One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

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Format: Booklet

Publication date: February 8, 2019

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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.

Product Details

Pages: 64

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594719080

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

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  • “Absolutely doable.”

    “The daily meditations, prayers, scripture readings, and challenges offered in this delightful book are absolutely doable. 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
    Bishop Ireton High School

  • “A fantastic read.”

    “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. It offers a mini-retreat away from a busy day.”

    Georgie Clemens
    Director of Youth Ministry
    St. Thomas More Catholic Church

  • “Meets teens where they are.”

    “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

  • “Prayerful and practical ways to encounter Jesus.”

    “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

  • “An exciting development.”

    “The reflections were well-aimed. I think this could be used in any Catholic high school or middle school. I have not seen Lenten books for teens, and this is an exciting development.”

    Catholic Press Association

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