Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Teacher's Manual)


by Michael Pennock;

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Teacher's Manual)
Publication date: 2009-04-30
Number of pages: 400
ISBN: 9781594711664

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Encountering Jesus in the New Testament is an excellent introduction to the New Testament. It is an ideal textbook for Catholic high school students taking a scripture survey course.

"Who is Jesus of Nazareth?"
"Who is the person people of faith call 'Christ. the Son of God?"

These questions form the central focus of Encountering Jesus in the New Testament. The text provides a scriptural and ecclesial foundation to answer the question of why Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. It explores how the New Testament offers evidence and faith testimony to the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Encountering Jesus in the New Testament is a combination of Christology—a complete study of the person and the divinity of Jesus Christ—with an overview of the books of the New Testament.

Each chapter 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.

The content and detail in Encountering Jesus in the New Testament is unparalleled for introductory high school scripture courses and offers support for the introductory courses of the U.S Bishops' Curriculum Framework.

This Teacher's Wraparound Edition (TWE) includes the pages of the Encountering Jesus in the New Testament Student Text in reduced size with lessons wrapped around the margins of those pages. In the bottom gutter additional resources for the teacher are included.

Other Features of the Teacher's Wraparound Edition:

  • Includes citations to the Catechism of the Catholic Church within lesson plans.
  • Offers a weekly planning chart and specific suggestions for scheduling a semester course.
  • Extensive resources for teachers and students are included with each chapter.
  • Several reproducible supplementary exercises and assignments not found in the student text are included and can be easily duplicated for students; they are also available online.
  • Each main section in each chapter offers background information for teachers.
  • Warm-up activities, extending the section ideas, and creative learning approaches allow several options for tailoring a lesson to suit the needs and schedule of your course.

Michael Francis Pennock (1945–2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ, Our Catholic Faith, and three recent texts to support the new US Bishops’ curriculum framework.

Pennock taught theology for more than thirty-five years, mostly at his beloved alma mater, St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His students, numbering more than fifteen thousand, continue to pour out their remembrances and support for the man they called “Doc Pennock.”

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