Dear List Members,
As the parent of teenagers, I am terribly disappointed in the choices that my
library offers in the young adult section. Don't even get me going or we'll
be here all day! Let's just say that if they spent as much time and
consideration into their book selection as they do in picking out the matching bean
bags in the teen section, the world would be a better place!
Whew! I feel better now that's off my chest.
I am going to concentrate on young adult selections for a while now. I
beseech you, even if you do not have teens in your home and have no interest in
ever, ever reading a young adult title, please request them anyway!!! Either
make a request online, or print out my emails and take them with you to the
library on your next visit (as recommended by my friend Nancy Brown) to make a
request in person. Your patron request may change the life of a teenager, for the
Now for today's recommendation:
Title: Prove It! The Catholic Teen Bible - NAB
Author: Amy Welborn
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Indiana
Date Published: Sept. 2004
Price: Softcover $14.95
Comments: The NAB (Catholic version) with inserts by Amy Welborn
About the Author
Amy Welborn is a columnist and book reviewer for Our Sunday Visitor. She is
the author of many books, including the Prove It! series for teens, books on
prayer, saints, and guides for studying Scripture. She holds a master of arts in
Church history from Vanderbilt University.
Sometimes the answers aren’t enough. Sometimes you want to know why they’re
Any Bible can answer questions. This is the one that explains why those
answers are the answers.
The answers to what? To the questions you’ve been asking your parents, your
teachers, your friends … yourself. What’s life all about and where do I fit
in? What’s my life all about, and where do God, family, friends, and all the
rest fit in? How do I know God even exists, and what do the life and death of
Jesus have to do with me right here, right now? If God loves us all, why should I
bother taking my Catholicism seriously? If all religions are pretty much the
same, why be a Catholic at all?
Here is the inspired Word of God. Here is what God has revealed to us about
himself simply because he loves us so much. Here is what the Catholic Church
teaches about the Bible and Tradition and why it teaches those things. Why the
Bible matters not just in the life of the Church but in your life. Here is how
to read the Bible – how to understand, to "de-code," what its authors were
saying to their particular audiences thousands of years ago. How to truly hear
what the Holy Spirit is saying to you today.
"The Bible matters?" Yes. "Prove it!" That’s exactly what this book does as
it takes a frank and honest look at God, Jesus, Church, prayer … and you.
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