Believing in Jesus

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-25
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media

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Now in its sixth edition, the best-selling Believing in Jesus captures the Christians continuing journey of faith, ever new, ever aliveyet always founded on Gods steadfast love for us. In a lively style Foley covers the complete spectrum of the Catholic faith, leading the reader from early Old Testament times through a world starting over in Jesus, and looking ahead to the time when Jesus will come again and we will share fully in his life. This edition is updated to reflect the latest church documents and events and is cross-referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Discussion questions will help readers to delve more deeply into the mysteries of the faith, and the expanded resources section provides ample opportunities for further exploration. An indispensable guide to the faith we cherish.

Author Biography

Leonard Foley, O.F.M., was editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine, author of Saint of the Day and coauthor of To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans. His Catholic Updates have sold millions of copies.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the sixth editionp. vii
Foreword to the third editionp. ix
Getting to Know the Biblep. 1
Jesus' Bible: The Old Testamentp. 3
Jesus in Inspired Human Words: The New Testamentp. 23
Jesus' Journey to Death and Lifep. 35
The Missionary Jesus: "He Went About Doing Good"p. 37
Jesus' Teaching Stories: The Parablesp. 47
Jesus, a Danger to Church and Statep. 53
The Dying and Rising of Jesus: The Heart of Christian Lifep. 61
The World Starts Overp. 75
The Rising of Jesus From the Deadp. 77
Jesus, the Son of God: This Manp. 83
Jesus Is Lord: A Short Course in Saint Paulp. 93
The Spirit Given Through Jesusp. 105
To Know Jesus Is to Know the Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinityp. 113
Jesus' Spirit in Us Responds to the Father: Prayerp. 121
The Saving Work of Jesus in the World Todayp. 129
Jesus Living in His Members: The Churchp. 131
Trying to Make Jesus Visible: The "Outside" of the Churchp. 141
Jesus Worships in His Church: Eucharist, the Radiating Centerp. 153
The One Jesus in All the Sacramental Actionsp. 163
Jesus Welcomes Strangers Into His Community: Baptismp. 173
The Spirit of Jesus Sends Forth Witnesses: Confirmationp. 183
Jesus Brings Sinners Back to the Father: Reconciliationp. 189
Jesus Heals the Whole Person: Anointing of the Sickp. 199
Jesus at the Heart of Married Love: Marriagep. 205
Jesus Continues His Priesthood: Ordersp. 217
Our Grace-full Response to the Commandments of Jesusp. 225
"With All Your Heart": Morality and Consciencep. 227
Jesus' Light on the First Three Commandmentsp. 239
Jesus' Light on Commandments Four Through Tenp. 249
Visions of Our Futurep. 275
Jesus' Mother and Ours: Maryp. 277
Jesus Will Come Again!p. 285
Postscriptp. 295
Believing in Jesus and the RCIAp. 296
Recommended Resourcesp. 303
Indexp. 318
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