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Vocations: Answering God's Call, First Edition

Student Text 

(2 Reviews)

By Jenna Cooper, Fr. Luke Sweeney and Joanna Dailey

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Overview

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Vocations: Answering God's Call 
This course 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.

Product Details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Copyright: Feb. 1, 2013

Format: Paperback

Size: 6 x 9

Length: 250 pages

Item number: 1155

ISBN: 978-1-59982-150-4

ISBN-10: 1-59982-150-8

Special Feature

In addition to the complete text of the print book, the iBook Edition, and the enhanced interactive e-Books, add 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.
  • Presentations that review key concepts.
  • Self-correcting quizzes that assess the student’s mastery of the content in each part of the text.
  • Links to online videos that explore people or concepts in greater depth. 

The Living in Christ Series

  • Makes the most of the wisdom and experience of Catholic high school teachers as they empower and guide students to participate in their own learning.
  • Engages students' intellect and responds to their natural desire to know God.
  • Encourages faith in action through carefully crafted learning objectives, lessons, activities, active learning, and summative projects that address multiple learning styles.

What you will find . . .

  • Each Living in Christ student book is developed in line with the U.S. Bishops' High School Curriculum Framework and provides key doctrine essential to the course in a clear and accessible way, making it relevant to the students and how they live their lives.
  • Each Living in Christ teacher guide carefully crafts the lessons, based on the key principles of Understanding by Design, to guide the students' understanding of key concepts.
  • Living in Christ offers an innovative, online learning environment featuring flexible and customizable resources to enrich and empower the teacher to respond to the diverse learning needs of the students.
  • The Living in Christ series is available to you in traditional full-color text and in digital textbook format, offering you options to meet your preferences and needs.

**This title is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB's Curriculum Framework.

Customer Reviews

By Sr. Katherine Feely, SND, high school educator

Living in Christ is a remarkable new curriculum designed to meet the faith formation needs of today's students while equipping the teacher with an extensive yet flexible array of ideas, resources, and content. This series is student-centered and attentive to the variety of ways students engage the content of their faith. It lays a strong catechetical foundation, integrating Scripture and Tradition through content development, relevant praxis, and reflection. It is well designed to form disciples for the 21st century. The method, approach, and content engage the head as well as the heart. Living in Christ draws upon the experience and expertise of the teacher and provides every tool necessary to lead students into the learning process, providing an encounter with Christ that will lead them to discover the relevance of living their faith for a lifetime.

By Patrick Tiernan, Boston College High School

The Living in Christ curriculum is more than another textbook series. Scholarly without being abstract and engaging without being overbearing, it serves as the ideal intersection of bringing the Good News into any classroom while recognizing that students come from diverse backgrounds with unique learning styles. It reclaims the great biographies in the communion of saints while inviting students to examine their own spiritual formation. This is the perfect intellectual companion for the high school classroom: grounded in the Catechism while challenging students to reflect on their relationship with God in a rational and authentic way. For teachers, it serves as the ideal resource for teaching adolescents in the 21st century by laying the foundation for religious instruction in terms of what is essential to know, but still providing numerous options to build upon! From prayer activities and doctrinal clarifications to the unique charism of Catholicism and the individuals that constitute the Church, Living in Christ stands out as the vanguard for what high school theology should look like. Students will be drawn to the concise format of the books and the sidebar topics, covering everything from key historical events to models of spirituality. I would be amazed if this series does not become the benchmark for other religion textbooks.
Editorial Reviews

Vocations: Answering God's Call

Vocations is all about the role of the commoner in Christianity. The first vocation is where Mary Magdalene is told to go out and tell the people that Jesus has risen. This might not seem like a major step, but keep in mind that women in those days a woman’s testimony was rarely accepted in court. In the event where a witness was required, a woman would not be admitted. Perhaps this is the start of the Christian doctrine, in that it did not discriminate between men and women.

The next chapters deal with the ways in which we honor the Lord in our everyday life, through obedience to Christ’s teaching and ethical behavior. One of the best things about this book is its persuasiveness to young people, through the use of contemporary illustration. Rather than showing the idealized stereotypes, it uses stock photos of people in current fashions, so that teenage readers will think they’re reading about themselves.

As with most books from Saint Mary’s Press, I found Vocations to be a very enjoyable read.

Review by Ben Wolinsky with Olive Branch United

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