This Teacher’s Edition includes the pages of the Student Text in reduced size with lessons wrapped around the margins of those pages. At the bottom of the the pages additional resources for the teacher are included. Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe offers a general overview of the Catholic faith as outlined by the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is designed for use in an introductory Catholic high school theology course. Because students enter Catholic high school with diverse catechetical instruction and formation experiences, a primary objective of this text is to get students up to speed early in their high school careers. Students are challenged to accept Jesus, commit themselves to him through the Church, and to live lives of loving service. This revised edition includes several new elements: Profiles of Faith: Each chapter includes a profile of a saint or contemporary Christian hero. Application ideas and suggested further reading also included. Explaining the Faith: Q&As about the Catholic faith based on the High School Curriculum Framework are scattered throughout the text. Section Summaries: Review questions and reflection starters are provided at the end of each section. New Chapter Summaries: A “Chapter Quick View” provides a bulleted summary with page references. A list of long-term projects provides more depth and breadth for supplemental exploration. Updated Features and Statistics: Throughout the text, modern, real-life examples give students opportunities to apply Church teaching to everyday situations.
Michael Pennock, Author
Michael Francis Pennock (1945–2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including, Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ and Our Catholic Faith. He remains one of the most respected names in catechetical circles. Pennock taught theology for more than thirty-five years, mostly at his beloved alma mater, St Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His students, numbering more than fifteen thousand, continue to pour out their remembrances and support for the man they called “Doc Pennock.”