20 Tough Questions Teenagers Ask

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Answers to the tough questions in life that teenagers ask. No preaching, no rules, just rational responses to help teens cope with tough moral issues they face in life.
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1998-07-01
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And God Said It's Good

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And God Said, "It's Good!" takes the sport of football and compares this favorite Sunday pastime to the Bible--and it works. Once again, Gary Graf combines his love of sports with the Bible, resulting in an amusing and fun-loving book that delights any sports fan.

Comparisons include Hail Mary passes and answered prayers; immaculate receptions and Immaculate Conceptions; football stadiums and cathedrals; biblical verses and double reverses, plus good books and playbooks. These and many more parallels fill this lively and entertaining book.

On any Sunday, you can bet some are brought closer to the spirit of the sport while others are more connected to the Bible. The twenty chapters in this book compare football and the Bible--with remarkable results!

  • "Forgiveness and good works were just pre-game drills for the Lord's true purpose here on earth."

  • "God rested on Sunday. Football is mostly played on Sunday. Coincidence? I think not."


  • Any author who can find similarities between the dazzling colors of a football team and the colorful vestments of a priest--needs to have his book read cover to cover. A delightful read for everyone--even if you're not remotely interested in football.

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    9780764826221
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    2015-04-01
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    And God said Play Ball

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    This book manages to be entertaining and educational, as well as fanciful and inspirational. It draws from the lives of Jesus Christ and Yogi Berra, Joseph of Nazareth and Joe DiMaggio, Moses and Hank Aaron, Saint Peter and Jackie Robinson. And God Said, "Play Ball!" makes the Bible more approachable by relating it to a game loved by both children and adults. It shows that baseball is not only a game, but a never-ending series of lessons about life, as well. And God Said, "Play Ball!" will appeal to Christian Athletes of any denomination.

    The author has been a baseball fan for more than forty years and a Catholic a lot longer than that. He has played, coached, watched, or taught baseball since he was seven years old. He is very active in lay ministry and catechetics at his Catholic parish in Seattle, and has found both the Bible and baseball to be among the greatest teachers in his life.
    This book includes 8 pages of timeless photographs. You won't find a more inspiring gift for that baseball player in your life--of whatever age--or that fan in front of your TV!

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    9780764814754
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    Ask the Bible Geek 2

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    It's about time--finding God in the good times, the bad times, party time, ordinary time, all the time. In these questions and answers from his online column, Ask the Bible Geek(R), Mark Hart helps young people make time for God, "the timeless One who entered time and space" for each of us.

    With wisdom and wit, Hart tackles such questions as:
    What does it take to change your life?
    Do peers pressure you?
    Are you dealing with divorce in your family?
    No date on Valentine's Day?
    Are you affected by hatred or racism?

    Ask the Bible Geek(R) 2 will help you "slow down long enough to encounter God in time, all the time, until the end of time."

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    9780867167665
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    2007-02-06
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    Blessed are the Bored in Spirit

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    My image of God the Father, enthroned in heaven in flowing white robes and Birkenstock sandals, was overshadowed by my certainty that he didn't want me to have any fun. God was all about rules.--from Chapter Five

    Too many young Catholics experience their faith as Mark Hart did: 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 particularly repentant.

    Is that your experience of Catholicism? Is yours a faith of Thou Shalt Nots? If so, 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.

    The author's humorous and hard-hitting reflections drive home the point that God isn't calling the reader to be a good person--someone who merely obeys the rules--but a new person in Jesus Christ.

    The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.
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    9780867166774
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    2006-04-05
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    Blood Red Crescent

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    9781933184333
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    2007-10-01
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    Book of Saints & Heroes (revised 2017)

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    Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SERVANT OF THE POOR San Juan de Dios--Saint John of God--this was the name by which a baby, born in a Portuguese town in 1495, afterwards became known throughout the whole of Christendom. His father and mother were so poor that they could not afford to send him to school, and though this was a great grief to them, it was a joy to little John, who thought how much better off he was than his companions in not having to learn all sorts of tiresome things. To be sure, he was now and then called away from his play to receive some simple teaching from his father, but it was little indeed that the good man knew, and the boy was soon free to roam into the country and watch the birds flying and the flowers growing. Luckily, John was not a stupid child; he used his eyes and ears, and picked up, one way and another, a surprising deal of knowledge, and his parents took care that he went regularly to church. Things went on in this manner till John was nine, and then one day a knock was heard at the house door, and he was bidden by his mother to open it. A priest was standing there--well, there was nothing very unusual in that, and the boy little guessed that his whole future depended on whether his mother would grant the traveller's prayer for food and shelter, or whether she would bid him seek them elsewhere. But the moment she knew that it was a priest who was asking hospitality, John's mother left the soup she was stirring and hurried to give him welcome. 'Come in, come in, ' she said. 'It is little enough we have, but gladly will we share it with you.' And the priest entered the house, and seemed in no hurry to leave it. Now the father was out all day at his work, and his wife had a thousand things to do at home--cooking and washing and cleaning and mending--and well-plea...
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    9781933184951
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    2012-12-31
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    Book of Three

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    The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

    Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

    The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

    Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

    In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. This title has Common Core connections.

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    9780805080483
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    2006-05-16
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    Bring Forth Hope

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    Fifty-two weekly reflections inviting young people to read, reflect and act on Pope Francis's words of hope and inspiration in their lives.
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    9781599826295
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    2013-12-01
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    Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 2

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    "What do John the Baptist and Winnie the Pooh have in common?"

    "Where is Solomon's temple located?"

    These jokes and an array of faith-based puzzles, brainsteasers, and word games are the creation of Catholic puzzlemaster and popular media personality Matt Swaim. Combining his wit and far-reaching knowledge of Catholicism into these entertaining, original puzzle books for adults, Swaim gives you a chance to slow down, test your brain, have fun, and increase your understanding of Catholic teaching and history.

    Puzzles and games of all kinds are becoming an increasingly popular way to relax while building brain power and concentration. Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volumes 1 and 2 are the first of their kind for Catholics and a great way to have fun and increase your knowledge of the Church at the same time.

    Swaim, cocreator and former host of the Son Rise Morning Show, offers a challenge for puzzlers of all skill levels and interests with code scrambles, syllacrostics, dial-a-quotes, wordfalls, and messages in the middle. He provides a twist on classic word games with the missing vowels word search and trial-and-error crossword. There are instructions and solutions for the various types of puzzles included in the book.

    All of the puzzles offer the reward of helping you learn more about your Catholic faith.
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    9781594715518
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    2017-09-22
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    Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

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    Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a "cold case" it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers' intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
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    9781434704696
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    2013-01-01
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    Crossing the Goal Playbook on Our Father

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    9781931018661
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    2010-11-09
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    Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be

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    As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God?

    Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.

    "Sometimes even the smallest acts of living out faith require great bravery."

    In Go Bravely, Wilson Hussem offers readers warm and friendly encouragement as she shares her experiences with other young women as their youth minister as well as her own struggles with insecurity, relationships, loving and forgiving herself, and living her faith. You'll feel right at home as she challenges you to be a light in the world while simultaneously offering you easy-to-digest advice on your most pressing questions.

    Fresh off figuring out who she is as a daughter of God, how to cultivate healthy friendships, how to save sex for marriage, and how to develop a prayer life, Wilson Hussem gives you advice about what she learned in the midst of becoming a young woman. Aware of the information overload that young people face today, she shares simple wisdom for bravely living your faith, such as:
  • Always be kind to other women.
  • Work hard at what you love.
  • Recognize God's plan for your life.
  • Remember that nobody is perfect.
  • Cultivate authentic friendships.
  • These are basic ideas, Wilson Hussem says, but taking care of yourself and loving others are easy tenets of our faith to forget. A book that can be read in short snippets or in one sitting, Go Bravely offers you the encouragement and tools you need to live out your Christian faith with purpose and zeal.
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    9781594718250
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    2018-04-27
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    Golden Legend of Young Saints

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    Saints both young and bold.

    The tales of these saints are told here, along with those of many others who, although young, have joined the ranks of the greatest saints: some by dying for their faith, many more by living for it.

    Their lives of great and simple virtue remind us that "valor does not wait on years," nor does holiness. To live in the love of God, in absolute obedience to His commandments, to practice the noblest Christian virtues, and even to offer our life in sacrifice - we don't have to be grown up.

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    9781933184371
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    2009-01-01
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    Praying with the Holy Father

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    In this series, houghts and Prayers of the Pope for Young Catholics, difficult vocabulary and sentence structure used by popes have been adjusted to be easily read by young people, but are still faithful to the original texts. These four-color, designer, soft cover prayer books are perfect for sacramental gifts and can be used for private prayer or in school, religious education, or family settings

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    9780819859730
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    2011-08-11
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    Pure Faith Prayer Book for Teens

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    Pure Faith: A Handbook of Prayer for Catholic Youth is a unique prayer guide designed exclusively for teenagers. It's short enough that a teenager will read it, yet it's packed with spiritual wisdom and advice from saints and holy men and women, as well as prayers for a variety of needs, circumstances, and individuals.
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    9781933919027
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    2010-01-01
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    Second Book of Catholic Jokes

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    Deacon Tom Sheridan is back with The Second Book of Catholic Jokes--a collection of jokes and anecdotes about clergy and laity from a "Catholic" (that is, Roman Catholic tradition) and a "catholic" (that is, universal and about everybody) perspective.

    The jokes in this book are clean and not intended to offend anyone, but they do encourage readers to laugh at the human condition, because we could use a little more laughter in our lives.

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    9780879464257
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    2010-05-15
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    St Patrick's Summer-A Children's Adventure Catechism

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    In this surprising adventure catechism, between lessons taught by Abraham, St. Patrick, St. Cecilia, and, of course, Eve, the mother of all mankind, two children travel back in time to witness exciting scenes from the history of creation.
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    9781928832928
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    2006-09-01
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    Third Book of Catholic Jokes

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    The third volume in the runaway bestselling series of Catholic jokes focuses on the universal and often hilarious human experience of relating to one another and growing old together. These stories, jokes, lists and one-liners are mostly about lay people and are told from a "Catholic" (that is, Roman Catholic) and "catholic" (that is, universal and about everyone) perspective.They are "clean" and not "mean" and certainly not intended to offend anyone of any faith or situation in life.

    Jesuit priest and Colbert Report regular Fr. James Martin contributes the foreword.

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    9780879464615
    Publication Date: 
    2011-06-01
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    Walking with the Word

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    The Bible is a fascinating account of humankind's encounter with the God revealed through Jesus. These 366 reflections in Walking with the Word inspire young people to walk through fifteen books of the Bible. The reflections begin with the Gospels, but readers encounter a mix of Old and New Testament: history, prophets, wisdom literature, letters, and even some apocalyptic writing. Each reflection indicates which Scripture passage to read, then offers a meditation and an action idea for that passage. Be assured that in reading or using this book, a rich and rewarding journey awaits.
    The 15 books explored in Walking with the Word (in order of appearance) include Luke 1 Samuel Jude 2 Samuel Proverbs 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Jeremiah Acts of the Apostles Daniel Genesis Sirach Joshua 1 Timothy 2 Timothy
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    9780884899938
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    2008-08-15
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    Wolf and the Shield: An Adventure with Saint Patrick

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    Join 11-year-old Kieran as he cares for an orphaned wolf pup and searches for a shield strong enough to protect everything--and everyone--he loves. Exciting, fast-paced, and well researched, this historical fiction novel explores what sharing friendship with a saint might resemble, showing Saint Patrick as approachable and understanding of the challenges faced by a young boy in fifth-century Ireland. An excellent way to help children understand our relationship with the saints. Ideal for ages 7-10.
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    9780819883568
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    2016-01-01
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    Young peoples book of saints

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    $15.95
    Sixty-three Saints of the Western Church from the 1st to the 20th Century

    Saints are the men and women who best love Christ and His Church. They may be kings or queens, statesmen or soldiers, scholars, visionaries, workmen or beggars. They teach us the real meaning of human history, and they show us how to live in any walk of life or set of circumstances.

    Included in this anthology are famous saints Francis of Assisi, Dominic, Joan of Arc, Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila but also more obscure ones, such as Raymond Lull and Hugh of Lincoln.

    Many of these saints were martyrs, killed in periods of persecution. Others died trying to bring the knowledge of Christ to pagan tribes. Yet others built up the Church through their example and their teaching, but were never called upon to shed their blood.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933184623
    Publication Date: 
    2009-09-01
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