Encountering Jesus Textbook Features
Chapter Focus Questions
Each chapter’s main idea is posed as a question to the student to provide a broader context in which new ideas can be integrated and understood.
A wide variety of visual and interactive designs throughout the text help students understand theological concepts in ways they will remember.
Each chapter opens with a story from the contemporary world that teens can relate to their own lives.
Images throughout the text have been carefully chosen not only to illustrate the chapter but for teachers and students to use as educational tools.
Note-Taking Graphic Organizers
Designed to help students organize, summarize, and sequence the text, various types of organizers were customized for every section of the book.
As always, teachers can access a wide variety of online resources at the Ave Maria Press website, including videos, PowerPoints, handouts, crossword puzzles, reading guides, and tests.
The Encountering Jesus Series Textbooks
What Teachers Are Saying
“Engaging, insightful, and easy to follow.”
"The new text is engaging, insightful, and easy to follow. The presentation appeals to all types of learners while seamlessly delivering the necessary information to the students. Ave Maria Press is constantly working to improve its text and stay at the forefront of Catholic high school publishing."− Matthew Caire, Religion Department Chair, Archbishop Rummel High School, Metairie, Louisiana
"Jesus and the Church represents the standard of excellence that many have come to expect and appreciate from Ave Maria Press. Teachers will appreciate its theological consistency, while students will find the format fresh and engaging. Above all, the text is extremely relevant, bringing the message of Christ and His Church to the next generation of Catholic students."− Tim Kettenring, D.Min., Department Chair of Theology and Religion, Holy Cross School, New Orleans, Louisiana
“I love the new text!”
"I love the new text! You have preserved the high academic tone and faithful Catholic teachings that are the hallmark of Ave Maria Press while successfully incorporating modern state of the art pedagogy and technology. The graphics are terrific! The features are thought-provoking and inviting. I love the fact that the text challenges the students to “do the work.” The format encourages discussion—reminiscent of Jesus and his disciples in Scripture."− Maria Steen, Former Religion Department Chair, Metairie, Louisiana