John 1-10: Gettin to Know Jesus is from a series called Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens. Exploring God's Word and Taking it to Heart is the intended purpose for these study guides. Each week includes a key passage from the book of John, discussion, reflection, and application questions. There is a guide to the reading, prayer, and supplementary readings to fill in between the texts and offer thoughts and experiences of other Christians. Geared for teen study, the emphasis is on discovering what God's word is saying to them.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Loyola Press Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)
John 1-10: I Am the Bread of Life is an excellent way to introduce young adults to the book of John and the life-changing message of Jesus in this Gospel. As John sees it, we human beings need God. We need Gods light in our lives, his power to energize us. But for the most part we are not very aware of this need because we spend our lives running around looking for one thing after another, preoccupied with meeting our material and social needs. We tend to see God as the provider of earthly blessings rather than the source of something much more important. And of course, we also tend to ignore God and instead work to satisfy our own desires. John tells us how God tries to break through the barrier of our earthly thinking by entering into our world personally.
Designed as a guided discovery, Six Weeks with the Bible for Catholic Teens introduces high school students to different books of the Bible by integrating the biblical text with insightful questions to help youth discern what Scripture means for their lives today. The series provides students with a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God.
Kevin Perrotta is an award-winning Catholic journalist and a former editor of Gods Word Today. In addition to the Six Weeks with the Bible series, he is the author of Invitation to Scripture and Your One-Stop Guide to the Bible. Perrotta lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Gerald Darring is an adjunct instructor of theology at Spring Hill College. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school students and has been an instructor in adult ministry formation and certification programs for nearly twenty years.