The Faith and Life Third Edition
series is a minor update to the Revised Edition
series so that all text and liturgical references conform to the implementation of the new Roman Missal. Revised Edition
teachers' manuals may continue to be used with the Third Edition
text and activity books as the changes are relatively few. A list of changes with side by side textual comparisons to aid teachers using the Revised Edition
teacher's manual is available from the Faith and Life series website.
This Faith & Life student textbook incorporates the four principal components of catechesis: the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments and Liturgy, Prayer and Scripture. But besides giving a clear and comprehensive presentation of our faith, the student textbook is rich in artwork, both original and classical.
THEME: God's plan to save his people from sin (Salvation History), how we participate in that plan, and the many ways God helps us in our pilgrimage on earth to Heaven through his word, his law, and his Church.
SEQUENCE: B.C.: Before Christ Ch. 1-14: The fall and the first murder. The sin and suffering of mankind. God chooses his people and their leaders. A.D. In the Year of Our Lord
Ch. 15-30: History changes when Jesus the King comes. Through grace, especially in the sacraments, we receive the strength to do good.
AIM: To help fourth-grade students understand their purpose and goal in life, and to see God's plan in history and society to lead us all to Heaven, our true, eternal home.