Day by Day with People of the Bible
Kurtz et al.
, Michaela Hedican, O.S.B., Judy Kramer, O.S.B.
Number of pages: 384
Sometimes it's seeing God at work in ordinary human experiences that nurtures faith. The Bible has so much to teach about life, and the people of the Bible have so much to teach about living. In a very real way, these people are our spiritual ancestors who show us how to deepen our relationship with God. The 366 reflections in Day by Day with People of the Bible will help teens examine the stories of over 70 biblical characters. With a Scripture passage, commentary, brief question, and prayer, these daily reflections will allow teens to carry the wisdom of God into their daily lives.
Dennis Kurtz holds a certificate of advanced studies in ministry from the Center for Ministry Development and has done graduate work in theology with an emphasis on sacred Scripture at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He directed the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, for 20 years. Dennis has served as a high school instructor of religion and as a campus minister. He also served on the board of directors for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
Dennis Kurtz was named the regional recipient of the 2004 National Youth Ministry Award, which is sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). Click here to read the press release concerning Dennis's award.
Michaela Hedican, OSB, has taught youth religion for over 20 years, directed Confirmation retreats, and helped youth discern their vocation in life.
In June, 2011, she was formally installed as prioress of Saint Benedict's Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, for a six-year term.
Judy Kramer, OSB, has worked with youth as a teacher, coordinator of parish religious education programs, and in prison ministry for many years. She now directs the Retreat and Conference Center at Saint Bede's Monastery.