Bringing Home the Gospel: A Weekly Journal for Catholic Parents

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St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2006 - Religion - 128 pages
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This weekly journal is meant for busy folks who are trying to raise spiritually healthy, well-balanced children, and stay spiritually healthy and well balanced themselves. It is for parents who don't have time for a daily journal, but would like to keep a personal diary as well as a family record of the year.
—from the Introduction

Bringing Home the Gospel: A Weekly Journal for Catholic Parents is designed for busy parents who want to share the faith with their family and reflect on their day-to-day spiritual journey. Each week, you will find a reflection based on a Sunday Gospel. The readings are primarily from the Gospel of Luke with a few from John—Cycle C in the Church's liturgical calendar. These reflections will help you bring the Word of God home and apply it to your life and help you grow in your relationship with God as individual and as parent.

"Family Response" questions or suggestions give you an opportunity to talk with your children about God and the things that are important to your family. There's plenty of room for you to journal and record on how the Gospel reading touches you in a particular way or relates to something significant happening in your life. Dunlap includes an easy-to-understand overview of the Church's liturgical year and a 10-year liturgical calendar.

Bringing Home the Gospel is a perfect gift for engaged couples, newly married couples, parents and grandparents—those who want to deepen their understanding of Scripture and live a Gospel life.

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JUDITH DUNLAP, catechetical consultant and writer for St. Anthony Messenger Press, has been involved in religious education for almost thirty years. She wrote the religious education column for Church magazine and chaired the Catechetical Renewal Network (Alternative Model of Religious Education). She wrote Practical Catechesis: Visions and Tasks for Religious Educators, and in the Handing on the Faith series, When You Are a Catechist and When You Teach in a Catholic School, and God Is Calling with coauthor Mary Cummins Wlodarski (St. Anthony Messenger Press). Judith and her husband, Roger, live in Centerville, Ohio, and have five children and six grandchildren.

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