Families often look for answers to life's most puzzling questions. Using The Catholic Youth Bible®'s guideposts, this book leads families on a tour through the Scriptures, where they will see what God's word has to say about questions we all ask, like, "Why are we here?" and "Why do we die?" Each of seven chapters explores major biblical themes related to these questions and helps families gather to ponder, pray, and put God's word into action. With this guide and The Catholic Youth Bible®, parents and families with teens will find God's word amazing, amusing, and assuring.
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Copyright: Jan. 1, 2000
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Length: 96 pages
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By Kathleen O. Chesto, Dmin, author of Family Prayer for Family Times (Twenty-Third Publications)
There are many books designed to teach youth how to read the Scriptures. This book tells them why. Borrowing on the mystics' idea of reading the Scriptures thematically, the book chooses as its themes questions at the heart of youths' search for meaning and then shows them how the Scriptures offer ancient and inspired wisdom for contemporary problems. The guide not only challenges its readers to listen to the Word, it offers suggestions for praying and living according to the Word. Families struggling to live authentically and to pray scripturally will find great support in this work.
By Kathleen Finley, author of Our Family Book of Days: A Record Through the Years (Saint Mary's Press)
Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart has created a helpful tool for families and individuals to connect with the powerful themes in The Catholic Youth Bible. This book is an "on-ramp" to a deeper familiarity and comfort with the Word of God for families.
By Joseph J. Juknialis, priest and author of a collection of stories and reflections on the Sunday Scriptures, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
For parents, making your way through the maze of adolescents' lives can be a bit like walking into the midst of strangers partying in your own living room. Everything is familiar, yet you feel as if you don't belong. At such a time it's nice to have someone standing beside you who knows who is there and what is happening. That is the feeling of Lisa-Marie Calderone-Stewart's latest work. One has the sense that she lives comfortably in two worlds—that of the parent and that of the adolescent. Lisa-Marie and this book do both well and with ease.