Item description for The Good News Of The Holy Spirit: Acts (Six Weeks With the Bible for Catholic Teens) by Kevin Perrotta & Gerald Darring...
Overview Designed as a guided discovery, Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens introduces high school students to books of the Bible by integrating the biblical text with insightful questions to help youth discern what Scripture means for their lives today. The series provides students with a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God. The flexible design of Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens makes it ideal for both school and parish programs. Thematically arranged, there are four guides for every theme. Each introduces one book of the Bible and is divided into six weekly sections.
Publishers Description This Bible study for teens, "Acts: The Good News of the Holy Spirit," is an excellent way to introduce young adults to how the Church began. Like the early Jewish followers of Jesus, the Spirit leads us also into drama and conflict. God challenges us to change. He challenges us to move beyond a simplistic childhood understanding of him and develop a mature adult faith. He wishes us to serve him in new ways, and summons us to go beyond our limited expectations of how much we might love, how selflessly we might serve, what suffering we might endure. He wishes us to experience his powerful help as we grow up. He wishes to work through us to make Jesus known. He wishes us to have an influence on the people around us. In all these respects, reading Acts leads us to question our lives and open our hearts to a new cooperation with the Spirit of God. Designed as a guided discovery, Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens introduces high school students to different books of the Bible by integrating the biblical text with insightful questions to help youth discern what Scripture means for their lives today. The series provides students with a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God.
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Loyola Press
Grade Level High School
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens
ISBN 0829420851 ISBN13 9780829420852
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Perrotta & Gerald Darring
Most of my writing tries to help ordinary people understand the Bible and read it as God's word for today. In the 1990's I worked as editor of a magazine with a title that matches that intention: God's Word Today. Then, into the 2000's, I wrote and edited a series of short books called Six Weeks with the Bible (from Loyola Press). Each of these is designed for six sessions of reflection and discussion on a part of Scripture (for example, the gospel of Luke) or a theme in Scripture (for example, Finding Christ in Your Marriage--I wrote that one with my wife Louise). Lately I have been working as an editor on a series of books called Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (from Baker Academic Press).
Besides writing and editing, I teach Scripture part time. At present I'm teaching an introduction to the Old Testament in Siena Heights University's program in theological studies for the Catholic diocese of Lansing, Michigan. Also, I'm teaching a course on the gospels at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.
I've led pilgrimages to the Holy Land and am planning to lead another in the fall of 2010.
Church membership: I belong to the Byzantine wing of the Catholic Church.
Family: I have six wonderful children and fifteen absolutely marvelous grandchildren.
Kevin Perrotta currently resides in St. Paul Ann Arbor Ann Arbor A, in the state of Minnesota.
Kevin Perrotta has published or released items in the following series...