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NEW Textbooks for Church History and Vocations Elective Courses


YOU ASKED. CLEARLY LABELED SECTIONS • Improve the structural organization of each chapter • Summarize the main idea at the beginning of each section

 ONTEMPORARY NEWS C OPENERS • Introduce the chapter focus question • Make real-life connections between the core material and the contemporary world

GLOSSARY TERMS • Provide definitions for highlighted terms

CHAPTER FOCUS QUESTIONS • Introduce each chapter • Unify main concepts and encourage understanding • Are addressed through the chapter and assessed in several ways

NOTE-TAKING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS • Assure that students understand the material • Aid students in learning to summarize material • Focus on one particular learning skill, such as identifying a main idea or arranging items in a sequence

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• Present complex material quickly and concisely in ways students can easily understand and remember • Highlight key teaching points • Help to keep the material fresh and focused, while adding new levels of understanding • Feature relevant topics and contemporary events in sidebars

EDUCATIONAL PHOTOS • Complement the text and serve as teaching tools instead of just filling space • Include both classic and contemporary religious images • Contain informational captions that explain each photo’s significance

 ONVERSATIONAL C NARRATIVE • Written in second person in order to better connect with students

CHAPTER REVIEWS SECTION ASSESSMENTS • Label the type of learning skill involved for each item

• Summarize the chapter with these consistent elements that can be used for enrichment, assessment, and review: section summaries, chapter learning assignments, faithful disciple profiles, explaining the faith questions and answers, and prayers


Core Course Curriculum COURSE III

Jesus Christ


Jesus Christ

Source of Our Salvation (Second Edition)

God’s Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Introduces students to a deeper theological study of essential life questions, foremost: “Why do we need to be saved,” and “How are we saved?” This textbook supports Course III of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Paschal Mystery courses.

Introduces the story of salvation as it unfolds in both the Old Testament and New Testament. This textbook supports Course I of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Scripture courses. (© 2016) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-621-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-622-5 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-623-2

(© 2018) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-627-0 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-628-7 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-629-4



Jesus and the Church

Jesus Christ

One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic

His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Helps students deepen their understanding of Jesus Christ, the fullness of God’s Revelation, as they encounter him in the living Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. This textbook supports Course IV of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Ecclesiology courses.

Deepens the study of Jesus, highlighting key events in Jesus’ earthly ministry. This textbook supports Course II of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Christology courses. (© 2017) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-624-9 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-625-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-626-3

(© 2015) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-212-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-538-9 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-213-5

PRICING Student Textbooks: $28.95 | Teacher’s Manuals: $44.95 All Ave Maria Press textbooks are available in a number of digital options, including eTextbooks and PDF Site Licenses.

eTextbook: $19.99 Available from EdTech, Apple, VitalSource, Follett, MBS Direct, Adams, eCampus, and RedShelf.

PDF Site License: $16.99 Only sold directly to schools and available from Ave Maria Press. Contact your school bookstore/IT department for more information or visit avemariapress.com/etextbooks.


Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Reveals the sacraments as the definitive way that Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today. This textbook supports Course V of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Sacrament courses. (© 2018) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-733-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-734-5 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-735-2


Your Life in Christ

Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Introduces students to a traditional understanding of morality, encouraging them to undergo a deep and regular examination of conscience while making daily decisions to live a moral life. This textbook supports Course VI of the USCCB Curriculum Framework and Morality courses. (© 2019) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the USCCB Curriculum Framework.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-736-9 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-737-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-738-3

REQUEST TEACHER REVIEW COPIES To request printed review copies: Please complete our online request form found at avemariapress.com/examination_copy. To request an electronic review copy: Email reled@nd.edu the following information from your school email account: Your name and position. The name and address of your school. Please be sure to put the title of the textbook in the subject line. Look for an email reply containing your link, which will enable you to access an online review copy for a limited time.

The Encountering Jesus Series When developing the new editions of the Encountering Jesus series, we sought your input. We came up with a series of textbooks that incorporates the elements that teachers requested and combined them with the material that you need. The result is a modern, refreshing series that will invigorate and challenge any classroom!

Newly Revised Elective Textbooks ELECTIVE D


Your Christian Vocation

The History of the Catholic Church

Your Christian Vocation encourages teens to prepare for a state of life of marriage, ordination (for men), the consecrated life, or a committed single life. The text offers strategies for living a holy and Christian life as a lay person in the Church right now as they discern, prepare for, and commit to a later permanent vocation. Fulfills Framework Elective Course D/ Christian Vocations.

The History of the Catholic Church makes the study of Church History appealing, accessible, and applicable for upper-level Catholic high school students. This brand new and updated textbook includes a section on Pope Francis. Fulfills Framework Elective Course B/Church History. (© 2020) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-711-6 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-712-3 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-713-0


Sacred Scripture

A Catholic Study of God’s Word Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-171-8 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-458-0 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-224-1

(© 2020) In conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-745-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-746-8 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-747-5


Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Living as a Disciple of Christ Student ISBN: 978-1-59471-467-2 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-468-9 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-469-6


Exploring the Religions of Our World Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-125-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-393-4 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-126-8

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Our Catholic Faith

Living What We Believe

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-266-1 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-401-6 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-267-8

The Old Testament

Our Call to Faith & Justice

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-301-9 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-540-2 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-302-6

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament

Student Text ISBN: 978-1-59471-165-7 eTextbook ISBN: 978-1-59471-397-2 Teacher’s Wraparound ISBN: 978-1-59471-166-4

Help Your Students Explore Their Faith! FAITH AND SCIENCE Particles of Faith (Student Edition)

A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science

STACY A. TRASANCOS Particles of Faith and its accompanying teacher resources and course planning guide is a source to reintegrate the rich intersection of faith and science into the hearts and minds of Catholic high school students and dispel any sense that science and the Christian faith are in conflict. Particles of Faith (Student Edition) is designed to accompany any theology or science course as a separate four- or eight-week unit or stand alone as a semester elective course. 256 pages, $17.95

SCRIPTURE Bible Basics for Catholics

A New Picture of Salvation History

JOHN BERGSMA John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation. 224 pages, $15.95

APOLOGETICS Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too)

BRANDON VOGT With atheism on the rise and millions tossing off religion, why would anyone consider the Catholic Church? Brandon Vogt, a bestselling author and the content director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, shares his passionate search for truth, a journey that culminated in the realization that Catholicism was right about a lot of things, maybe even everything. Vogt’s persuasive case for the faith reveals a vision of Catholicism that has answers our world desperately needs and reminds those already in the Church what they love about it. Also includes a free online companion study guide. 192 pages, $15.95

What To Say and How To Say It

Discuss Your Catholic Faith with Clarity and Confidence

BRANDON VOGT Have you ever been put on the spot and asked to explain or defend Catholic teaching on sensitive topics such as abortion, samesex marriage, or the Eucharist? In this straightforward and practical resource, Vogt offers essential tools for articulating even the most contentious aspects of your Catholic faith with clarity and confidence. 256 pages, $16.95

CHURCH HISTORY The Early Church (33–313)

St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs JAMES L. PAPANDREA In The Early Church (33–313), Catholic historian and biblical expertJames Papandrea dispels what he calls common “mythconceptions”about the early years of Christianity. 160 pages, $16.95

The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490)

Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome MIKE AQUILINA In The Church and the Roman Empire (301–490), popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined. 192 pages, $17.95

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Catholic textbooks for high school theology courses.

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