Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality focuses on
the essential message of Christ's moral teaching, the importance of
love of God and love of neighbor and presents it in a way that is
clear and applicable to the lives of today's teenagers.
In doing so, this text accomplishes a formidable task -- to
teach Catholic morality In a contemporary culture where religious
indifference is at an all-time high, where human rights are
violated in many places, and where there is a rise of "ethical
relativism" which diminishes any fixed moral reference point to
guide political and social life.
Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality covers the
major points of the "Life in Christ" section of the Catechism of
the Catholic Church. In doing so, it pulls together these elements
by developing nine essential steps for living a Christian moral
life in the Catholic tradition. These steps are: 1. Act like o
human; be who you are. 2. Use your intellect; search out the facts.
3. Look to objective truths to guide your freedom. 4. Imitate
Jesus, friend and savior. 5. Form, inform, and follow your
conscience. 6. Repent and seek forgiveness. 7. Love God above all.
8. Love yourself. 9. Love your neighbor.
In its ten chapters. Your Life in Christ: Foundations of
Catholic Morality includes several common features; introductory
material with biblical quotes, topic outlines, exercises, several
margin discussion questions, moral coses, hero profiles, summary
statements, review questions, vocabulary lists, and prayer
The sequence of the book helps to introduce the full scape of