TEEN CATECHISM by Alfred McBride ($9.95)*

OSV: 0-87973-704-2

"How can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?" - Romans 10:14

Millions of Catholics all over the world are buying the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Why? Because they want a sure guide for their faith. Because they are seeking a solid text to help them with their spiritual lives. Because they desire clarity and not confusion in their faith lives.

This new Catechism is a comprehensive, systematic and authoritative presentation of the truths of the Catholic Church. It is based on the revelation we have received from God in the Holy Scriptures and the Apostolic Tradition and interpreted by our Spirit-guided Church in its Magisterium. It is filled with faith and inspires us to respond with faith to God's revelation of his plan of salvation accomplished in Jesus Christ.

Ultimately, the Catechism, on every page, calls us to faith in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary, the God-man, Savior and Teacher and Example of the Christian life. It calls us to profess our faith as outlined in the Creed, to celebrate our faith in the Christian Mysteries---the sacraments, to live our faith through the Christian Moral Life expressed in Christ's laws of love,

the beatitudes, the virtues and the ten commandments, to commit ourselves to a life of daily prayer, nourished by the Spirit especially through the seven petitions of the Our Father.

Another way of saying this is that the Catechism is divided into four pillars, each one of which draws us to a living, conscious and active faith in Jesus Christ:

Though divided into these four parts, the pillars form a unity in the following ways:

The 803 pages of the English edition are both a challenge and graced opportunity for all Catholics. The text is a book of faith for us all. Nonetheless, it may seem daunting to some unless there is some guide available to unearth its riches. The purpose of this book is to open up the Catechism of the Catholic Church to our teen-age members. This book is not a substitute for the Catechism itself. But it is an introduction to the Catechism to help young readers acquire some sense of the meaning, the inner coherence and the direction the Catechism offers for becoming a knowledgeable, practicing and faith-filled young Catholic.

This book assumes that young people are only at the beginning of a lifelong faith journey, that they have many stages of faith growth ahead of them and that this is but one step in that enriching process. It also assumes that the readers will be led to explore the Catechism on their own, keep it at their bedsides and study desks for the rest of their lives, drawing from it the consoling and challenging message of Christ for their spiritual lives.

Along with the Holy Scripture and the celebration of the Sacraments, this Catechism should provide young people with a tool of Catholic learning as well as a guide to morality, prayer and the outline of a Catholic lifestyle.

A Teaching Guide [$4.95 (list: $6)] is also available. Or you can order both the book and the guide [$12.95 (list: $15.90)]. Please specify your preference when ordering. If ordering the guide or the book/guide set, the price will be adjusted when we receive your order but will not be reflected on your program-generated receipt.

(Purchase of this book helps you qualify for the free shipping option if it is being offered at the time of your order.)

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