The format of the chapters allows for a 6-week class, covering the basic truths in each chapter. If you plan to teach the course in 6 weeks, focus on the chapter summaries and headings. If you wish to take more time, each chapter is subdivided into two topics (e.g., Chapter 1 – God Revealed and Listening to God), facilitating a 12-week class.
This is a Tri-Conference work involving the Christian Mennonite Conference, Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference, and Evangelical Mennonite Conference. Each chapter draws together the classical themes of Christian theology and Anabaptist emphases. The book includes the Apostles’ Creed and introduces the history and work of each conference.
The material is suitable for classes of various ages and settings. The book can serve as a group study guide for six or more weeks, depending on how leaders select from and move through the lessons. A leader’s guide for the chapters has been developed, providing many questions and resources.
Because of Jesus Christ, sent for our salvation, this book is presented to our churches to help potential, fresh, and older believers to follow Christ in life within his Church and Kingdom.
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. 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. Illustrated.
Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fiction.
“Your mother and father are running away," said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home. To a Hutterite, nothing is more shameful than that word, running away, Weglaufen...”
In 1969, Ann-Marie’s parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers. I Am Hutterite chronicles her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life. Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance.