Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality focuses on the essential message of Christ''s moral teaching, the importance of love of God and love of neighbor, and presents it in a way that is clear and applicable to the lives of today''s teenagers. The text covers the major points of the "Life in Christ" section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It pulls together these elements by in nine chapters, each a step on the road to becoming a moral Christian living within the context of Catholic teaching. These steps include:
Understanding the nature of being human
Guiding moral decision-making with intellect
Understanding the law''s relationship to freedom and being responsible for transgressions
Imitating Jesus and living the Beatitudes
Forming the conscience and strengthening resistance to peer pressure
Repenting and forgiving others
Thanking God for life by loving God above all else
Loving your neighbors
Each chapter contains several special features:
Selections from Pope Benedict XVI''s encyclical on love Deus Caritas Est.
Panel activities that help the students foster total learning in hands (service), hearts (prayer), and mind (academic challenges).
Review questions for each main section.
Several Journal Assignments for deeper thought and reflection.
Key vocabulary terms set off in margin panels.
A Learn by Doing project for each chapter that provides a longer-term assignment.
A Called to Prayer feature offering text from a prayer relevant to the chapter theme.
Innovative Catholic Life in Action component for each chapter.
This text was written in accordance with the U.S. Bishops'' Curriculum Framework and follows Course VI: Life in Jesus Christ.
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