
Pope John Paul II pointed out that it is through the arts that religious truths are made tangible “making perceptible . . . the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God.” The Catholic Spirit: An Anthology for Discovering Faith Through Literature, Art, Film, and Music takes up this charge and presents the truths of Catholicism in the context of the arts: great artwork, literature, music, and Church writings. The Catholic Spirit sends teens on a journey through classical works like Flannery O’Connor’s “Parker’s Back,” Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “God’s Grandeur,” Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, and Gregorian chant, along with modern classics like “A Woman’s Prayer” by Dorothy Day and films like Cool Hand Luke and On the Waterfront. Organized around chapters that follow the structure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the text includes primary source material from varying periods of Church history with contextual and background text to help students understand their significance. Several additional research opportunities are included to further the students’ study of the key teachings of the Church through reading, viewing, and listening to classical period pieces. An online teacher resource also indexes the material to themes in the new curriculum framework. ISBN: 978-1-59471-182-4, 6" x 9", $19.95 *School Price: $15.95 e-text available. see page 2. Among the authors and works included in the text are:

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“Parker’s Back”: Flannery O’Connor “Where God Is, Love Is”: Leo Tolstoy “Our Lady’s Juggler”: Anatole France “Marble Floor”: Pope John Paul II “Letters to Abbe Belliere”: St. Thérèse of Lisieux “Welcome Morning”: Anne Sexton “The Hint of an Explanation”: Graham Greene “God’s Grandeur”: Gerard Manley Hopkins Les Miserables: Victor Hugo (translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood) “The Merit of a Young Priest”: Yaffa Eliach “The Trouble”: J. F. Powers Meditations and Devotions: John Henry Cardinal Newman “Hail Mary”: John Fante “A Woman’s Prayer”: Dorothy Day And much, much more!

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OLD and NEw TESTAMENTS
OUR BesTselliNG TeXTBOOK!

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament
Michael Pennock
“Who is Jesus of Nazareth?” “Who is the person that people of faith call ‘Christ, the Son of God?’” These questions form the central focus of Encountering Jesus in the New Testament. The text provides a scriptural and ecclesial foundation to answer the question of why Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. It explores how the New Testament offers evidence and faith testimony to the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Encountering Jesus in the New Testament is a combination of Christology—a complete study of the person and divinity of Jesus Christ—with an overview of the books of the New Testament. (© 2009) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-165-7, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. make Jesus current the lives of my students. I tell them that Jesus “I strive to the best jobrelevant and Jesus asin ‘right now’ force…and helps students build ais ‘RiGHT HERE, RiGHT NOw.’ Encountering Jesus does of revealing a current and lasting relationship with Jesus.” Joe Moss TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-1-59471-166-4, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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The Old Testament
Daniel Smith-Christopher

Our Call to Faith and Justice
The Old Testament: Our Call to Faith and Justice offers high school students a comprehensive overview of the major themes, lessons, and people of the Old Testament. It covers the story of salvation from many perspectives, including both the Catholic understanding of the Scripture and how the original hearers of God’s Word understood its meaning. The text shows how Jesus was prefigured in the Old Testament, especially as Messiah and Savior, and chronicles the role of the Church in interpretation of Scripture. Students will learn about the origins and history of the Hebrew people, relevant archaeological studies related to the Old Testament, and the geography and culture of the Near East region in times past and present. (© 2005) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-0-87793-721-0, $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 e-text available. see page 2. TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 978-0-87793-604-6, $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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TEACHER RESOURCES

Coordinates with the Catholic Social Teaching Textbook.

Activities for Catholic Social Teaching
James McGinnis

A Resource Guide for Teachers and Youth Ministers
Providing unique, hands-on applications for teenagers, Activities for Catholic Social Teaching offers a chance for teens to put into action the Church’s body of social teaching. Consistent with the formula that action as a part of justice is a gospel value, each unit involves activities that motivate teenagers to do something to effect positive social change. Through a variety of methods and styles, teenagers will learn to live out Catholic social teaching. Some of the activities are personal and reflective, while others are more hands-on, including story-telling, role playing, interviews, and analysis of contemporary media. Activities for Catholic Social Teaching provides teachers with clear references, concise introductions, and step-by-step directions which allow for easy explanation. Activities for Catholic Social Teaching covers the eight specific areas of social justice as outlined in the textbook, Catholic Social Teaching by Michael Pennock. ISBN: 978-1-59471-067-4, $19.95

COMiNG MARCH 2012

Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero Film and Study Guide

Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero is an 88-minute film that tells the story of the growing repression of the poor in El Salvador in the late 1970s. It is interwoven with the story of Archbishop Óscar Romero, or Monseñor as he was commonly known, and recounts the short time between his installation as archbishop of San Salvador in 1977 and his assassination on March 24, 1980. The martyrdom of Archbishop Romero is a powerful witness to the life of a modern Christian hero. The film recounts these events through actual footage of the time and interviews with many who were there and knew the Monseñor. The film was produced by the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame. UPC: 720229915014, DVD, 88 min., $27.95 download the FRee study guide in english and spanish at www.avemariapress.com. In collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Latin American/North American Church Concerns (LANACC), Ave Maria Press is releasing Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero Study Guide as a free online resource to accompany the film. The thirty-eight page study guide facilitates a week devoted to the study of Archbishop Óscar Romero through viewing of the Romero film, student research, and discussion. The five-day plan involves an introduction to the life of Romero (Monday), viewing the film and discussing its key topics (Tuesday-Thursday), and a synopsis of the material through the sharing of student reports and projects (Friday). This is a perfect way to incorporate a strand of social justice in virtually any course in a Catholic high school theology curriculum. Available in both English and Spanish.

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CHASTE LiviNG

Sex and the Teenager
Choices and Decisions
Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D.
Sex and the Teenager: Choices and Decisions is designed for use in a classroom, youth group, or retreat setting. This program allows students to feel comfortable reflecting on and speaking about sensitive issues connected with their maturing sexuality. Rooted in Judeo-Christian and Catholic moral teaching, the program has a clear, straightforward goal: to encourage teens to make their own decisions to say “NO” to premarital sexual activity. The program deals with a variety of topics including: what to do on a date; how to tell the difference between love, infatuation, and exploitation; the risks of teenage sexual activity with or without contraceptives; the necessity of setting personal moral limits and sticking to them; and many more. PARTICIPANT BOOK: ISBN: 978-1-59471-161-9, 6"x 9", $9.95 *School Price: $7.96 LEADER’S MANUAL: ISBN: 978-1-59471-168-8, 8 ½" x 11", $24.95

Sex, Love, and You

Making the Right Decision

Tom and Judy Lickona, with William Boudreau, M.D.
Strongly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, Sex, Love, and You: Making the Right Decision promotes the value of chastity and shows teens how their lives will be better if they refrain from sex before marriage. In a direct, no-nonsense fashion, authors Tom and Judy Lickona examine the dangers of sexual activity and the rewards of abstinence. It’s a perfect follow-up resource to give to teens that have just heard a presentation on sexually transmitted diseases, have participated in a program on sexuality, or are taking a course on Christian lifestyles and vocations. ISBN: 978-0-87793-987-0, 5 ½"x 8 ½", $13.95 FRee leAdeR’s GUide AvAilABle ONliNe @ www.avemariapress.com

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A JUSTICE SOCIALHIGH SCHOOL CONFiRMATiON PROGRAM

A Confirmation Candidate’s Handbook for Faith
Michael Amodei

Spirit
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Send Out Your Spirit leads teens through the major tenets of their faith—the Trinity, Jesus, Scripture, Church, Sacraments, morality, and more—specifically structured for the context of preparing for Confirmation.
Candidate Handbook: ISBN: 978-1-59471-225-8, 256 pages, $11.95
Each chapter of the candidate’s handbook includes a relevant story or short lesson, journal or discussion questions, and concludes with: New Features! Catholic Apologetics: A series of questions and answers on the faith. For You: An enrichment assignment that allows the candidates to apply the material in the chapter. Prayers and Reflections: Quotations, meditations, scripture passages, and traditional prayers. Glossary: Definitions of key terms are included with each new entry-chapter.

Leader’s Manual: ISBN: 978-1-59471-246-3, 224 pages, $22.95
Provides several “how to use” tips for catechists and other adult leaders to share the monthly lessons in diverse groups and settings. Offers three flexible models for Confirmation preparation: • Ten 3-Hour Sessions • Twenty 1-Hour Sessions • Ten 90-Minute Sessions for Concentrated Small-Group Preparation

Sponsor’s Handbook: ISBN: 978-1-59471-247-0, 48 pages, $3.95
Offers helpful background on the sponsor’s role, tips on communicating with teens, and information on the sponsor’s role in the celebration of the sacrament. Most importantly, it provides an overview of the ten chapters in Send Out Your Spirit with questions for discussion and activities that sponsors and teens can do together. (© 2010) The Candidate’s Handbook and the doctrinal material in the Leader’s Manual have been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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CATECHiSM RESOURCES
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The Seeker’s Catechism
The Basics of Catholicism
Michael Pennock
In this concise and readable introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith, the author poses and then briefly answers 210 questions that are essential to understanding the basics of Catholicism. Ideal for adults or teens interested in becoming Catholic through RCIA, preparing for Confirmation, returning to the Church, or simply wanting to begin a closer examination of the faith, this makes an ideal gift for seekers as they begin to explore or work to enhance their understanding of Catholicism and deepen their relationships with God. This new revision reflects recent changes in the liturgy, and incorporates the teachings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. ISBN: 978-1-59471-285-2, 5" x 7", $6.95

This is Our Faith
Michael Pennock

A Catholic Catechism for Adults
This popular faith primer and handy companion for all who wish to know more about the Catholic faith corresponds with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is arranged along the four pillars of the Catechism. Questions for discussion are presented and prayer exercises are also included. This catechism is specifically designed for Catholic high school students, those journeying through RCIA, or those new to the Church. ISBN: 978-0-87793-653-4, 6" x 9", $16.95

GReAT COMPANiON TO THis is OUR FAiTH!

A Workbook Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Michael Amodei
A workbook consisting of 160 questions, Questions of Faith asks participants to explore the main teachings of the Catholic Church. Each question has been referenced to a paragraph number in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and to page numbers in the popular catechism This Is Our Faith. ISBN: 978-0-87793-689-3, 7" x 10", $6.95

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win it All
Justin Fatica

The Way to Heaven for Catholic Teens
Justin Fatica, renowned Catholic evangelist, author, and focus of the HBO documentary Hard as Nails, presents a book of wisdom for teens featuring his acclaimed eight stages to a God-centered life. Known across the United States for his fierce, emotive, and attention-grabbing stage presence, Justin Fatica contradicts the barrage of ungodly messages about sex, drugs, violence, and hate that teenagers ingest every day through media and pop culture. Through the witness of his own faith journey, the wisdom of Scripture, and the time-tested teachings of the Catholic Church, Fatica calls teens to a higher standard with his eight steps toward God-centered living. ISBN: 978-1-59471-249-4, 5½" x 8½", $11.95 *School Price: $9.56

A Teen’s Game Plan for Life
Lou Holtz
A Teen’s Game Plan for Life revives the motivational message of ESPN sports analyst and former head football coach of Notre Dame Lou Holtz. With over forty years of experience helping to mold teenagers into adults, Holtz shares his common-sense message with teens—a game plan for life. His message is the blueprint, not only for teens striving for athletic success, but also for all teens who want to name their goals for life, and then go about reaching them. ISBN: 978-1-93349-509-5, 5½" x 8½", $11.95

“How I wish I could start over again—this time with this book as my guide. nobody explains the reasons for success
and defeat better than Lou Holtz. I don’t care how old you are, this book can change your life. Regis Philbin

Ready for College
Everything You Need to Know
Michael Pennock
This easy-to-read narrative offers college students what they need to succeed. More than just the nuts and bolts, Ready for College shows adolescents that college is a time to develop a sense of self, not bound by previous ties, yet intimately connected with the love and lessons of family life. Ready for College provides a spiritual dimension, encouraging college students to develop an ongoing relationship with God through the practice of their faith. This book is a must read before first-time students move to college and register for the first semester of classes. ISBN: 978-1-89373-292-6, 6"x 9", $13.95

Questions from Seventh Period
Doc Pennock Answers Teens’ Questions on Life, Love, and the Catholic Faith
Michael Pennock
Bestselling textbook author Michael Pennock—“Doc” as he was affectionately called—knows that to connect with youth, you have to connect to their most heartfelt concerns. In Questions from Seventh Period, Pennock gives clear, concrete answers to the tough questions about love, life, and faith that concern Catholic teens the most. He answers questions such as “The DaVinci Code claims that Jesus was married. Is that true?” “What’s so wrong with drinking a few beers or smoking pot?” and more. This book will inspire teens with prayers, fun factoids, and stories, while sharing wise answers and sound guidance. ISBN: 978-1-59471-101-5, 5½" x 8½", $18.95

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5 Minutes with Christ
Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers
Edited by Lou DelFra, C.S.C., and Ann Primus Berends
The inspirational reflections on Christ as Teacher in 5 Minutes with Christ provide educators with the spiritual nourishment they need during their busy days. Crafted by graduates and associates of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, the most prestigious Catholic teacher-training program in the United States, each reflection is based on an event in the life of Jesus and invites the reader to connect with him in the chaos of daily life. Each reflection follows a simple format: an excerpt from one of the gospels, a personal reflection by a teacher, and a short prayer. Teachers can use these reflections and prayers as starting points for their own daily devotion or as resources to use in the few minutes they have to pray during the school day. Teachers—particularly those in Catholic schools—are in constant need of spiritual nourishment and inspiration. 5 Minutes with Christ was developed to meet this need. This educator-specific resource is ideal for teacher retreats and spiritual learning communities among faculty members. ISBN: 978-1-59471-275-3, 5" x 7", $12.95

“As Catholic educators, the greatest gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity for daily prayer. Recognizing that it is not always easy to find the time in our busy lives to pray daily, I wholeheartedly
endorse 5 Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers. whether used individually or with our students, these reflections remind us that Christ is, and always should be, the example of the Master Teacher in our schools. Diane Starkovich, PhD

Superintendent of Schools Archdiocese of Atlanta

Day by Day

The Notre Dame Prayerbook for Students

Edited by William G. Storey and Thomas McNally, C.S.C.
With half a million copies sold since its inception, Day by Day is the beloved prayerbook that Notre Dame students, alumni, and friends trust to deepen their prayer lives and expand their understanding of God. Included are prayers such as “Runner’s Prayer” and St. Thomas Aquinas’s “Before Study Prayer,” plus many selections from a rich Christian tradition including “The Road Ahead.” This collection of prayers is the perfect gift for college students, high school graduates, and Confirmation candidates. ISBN: 978-1-59471-018-6, 5"x 7", $9.95

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FOR BUSY TEACHERS The Ten Commandments
Case Studies in Catholic Morality
Eileen P. Flynn
The Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is a resource that summarizes Catholic teaching around the Ten Commandments. Thirty case studies related to reallife issues and dilemmas addressed by each commandment make up the heart of this text. It reminds students that the Ten Commandments are a central source for moral decision-making and offers contemporary ways the commandments can be applied in their own lives. The text addresses many moral issues faced by teens, such as cheating on exams, using alcohol and drugs, and sex before marriage—along with wider and new societal issues including the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research, responsibility for environmental problems, and the proper use of money. The Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is intended as an ancillary resource to accompany the study of Catholic morality. The text is also a helpful partner to any theology class to help students apply the Ten Commandments to choices they face. The book is applicable as a resource for teens participating in a high school youth ministry program. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 978-1-59471-223-4, 6"x 9", $9.95 *School Price: $7.96

Tough Choices

Bringing Moral Issues Home
Sean Lynch and Brian O’Brien
Tough Choices is a resource for Catholic high schools and parish religious education that teaches teenagers about many current and practical moral issues. It offers innovative ways for teens and their parents to discuss these dilemmas. Though applicable in several different courses and programs, the basic approach is for a teacher, catechist, or youth minister to assign a moral dilemma to be taken home, read, and discussed with parents, using the questions that accompany each dilemma. Some issues covered are: abortion, capital punishment, child abuse/domestic violence, divorce, drugs/alcohol, eating disorders, euthanasia, homosexuality, honesty, sexuality, and suicide. Tough Choices: Bringing Moral Issues Home is a perfect complement to any high school theology course or youth ministry program. Moral dilemmas can be assigned based on their correlation to topics being covered in the curriculum, issues that arise in the school or among the teen’s peer group, current events, or in many other situations specific to the particular school or parish. ISBN: 978-0-87793-993-1, 8½" x 11", $19.95

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COMiNG MAY 2012

scholarship, pastoral heart, and gift for teaching together in this charming, easy-to-use overview of Salvation History. Highly recommended.”
Edward Sri

“ John Bergsma brings his biblical

Chancellor and Professor of Scripture and Theology Augustine Institute

BiBle Basics for catholics
A New Picture of Salvation History
John Bergsma Foreword by Scott Hahn
From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time teacher of the year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville—comes this fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introduction to the “big picture” of Salvation History. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma’s wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University. Bergsma combines sound theology, academic expertise, pastoral wisdom, and an endearing playfulness to draw readers into the connection between the great stories of the Bible and Salvation in Jesus Christ. Central to the book’s themes are Bergsma’s signature illustrations of key biblical characters, which are simple, yet surprisingly profound. A great resource for any high school religion teacher or class. ISBN: 978-1-59471-291-3, 5½" x 8½", $14.95

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