Item description for We're on a Mission from God: The Generation X Guide to John Paul II, and the Catholic Church, and the Real Meaning of Life by Mary Beth Bonacci...
Overview In this book, Mary Beth Bonacci joins with John Paul II in bringing young Catholics a clearer understand-ing of the Church and their role in it. This book is perfect for the Catholics of Generation X--and for Catholic youth of any age to deepen their faith.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1996
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898705673 ISBN13 9780898705676 UPC 008987056737
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More About Mary Beth Bonacci
Mary Beth Bonacci is an internationally known speaker and wrMary Beth Bonacci is an internationally known speaker and writer. She is also a syndicated columnist and the author of titer. She is also a syndicated columnist and the author of the book We're on a Mission from God. Mary Beth holds a Mastehe book We're on a Mission from God. Mary Beth holds a Master's degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John r's degree in Theology of Marriage and Family from the John Paul II Institute, and an honorary Ph.D. in Communication frPaul II Institute, and an honorary Ph.D. in Communication from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. om the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Reviews - What do customers think about We're On a Mission from God: The Generation X Guide to John Paul II, The Catholic Church and the Real Meaning of Life?
ALL Christians; Catholic or Protestant Should Read This Now Jan 22, 2001
I suppose the easiest way to get kids to read this book would be to forbid them to, then they would steal it if they had to. All joking aside, Mary Beth's style is fresh and easy to understand. She never talks down to her intended audience. She almost seems like a cool aunt that you could talk to about anything. I myself am a 30 yrold woman who converted to the Catholic faith last year. I'm often asked about my conversion and I will tell you this: The Catholic Church was about the only Church willing to stand by the moral teachings of our Lord and not back down despite a ton of pressure from society. That impressed me and I knew I had to learn more. Even though I'm a little older than her usual audience, I read both of her books and plan to by more copies to give to teens in my area. I think that it's about time that we take back our schools and children and teach them what they need to know about what God really wants for their lives. Who knows? With a lot of prayer and a lot of action perhaps we could overturn Roe vs Wade AND bring prayer back to public school.
Great as a teaching tool Sep 14, 2000
I bought this book for my teenagers but I couldn't read it fast enough myself. We all loved it! Bonacci writes clearly and her examples are relevant and interesting. She explains church teaching with authority but without being offensive to youth who are questioning. I have used this book to teach religious education in my parish for seventh graders. It does a great job of expanding topics in our text and for providing a tool for students to discuss important and sensitive issues with their parents. I have heard only positive comments about the book from the families I work with.
Not just for teenagers Aug 8, 2000
I'm in my late 20's, a revert to the Catholic Church after years of exploring other religions and dealing with questions and doubts. If someone had given me a copy of Mary Beth's book, I believe it would have helped me to return a lot sooner, and I might not have left in the first place. She explains what's really important and valuable about our faith, in a relevant, simple way.
Highly recommended! (_Real Love_ is also excellent, but read this one first.)
This book is soooo great! I would read it again and again! Feb 28, 1999
I loved this book so much! Mary Beth did a great job relating to teenagers and giving guidance to their problems. I would definatley recommend this book to every Catholic teen.
Cuts through the pomp and psychobabble for great sexual life Sep 15, 1998
Individual chapters address the crisis of faith in "dry times". Even covers the expected phases of boredom (I don'tget anything out of church) delusionment(just a bunch of hypocrites) and rejection of the faith (where is this God that doesn't know I exist that allows so much suffering into the world) that so many young of all ages feel when a maturing soul is ready to take the next step in the growth of faith. The love and life of Christ and those in his church shine in all this process as the way to perfection and abstinance is formed. This pope is a pope of love that encourages all souls to find that highly sacramental love that is so easily lost when it becomes a means to subjugate our spouses instead of unifying them with us and God. This book should be on every jr.high and high schooler's reading list. It should be read twice by anyone who is about to enter into any serious dating relationship. Follow the rules in this arena, and the prize of a deep, loving, and, yes, sexually satisfying realtionship that fills this life and brings you into the perfection that is the next can and will be yours.