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Grace and Courtesy
A picture guide for children and adults

Buy two or more for $9 each!

The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace "classroom management" help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children.

$12.00

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey describes how CGS fosters the child's spirituality through respect for the child’s awe and wonder. It is a lovely accessible book for parents, catechists, and anyone interested in the spirituality of the child. Now revised and updated with reflections by Rebekah Rojcewicz, this foundational text outlines the trusted methods used for training those in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.

$18.00

What Does the Lord Require?
The Old Testament Call to Social Witness

Bruce Birch was the keynote speaker at CCTheo's October, 2015 Weaving Our Gifts on Prophetic Leadership. The talks reflect his years of scholarship as a professor, writer and dean at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC. At his suggestion we had a limited edition of this book printed for the conference to compliment his work with us. He considers the history of the Jewish people expressed in the accounts of creation, exodus, covenant, kingship, exile and restoration as related to the life and witness of the church today.

$30.00

Songs of Love: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Six to Twelve Years
Songbook and CD

A book and CD set of 38 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium.

$35.00

Sing with Joy: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Three to Six Years
Songbook and CD

A book and CD set of 39 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium.

$35.00

Listening To God With Children

Gobbi presents a rare balance of the theory and application of Montessori principles for use in a religious setting.
8 1/2 x 11, 100 pages.

$15.00

The Religious Potential of the Child, 6 to 12 Years Old

This book will be a great help to educators and catechists seeking to understand the characteristics of the older child, particularly the child’s relationship with the mystery of God. Even those not familiar with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will find in these pages wisdom and insight into the religious life and needs of older children

$22.00

The Religious Potential of the Child: Experiencing Scripture and Liturgy with Young Children

This classic book describes the profoundly biblical and sacramental way of religious formation for children ages 3 to 6 known as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This experience of adults and children dwelling together in the mystery of God is Montessori-based and is deeply respectful of the nature and spirituality of young children who make their way to God in freedom and joy.

$26.00

Parenting: A Sacred Path

Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a week of quotes for reflection and prayer. The gift of this simple book is in the self-understanding, acceptance and growth as parents nurtured week by week. It's perfect as a gift to parents, or as a tool to lead reflection groups.

$6.00

Way of Holy Joy

Way of Holy Joy, a compilation of writings by the co-founder of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, focuses on the spiritual life of the child. As the title suggests, these essays shine a light on an often overlooked spiritual reality: the joy that is found in the relationship between God and the Child

$15.00

Directing the Montessori Children's House: A Teacher-to-Teacher Guidebook of Practical Inspiration

In her book, AMI trained Montessori teacher Mary Flewelling-Pinchen draws on her 32 years of experience in the classroom, offering practical advice in establishing a vibrant child-centered classroom. For catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Flewelling-Pinchen's wisdom can serve as a valuable tool in staying grounded in the Montessori method

$32.00

Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children

In her clear and straightforward style, Wolf describes Montessori's insights about child development and the principles that flow from these observations. These principles can guide parents throughout the early years of their children's lives. Wolf uses photos and practical examples throughout the book to show how Montessori's insights can be used at home.

$7.00

Nurturing the Spirit in Non-sectarian Classrooms

What is the meaning of the word "spirit", how can teachers become spiritually aware, how can we explain spiritual nuturing to parents? In this book Aline Wolf explores these questions in depth and shares many practical suggestions for non-sectarian classrooms from Montessori teachers.

$22.00

DoubleClose: The Young Child's Knowledge of God

DoubleClose is an immersion into the rich mystery of the child's relationship with God--a relationship one small child describes as "double close".

$15.00

Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God

As adults sharing CGS with children, we have often realized how rich it’s content is for the adult’s relationship with God. This book is an attempt to nurture the adult’s hunger and thirst for “good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10) that the children experience through CGS.

$15.00

From The Beginning to Baptism: Scientific and Sacred Stories of Water, Oil, and Fire

In From the Beginning to Baptism, Linda Gibler takes readers on a journey from the depths of space and the beginning of time through sacred Scripture and church history to discover the origins and creative power of water, oil, and fire. She traces the lives of those elemental entities through their cosmic history, to the point at which they are poured over the head and light the way of one being baptized.

$10.00

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom

Together with these books offer the reader insight into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understand God's plan of salvation history, from the creation of the world, through redemption by the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus, to its culmination in the Parousia, when God will be all in all.
Sofia Cavalletti’s primary concern in this book is to assist adults who are working with the religious formation of children to enter more deeply into the essential aspects of the liturgy.

$17.00

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1: From Creation to Parousia

The History of the Kingdom of God' s two volumes offer the reader insight into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understand God's plan of salvation history, from the creation of the world, through redemption by the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus, to its culmination in the Parousia, when God will be all in all. While this first volume is essential reading for all catechists of the Good Shepherd, all who study the Bible and who seek to understand God's revelation through sacred history will be enlightened and inspired by Cavalletti's insights and scholarship.

$19.00