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Christ in the Classroom

Lesson Planning for the Heart and Mind

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Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 978-1-59471-861-8

Item Number: AVEP-718618

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If the goal of catechesis is to cultivate an encounter with Christ, why do religious educators spend so much time focused almost exclusively on ideas and not experiences? The reason is that many have never been shown a method that inspires the heart while also instructing the mind. Jared Dees, creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher, shows how applying the steps of lectio divina to teaching can reorient religious education toward encountering the person of Christ rather than merely sharing information about him. Offers teachers and catechists a practical framework for preparing lessons that broaden the focus of teaching from mostly intellectual learning to also encountering Christ in prayer, reflection, and action. Using this method students and catechists come to know the person of Christ at the same time that they are learning the tenets and traditions of the Church. Dees shares stories of success and failure from his own teaching experience and he offers dozens of field-tested strategies, tactics and methods to effectively integrate the steps of lectio divina into the classroom or other catechetical setting. With these tools, experienced and new teachers of religion will feel confident in their ability to teach effectively and lead their students to a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Paperback, 5 x 7, 192 pages. (©2018)

Weight: 0.392 lbs


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