The Faith and Life Third Edition series is a comprehensive catechetical series for Grades 1-8. It combines a solid doctrinal text with a scriptural presentation enhanced by beautiful classical and original artwork. Based on the story of Salvation History, each grade level speaks of the historical story of God’s love to lead the student to encounter Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, the series has been updated and enhanced over the years into both a student and teacher friendly, comprehensive format. There are separate instructor manuals for school and parish settings but the same student text. For a comprehensive overview of the series, a full scope and sequence, and more sample downloads, please visit the Faith and Life series website.
This Faith and Life student textbook lessons incorporate the four principal components of catechesis: the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments and Liturgy, Prayer and Scripture. Besides giving a clear and comprehensive presentation of our faith, the student textbook is rich in artwork, both original and classical.
THEME: The history of the Church–its founding by Christ, its birth in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the one, true Church, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the saints and the role of the religious and laity up to the present. The structure of the Church Jesus planned, the role of the Magisterium, the clergy, the religious and the laity and our own vocations.
Part 1: The Church. Christ’s plan for the Church’s structure and its necessary attributes; the Church’s teaching authority. The early Church: Martyrs, Fathers, Saints and Mary.
Part 2: The Christian in the World. Religious and laity, Holy Orders, Marriage, and family life; call to holiness.
Part 3: The Last Things. Death, Judgment, the end of the world.
AIM: To help the teenager know and love the Church as Christ’s Body and the Magisterium as the sure voice of Jesus, so that the young person may be strengthened through his life in the Church to face the confusion and secularism of modern-day society.