This textbook is the first edition of Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World. For the latest edition of the textbook go to Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World [Second Edition 2016], ISBN 1-59471-622-6.
Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World is the first in a three book series written for the beginning courses of the U.S. Bishops' Curriculum Framework. It provides a map for high school students to navigate the wonderful work of God—Father, Son, and Spirit—in forming a People, giving a Law, and preparing for the Messiah. The one-semester course is intended to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture while coming to encounter Jesus Christ.
Covering the basics of the Christian faith by tracing key stages of Salvation History, this text introduces vocabulary, doctrine, events, and people that will appear throughout a four-year curriculum. While this text is a study of both the Old and New Testament, it begins by centering the study of Scripture on a person's natural instinct to search for God. Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World is a versatile text that follows the first course of the new curriculum framework but is also suitable for schools teaching a one-semester scripture course or an Introduction to the Catholic faith course in both high schools and parish religious education programs.
Each chapter of Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World includes several special features:
Panel activities that help the students foster total learning in hands (service), hearts (prayer), and mind (academic challenges). Review questions for each main section. Several Journal Assignments for deeper thought and reflection. Key vocabulary terms set off in margin panels. A Learn by Doing project for each chapter that provides a longer-term assignment. A Called to Prayer feature offering text from a prayer relevant to the chapter theme.
NEW features that enhance Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World:
A "Chapter Quick View" feature with page references that allow students to scan the chapter for main points. In-text glossary definitions with a variety of activities to help students learn key terms. Several "Primary Source Quotations" from the words of saints, Church Fathers, and the Church documents. Many "Ongoing Assignments" for each chapter that can be assigned as long-term projects, extra credit, and follow-up to the lessons learned. A prayer experience and reflection for each chapter.
(© 2010) The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found that this catechetical high school text is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and fulfills the requirements of Course I of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age.