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Forgiven - Leader Guide

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Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with you.

This 70-page Leader Guide helps you become an ambassador of God’s mercy to others, presenting time-tested tools and advice to make their experience of Confession a life-changing encounter with God’s healing mercy.


Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.


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Forgiven - Study Guide

Forgiven - Study Guide

Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with you.

This 50-page Study Guide teaches you to participate more fully in the sacrament of Confession, and provides time-tested tools and advice to make your experience of Confession a life-changing encounter with God’s healing mercy.


Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.


 

Who Am I to Judge? - Study Guide

Who Am I to Judge? - Study Guide

How do we talk about morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? This 8-part study program gives us an important key to respond effectively to relativism—a Catholic moral worldview. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, how making a judgment is not judging a person’s soul, and how, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people” and is “the spiritual poverty of our times.”


Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

 

Forgiven - Study Guide (5-Pack)

Forgiven - Study Guide (5-Pack)

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Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with you.

This 50-page Study Guide teaches you to participate more fully in the Sacrament of Confession, and provides time-tested tools and advice to make your experience of Confession a life-changing encounter with God’s healing mercy.

Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.


 

Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love

Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love

Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture that strongly promotes the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 “keys” to enable Christians to oppose with logic and love what Pope Benedict XVI called the “dictatorship of relativism.” He also clarifies the proper understanding of what it means to judge, and the importance of making good judgments.

 

This talk not only helped me understand what relativism is, but more importantly it gave me simple, practical ways to defend against it. Rowena - NSW, Australia

You Are Forgiven - Student Guide

You Are Forgiven - Student Guide

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Each session of this full-color Student Guide includes a story from Scripture as well as a story of a saint relevant to the lesson, key word definitions, a fun activity, a story featuring fictional characters children can relate to, and a session recap.


About You Are Forgiven

Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

Who Am I to Judge? - Book

Who Am I to Judge? - Book

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How do we talk about morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? When we’re bombarded with messages of “Be tolerant!” “Don’t judge!” and “Coexist!” many good people feel afraid to say anything is right or wrong anymore.

This book gives us an important key to responding to relativism effectively—a Catholic moral worldview. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, how making a judgment is not judging a person’s soul, and how, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people” and is “the spiritual poverty of our times.”

Ideal for men’s and women’s groups, adult faith formation, and young adult ministry, this book gives Catholics greater confidence in God’s moral law, greater clarity in how to explain it effectively to our secular friends, and greater compassion for those with whom we disagree.

Cover: Softcover
Pages: 189
Dimensions: 8 x 5.25

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You Are Forgiven - Student Activity Book

You Are Forgiven - Student Activity Book

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Each session of this full color Student Activity Book includes sticker pages and engaging, lively activities including family take home pages in English and Spanish, word searches, songs, crossword puzzles, and flash cards.


About You Are Forgiven

Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.


 

Presence - Participant Guide

Presence - Participant Guide

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This Participant Guide for Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist is the key for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives.


About Presence

Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members.

It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. Click here to watch the trailer and learn more.


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Praise for Presence

“We live in an age that does not orient the heart toward mystery. As a consequence, too many Catholics approach the Holy Eucharist with—let's be honest—indifference. The Augustine Institute has provided a much-needed tonic. Presence is a perfect blend of storytelling to fire the imagination, personal testimony to stir the soul, and theological instruction to inform the intellect. This lively and compelling series on the central reality of the Catholic religion is ideal for catechists, teachers, parents of children preparing for First Communion, and anyone who finds himself longing to love Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament more but not knowing where to begin.”

Chris Check
President of Catholic Answers

 

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Forgiven - Leader Kit

Forgiven - Leader Kit

Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with you.

The Parish Kit includes the 6-disc Parish Edition DVD Set, the 70-page Leader Guide, and the 50-page Study Guide.


Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Session listing:

Session 1: Where Are You? (31 minutes)
Session 2: An Encounter with Mercy (26 minutes)
Session 3: The Rite Explained (33 minutes)
Session 4: For Children: How to Make a Good Confession (14 minutes)
Dr. Tim Gray: Biblical Foundations: Sin, Mercy, and the Sacrament of Confession (65 minutes)
Dr. Edward Sri: Answering Common Questions about Confession (38 minutes)
For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Confession (44 minutes)
For Catechists: Revealing Mercy in a Merciless World (48 minutes)
For Parish Staff: Strategies on How to Promote Confession (37 minutes)

 

“I just watched this video and I am speechless yet had to say something, so, ‘Wow!’ The best I have ever seen in 50 years of ministry. Non pious, just real, and awesomely personal.” Joel in Rapid City, SD

You Are Forgiven & Forgiven - Kit

You Are Forgiven & Forgiven - Kit

Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” Parent sessions using award-winning Augustine Institute Studio’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

The kit includes the You Are Forgiven DVD set, You Are Forgiven Student Guide, You Are Forgiven Activity Book, You Are Forgiven Teacher Guide, prayer cards, confession cards, completion certificates, the Forgiven DVD set, and the Forgiven Leader Guide.

View a sample of the Student Guide.
View a sample of the Activity Book.
View a sample of the Teacher Guide.

About You Are Forgiven

You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.

And while the curriculum is focused on the child, it also recognizes that it is in the Christian family that the Faith is first learned and is most effectively understood and lived out. A Family Take Home Page is provided with each session in English and Spanish to engage parents and the entire family in this journey of Faith.

About Forgiven

Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession provides the Church’s teaching about the sacrament of Confession, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with you.

 

Bilingual: Signos de la Gracia: Dios te perdona Starter Kit (Signs of Grace You Are Forgiven)

Bilingual: Signos de la Gracia: Dios te perdona Starter Kit (Signs of Grace You Are Forgiven)

This kit is a pre-order that will ship after April 10, 2019.

The Bilingual Signs of Grace: You are Forgiven Starter Kit contains all that a Parish needs to run Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven in English or Spanish!


Signos de la Gracia: Dios te perdona prepara a los niños para recibir el Sacramento de la Reconciliación por primera vez y les revela que Dios es profunda y realmente “rico en misericordia”.


Nuestro plan de estudio incluye siete sesiones, en inglés y español. En cada una se presentan las buenas nuevas del plan de salvación que nos ofrece Jesucristo, con un especial enfoque en ayudar a los niños a comprender intelectualmente, espiritualmente y emocionalmente que el Sacramento de la Reconciliación es un verdadero encuentro con él, y que él desea perdonarnos y sanarnos en los niveles más profundos de nuestra humanidad.


Las actividades, las lecturas de las Escrituras, los videos y las historias que se proporcionan, involucran tanto la mente como el corazón, para que el niño pueda comprender completamente el don de la gracia y la misericordia que se ofrece a través del Sacramento.


Y aunque el plan de estudios se centra en el niño, también reconoce que es en la familia cristiana donde la Fe se aprende por primera vez, se entiende y se vive de una manera más efectiva. Cada sesión contiene una Página de tarea para la familia, para involucrar a los padres y toda la familia en este maravilloso viaje de la fe.


La guía del catequista detalla y proporciona instrucciones para las sesiones con los padres de familia utilizando la aclamada serie de estudio en video acerca del Sacramento de la Confesión, producida por el galardonado Augustine Institute Studio, Perdonado: El poder transformador de la confesión.


Signos de la Gracia: Dios te perdona incluye:


–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Guía del estudiante (Bilingüe)

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Libro de actividades del estudiante (Bilingüe)

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Guía del catequista (Bilingüe)

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Segmentos en video, tanto en inglés como en español

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Tarjetas de oración de un Santo

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Tarjetas de confesión

–Dios te perdona (You Are Forgiven) Certificados para cada estudiante

–You are Forgiven (Dios te perdona) Saint prayer cards in English

–You are Forgiven (Dios te perdona) Confession cards in English

–You are Forgiven (Dios te perdona) First Reconciliation Certificates in English

–Bilingual Perdonado: El poder transformador de la confesión (Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession) DVD

–Perdonado guía de líder (Forgiven leader guide) in English and Spanish

–Perdonado guía de estudio (Forgiven participant guide) in English and Spanish


Para más información contacte a Karen Peterson, nuestra especialista de programas parroquiales en el correo electrónico karen.peterson@augustineinstitute.org ó en el teléfono 877-458-1477.


English Description


Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” Parent sessions using award-winning Augustine Institute Studio’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.


The kit includes the You Are Forgiven DVD set (Bilingual), You Are Forgiven Student Guide (bilingual), You Are Forgiven Activity Book (bilingual), You Are Forgiven Teacher Guide (bilingual), prayer cards (English & Spanish), confession cards (English & Spanish), completion certificates (English & Spanish), the Forgiven DVD set (bilingual), and the Forgiven leader guide and participant guide in English and Spanish.