Item description for Father McBride's Teen Catechism: Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Alfred McBride...
Overview Never condescending, this book answers the questions teenagers ask about the Faith. Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Publishers Description Never condescending, this book answers the questions teenagers really ask about the Faith.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0879737042 ISBN13 9780879737047
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More About Alfred McBride
Fr. Alfred McBride is a member of St. Norbert Abbey. He holds a doctorate in religious education from the Catholic University of America. In his 58 years of ministry, he has served as professor, novice master, university president and was the founder and executive director of the department of religious education at the National Catholic Educational Association.
Alfred McBride currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Father McBride's Teen Catechism: Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
New Version Needed Oct 16, 2007
This book is very well done for the most part. It's one fatal flaw is the lack of a proper index. It could also use a refresh seeing as it is over 10 years old, and needs to appeal to teens today.
If a new addition were published with a good index I would use it in any teen confirmation program.
Informational, but maybe not inspirational for teens Oct 9, 2007
Each chapter has the same format: start with a question, discuss what some people think is the answer, contrast that with what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says (excerpts), discuss again what Catholics believe, and provide further inspiration. I really liked the secular history and Catholic history that is provided, for instance, the beliefs of Karl Marx and Sigmond Freud, the acts of courage by Catholics during WWII, the conversion of CS Lewis, the life of the prophet Isiah, and the history of some of the saints. The only trouble is that it doesn't seem to be written with teenagers in mind. I think it is more suited for adults. Also, I was surprised to find that in some chapters the same questions were asked as in earlier chapters, which makes me think there is room for improvement.
A Great Post-Confirmation/ Post RCIA text Aug 18, 2006
I agree that this is designed with teens in mind, but also with adults who may be hesitant to pick up the thicker volume of the Catechism. This is real life, with real life examples of partial truths being clarified by precise, yet down to earth answers and quotes. We love this book and recommend it for after Confirmation, along with Theology of the Body and for Post RCIA or for an ongoing adult education. Don't let the title "for Teens" mislead you. This is a catechism like no other and a small, quick to read, hard to put down little book. There's a helpful teacher's manual as well and NO, you don't have to add other sources to the program but it's always a good idea to have prayer and praise during one's class. Speaking of which, each section has a prayer and saint's life highlighted as well. This is a priceless little book and would make an excellent Confirmation gift, too!
Use of Teen Catechism to teach youth Aug 10, 2006
The book is simple and straight forward. It is really a framework for a teacher to use to teach over 20 lessons. The material does require other material including several different Hymn books in order to deliver the full program. The lessons proceed in a logical fashion.
Not for some Sep 9, 2004
I cannot recommend this book as an alternative to the Baltimore Catechism. They are very different. While it is probably great for personal reading, I wouldn't suggest it as a teaching resource. It is pretty wordy and may not be suitable for all enviroments such as a Sunday school where attention spans tend to be short.