Will There be Faith? A New Vision for Educating and Growing Disciples

By Thomas H. Groome, HarperOne, 2011.

Thomas Groome advocates for a life to faith to life approach to Christian formation.  He recognizes the challenges and obstacles parents and educators face as they lead people toward lives of faith.  This book is a guide/road map for reenergizing the fiath community and family from the bottom up.


Northern Area Congress is coming!


Please register soon for the Northeren Area Congress on Satuarday, September 17.  It is a day filled with learning opportunities to hone your skills in catechesis as well as explore faith content.  It is a day of excitement as people meet old friends, make new friends, and spend time browsing the displays from pulishers and book sellers  This year Cards by Anne and Deidre & Company (http://www.deirdreandcompany.com)/ will join us.

Dobie Moser will offer us some new insights to reach out to adolescents and their families. 

It is a MUST ATTEND event!


The Church and New Media

Catholic Web Solutions offers a critique of Brandon Vogt’s new book, “The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops who Tweet”, released in August 2011 by Our Sunday Visitor.



FAITH AND ACTION: HISTORY OF CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CINCINNAT (URBAN LIFE & URBAN LANDSCAPE)Rogern Fortin, Ohio State University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2002)

It is important to know where we have come from in order to know where we are going.  The history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is fascinating and full of drama and hope for the people of God.  Do you know how significant a role Bishop Fenwick and Bishop Purcell played in forming the faith of southwest Ohio and in forming a parochial school network that is the 8th largest in the county?  Do you know why that was important?

If you don’t this is the book for you!!!

Faithformation2020: Designing the Future of Faith Formation

PictureJohn Roberto

Vibrant Faith Publishing, 2010.  Lifelong Faith Associates

The book presents the knowledge and tools for envisioning the future in your church, for utilizing practices and strategies for bringing the future to life in your church, and for developing your capacities for leading faith formation into the future. It is organized in four sections: 

Part 1. Envisioning the Future of Faith Formation 2020
Part 2. Designing the Shape of Faith Formation 2020
Part 3. Leading Faith Formation 2020
Part 4. Bringing the Faith Formation 2020 Scenarios to Life: 16 Strategies for Faith Formation 2020

For additional information, visit the web site at http://www.faithformation2020.net/

Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide

The Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide... [Book]Reggie Joiner, David C Cook, 2009

Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences.

The premise of this book is simple:  as long as churches do only what churches are doing, they will get only the results they are presently getting.  And as long as families do only what families are doing, they will produce only the outcomes they are presently producing.  To expierence a different outcome, we have to embarce a different strategy.

When the “yellow” church works with the “red” family, we get orange!

What to learn more about orange???? Click here  http://www.whatisorange.org/