Family Faith Formation Reading Archives
"God the Creator"
- How to Raise Kids with Faith, Catholic Update, 8/13. Read the article
- J. B. Phillips, Your God is Too Small. Phillips presents a series of “unreal” images of God (such as Resident Policeman, God-in-a-Box, Grand Old Man, Managing Director), formed largely in childhood and argues that adults must update and expand their conception of God or else their faith may be weak or challenged.
- Michael Schmaus, Dogma 2: God and Creation. Catholic theologian discusses (in great detail) the Church’s position on God.
- The Abundance of God, Catholic Update, 6/11. Read the article
- Why Catholics Care for Creation, Catholic Update, 7/13. Read the article
- For excellent (but dense) discussions and videos about the false conflict between science and religion see www.magiscenter.com, the website of Fr. Robert Spitzer, a regular speaker at the Catholic Religious Education Congress held annually in February at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fr. Spitzer’s materials will give you lots of ideas on how to discuss the legitimacy of religion, particularly with scientifically-gifted children.
- Leonardo Boff, Holy Trinity, Perfect Community. Boff unpacks the mystery of the Trinity in a series of short chapters, and spells out the difference that comes from believing God is communion/community, rather than a “solitary ruler.”
- Raymond Brown, The Birth of the Messiah, 1993.
- “Finding the Heart of Jesus’ Life,” Catholic Update, 2013.
- “Jesus Christ: Why the Word Became Flesh,” Catholic Update, 2013.
- Frank Sheed, Theology and Sanity. Sheed discusses the limits of human imagination and intellect with respect to Mysteries in religion, and provides useful ways to think through apparent contradictions such the Trinty (one God in three distinct forms).
- “The Luminous Mysteries: Exploring 5 Major Events in Jesus’ Public Ministry,” Catholic Update, 2013.
- Agony in the Garden
- Holiest Week-Practical guide to Holy Week Liturgies
- We Believe in the Resurrection
- A Tour of a Catholic Church, Catholic Update, 2012
- Nine Reasons to go to Mass, Catholic Update, 11/2012
- Participating Fully at Mass, Catholic Update, 2013
- Walk Thru Mass, Catholic Update, 9/2011