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 reflections.
The sequence of the book helps to introduce the full scape of Catholic morality.