Foundational and spiritual in content, Theology of the body for Teens, middle school bundle, uses down-to-earth common sense connections with the 5 senses and the sacraments to bring home the true purpose of how each sacrament works in our lives bringing God physically to us through the bread and wine, the oils, healing and forgiveness, and commitment in the vows we make later in life. I especially like the body/soul explanation, it is very clear and imperative to the program’s teaching. The explanation of sin, the imagery of the stain-glass window is simply beautiful and has the potential of driving home why we need to think differently about our bodies, souls, and what we do as soul-bodies in a world that has lost its mind when it comes to morals.
What I really like about this program is that the authors, Brian Butler, Jason Evert, and Colin &Aimee MacIver worked hard to make this program work WITH parents, not for them. Parents need to be onboard with this program and engaged with their children, especially during their teen years with all the pressures of modern thinking, which is definitely not modest thinking!
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