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“ Who Do You Say That I Am?”
A New Vision for Catechesis
Answering Jesus’s question “Who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) has often been the starting point for many catechetical
materials. Yet, given the cataclysmic societal shifts we are witnessing and the rapid decline of Christianity and JudeoChristian ethics in our culture, fewer and fewer people are finding the answer to this question. Further, when we ask this
question of ourselves, the rampant misconceptions and ideologies of our time often send us down many dead-end roads in
search of an answer.
The Word of Life series shows that it is only in Jesus Christ, the Word of life, that we can find the true answer to this question:
We are created to be beloved sons and daughters of God, and it is from this truth that we find our purpose
and happiness in life.
Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute have partnered for an
unprecedented initiative between two Catholic apostolates devoted
to Catholic education to respond to today’s catechetical needs.
The Word of Life series by Ignatius Press and Augustine Institute provides accessible orthodoxy to reach our students
and their families. Through a rich kerygmatic catechesis that both evangelizes and catechizes, the Word of Life series
teaches students the truth about who they were created to be. Using a salvation history catechetical model, the series
follows God’s own pedagogy of how he revealed himself to man, created us as man and woman in his own image, and
continually calls us to live in close relationship with him.
Students will come to understand their place in the story of salvation with both the eyes of faith and reason. Through
both the narratio of salvation history and a rich systematic catechesis, students will understand why we need a Savior, how
Jesus came to fulfill the promises of the Old Testament, and why Jesus gave the Church and sacraments to his people—to
draw us into a loving communion with him and each other.
The Word of Life series is a strongly Scripture-based curriculum. In addition to learning the Faith through Scripture, the
Word of Life series actively teaches students different ways to pray with Scripture where they come to know and love God.
By introducing lectio divina to children, they begin at a young age to have a personal experience of reading, meditating, and
praying with Scripture.
The Word of Life series provides the proper understanding of God, the Church, and the sacraments within the context
of who we were created to be. Using a rich liturgical catechesis, the Word of Life series helps students to appreciate the
great gift of the sacraments and how they help us to more fully become the person that God created us to be. Students learn
that it is by cooperating with God’s plan for us that we will find our greatest happiness here on earth and in eternity.
The Word of Life series fosters ongoing conversion of the students and families. The Word of Life series is designed to
address the needs of generations of poorly formed Catholics. The lessons are written to form not only students, but teachers,
catechists, and parents all in one process and encourage life application in all the lessons. In addition to the resources in the
printed curriculum, students, teachers, and families will have access to many of the dynamic resources on the FORMED digital
media library.
Kindergarten School Edition available in the Summer of 2019
Student Text
$ 19.95 ea.
Teacher’s Manual $ 59.95 ea.
Go to www.WordOfLife.org for more information.
“That you may...shine as lights in the
world, holding fast the word of life.”
—Philippians 2:15—16





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