The Catholic Faith for a New Generation
Paulist Press, Paperback, 9780809146215, 229pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2009
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Ascend: The Catholic Faith for a New Generation is an approachable, clearly written, and contemporary exploration of the Catholic faith aimed at young adults. Precisely with this audience in mind, it is designed with full-color graphics, short chapters, and interesting sidebar articles that cover the basics of Christianity from a viewpoint that is distinctively Catholic yet ecumenical. The format allows the reader to read chapters as time is available, rather than studying a long, linear text. Sidebar stories in each chapter profile a role model and offer a Christian viewpoint on some aspect of current events. The book also serves as an effective gateway to Scripture, guiding the reader to passages that flesh out ideas in the way only Revelation can. Ascend aims to instill in the reader a true personal connection with the person of Jesus Christ and an active appreciation of the reader's role in the Church. Discussion questions and book recommendations are included for each chapter, as