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The Paschal Mystery and the Gospels

Student Book 

(5 Reviews)

By Chris Wardwell

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The Paschal Mystery and the Gospels is the third semester course (first semester in year 2) in the new high school framework curriculum 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.

Product Details

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

Copyright: Jan. 6, 2020

Format: Paperback

Item number: 1167

ISBN: 978-1-64121-025-6

ISBN-10: 1-64121-025-7

Special Feature

The Paschal Mystery and the Gospels continues the series commitment to combine the Framework content points with Scripture reading and exegesis. While exploring the meaning of Jesus’ passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension, the course takes a deep dive into the Gospel accounts of these events. The text helps students explore and analyze the similarities and differences between the four Gospels accounts of these events. In the process, you will help the students arrive at a deeper understanding of Christ’s saving mission.

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.
Customer Reviews

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By Joshua Powers, Oradell, NJ

l cannot say enough about depth and content of the Live Jesus in Our Hearts Series. These are the best High School texts available on the market. The content is engaging and challenging for students which is great at the High School level. As a Religion Educator in my 24th year of teaching my journey has and continues to be with Saint Mary's Press as the go to for our curriculum



By Brittany, Arizona

It is AMAZING! The student texts are easy to read, relatable, and reaches students where they are at. The vocabulary terms are clearly defined and the main concepts from each unit are in line with the Bishop's objectives. The teacher's manual is OUTSTANDING. Being able to download and manipulate the presentations, quizzes, tests, and worksheets saves teachers an immense amount of time and the activities are fun, academic, and promote faith growth. SMP will always be my number one choice for high school texts. Thank you for allowing me to teach minds and touch young hearts through your materials!


By Roger, MN

I find it a great foundation on which to build a theology course. The textbook is attractive and readable, while remaining faithful to the Church and providing a solid theology to students. The use of Scripture connects students to the Christian tradition that is both rich and life-giving.


By Marie, DE

We are currently using “Revelation & the OT” for the first time this year. We are thrilled with how approachable it is by such a wide range of levels. It is such a refreshing text. The perspectives offered give students an opportunity engage theologically deep topics in a developmentally appropriate way. Thank you!


By Gail, AZ

So happy with these texts: My students are engaged, apply the reading to their life, and are able to comprehend the Catholic Faith more easily with the glossary, PowerPoints, Quizlets, and reading questions that follow each chapter. KUDOS!
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The Paschal Mystery and the Gospels Teacher Guide


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