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Bringing Home the Gospel: A Weekly Journal for Catholic Parents [Paperback]

By Judith Dunlap (Author)
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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.44 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 6, 2006
Publisher   ST ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
ISBN  0867167823  
EAN  9780867167825  


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'Bringing Home the Gospel: A Weekly Journal For Catholic Parents' is designed for busy parents who want to share the faith with their family and reflect on their day-to-day spiritual journey. Each week, you will find a reflection based on a Sunday Gospel. The readings are primarily from the Gospel of Luke with a few from John - Cycle C in the church's liturgical calendar. These reflections will help you bring the Word of God home and apply it to your life and help you grow in your relationship with God as individual and as parent. "Family Response" questions or suggestions give you an opportunity to talk with your children about God and the things that are important to your family. There's plenty of room for you to journal and record on how the Gospel reading touches you in a particular way or relates to something significant happening in your life.

Publishers Description
This weekly journal is meant for busy folks who are trying to raise spiritually healthy, well-balanced children, and stay spiritually healthy and well balanced themselves. It is for parents who don't have time for a daily journal, but would like to keep a personal diary as well as a family record of the year.
--from the Introduction
"Bringing Home the Gospel: A Weekly Journal for Catholic Parents" is designed for busy parents who want to share the faith with their family and reflect on their day-to-day spiritual journey. Each week, you will find a reflection based on a Sunday Gospel. The readings are primarily from the Gospel of Luke with a few from John--Cycle C in the Church's liturgical calendar. These reflections will help you bring the Word of God home and apply it to your life and help you grow in your relationship with God as individual and as parent.
"Family Response" questions or suggestions give you an opportunity to talk with your children about God and the things that are important to your family. There's plenty of room for you to journal and record on how the Gospel reading touches you in a particular way or relates to something significant happening in your life. Dunlap includes an easy-to-understand overview of the Church's liturgical year and a 10-year liturgical calendar.
"Bringing Home the Gospel" is a perfect gift for engaged couples, newly married couples, parents and grandparents--those who want to deepen their understanding of Scripture and live a Gospel life.

Community Description
This book is designed for busy parents who want to share the faith with their family and reflect on their day-to-day spiritual journey. Each week, they will find a reflection based on a Sunday Gospel primarily from the Gospel of Luke with a few from John--Cycle C in the church's liturgical calendar. (Catholic)
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More About Judith Dunlap

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Judith Dunlap has more than 25 years' teaching experience, and specializes in religious education and family-based catechesis. She is a catechetical consultant for St. Anthony Messenger Press, author of "Practical Catechesis: Visions and Tasks for Catechetical Leaders" and "Handing on the Faith: When You Are a Catechist," and co-author of the "God Is Calling" series (St. Anthony Messenger Press). Mary Cummins Wlodarski is Pastoral Associate at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton, Ohio

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Spiritually Healthy Families  Jan 5, 2007
Judith Dunlap, the mother of three, has prepared this scripture-based family resource in a format that can be adapted to almost any style, and she offers a number of how-tos in the introduction. Her overall purpose is to help parents and children of all ages remain spiritually healthy and well balanced.

The weekly program is based on the Catholic lectionary for Year C (primarily the gospel of Luke). Each session consists of a brief synopsis of the Sunday gospel, citation from the bible, reflection, and short discussion/journal segments for family and personal response. Many of the reflections grow out of the author's experiences as a mom. The gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, in which Paul speaks of the part patience plays in giving love (1 Corinthians 13:4-5), is a good example. Dunlap recalls how difficult patience was for her when her children were young. With the help of a retreat leader, she tried praying in the morning to "get through lunch," at lunch to make it to dinner, and so on. As she prayed, she became calmer and so did her entire household. She learned that "God's love is mine for the asking, and once I receive it I am free to share it with my children." The reflection is followed by a family discussion on changing habits plus a ritual to signify "turning them over" to God. The personal response involves naming a habit you've tried to overcome and planning a new way to work toward change.

As the example shows, "Bringing Home the Gospel" could easily fit into almost any family schedule, requires no special preparation, and ties in with the Sunday liturgy. Further, Dunlap provides guidance for using the journal and responses, shares "Six Traits of Strong Families" identified in a research survey, and devotes several pages to explaining the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church.
 

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