Ignatius - Faith and Life

Faith and Life Series

The Faith and Life religious education series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format. It is excellent for grades 1-8 in Catholic schools, parish catechetical programs, and home schools.

The Faith and Life revised edition series is fully correlated with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and features increased use of Scripture to complement the series’ outstanding presentation of Catholic doctrine and practices. The teacher's manuals were recently updated (2009/2010) with a new layout, spiral bindings and several added features which will make it easier for teachers to use and implement the series.

Faith and Life Student Texts provide:

  • clear, comprehensive, and exciting presentations of Catholicism tailored to different grade levels
  • catechesis corresponding to the four pillars of the Catechism, covering Catholic doctrine, morality, sacraments, and prayer
  • emphasis on forming young people to live the Catholic faith by balancing affective and experiential aspects of catechesis with a systematic presentation of Catholic doctrine
  • biblically based presentations of salvation history
  • questions and answers that synthesize and distill key doctrinal elements to be mastered by students
  • beautiful, inspirational, and instructive art.

Activity Books:

  • Designed for classroom or home use
  • Feature creative activities for review, reinforcement, and enrichment of each lesson.

Student Texts:

  • have been declared to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Catechism
  • also conform with the Vatican’s General Directory for Catechesis
  • incorporate specific references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • incorporate even more Scripture into the student texts and activities.

Teacher's Manuals feature:

  • a new 2 page lesson planning layout that incorporates both the inserted student text (highlighted for the specific lesson) and the teacher’s activities into a single lesson-structured text.
  • spiral binding for easy stay open placement and photocopying
  • four lessons and a review for each chapter, so teachers can conveniently pace their lessons to cover one chapter per week, if they choose
  • prayers, supplemental materials for teachers, Catholic culture boxes with information on saints and other resources for teachers
  • new quizzes and tests with answer keys
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