This book exposes the myths adults use to rationalize drinking by adolescents and presents the facts about dangers both teenagers and communities faces when teen drinking goes on unchecked
Are You Out There God? Sister Mary Rose McGeady
A book about homeless kids and their stories
Ask the Bible Geek Mark Hart
Read as the Bible Geek - Mark Hart - answers many questions from teens just like you: What does God want you to be, why is taking the Lord's name in vain such a big deal, is Jesus truly present in the Eucharist, is the Catholic Mass in the Bible, why do we genuflect, why do we go to a priest for confession, what do you say when you pray, and many more!
Bad Girls of the Bible: and what we can learn from them Liz Curtis Higgs
This book takes an interesting look at the "bad girls" from the Bible. Meet these women in a contemporary, fictional story, followed by a zippy verse-by-verse review. Each chapter includes four life-changing lessons well worth remembering.
Blessed are the Bored in Spirit Mark Hart
Too many young Catholics experience their faith as such: they rarely miss mass even if they don't understand it; they have a Bible even if they never read it; they go to confession even if they aren't repentant. If this describes your faith life, forget about a dreary life of mindless obedience to rules you don't understand. It's time to enter into the transforming light of your creator who invites you to live from the still center of his undying love.
Boundaries: A Guide for Teens Val J. Peter and Tom Dowd
This book invites teens to examine their lives and relationships. It beings by helping you define what physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries are. Stories of other teens illustrate how personal space and feelings can be either respected or violated in relationships with others
Called and Gifted for the Third Millennium
Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on the 30th anniversary of the decree on the apostolate of the laity and the 15th anniversary of called and gifted.
A Case for Chastity Heather Gallagher and Peter Vlahutin
Our sex-saturated culture bombards teens with messages that focus on immediate gratification and that often portray "real" sex only as the kind shown by movies and television. However, when it comes to sex, there's a better way! Chastity!
Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers Saint Mary's Press
This book is a guide to what it means to follow Jesus and to be Catholic today.
The Catholic Youth Survival Guide Eric J. Westby
This booklet is meant to help you pattern your daily life around God, from waking up in the morning, to going to school, working, playing, sports, to interacting with your friends, family, all the way until you go to bed at night.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
These carefully selected stories provide models for what is possible and illuminate the path we all walk. Whenever you wish to make a point, inspire a friend, or teach a child, you'll find just the right story in this heartwarming treasury.
Come Clean Life Teen, Inc.
A teen guide to reconciliation
The Confirmed Catholic's Companion: A Guide to Abundant Living Mary Kathleen Glavich
The sacrament of Confirmation is not the end of a Catholic's spiritual formation - in many ways it is only the beginning. This book is kind of a manual for newly Confirmed Catholics and "seasoned veterans" alike to live out their faith with commitment and continue developing a vibrant spiritual life in the Church.
Daily Meditations for Teenagers of All Colors Michael Boston
January 1st: You may have heard the saying that laughter is the best medicine. There is a lot of truth to that saying. As you embark on your journey through this new year, don't forget to laugh. An abundance of laughter will make your journey an enjoyable one.
To Dance With God Gertrud Mueller Nelson
This book covers the history, psychology and spirituality of ritual in general and Christian ritual in particular.
Days of Devotion: Daily Meditations from the Good Shepherd Pope John XXIII Pope John XXIII
This collection of a year's worth of daily devotions written by Pope John XXIII will be a valued source of inspiration for many.
Decision: A meditation program based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Mark Link, S.J.(2 copies)
Decision is the second phase of a 3-phase meditation program called The Challenge Program. The first phase is found in a companion book called Challenge; the third phase, in a final book called Journey. These books are sort of like "spiritual exercises" to help improve spiritual fitness and spiritual health.
Did Jesus have a Last Name? And 199 other questions from Catholic Teenagers. Matthew Pinto and Jason Evert
With 200 actual questions from teens, this book offers clear and concise answers to some of the most challenging questions about the Church and its teachings. Though written for teens, this book is perfect for people of all ages who want to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Did Adam and Eve have Belly Buttons? And 199 other questions from Catholic Teenagers Matthew J. Pinto
With 200 actual questions from teens, this book offers clear and concise answers to some of the most challenging questions about the Church and its teachings. With topics ranging from abortion to evolution, from prayer to teenage dating, it answers many of today's burning questions and counters the confusion and relativism of our age. This revised edition features over 500 Bible and 800 Catechism references!
The Discernment of Spirits Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV
An Ignatian guide for everyday livint
Do I have to Go? 101 Questions about the Mass, the Eucharist, and your Spiritual Life Matthew Pinto and Chris Stefanick
Many teens can think of countless things they would rather do than go to Mass on Sunday morning. That is, until they know what they are missing.. This book explains the meaning and the mystery of Mass in such a compelling way that teens will be asking, "Why wouldn't I go?"
Dreams Alive: Prayers by Teenagers edited by Carl Koch
The prayers in this book touch on themes and feelings at the heart of teenagers' experience: the challenge of making important decisions, wonderment at creation, concern for the future of the environment, thanksgiving for friends and so on.
Family Memories Ronald Stegman
The stories in this book serve as excellent resources for helping people share their own story about growing up and family life. The stories are great discussion starters for family retreats, marriage encounters, religious education classes, teen discussion groups, and parenting courses. They also make vocative and inspirational personal reading.
Finding Hope: stories by teenagers 3 edited by Carl Koch
For this volume we asked teens to share their stories about where they find hope and inspiration. In response to our question, wonderful stories by teenagers came in from all over. After reviewing hundreds of stories, we selected the ones in this book.
Friends: stories by teenagers 2 edited by Carl Koch
For this volume we asked teens to share their stories about friends. We chose the topic of friendship because our friends play such a vital role in our life.
The God Who Loves You Peter Kreeft
With unusual clarity, this book points out that the man or woman who begins to glimpse the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Lover of our souls, will never be the same. He describes Scripture as God's love story and then tells why divine love is the answer to our deepest problems and the fulfillment of our deepest desires.
Good News, Bad News: Evangelization, Conversion and the Crisis of Faith Fr. C. John McCloskey, III and Russell Shaw
Drawing on moving, firsthand accounts of conversions, this book combines personal testimony, solid theology, and effective methods of communicating the Catholic Faith. It is a feast for evangelists and would-be evangelists - which should be every Catholic.
The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit Ken Duncan
Beauty inspires us to reflect on God's glory in the world. I pray the reflections and resolutions you take from WYD08 will continue to inspire you throughout your life's pilgrimage - Cardinal George Pell
Photos and refections from WYD08 - Austrailia
Growing up Scared in America: And What the Experts Say Parents Can Do About it George H. Gallup
What risks do teens face in their daily lives? We have gone directly to young people themselves for the answer. We asked thousands of teens: What is happening in your lives and how do you feel about it? And they told us.
Hurt: inside the world of today's teenagers Chap Clark
The youth of our culture have been deeply wounded by our collective neglect and adult-driven self-focus. Young people need adults to understand what they are going through and people to care about them witout a personal agenda.
I Know Things Now: stories by Teenagers 1 edited by Carl Koch
For this volume we asked teens to share their stories that relate to the question: What has been your most memorable experience of good coming out of a bad situation, or kindness in the midst of ugliness, or hope in darkness, or growth in the midst of difficulty?"
If You Really Loved Me Jason Evert
These days, virgins may be embarrassed by their lack of "experience" while non-virgins may feel that it's too late for them. Men and women of all ages feel compelled to "take their relationships to the next level" - meaning they think it's time to have sex, not to try on wedding rings. Chastity author and speaker Jason Evert addresses these issues, and dozens more in this book.
The Incredible Gift! The Truth About Love and Sex Keith and Tami Kiser
Every day teens are bombarded with information that tries to convince them the way to happiness is through sexual experience. Although the message of the world is powerful, the message of the Gospel is even more powerful. But in order to appreciate the truth about love and sex, teens first have to know it.
Jesus Before Christianity Albert Nolan (2 copies)
This book shows us Jesus as he was before he became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of his tim - which are the real problems of our time as well.
John Paul II, We Love You: Would Youth Day Reflections 1984-2005 edited by Barbara A. Murray
This book goes behind the orgins of World Youth Day, recalls the Pope's World Youth Day invitations and greetings to his young Church. If you have attended, sponsored, hosted, funded, volunteered, prayed, or planned an international celebration of World Youth Day, you can smile in remembrance as you read reflections from others who participated.
Lectio Divina Mario Masini
What is Lectio Divina? Is it Bible study, spiritual reading, prayer, or all three? Is it only for "religious" people or can it be practiced by everyone? These are just a few of the many questions that this small volume seeks to address in a down-to-earth and very practical way.
Len Chimbley's Dream: Questions and Answers about God Michael Henesy, C.SS.R.
In this book, many questions about God are tackled in a way that challenges us to examine our own ideas about God and to think more deeply about the Mystery which lies at the heart of all things. Written in the form of a dialogue and illustrated with cartoons, this book explores serious themes with directeness, simplicity and humor.
Life in Christ: A Spiritual Commentary on the Letter to the Romans Raniero Cantalamessa
This book presents a discussion of re-evangelization and spiritual renewal based on St. Paul's Letter to the Romans. It is neither an exegetical commentary nor a theological treatise, but an attempt to go straight to the heart of what animated the Apostle when he wrote the letter: to build up the faith of the readers and reveal to them the immense treasures of Christ's redeption.
Listen for a Whipser: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections by Girls edited by Janet Claussen and Marilyn Kielbasa
This collection of 227 writings were written by girls ages 11-18. In these pagesare many different voices of girls as they make their way through life, guided by their Creator and the people who accompany them on their jouney to wholeness and holiness.
Looking Past the Sky: Prayers by Young Teens edited by Marilyn Kielbasa
This book is a collection of 274 prayers written by young teens from all across the nation. The issues touched on in the prayers run the gamut of human feeling, ranging from thanksgiving to anger, from sorrow to joy, and from fear to hopefulness.
Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession Scott Hahn
Ab illuminating, reassuring explanation of the Catholic Church's teachings on confession and forgiveness. More than just a Bible study, it is a guide for the perplexed, providing practical advice and inspiration that will help readers come to a deeper knowledge of themselves and of Jesus through the sacrament of penance.
More Dreams Alive: Prayers by Teenagers edited by Carl Koch
This book contains honest, articulate, optimistic, and anxious prayers, reflecting the insight and humor with which teenagers keep their dreams alive.
No One Cries the Wrong Way: Seeing God Through Tears Fr. Joe Kempf
Have you ever found yourself tongue-tied when encountering someone suffering, dying, or having just lost someone close, and reduced to the cliché, 'I really don't know what to say?' Well, people of faith should have something to say at those sacred, delicate moments. This book, with grace and sensitivity, helps us learn what to say - and do - in moments when our people long for a word of hope and consolation
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us U.S. Catholic Bishops
The U.S. Bishops renew their commitment to adult faith formation, addressing the opportunities and potential, challenges and concerns of this area of ministry.
Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church Kenda Creasy Dean
Every stage of life brings out certain human characteristics, according to Kenda Creasy Dean, adolescence is particularly characterized by passion. If the church is to speak meaningfully to youth and in turn reap the many benefits that young people have to offer, then its ministry must be predicated on passion - the Passion of Christ, the passion of youth, and the passionate faith that results when these two things come together.
Prayers Before and Awesome God: The Psalms of Teenagers David Haas
One of the wonderful things about the Psalms is that they represent every possible human situation. You will find ways to express joy, excitement, hope, contentment, peace, and confidence. In this version, the author tried to find some new ways to say the same things that the original Psalm writers tried to express.
The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens helping Teens Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D. and Judith C. Galas
When teenagers were asked, "Who would you tell about wanting to commit suicide?," 90 percent said they would tell a friend first. This book tells you what to do next. The Power to Prevent Suicide recognizes your power to save a life.
Prayer Services with Young People Donal Neary SJ
A collection of prayer and liturgical services for use with young people from 14 years of age and upwards.
Psalms Anew Nancy Schreck, OSF and Maureen Leach, OSF
This book has been created for those who love to pray the Psalms alone or in community and who are committed to the use of inclusive language. At the same time, the Psalms remain faithful to the original biblical text.
A Quiet Place Apart: Guided Meditations for Youth on Sacramental Life Jane E. Arsenault and Jean R. Cedor
This book contains guided meditations on each of the four sacraments of baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist and reconciliation.
Real Love Mary Beth Bonacci
In this book, Mary Beth Bonacci answers questions people have asked and her answers in a comprehensive, readable guide which addresses the details fo the very real struggle that people face in trying to live real love in a world gone mad.
Seeking Spiritual Direction: How to Grow the Divine Life Witin Thomas Dubay, S.M.
This book serves as a guide for Christians who are considering spiritual direction or who are already engaged in the process. It explains what spiritual direction is, the qualities to look for in a good spiritual director, the process of finding a director, ways to develop a deeper prayer life, and how to continue growing when your enthusiasm wears thin.
Sex and the Soul of a Woman: The Reality of Love and Romance in an Age of Casual Sex Paula Rinehart
Deep in her heart, every woman longs for a man to see her beauty and cherish it. We long to be pursued and courted, and to make love to someone who truly loves us for keeps. Yet today, "healthy and normal" implies giving ourselves sexually with no expectation of depth, intimacy, or commitment. The proof of our equality with men has become our ability to flatline a broken heart. This book shows you how to break free from the bondage of misused sexuality and how to create a whole new start with men.
Sex, Love and You: Making the Right Decision Tom and Judy Lickona with William Boudreau, M.D.
Strongly rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition, this book promotes the value of chastity and tells teens how their lives will be better if they refrain from sex before marriage. It examines the dangers of sexual activity and the rewards of abstinence.
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton
This book tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of contemporary American teenagers. It reports the finding of the National Study of Youth and Religion, the largest and more detailed study of teenagers and religion ever undertaken. It shows that religion is indeed a significant factor in the lives of many American teenagers.
The Spark in the Soul: Four Mystics on Justice Terry Tastard
How can prayer help us to live and act in a way that leads to justice and peace? Terry Tastard has turned to four great mystics (Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Evelyn Underhill, and Thomas Merton) to find the answer.
States of Bliss and Yearning: The marks and means of authentic Christian spirituality John L Bell
Spirituality is not a permanent high, a continual blissed-out state. To experience the heights, one has also to know the depths. In this book, John Bell deals with issues as diverse as private devotion and public debt. He presents a view of the world in which the activities of multinational compainies in the tropical rainforests are as relevant to the individual as his or her own conversations with God.
Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic Matthew Lickona
Matthew Lickona is a unique and singular voice of a new generation of believers who combine a premodern faith with a postmodern sensibility. His spiritual coming-of-age story reveals him to be a prodigiously talented writer who embraces much of modern culture yet finds consuming joy in celebrating "the ancient treasures of the faith."
A Teen's Game Plan for Life Lou Holtz
At a time when teens sorely need encouragement and affirmation, this book provides a winning combination of both. With his usual wit and wisdom, sprinkled with numerous anecdotal events from his personal life and his coaching experiences, Coach Holtz tells teens that success in life results from: choosing your attitude, making sacrifices, getting rid of excuses, understanding what you're trying to accomplish, dreaming big dreams, having self-confidence and a positive self image
Temptation and Discernment Segundo Galilea
In this book, Segundo Galilea describes the nature of Christian spiritual discernment, drawing on the teachings of the Spanish saints and mystics Ignatius of Loyola, John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila. He then applies their insights in a series of brief chapters on teh major temptations in the two prinicple areas of our Christian life: ministry and prayer.
Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Cardinal Ratzinger engages the problem of truth, tolerance, religion and culture in the modern world. Describing the vast array of world relgions, Ratzinger embraces the difficult challenge of meeting diverse understandings of spiritual truth while defending the Catholic teaching of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Wellsprings: A book of spiritual exercises Anthony de Mello
This book is intended to guide you to a deeper appreciation of the physical and mystical realms within us. de Mello explores many areas of contemplation and self-awareness that are too often left uncultivated in today's fast-pasced society.
We're on a Mission from God Mary Beth Bonacci
In this book, Mary Beth Bonacci joins with Pope John Paul II in brining young Catholics a clearer understanding of the church and their role in it. She takes his quotes from the 5 World Youth Day events and "unpacks" them, explaining the truths of the faith clearly and concisely.
What About God? Now That You're Off to College: A Prayer Guide Helen R. Neinast and Thomas C. Ettinger
This book is a welcome companion as you begin this new and amazing and sometimes frightening time in your life. As you search for a closer relationship with God this year, this book can be a friendly guide along the way. Weekly themes focus on areas you will be thinking about: leaving home, vocations, careers, callings, the tyranny of grades. Others will help you develop your spiritual life: practicing prayer, who is God?, finding God in solitude and quiet.
When a Friend Dies Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D.
If you are grieving the death of a friend, do something for yourself. Take the time to read this book. It isn't very long - there aren't a lot of words - but you may find the help you need to cope with your sadness and begin to heal.
Why Should I Care? Honest Answers to the Questions that Trouble Teens William R. Grimbol
This book shares some of teens' experiences, hopes and fears. And it looks at 10 of the toughest questions there are and offers some honest answers. The questions are real. And the answers are from God's word.
Women Shaping Church History Lynn Figueroa
The history of women within the Catholic Church is a vibrant and exciting story that deserves to be shared from generation to generation. This book explores the stories of these women of faith - women who made a difference in the history of the Church and women whose faith is shaping the Church today.
Words Made Flesh: Scripture, Psychology, and Human Communication Fran Ferder
This is a book on human communication that successfully integrates solid scriptural research and reflection with contemporary psychological insights.
Your One-Stop Guide to The Mass Fr. Dale Fushek and Bill Dodds
Put more into worshipping at Mass and get more out of it. In a light-hearted, popular, but respectful style, the authors explain the Mass, describe its origins and history, unpack the meaning of its prayers and rites, and show how to make it more meaningful in your life.
Your Sorrow is My Sorrow: Hope and Strength in Times of Suffering Joyce Rupp
This book relates the Seven Sorrows of Mary to our own sufferings, and opens for us a vast reservoir of courage, strength, and wisdom. Her book is about us. And it offers us compassion, comfort, and healing.
Youth Prints Norman Cincent Peale
This book includes 30 award-winning stores written by high school students