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The Catechist's Backpack book cover

The Catechist’s Backpack: Spiritual Essentials for the Journey
(with Julianne Stanz)
Catechists spend their time guiding children and adults in deepening their Catholic faith. But who’s guiding the catechists on their spiritual journey?

Under the Influence hi res image
Many Catholics feel catechized but not “evangelized,” meaning they know about Jesus but do not feel they know him personally. By opening ourselves to encountering Christ, we can learn how to live the Gospel and be models of faith.


The Catechist's ToolboxThe Catechist’s Toolbox: How to Thrive as a Religious Education Teacher

The Catechist’s Toolbox offers catechists tips, advice, and a methodical approach that will help them succeed as educators of the faith.

Leader’s Guide available.

Beyond the Catechist’s ToolboxBeyond the Catechist’s Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs but Also Transforms

This is the first, step-by-step book that demonstrates how to teach a 75-minute catechetical session with practical techniques that expand upon the textbook to create a more prayerful climate in the classroom.

7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Enriching Your Faith by Strengthening the Health of Your Soul

7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness helps us see the Christian faith not as a collection of rules and doctrine, but as a spiritual path — a path whose guideposts for spiritual wellness are sure to lead us to a more meaningful life and to a much richer experience of our faith.

A downloadable guide for individual or group reflection and discussion about the book. [pdf]

Practice Makes PerfectPractice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith

Why do Catholic do what they do? Practice Makes Catholic gets to the heart of the question—and to the heart of what it really means to be Catholic.


A Well-Built FaithA Well-Built Faith: A Catholic’s Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe

In A Well-Built Faith, Joe Paprocki makes it easy for Catholics to feel confident in teaching the Catholic faith. He makes complex teachings of the Catholic faith accessible to average Catholics without compromising Catholic teaching and tradition.

The Bible BlueprintThe Bible Blueprint: A Catholic’s Guide to Understanding and Embracing God’s Word

In The Bible Blueprint, best-selling author Joe Paprocki makes understanding the Bible not only easy for the person in the pew, but downright fun!

Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life
Updated with Roman Missal Changes!

In this lively explanation of the Mass, authors Fr. Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki are particularly alert to the way the Mass strengthens and renews the baptismal commitment of those who attend.


407061_LARGEA Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion

A Church on the Move brings to the parish level the great themes of Pope Francis’ papacy—mission, mercy, and evangelization—and replaces despair with a profound hope for the future of the Catholic Church.






Also available in Spanish

The Catechist's Toolbox (Spanish)La caja de herramientas del catequista
Este libro es ideal para nuevos catequistas, La caja de herramientas del catequista te entrena mientras llevas a cabo tu ministerio como catequista. Es un libro muy práctico que incluye ideas, técnicas y metodologías para la catequesis.


Más allá de la caja de herramientas del catequistaMás allá de la caja de herramientas del catequista: Catequesis que no solo informa, sino que también transforma

Más allá de la caja de herramientas del catequista le permite a los jóvenes encontrar a Jesús en la oración de manera que puedan convertirse en discípulos de Cristo para toda la vida.


The Bible Blueprint (Spanish)Los planos de Biblia:Una guía católica para entender y acoger la Palabra de Dios
En Los planos de Biblia, el exitoso autor Joe Paprocki ayuda al católico de la calle a entender fácilmente la Biblia, y lo hace con humor. Mediante caricaturas ingeniosas, recuadros que invitan a reflexionar y pequeños cuestionarios que completan sus fáciles enseñanzas sobre la Biblia, Paprocki lleva a los católicos laicos a entender la estructura, organización y objetivo de la Palabra de Dios.

The Bible Blueprint (Spanish)Una Fe Bien Construida: Guia catolica para conocer y compartir lo que creemos

Una fe bien construida —desarrollado con enorme creatividad usando metafóricamente el tema de la construcción— facilita enormemente a los católicos el conocimiento de su fe y les da seguridad al momento de compartirla.

Vivir la misaVivir la misa

En Vivir la misa el Padre Grassi y el afamado escritor y catequista Paprocki explican detallademente cómo cada parte de la misa se relaciona con la llamada que recibimos en el bautismo, poniendo en estrecha relación la misa dominical y el resto de nuestra semana.