Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen

Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen

by Jim Auer


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This invaluable resource for Catholic teenagers covers traditional topics like Catholic doctrine, practices, and prayers, then tackles serious contemporary issues like violence, media, sex, substance abuse, and matters of conscience. Teens will appreciate the Handbook's honest, friendly tone; their parents and teachers will appreciate the conversations it starts. Used alone or with the Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen Activity Notebook, it's the perfect guide on the journey to Catholic Christian adulthood.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764811739
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Publication date: 09/08/2004
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 337,005
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jim Auer taught religion and English to Catholic teens for thirty years. He is currently a full-time writer, speaker, and presenter of workshops and retreats. Most of his sixteen books and approximately four hundred articles and stories have been written for Catholic teens and young adults.

Table of Contents

Section 1Doctrine: What do we Believe?
1If God Exists, Then What?11
2What Can We Know About God On Our Own?13
3What Is Doctrine?15
4Where Do We Get Doctrine? Revelation15
5The Bible16
7Faith (and Questions and Doubt)20
8God: A Trinity22
9The Father23
10The Son: Jesus Christ24
11The Holy Spirit25
12Salvation and Redemption27
19Anointing of the Sick40
21Holy Orders43
23The Mass46
24The Catholic Church48
25The Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory51
26The Body of Christ/The Communion of Saints54
Section 2Practices
28Sacramentals: Statues, Pictures57
29Seasons of the Liturgical Year58
31Receiving Reconciliation62
32Receiving Communion64
33Holy Days of Obligation66
34The Corporal (Material or Physical) Works of Mercy67
35Spiritual Works of Mercy69
Section 3Prayer and Some Traditional Prayers
36What Prayer Is71
37Why Pray?73
38Types of Prayer74
39Prayer to Mary and the Saints76
40Traditional Prayers78
41The Sign of the Cross78
42Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)79
43Hail Mary79
44The Glory Be or Prayer of Praise to the Trinity80
45Mary's Rosary80
46The Apostles' Creed82
47Act of Contrition83
48Stations of the Cross84
49Morning Offering86
50Prayer for the Faithful Departed (Those Who Have Died)86
51Prayer to the Holy Spirit87
Section 4Catholic Moral Issues (Life in the Real World)
53Moral Behavior and the Life of Faith89
57The Ten Commandments95
58The Law of Love97
59The Problem of Evil99
60The World: Run Away or Blend In?100
61The Media102
65Alcohol and Drugs106

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Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i never heard of this book or author until my priest gave me the book to read. at that time i was just coming in to the catholic religion and i did not know much about the church. this book helped give me more of an understanding of the catholic church.it answered most or all of the questions i did not get answered in my all adult RCIA classes. i would recomend any of the books written by this author.