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The Sacraments - Joanna Dailey Cover Art

The Sacraments

The Sacraments Encounters with Christ, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Joanna Dailey

The Sacraments: Encounters with Christ provides an opportunity to encounter Christ in a full and real way. The focus of this course is to help the students learn about the Seven Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, in order to enable them to more fully participate in them. The course also explores the history, scriptural foundation, and current practices of the sacraments. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features: • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including -Sacred Scripture -Catechism of the Catholic Church -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text. • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text. • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information. • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view. • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback.

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The Living Word

The Living Word The Revelation of God’s Love, 2nd Enhanced Edition by Robert Rabe

The Living Word provides an introduction to the Sacred Scriptures and to the unfolding of salvation history, with a particular focus on Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of salvation history. Revelation, both Divine and natural, is explored, as are inspiration, interpretation, and exegesis.   In this second edition, the student books have shifted from a section-part-article structure to a unit-chapter-article structure where sections become units and a part is now a chapter.   In addition to the complete text of the print book, the Interactive Edition adds the following features: • In-text links to official, online versions of Scripture, the Catechism, and Church documents so that students can study quotes from the text in their original context. • In-text links to online biographies of all the saints mentioned in the student text. • Photo galleries that explore topics in the text. • PowerPoint presentations that review key concepts. • Links to online videos that explore people or concepts in greater depth.

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The Church

The Church Christ in the World Today, 2nd Edition Enhanced by Martin C. Albl

The Church: Christ in the World Today guides the students in exploring and understanding the Catholic Church, as well as its origin, structure, and mission. Additionally, the course addresses the roles of the hierarchy, those in religious life, and the laity in supporting the mission of the Church. Particular attention is paid to the global presence of the Church as a light to all people.  In this second edition, the student books have shifted from a section-part-article structure to a unit-chapter-article structure where sections become units and a part is now a chapter.   In addition to the complete text of the print book, the Interactive Edition adds the following features: • In-text links to official, online versions of Scripture, the Catechism, and Church documents so that students can study quotes from the text in their original context. • In-text links to online biographies of all the saints mentioned in the student text. • Photo galleries that explore topics in the text. • PowerPoint presentations that review key concepts. • Links to online videos that explore people or concepts in greater depth.

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The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition

The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition Enhanced Interactive, Edition by Singer-Towns, Brian

The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Third Edition is an understandable and down-to-earth guide to all things Catholic. This book is an eye-opener and a page-turner, whether you are brushing up on specific Catholic terms and concepts or learning them for the first time. The interactive book includes all-of-the content original to the print version with the addition of an interactive functionality that will speak to the student in ways previously unavailable to print-only users. Students will have the ability, through the hyperlinks and interactive content in the book, to engage with the content to enhance their understanding of the teachings. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive reflection questions: This feature will allow students to journal and explore the deeper understandings in the chapter.   • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback

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World Religions

World Religions A Voyage of Discovery ‒ Fourth Edition by Jeffrey Brodd

The fourth edition of this highly acclaimed text continues to help young people unlock the doors to the world’s major religious traditions. This edition includes a new, contemporary design and key features that will make the text even easier to use: definitions of terms on the page where the term occurs, a new master glossary, and engaging activities interspersed within the core content. World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery ‒ Fourth Edition helps eleventh- and twelfth-graders understand the people, dimensions, and religious principles of the world’s major religions. This interactive edition also adds the following features: highlighting for taking notes and quickly jumping back to important content, PowerPoint presentations that offer additional content related to the chapter, and links to online videos that explore aspects of the featured religious tradition.

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The New Testament

The New Testament The Good News of Jesus Christ, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Margaret Nutting Ralph, PhD

The New Testament: The Good News of Jesus Christ provides an in-depth study of the New Testament. Since Jesus Christ's life, death, and Resurrection are at the heart of the Christian mystery, this course begins by looking at the four complementary but unique portraits of Jesus that are found in the four Gospels. Next, it traces the spread of the Gospel as told in Acts and the Letters. The course also considers the challenges faced by the early Church that emerge through a careful reading of the New Testament Letters and the Book of Revelation. Additionally, it will look closely at what the followers of Jesus in the early Church proclaimed about him and explore the historical, religious and cultural world of Jesus' time. Ultimately, the course will guide students in seeing the relevance of the Gospel message for the world today. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information.  • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback

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REVELATION AND THE OLD TESTAMENT

REVELATION AND THE OLD TESTAMENT by Chris Wardwell

Revelation and the Old Testament is the first semester course in the new high school series Live Jesus in Our Hearts. This series takes a fresh approach to the Framework outline, bringing in new themes such as in-depth use of scripture, extensive online resources, and an invitational, evangelizing approach. Revelation and the Old Testament is an Old Testament overview (with a sneak peak of the New Testament) that includes all the required Framework content related to Revelation. Used with Jesus Christ and the New Testament, you can now teach an overview of the Bible in freshman year using a Framework approved curriculum! Plus, help students connect using: - Short stories about young people that relate a teaching or belief to a young person’s lived experience. - Focus questions introduce each unit in the voice of a teen, guiding students in focusing on what they might learn; units end with an image of a real student and his or her reflections on the unit focus question, inviting the students to check their own understanding. - A Unit Highlights section that uses graphic organizers to visually represent the key concepts from each chapter - “Hmmm” questions at the end of each article that encourage students to think critically about Christian beliefs. - A full page visual feature at the end of each chapter that engages students to reflect on the chapter content in a unique way.

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Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching Christian Life in Society, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Brian Singer-Towns

Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society guides students in exploring and understanding the social teachings of the Church. It addresses the major themes of Catholic social teaching and what they express about God's plan for all people and our obligations to care for one another, especially those most in need in society. The course works to move students to a life of service and work for the Kingdom of God. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information.  • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback.

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An Introduction to Catholic Ethics - Lucien Longtin Cover Art

An Introduction to Catholic Ethics

An Introduction to Catholic Ethics by Lucien Longtin

This book introduces students to the fundamentals of Catholic moral theology. By presenting testimony from the lives of great Christians and many of the key concepts that inform the Catholic approach to morality, this book provides a framework for making authentic Christian choices.   NCEA   Our titles help all catholic educators and administrators have the professional resources to meet the highest standards of excellence in Catholic education. We provide resources for school, parish, diocesan offices, professional organizations and higher education institutions.   Some of the areas we publish in include:   Administration and Planning Classroom Materials Legal Issues Staff Development Governance Boards Religious Education Research and History Recruitment Curriculum Development Seminary Education Multicultural Issues Technology

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Christian Morality

Christian Morality Our Response to God's Love, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Brian Singer-Towns

Students face countless choices and challenges in their daily lives. This course, Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love, addresses how a relationship with Christ and the Church can lead to choices that are in accord with God's plan. The students learn what it means to live as a disciple of Christ and how the Church strengthens this discipleship. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information.  • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback.

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Freedom Fighter

Freedom Fighter One Man's Fight for One Free World by Majed El Shafie

It’s time to fight back! This is the true story of one man’s continuing fight for a world free of religious persecution.   Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity. His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse—because her family would not convert to Islam.   Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed. Millions of families are praying for help. They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries—solely because of their beliefs.   Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach—it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens.   This fight involves all believers—please help.

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Next Right Thing - Emily Freeman Cover Art

Next Right Thing

Next Right Thing A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily Freeman

Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction.  If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing. Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.

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Catholic New American Bible Revised Edition

Catholic New American Bible Revised Edition by Various Authors

Updated July 2018 with the latest NABRE text corrections from USCCB. This ebook version of the New American Bible Revised Edition has been reviewed and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Consider viewing the sample before purchasing. This ebook is the current official version of the Catholic Bible. Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament. Table of Contents New American Bible Revised Edition Preface to the Revised New American Bible Old Testament THE PENTATEUCH Introduction • The Book of Genesis • The Book of Exodus • The Book of Leviticus • The Book of Numbers • The Book of Deuteronomy THE HISTORICAL BOOKS Introduction • The Book of Joshua • The Book of Judges • The Book of Ruth • The First Book of Samuel • The Second Book of Samuel • The First Book of Kings • The Second Book of Kings • The First Book of Chronicles • The Second Book of Chronicles • The Book of Ezra • The Book of Nehemiah BIBLICAL NOVELLAS Introduction • The Book of Tobit • The Book of Judith • The Book of Esther • The First Book of Maccabees • The Second Book of Maccabees THE WISDOM BOOKS Introducti on • The Book of Job • The Book of Psalms • The Book of Proverbs • The Book of Ecclesiastes • The Song of Songs • The Book of Wisdom • The Wisdom of Ben Sira THE PROPHETIC BOOKS Introduction • The Book of Isaiah • The Book of Jeremiah • The Book of Lamentations • The Book of Baruch • The Book of Ezekiel • The Book of Daniel • The Book of Hosea • The Book of Joel • The Book of Amos • The Book of Obadiah • The Book of Jonah • The Book of Micah • The Book of Nahum • The Book of Habakkuk • The Book of Zephaniah • The Book of Haggai • The Book of Zechariah • The Book of Malachi Preface to the New American Bible New Testament THE GOSPELS Introduction • The Gospel according to Matthew • The Gospel according to Mark • The Gospel according to Luke • The Gospel according to John The Acts of the Apostles THE NEW TESTAMENT LETTERS Introduction • The Letter to the Romans • The First Letter to the Corinthians • The Second Letter to the Corinthians • The Letter to the Galatians • The Letter to the Ephesians • The Letter to the Philippians • The Letter to the Colossians • The First Letter to the Thessalonians • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians • The First Letter to Timothy • The Second Letter to Timothy • The Letter to Titus • The Letter to Philemon • The Letter to the Hebrews THE CATHOLIC LETTERS Introduction • The Letter of James • The First Letter of Peter • The Second Letter of Peter • The First Letter of John • The Second Let ter of John • The Third Letter of John • The Letter of Jude The Book of Revelation

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Vocations

Vocations Answering God’s Call, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Jenna M. Cooper, Fr. Luke Sweeney & Joanna Dailey

Vocations: Answering God's Call leads the students toward a deeper understanding of the vocations of life: how Christ calls us to live. In this course, students will learn how all vocations are similar as well as how they differ. They will learn what it means to live life for the benefit of others and the value in considering a vocation in service to the Christian community Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information.  • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback. 

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Jesus Christ - Carrie J. Schroeder Cover Art

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ God’s Love Made Visible, Enhanced Interactive ‒ Second Edition by Carrie J. Schroeder

In Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible the students encounter Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity. This course leads the students toward a deeper understanding of Divine Revelation, the Trinity, the Incarnation, Jesus, salvation, and discipleship as a response to God's love. In this second edition, the student books have shifted from a section-part-article structure to a unit-chapter-article structure where sections become units and a part is now a chapter.   In addition to the complete text of the print book, the Interactive Edition adds the following features: • In-text links to official, online versions of Scripture, the Catechism, and Church documents so that students can study quotes from the text in their original context. • In-text links to online biographies of all the saints mentioned in the student text. • Photo galleries that explore topics in the text. • PowerPoint presentations that review key concepts. • Links to online videos that explore people or concepts in greater depth.

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Written on Our Hearts Third Edition

Written on Our Hearts Third Edition The Old Testament Story of God's Love by Mary Reed Newland

This in-depth course brings to life the books of the Old Testament, with a full-color student text that covers the most important stories and passages of the Old Testament and guides students as they read the Bible. The one-semester course can be taught to ninth-graders but is ideal for tenth- and eleventh-grade students. With an emphasis on the context and spiritual meaning of the Old Testament, this text includes an extensive discussion of the Ten Commandments, sidebars featuring prayers in the Old Testament, historical and biblical timelines, review questions, reflective activities, and a full-color design with maps, charts, photos, and artwork that help make the Old Testament come alive for students. The third edition features updates to the text that reflect current Scripture scholarship and the cultural experience of today's teens, new illustrations and photos, and a new glossary of biblical terms.

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Sacramental Journeys

Sacramental Journeys R411-R416 Loyola Academy by Brian Singer-Towns

Sacramental Journeys provides students attending Loyola Academy additional curriculum materials for exploring core beliefs, doctrines, rituals, and customs of the Roman Catholic faith. Students will develop tools for finding God in all kinds of experiences and for discerning their own unique response to their experience of God. This required resource includes interactive videos and quizzes.

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Marriage and Holy Orders

Marriage and Holy Orders Your Call to Love and Serve by 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. Each of the Marriage and Holy Orders chapters includes several special features: Panel activities that help the students foster total learning in hands (service), hearts (prayer), and mind (academic challenges). Review questions for each main section. Several Journal Assignments for deeper thought and reflection. Key vocabulary terms set off in margin panels. A Learn by Doing project for each chapter that provides a longer-term assignment. A Called to Prayer feature offering text from a prayer relevant to the chapter theme. (© 2007) The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found that this catechetical high school text is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and fulfills the requirements of Elective Course D of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age .  

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What Happens When Women Walk in Faith

What Happens When Women Walk in Faith Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places by Lysa TerKeurst

What if the next big step God wants you to take is actually small? Stepping into the assignments the Lord has for us and pursuing the dreams He's placed in our hearts can feel overwhelming and exhilarating all at the same time. But walking in His will begins with our daily obedience to Him. Lysa TerKeurst knows what it means to walk by faith and encourages you to discover the deeply personal truths of God's Word for your calling. What Happens When Women Walk in Faith is filled with stories and Scripture that will help you apply practical, Biblical truths to your life and equip you to: Discover 5 phases of your faith walk and embrace the direction that the Lord is leading you.Identify one area where you can draw a line in the sand and take a step toward something new.Be prepared for God to use your small steps of faith to unleash His work and wonder in your life. No matter what God has called you to, you can take this first step!

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Our Catholic Faith

Our Catholic Faith Living What We Believe by Michael Pennock

(© 2012) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church . 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 of Our Catholic Faith 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 USCCB 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 stories and statistics give students opportunities to apply Church teaching to everyday situations.

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The Bible - Robert Rabe Cover Art

The Bible

The Bible The Living Word of God, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Robert Rabe

The Bible: The Living Word of God, Interactive Edition provides an introduction to the Sacred Scriptures and to the unfolding of salvation history, with a particular focus on Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of salvation history. Revelation, both divine and natural, is explored, as are inspiration, interpretation, and exegesis. The students also learn about the role of the Scriptures in the life of faith for the individual as well as for the life of the Church. The interactive book includes all-of-the content original to the print version with the addition of an interactive functionality that will speak to the student in ways previously unavailable to print-only users. Students will have the ability, through the hyperlinks and interactive content in the book, to engage with the Catholic faith and the person of Jesus Christ. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features: • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including -Sacred Scripture -Catechism of the Catholic Church -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text. • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text. • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information. • Prayer cubes: each side of the cube contains a different prayer. • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view. • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback

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It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

It's Not Supposed to Be This Way Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered by Lysa TerKeurst

New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle.Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us.Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

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Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

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The Paschal Mystery

The Paschal Mystery Christ’s Mission of Salvation, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Brian Singer-Towns

The Paschal Mystery: Christ's Mission of Salvation, Interactive Edition explores our salvation through the Paschal Mystery and provides an introduction to the goodness of creation, Original Sin, and the promise of a messiah. The students encounter the mystery and glory of the suffering, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. The course also explores how the Paschal Mystery informs our daily lives, our prayer, and our participation in the life of the Church. The interactive book includes all of the content original to the print version with the addition of an interactive functionality that will speak to the student in ways previously unavailable to print-only users. Students will have the ability, through the hyperlinks and interactive content in the book, to engage with the Catholic faith and the person of Jesus Christ. Special features: o Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition o Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including o Sacred Scripture o Catechism of the Catholic Church o Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents o Lives of the saints • Image galleries: usually containing 3 to 5 images. Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text. (2-3 image galleries per part) • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations are a maximum of 6 slides and explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text. (1 Keynote per part) • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps: either new content or an existing chart/timeline/map from the print book. Can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information. (approx. 1 per part) • Prayer cubes: each of the 6 sides has a prayer or part of a continuous prayer. The cube can be rotated in all directions and is decorated in brand colors. (2 prayer cubes per section) • Videos: most are under 6 minutes. Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view. (2 to 3 videos per part) • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring (to give the student immediate feedback). The quizzes have been adapted from those found in the Teacher Guide, Alternate Edition for the print version of the book.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Redemption of an American Icon by Greg Laurie & Marshall Terrill

Join Greg Laurie, pastor and bestselling author of  Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,  as he takes you on a personal journey into the life and legend of Johnny Cash. At the peak of his career, Cash had done it all—living the ultimate rags-to-riches story of growing up on a cotton farm in the Deep South to becoming a Nashville and Hollywood sensation, singing alongside heroes like Elvis Presley and performing for several American presidents. But through all of this, Cash was troubled. By the time he released the iconic  Man in Black  album in 1971, the middle-aged icon was broken down, hollow-eyed, and wrung out. In his search for peace, Cash became embroiled in controversy. He was arrested five times in seven years. His drug- and alcohol-induced escapades led to car accidents and a forest fire that devastated 508 acres. His time was divided between Jesus and jail, gospel tunes and the “Cocaine Blues.” But by the end of his life, Cash was speaking openly about his “unshakeable faith.” What caused the superstar to turn from his conflicting passions to embrace a life in Christ? Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon  dives deep into the singer’s inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash’s family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer’s true success came through finding the only Person whose star was bigger than his own.

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The Untold Story of the New Testament Church - Frank Viola Cover Art

The Untold Story of the New Testament Church

The Untold Story of the New Testament Church An Extraordinary Guide to Understanding the New Testament by Frank Viola

A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern Church renewal, Frank Viola casts his gaze back at the birth pangs of first century Christianity in The Untold Story of the New Testament Church . Using a 'you-are-there' approach, this epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ's testimony impacted the world. In the era right after the Day of Pentecost, the power of Holy Spirit prompted a massive harvest of souls yet a great persecution surged against those preaching Good News to the lost. Now, get up-close with apostles Paul, Peter and John and learn of their personal struggles to fight for the faith amidst a backdrop of in-house strife and foreign tyranny. The New Testament is often hard to understand. A major reason is because it is not arranged in chronological order. Paul's letters, for example, are arranged by size rather than chronologically. This makes the New Testament a bit like a Chinese puzzle! For this reason, one famous Bible scholar said that reading the New Testament letters is like hearing one end of a phone conversation. The book you hold in your hands reconstructs the other end so that you can understand virtually every word! The Untold Story of the New Testament Church is a unique Bible handbook that weaves Acts and the Epistles together chronologically...creating one fluid story. This epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of the New Testament drama that is riveting and enlightening. It includes dates, maps and background information about the people, the cities and the events of the first-century Church using a "you-are-there" approach. Get up-close and personal with apostles Paul, Peter, James and John and learn of their personal struggles. Understand the circumstances behind each inspired letter they penned. Watch the chaotic swirl of first-century people and events fall into place before your very eyes. Discover what Paul's "thorn in the flesh" really was. Learn what happened to all the apostles after the book of Acts was finished. Be ushered into the living, breathing atmosphere of the first century and uncover the hidden riches found in God's Word.

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The Holy Word for Morning Revival - The Experience of Christ - Witness Lee Cover Art

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - The Experience of Christ

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - The Experience of Christ by Witness Lee

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the Memorial Day weekend conference held in Seattle, Washington, May 24-27, 2019. The general subject of the conference was “The Experience of Christ.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

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Catholicism 101 - Chris Wardwell Cover Art

Catholicism 101

Catholicism 101 An Interactive Guide to the Catholic Faith by Chris Wardwell

Catholicism 101: An Interactive Guide to the Catholic Faith is an eBook designed to help young people, who are not familiar with the basics of the Catholic faith, learn about the essential beliefs and practices of Catholicism at their own pace. Each chapter is made up of a short reading, an interactive quiz, and a short video narrated by a young person that expands on the chapter content with a personal story or reflection. Teachers can use this resource to build confidence in students who might feel they aren’t quite prepared to take required religion classes.

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Catholic Ethics in Today's World (Revised Edition) - Jozef D. Zalot & Benedict Guevin, OSB Cover Art

Catholic Ethics in Today's World (Revised Edition)

Catholic Ethics in Today's World (Revised Edition) by Jozef D. Zalot & Benedict Guevin, OSB

Authors Jozef Zalot and Benedict Guevin, OSB, offer a pragmatic and insightful presentation on the compelling and sometimes misunderstood teachings of the Catholic Church on contemporary ethical issues.In their revised edition of Catholic Ethics in Today’s World, the authors further clarify their discussion on the Church’s stance on ethics, explicating Church teachings and expounding on the reasons behind those teachings. The authors also illuminate reasons for this confusion about what the Church teaches regarding challenging ethical dilemmas, among them the Church’s deficiency in clearly articulating official Church teachings for a lay audience, the media’s misinterpretation of those teachings, and the lack of ethics training for some educators. To further clarify the Church’s teaching on ethics, in this revised edition the authors add material that addresses recent developments, most notably the thought-provoking ethical dilemmas centered on the nation’s recent recession, international debt relief, the continued fighting in Afghanistan, premarital sex and cohabitation, beginning of life issues, including federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and end of life issues, including discussions on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The authors’ intent is to explain Catholic teachings so that a clear ethics of morality can arise.

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God - Reza Aslan Cover Art

God

God A Human History by Reza Aslan

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God.   In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large.   In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every religious tradition. As Aslan writes, “Whether we are aware of it or not, and regardless of whether we’re believers or not, what the vast majority of us think about when we think about God is a divine version of ourselves.”   But this projection is not without consequences. We bestow upon God not just all that is good in human nature—our compassion, our thirst for justice—but all that is bad in it: our greed, our bigotry, our penchant for violence. All these qualities inform our religions, cultures, and governments.   More than just a history of our understanding of God, this book is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God: A Human History will challenge the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. Praise for God “Timely, riveting, enlightening and necessary.” — HuffPost “Tantalizing . . . Driven by [Reza] Aslan’s grace and curiosity, God . . . helps us pan out from our troubled times, while asking us to consider a more expansive view of the divine in contemporary life.” —The Seattle Times “A fascinating exploration of the interaction of our humanity and God.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “[Aslan’s] slim, yet ambitious book [is] the story of how humans have created God with a capital G, and it’s thoroughly mind-blowing.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “Aslan is a born storyteller, and there is much to enjoy in this intelligent survey.” — San Francisco Chronicle

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Encountering Christ in the Sacraments - Bradford Rothrock MFA, MTS & Thomas H. Groome EdD Cover Art

Encountering Christ in the Sacraments

Encountering Christ in the Sacraments by Bradford Rothrock MFA, MTS & Thomas H. Groome EdD

The Credo series explores the concepts outlined in the document of The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for Young People of High School Age from a sound theological and pedagogical basis. The first student text and teacher resource in the series is God’s Word Revealed in Sacred Scripture, which has been found to be in conformity with the USCCB Protocols for Assessing the Conformity of Catechetical Materials with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Credo series takes as its starting point the lived experience of the students and challenges them to make their lives a lived response to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The person and message of Jesus Christ is central to the Credo series. The students will be helped to come to know Jesus Christ more deeply and to understand his teachings more fully. The Credo series also focuses on the formation of the students as people of faith. Each chapter facilitates their reflection on the meaning of what they are learning for their lives. Through prayer and meditative exercises they are helped to experience the presence of God in their lives. The Credo series has a strong social justice theme running throughout. The text moves ‘from life to faith to life’ in a repeated pattern or spiral, leading the students to ‘know, to love, to serve’, moving from information to formation to transformation. The Credo series uses the Shared Christian Praxis pedagogy which was developed by Tom Groome, and in the Credo series it is adapted for the first time for High School Catechesis. The Credo series speaks to the multicultural nature of the US High School population.

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The Sacraments - James Socias Cover Art

The Sacraments

The Sacraments Source of Our Life in Christ by James Socias

The Seven Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony) are the ordinary means by which God dispenses sanctifying grace to his people. This book presents the theology of each sacrament and its implications for living the Christian life. The Didache Semester Series is a series of high school textbooks, teacher's manuals, and student workbooks published by Midwest Theological Forum. Each title spans one academic semester. These titles have been developed according to the 2007 curriculum framework from the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism to assist in the publication of religious education textbooks for Catholic high schools. This book, The Sacraments: Source of Our Life in Christ , corresponds to Book V :  Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ  in the curriculum framework. This textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it has been granted conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church  by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism.

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The Religions Book - DK Cover Art

The Religions Book

The Religions Book Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK

The Religions Book clearly and simply explains all of the important information about the world's major, and many minor, religions, in an easy-to-access format. Using easy-to-follow graphics and artworks, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text, The Religions Book explores the beliefs that underpin religious traditions around the globe and how they developed. From primal beliefs to the world's great faiths and the continuing quest for spiritual meaning in our complex world, The Religions Book gets to the heart of what it means to believe in God and religion's place in society. The Religions Book includes: - A dedicated section for each of the world's five major faiths - Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism - Primal beliefs, ancient and classical mythology, and new religions - Brief biographies and context boxes to give the full historical context of selected religions The clear and concise summaries, graphics, and quotations in The Religions Book will help even the complete novice understand the ideas behind faiths and the place of religion in the world.

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The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Numbers, Volume 3 - Witness Lee Cover Art

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Numbers, Volume 3

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Numbers, Volume 3 by Witness Lee

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the semiannual training held July 1-6, 2019, in Anaheim, California, on the continuation of the “Crystallization-study of Numbers.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

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History of the Catholic Church - Cynthia Cameron PhD, Susan B. Reynolds MEd, MTS, Chris Welch PhD & Thomas H. Groome EdD Cover Art

History of the Catholic Church

History of the Catholic Church by Cynthia Cameron PhD, Susan B. Reynolds MEd, MTS, Chris Welch PhD & Thomas H. Groome EdD

The Credo series explores the concepts outlined in the document of The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for Young People of High School Age from a sound theological and pedagogical basis. The first student text and teacher resource in the series is God’s Word Revealed in Sacred Scripture, which has been found to be in conformity with the USCCB Protocols for Assessing the Conformity of Catechetical Materials with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Credo series takes as its starting point the lived experience of the students and challenges them to make their lives a lived response to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The person and message of Jesus Christ is central to the Credo series. The students will be helped to come to know Jesus Christ more deeply and to understand his teachings more fully. The Credo series also focuses on the formation of the students as people of faith. Each chapter facilitates their reflection on the meaning of what they are learning for their lives. Through prayer and meditative exercises they are helped to experience the presence of God in their lives. The Credo series has a strong social justice theme running throughout. The text moves ‘from life to faith to life’ in a repeated pattern or spiral, leading the students to ‘know, to love, to serve’, moving from information to formation to transformation. The Credo series uses the Shared Christian Praxis pedagogy which was developed by Tom Groome, and in the Credo series it is adapted for the first time for High School Catechesis. The Credo series speaks to the multicultural nature of the US High School population.

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Already There - Mark Mossa Cover Art

Already There

Already There Letting God Find You by Mark Mossa

If you are young (or young only in heart!) and attempting to discover who you are meant to be, Fr. Mark Mossa can help you find the ways God is already in your life. Mossa provides an honest and entertaining account of how he, as a younger adult, now a Jesuit priest, attempts to find God's will for his life. Mossa's friends tell him that he has a talent for making weird (they politely say different) connections. He responds that images, lyrics, and repeatedly quoted lines from popular culture stick with us because they connect with something deep down inside of us and say something meaningful about our human experience. We need only take some time to reflect on our experience--and that is what Mark Mossa helps us to do--and we'll see that God has already been trying to communicate with us in unexpected and surprising ways.

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Boundaries - Henry Cloud & John Townsend Cover Art

Boundaries

Boundaries When To Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

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Church History - Gloria Shahin & Joanna Dailey Cover Art

Church History

Church History Apostolic Times to Today by Gloria Shahin & Joanna Dailey

Church History: Apostolic Times to Today examines the events of the Church's life, the contributions to human life it has made, and studies the challenges the Church has faced overtime, from her earliest history. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features:  • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition  • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including   -Sacred Scripture    -Catechism of the Catholic Church    -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents    -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text.  • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text.  • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information.  • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view.  • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback. 

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The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren Cover Art

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren

The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand the purpose of your life. As one of the best-selling nonfiction books in history, with more than 34 million copies sold, and more than 70 translations available, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the roadmap for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life. "Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people - from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates - meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.” -Time In The Purpose Driven Life you'll find the answers to three of life's most important questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond survival or success to a life of significance - the life you were meant to live. You will discover the five benefits of knowing your purpose: It will explain the meaning of your life.It will simplify your life.It will focus your life.It will increase your motivation.It will prepare you for eternity. The Purpose Driven Life is designed to be read in 42 short chapters that will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill. It also includes links to 3-minute video introductions to each chapter and a 30 to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. There are also appendixes including questions for further study and additional resources. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live - here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. The Purpose Driven Life is available in audio book, ebook, softcover, and hardcover editions. Also available: The Purpose Driven Life video study and study guide, journal, devotional, book for kids, book for churches, Spanish edition, Large Print edition, and more.

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Living and Loving as Disciples of Christ - Amalee Meehan PhD, Daniel O'Connell PhD, Ailís Travers MA & Thomas H. Groome EdD Cover Art

Living and Loving as Disciples of Christ

Living and Loving as Disciples of Christ by Amalee Meehan PhD, Daniel O'Connell PhD, Ailís Travers MA & Thomas H. Groome EdD

The Credo series explores the concepts outlined in the document of The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for Young People of High School Age from a sound theological and pedagogical basis. The first student text and teacher resource in the series is God’s Word Revealed in Sacred Scripture, which has been found to be in conformity with the USCCB Protocols for Assessing the Conformity of Catechetical Materials with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Credo series takes as its starting point the lived experience of the students and challenges them to make their lives a lived response to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The person and message of Jesus Christ is central to the Credo series. The students will be helped to come to know Jesus Christ more deeply and to understand his teachings more fully. The Credo series also focuses on the formation of the students as people of faith. Each chapter facilitates their reflection on the meaning of what they are learning for their lives. Through prayer and meditative exercises they are helped to experience the presence of God in their lives. The Credo series has a strong social justice theme running throughout. The text moves ‘from life to faith to life’ in a repeated pattern or spiral, leading the students to ‘know, to love, to serve’, moving from information to formation to transformation. The Credo series uses the Shared Christian Praxis pedagogy which was developed by Tom Groome, and in the Credo series it is adapted for the first time for High School Catechesis. The Credo series speaks to the multicultural nature of the US High School population.

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The Promised One: Servant and Savior - John Falcone MDiv, PhD, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome MA, PhD & Thomas H. Groome EdD Cover Art

The Promised One: Servant and Savior

The Promised One: Servant and Savior by John Falcone MDiv, PhD, Daniella Zsupan-Jerome MA, PhD & Thomas H. Groome EdD

The Credo series explores the concepts outlined in the document of The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for Young People of High School Age from a sound theological and pedagogical basis. The first student text and teacher resource in the series is God’s Word Revealed in Sacred Scripture, which has been found to be in conformity with the USCCB Protocols for Assessing the Conformity of Catechetical Materials with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Credo series takes as its starting point the lived experience of the students and challenges them to make their lives a lived response to the teachings of the Catholic Church. The person and message of Jesus Christ is central to the Credo series. The students will be helped to come to know Jesus Christ more deeply and to understand his teachings more fully. The Credo series also focuses on the formation of the students as people of faith. Each chapter facilitates their reflection on the meaning of what they are learning for their lives. Through prayer and meditative exercises they are helped to experience the presence of God in their lives. The Credo series has a strong social justice theme running throughout. The text moves ‘from life to faith to life’ in a repeated pattern or spiral, leading the students to ‘know, to love, to serve’, moving from information to formation to transformation. The Credo series uses the Shared Christian Praxis pedagogy which was developed by Tom Groome, and in the Credo series it is adapted for the first time for High School Catechesis. The Credo series speaks to the multicultural nature of the US High School population.

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Crushing - T.D. Jakes Cover Art

Crushing

Crushing God Turns Pressure into Power by T.D. Jakes

Follow God's process for growth and learn how you can benefit from life's challenging experiences with this book by bestselling inspirational author T.D. Jakes. In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice? In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey-the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack. Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose. Crushing will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.

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Help, Thanks, Wow - Anne Lamott Cover Art

Help, Thanks, Wow

Help, Thanks, Wow The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

A  New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life. Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow , she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals. It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow, Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas. Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, Help, Thanks, Wow is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.

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The Love Dare - Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick Cover Art

The Love Dare

The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick

Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. The Love Dare , the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof , is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. This second edition also features a special link to a free online marriage evaluation, a new preface by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, minor text updates, and select testimonials from The Love Dare readers. Take the dare!

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Green Like God - Jonathan Merritt Cover Art

Green Like God

Green Like God Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet by Jonathan Merritt

In GREEN LIKE GOD, Jonathan Merritt gently and insightfully observes that the bible has a lot to say about environmental problems like unclean water, material waste, over consumption, air pollution, and global warming. In fact, Jonathan writes that "in the book of Genesis, God went green and never looked back." Relying heavily on scripture, Jonathan gives the case for green living, but not because it's trendy and hip. Rather, it's part of living rightly as a believer. It's an act of obedience to our Creator-God. GREEN LIKE GOD is at once practical, prescriptive, and conversational in tone. The author looks at a number of trends with tips to help the reader wade into the world of creation care living. An appendix includes suggestions of things we can do. In addition, the book includes interviews with everyday Christians to tell the story of the journey to environmental stewardship among people of faith. This is the book that Christians are longing for and need today. Written for a new generation of Christians who are struggling with how to deal with the important issue of creation-care and green living, GREEN LIKE GOD is both highly relevant and theologically sound. It will have a profound impact on how Christians live and interact with the world today.

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Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation [First Edition 2011] - Michael Pennock Cover Art

Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation [First Edition 2011]

Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation [First Edition 2011] by Michael Pennock

This textbook is the first edition of Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation. For the latest edition of the textbook go to Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition 2018), ISBN 1-59471-628-5. The Paschal Mystery of Christ's Cross and Resurrection stand at the center of the Good News. In Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation , students explore in greater depth the saving actions of the Lord. This text unpacks and studies in depth the meaning of God's sacred and mysterious plan from creation, onwards to the consequences and the promises of a Savior, while ultimately focusing on the Life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each chapter includes several special features:  • Panel activities that help the students foster total learning in hands (service), hearts (prayer), and mind (academic challenges). • Review questions for each main section. • Several Journal Assignments for deeper thought and reflection. • Key vocabulary terms set off in margin panels. • A Learn by Doing project for each chapter that provides a longer-term assignment. • A Called to Prayer feature offering text from a prayer relevant to the chapter theme. NEW features that enhance this text: • A "Chapter Quick View" feature with page references that allow students to scan the chapter for main points. • In-text glossary definitions with a variety of activities to help students learn key terms. • Several "Primary Source Quotations" from the words of saints, Church Fathers, and the Church documents. • Many "Ongoing Assignments" for each chapter that can be assigned as long-term projects, extra credit, and follow-up to the lessons learned. • A prayer experience and reflection for each chapter. This text was written in accordance with the U.S. Bishops' Curriculum Framework and follows Course III: The Mission of Jesus Christ . (© 2011) The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found that this catechetical high school text is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and fulfills the requirements of Course III of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age.

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The Church - Martin C. Albl Cover Art

The Church

The Church Christ in the World Today, Enhanced Interactive Edition by Martin C. Albl

The Church: Christ in the World Today, Interactive Edition guides the students in exploring and understanding the Catholic Church, as well as its origin, structure, and mission. Additionally, the course addresses the roles of the hierarchy, those in religious life, and the laity in supporting the mission of the Church. Particular attention is paid to the global presence of the Church as a light to all people. Additional interactive features! Each section now includes embedded teacher videos. These videos provide a basic overview of the content and also a personal story that connects to the key understandings from the section. Standard features: • Bold vocabulary words that, when tapped, show the glossary definition • Hyperlinks to primary sources cited or referenced in the text, including -Sacred Scripture -Catechism of the Catholic Church -Vatican Council II, papal, and bishops’ documents -Lives of the saints • Image galleries: Each image has a caption that explains the image’s origin and/or its connection to the main text. • Keynote presentations: Apple’s version of PowerPoint; functions largely the same way. Keynote presentations explain or further investigate a term or concept from the main text. • Interactive charts, timelines, and maps that can be zoomed in or tapped to show more information. • Videos: Videos explain a key concept in the main text or provide an example of how to live the message contained in the main text. Videos are linked from YouTube and require an internet connection to view. • Interactive quizzes: At the end of each part there is an 8-question multiple choice quiz that is self-scoring, offering the student immediate feedback.

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Characters of the Passion - Fulton J. Sheen Cover Art

Characters of the Passion

Characters of the Passion by Fulton J. Sheen

To give us a better understanding of the Catholic Faith, in Characters of the Passion Fulton J. Sheen returns us to Calvary. There he dramatically brings to life in brief but penetrating characterizations many who played important roles in the “Eternal Drama of the Cross.” Peter, Judas, Pilate, Herod, Barabbas, and others make an appearance, and through them the author shows us new aspects of the glory of the Faith. Fulton Sheen was unparalleled in his ability to combine theology, devotion, and the profoundest meditations on the central events of the Christian narrative. His writing is a message of inspiration to all: to those wavering in their beliefs he brings comfort and strength; to others he affirms the knowledge that true faith is the most powerful weapon in the world today, ever-ready to meet the challenges of modern life.

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The Universal Christ - Richard Rohr Cover Art

The Universal Christ

The Universal Christ How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. “Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”—Melinda Gates In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

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The New American Bible, eBook

The New American Bible, eBook The Leading Catholic Resource for Understanding Holy Scripture by Thomas Nelson

Inspiration and Guidance for Life Scripture is deeply rooted in the Church’s worship and is for expanded use in your own personal study. Allow God’s inspired Word to provide guidance in your daily life. The highly anticipated revised edition of the New American Bible (NABRE) is the culmination of years of work by hundreds of scholars, theologians, and bishops. The completely revised translation showcases the latest biblical scholarship, archaeological discoveries, and updated language for readability and accuracy of the original text. Features: The text of the New American Bible (NAB), the only translation approved for use at Mass in the Roman Catholic dioceses of the United StatesUp-to-date revisions by scholars covering the latest findings in archeology and biblical studiesIntroductions and outlines provide literary, historical, and cultural background for each book of the BibleThousands of in-text study notes explain what you are reading16 pages of full color mapsPresentation pages for gift-giving

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