In the words of Pope Francis, catechesis is not just a job we do on a Sunday, but “something that embraces our whole life”. In A Handbook for Catechists, those involved in Catholic faith formation are given not just tips on how to be an inspiring and effective catechist but are taken on a journey of personal spiritual renewal.
Beginning with the essentials of catechesis, catechists are walked through what catechesis is, its purpose and how catechesis helps people to follow Jesus – to be disciples. It continues by guiding catechists on what to teach, offering advice on how to prepare for catechesis, and provides a helpful methodology to help catechists with planning and structure.
Written in a highly engaging way with colour photography throughout, A Handbook for Catechists also features catechist testimonies, journal prompts, testimonies from catechists, questions for reflection, and key catechetical resources, making it an indispensable resource for anyone who has a role in handing on the faith to others.