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Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

by Katie Prejean McGrady & Tommy McGrady

Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (third place, books for teens).

 
Are you looking for a daily Lenten resource for teens that meets them right where they are in life?

 

Husband-and-wife youth ministry experts Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady offer realistic and engaging spiritual guidance for Lent that includes timely topics for teens such as relationships, being your best, competition, control, fear, and forgiveness.

The simple format of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens offers depth without complexity and direction without pressure. Each daily devotion is based on a Bible passage that connects with a topic important to teens. A brief reflection helps readers consider the day's topic through the lens of faith.

Unlike many other Lenten prayer books, each day offers exercises and activities to help teens grow closer to Christ. Optional activities in "Feel Ambitious?" invite teens to read, reflect, and respond to a longer scripture passage that connects to the day's theme.

Another unique feature is that on Sundays, the McGradys ask teens to choose one spiritual challenge from a short list to focus on throughout the week. Saturdays provide a simple method to reflect and examine how well they did with their Lenten prayer and practices during the previous week.

Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady are Catholic speakers, coauthors of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens, and cohosts of The Electric Waffle podcast.

The daily meditations, prayers, scripture readings, and challenges offered in this delightful book are absolutely doable. Whether you can hardly find time for breakfast or struggle with keeping your attention focused for days (or even minutes), this book gives every young person the opportunity to begin Lent with confidence and reach Easter Sunday with a sense of accomplishment, direction, and fulfillment." -- Rev. Edward J. Bresnahan, Chaplain, Bishop Ireton High School 

"A fantastic read. The relatable and often light-hearted reflections that we have come to know and love from these authors are accessible enough to be read on a school bus, between classes, or while waiting to be picked up after practice. Every Catholic teen needs to include this book right next to their breakfast every morning or their textbooks on the dinner table at night. It offers a mini-retreat away from a busy day. I plan to order multiple copies of this book for the teens at my parish." -- Georgie Clemens, Director of Youth Ministry, St. Thomas More Catholic Church 

"Rarely do you find a resource for teens that meets them no matter where they are in their faith journey. Katie and Tommy deliver with this simple, engaging and powerful devotional." -- Christopher Wesley, Marathon Youth Ministry 

"Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady have provided us with a crucial resource that adolescents and young adults--or even more seasoned adults--can use to deepen their experience of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. This little gem can be used year after year, or shared with others in order to help foster growth of faith and holiness while journeying toward the Lord." -- Justin McClain, Theology teacher at Bishop McNamara High School, Author of Called to Teach and Called to Pray 

"I invite the young Church to stand up and become light during this Lent. How can you do that? Most importantly, pray and reflect with Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens. Husband and wife team Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady, will accompany you during this season by encouraging prayer and small gestures of sacrifice that will lead you to encounter a true conversion. It is never too late to welcome God's healing touch into your life." -- Katherine Angulo, Former director of youth ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta 

"Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady speak to the heart of the young church and illuminate prayerful and practical ways to encounter Jesus and to grow and live in his love. I can't wait to share this book!" -- Beth Simmonds, Campus minister and theology teacher, Bishop Watterson High School

Binding: Paperback   64pp.
Pub Date: February 08, 2019
ISBN: 159471908X    EAN: 9781594719080