Youth Books

This complete Children's Bible comes with  32 full-color  illustrations that bring the Bible to life! You and your young readers will appreciate the uncompromising simplicity of the  Contemporary English Version .

Features include: 
Chronology of the Bible 
Maps 
Mini-Dictionary of the Bible 
Book introductions and outlines 
Easy-to-read text 
32 full-color drawings bring biblical scenes to life

A recommended gift for First Communion.

Hardcover. 1,706 pages. Measurements: 6 1/8 in. x 9 ¼ in.

Available in single copies and in case lots.

ISBN: 9781585161737

his 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect compatnon to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its vitality-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

Product Code: 5-720 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-720-6

Pages: 224

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
224 
Size: 
6" X 9" X 1/4" 
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The Complete Edition 

Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritual masterpiece.

Benedict begins considering what we can learn from the examples of prayer found in a wide range of cultures and eras. Next, he turns to the Bible's teaching about prayer, beginning with Abraham and moving though Moses, the prophets, the Psalms to the example of Jesus. With Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict considers not only the Lord's teaching about prayer, but also his example of how to pray, including the Our Father, his prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane, and prayers on the Cross. The prayers of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the early Church are also explored. Benedict also draws on insights from spiritual masters, the saints, and the Church's liturgy. He challenges readers to live their relationships with God "even more intensely, as it were, at a ‘school of prayer'." 

Although Benedict provides a sweeping survey of great figures of prayer, his discussion centers on Jesus Christ and even invokes him in the study of prayer. "It is in fact in Jesus," writes Benedict, "that man becomes able to approach God in the depth and intimacy of the relationship of fatherhood and sonship. Together with the first disciples, let us now turn with humble trust to the Teacher and ask him: ‘Lord, teach us to pray' (Lk 11:1)."

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DHH Outreach Bible with Deuterocanonicals, Spanish

by American Bible Society
$6.99

A MOST AFFORDABLE POPULAR SPANISH VERSION BIBLE- Dios Habla Hoy, 2nd Edition, (Revision de 1983)
Its attractive new cover, very affordable price and reader's aids make this  DHH Spanish Bible  an ideal evangelism and outreach Bible for Catholics. With CELAM endorsement. This Spanish Bible includes reader's aids and supplements.

Available in single copies and in case lots.

Paperback. 1398 p. (5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in.)

ISBN: 9781585160464

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith.

An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

Topics include:

 

  • faith and reason 
  • the existence of God 
  • God's nature 
  • creation and evolution 
  • providence and free will
  • miracles 
  • problem of evil 
  • Bible's historical reliability 
  • divinity of Christ 
  • Christ’s resurrection 
  • life after death 
  • heaven, hell, purgatory 
  • salvation 
  • Christianity and other religions 
  • objective truth 
  • Sacramentalism 
  • The Eucharist and the Real Presence of Jesus 
  • Mary’s role in the Christian order 
  • The authority of the Church 
  • Communion of saints 
  • Faith and works 
  • Catholicism as Complete Christianity
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    Youcat: Youth Prayer Book

    by Ignatius Press
    $15.97
    The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT - The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in language, style and design that has appealed greatly to them. Now YOUCAT - The Youth Prayer Book, helps them to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives.

    The book includes modern, new prayers, along with traditional prayers, and the time-honored prayers of Holy Scripture. It also gives a lot of practical advice on how to pray: in the morning, in the evening, and in between; in sorrow or in joy. The prayer book is illustrated with many photos of young people from all over the world.

    A small prayer booklet structured around themes of Catholic social teaching with references to teachings from the Catechism on social justice. Includes a short prayer for each theme and can be used for individual prayer and reflection or with groups.

    ISBN: 978-1-57455-261-4

    Pages: 12

    Binding Information: Booklet  
    Pages: 
    12 
    Size: 
    4 1/4" X 7 1/4" Inches 
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    CEV Extreme Faith Youth Paperback Bible- Only 3 left in stock -Out of Stock Until August 2016

    CEV Extreme Faith Youth Paperback Bible

    by American Bible Society
    $4.99

    Best Seller!

    Extreme Faith Bible (Youth)- Contemporary English Version (CEV)

    The Extreme Faith Bible is a Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible that speaks directly to the core interests of Today’s youth. A special introductory section gives them more than a traditional Bible as it explores many of the issues they’re facing on a daily basis. This low-cost CEV Youth Outreach Bible is a vital message and valued gift. 

    What is Extreme Faith? 

    All of us have had to make tough decisions or solve a difficult problem at one time or another. In the Bible we find the good news that “God accepts everyone who has faith.”(Romans 1.17) Faith, trusting in God, is what helps us when facing difficult times…Extreme Faith! This Youth edition of the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible is filled with exciting stories and adventures of ordinary people who do extraordinary things because of their extreme faith in God.

    Available in single copies and in case lots. 

    Paperback. 1314 p. (5 ½ x 8 ½ in.)

    ISBN: 9781585160662

    NRSV Hardcover Bible

    NRSV Hardcover Bible

    by American Bible Society
    $11.99

    Best Seller!  

    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

    Sturdy hardcover binding and high-quality fine-grain paper makes this New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible perfect for church or home. Features include reader's aids and supplements. The low-cost case pricing makes this an affordable NRSV Pew Bible. 

    Hardcover. 1152 pages. 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. 

    NRSV Bible also available with Deuterocanonical/Apocryphal Books.

    Available in single copies and in case lots.

    ISBN: 9781585160747

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    Adolescent Catechesis: The Living Light

    by USCCB Publishing
    $7.95

    This collection of scholarly and thought-provoking articles, drawn from the interdisciplinary journal The Living Light, focuses on current topics in adolescent catechesis. Key issues explored in this compendium include evangelization, spiritual renewal, confirmation, the role of religious education in youth sports, and the application of social science testing tools in measuring catechetical efforts. Stimulating reading, of interest to all whose ministries touch upon adolescent catechesis. Ideal for use in youth and lay ministry training programs.

    Product Code: 5-549 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-57455-549-3
    Pages: 66
    Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
    Pages: 
    66 
    Size: 
    6.0" X 9.0" Inches 
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    Dignity of the Human Person

    by USCCB Publishing
    $0.95

    Focuses on the dignity of the human person by enabling participants to reflect on subthemes such as "the source of life," "dignity of the human person," "human dignity and human rights," "empowerment," and "the wonder of human life."

    Product Code: 5-190 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-57455-190-7

    Pages: 28

    Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback  
    Pages: 
    28 
    Size: 
    5 1/2"" X 8 1/2"" Inches 
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    The bishops outline the themes of message, community, and service in this timeless statement. Discusses educational ministry to people of all ages and encourages planning and collaboration in developing educational programs

    Product Code:  063-X 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-55586-063-9

    Pages: 58

    Binding Information:  Saddle stitched Paperback  
    Pages: 
    58 
    Size: 
    5 1/2" X 8 1/2" X 1/4" 
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    YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: 

    What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
    How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
    How Catholics are to live (moral life)
    How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

    The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.

    Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project:

    "Dear young friends!
    Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book....Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today's youth? Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today's world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

    Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about....This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of use.

    So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the "pearl of great value" (Mt 13:45) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith...."

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    In the Footsteps of Jesus (DVD)

    by USCCB Publishing
    $16.95

    "How does God call you to make a difference in the world?" That provocative question lies at the heart of the DVD  In the Footsteps of Jesus: Catholic Social Teaching at Work Today . Divided into two sections, this compelling DVD presents a comprehensive overview of the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, along with a summary of the scriptural and historical context for their development. Ideal for individual or group use.

    Product Code:  5-444 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-57455-444-1  Binding Information:  DVD video 28.00 Min 
    Size: 
    4.75" X 8" X 1/4" 
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    In the course of the First National Encounter for Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry, more than 40,000 Hispanic young people raised their prophetic voices to analyze their experiences, identify their needs and aspirations, and articulate their contributions to Pastoral Juvenil and to the mission of the Church. Through a process of consultation, pastoral-theological reflection, and prayer, they present in the Conclusions of this historic event a common vision for ministry to, with, and for young Hispanics, from their lived reality. Guided by their advisers and with the support of diocesan and regional structures, they identify the best practices and pastoral models, as well as priorities for the formation of the next generation of ecclesial leaders

    Product Code: C2893 
    ISBN: 
    9780615228938

    Pages: 256

    Binding Information: Paperback  
    Pages: 
    256 
    Size: 
    8.5" X 11" X 1/4" 
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    NIV Outreach Bible

    by American Bible Society
    $5.99

    New Bible readers will benefit from this low-cost, outreach edition of the popular  New International Version (NIV) Bible .

    The NIV is translated by a world-class coalition of evangelical Biblical scholars who are committed to the authority of Scripture and to getting the words right. This Bible is easy to understand and faithful to the original text. NIV 2011 edition.

    Paperback.

    Available in single copies and in case lots. 

    ISBN: 9781937628451

    Though the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima took place almost a hundred years ago, Our Lady's call to prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as when first delivered to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917. 

    At the peak of the First World War, Our Lady warned of another worldwide conflict, the rise and spread of Communism, and a terrible persecution of the Church unless people repented of their sins and returned to God. She also requested devotion to her Immaculate Heart and a special consecration of Russia. 

    Much of what Our Lady of Fatima said was revealed soon after her appearances, but the third and final "secret", which was not a message but a prophetic vision seen by the children, was not unveiled by the Vatican until 2000. Pope John Paul II, who read the third secret while recovering from the attempt upon his life in 1981, believed the vision signified the sufferings the Church had endured in the twentieth century. 

    Because of the prophetic nature of her messages, Our Lady of Fatima has been the subject of much controversy and speculation. In this book, Father Andrew Apostoli carefully analyzes the events that took place in Fatima and clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning. He also challenges the reader to hear anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is ever in need of generous hearts willing to make reparation for those in danger of losing their way to God.

    Andrea Tornielli, the foremost "Vatican Insider" journalist, offers inspiring stories, incidents, encounters, and excerpts from the writings and talks of Pope Francis through his first year as Pope.

    These "little flowers" add up to a powerful witness by Pope Francis of "heartwarming stories of the Gospel in action", and they refl ect on various spiritual and social themes important to the Pope: mercy, forgiveness, charity, prayer, justice, the Eucharist, Our Lady, and much more. The title echoes the Little Flowers of Saint Francis, the famous collection of stories about the beloved Francis of Assisi, whose name the Pope adopted for himself.

    The Pope's little gestures and big ones, the minor or major choices he has made each day, his ability to meet everyone and to speak to everyone, his simple way of being himself— these things have made Francis not only credible but, above all, close. The Pope is perceived by many, many people throughout the world as "one of us". Seeing him embrace the sick, the suffering, and the children, one understands why this is so.

    Fioretti offers a wonderful collection of insightful fragments from various aspects of the life of the Pope in his first year that will help the reader become better acquainted with the immensely popular Bishop of Rome who, as the first South American pope, came "from the end of the earth".

    Hardcover; 185 pages

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    DHH ABS Lectio Divina Revised Manual, Spanish

    by American Bible Society
    $12.99

    Lectio Divina is a method for the prayerful reading of the Holy Scriptures. This Lectio Divina manual includes a general introduction of Sacred Scripture, introduction to Lectio Divina, detailed description of the traditional steps of Lectio Divina, and practical exercises for prayerful reading of the Bible. This manual is a useful tool for both individuals and communities that desire to sincerely dedicate themselves to the exciting world of the prayerful reading of the Bible.

    Hardcover. 115 pages. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2.

    Available in single copies and in case lots.

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    CEV Easy Reading Hardcover Bible

    CEV Easy Reading Hardcover Bible

    by American Bible Society
    $16.99

    Best Seller! 

    Contemporary English Version (CEV) Hardcover Bible

    Bright white pages and evenly measured text make the words seem to leap off the page of this Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible. This Bible is a joy to read at home or in church. This quality, clothbound hardcover version is surprisingly affordable –especially in case lots. Includes reader's aids and supplements. 

    Available in single copies and in case lots 

    Hardcover. 1566 p. (6 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

    ISBN: 9781585161614

    "'Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church' is an invaluable resource for teachers of Catholic Social Teaching, and for those who direct programs of Christian Service."--Anthony Pogorelc in Momentum

    "The 'Compendium' is not only a comprehensive new edition gathering Catholic doctrine relating to social work. With recurring references to moral issues raised by advances in medicine, globalization, and other contemporary matters, it carries these principles into today's world and its central social developments."--Midwest Book Review

    The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.

    Product Code: 5-692 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-57455-692-6

    Pages: 480

    Binding Information: Paperback  
    Pages: 
    480 
    Size: 
    6" X 9" X 1/4" 
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    Offered by the bishops primarily as a point of reference for the work of catechetical publishers, this resource encourages and supports the creativity of publishers and catechists in the development of catechetical materials and programs.

    Product Code: 7-150 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-60137-150-8

    Pages: 9

    Binding Information: Paperback  
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    Size: 
    8.5" X 11" X 1.4" 
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    Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

    Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

    by USCCB Publishing
    $8.95

    We all participate in the Church's mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to the world. In this statement, the bishops present a pastoral plan to help Catholics advance in their role as disciples.  Helping all to grow to the full maturity of Christ

    Awakening a renewal in the ministry of adult faith formation, In four parts,

    The plan examines the challenges and opportunities faced today. Key qualities of a mature faith, the principles and approaches for providing sound adult faith formation, and the critical roles of parish leadership and diocesan support

    Product Code: 5-299 
    ISBN: 
    978-1-57455-299-7

    Pages: 80

    Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback  
    Pages: 
    80 
    Size: 
    5 1/2"" X 8 1/2"" Inches 
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    YOUCAT Study Guide

    by Ignatius Press
    $8.97

    The tremendously popular, global Catholic youth phenomenon YOUCAT--Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church--now has an easy-to-use companion study guide. Aimed at helping readers to get the most out of YOUCAT, the YOUCAT Study Guide features 35 topics based on the catechism. Each topic has a brief introduction (Behind YOUCAT); short questions on YOUCAT's coverage of the topic (What does YOUCAT say?); a section on Scripture (What Does the Bible Say?); discussion questions based on YOUCAT (YOU Chat); a brief reflection on the YOUCAT material covered (YOU Reflect); and a set of ideas for action (YOUCAT Challenge). Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT in one of the four pillars of the catechism--the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. And each topic includes space for readers to "journal" their thoughts while reading through YOUCAT.

    The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module--they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!