Take a look at the very nice review of The Catechist’s Toolbox by Dan Pierson who has a blog named eCatechist. Thanks, Dan, for giving my book such a nice plug! I look forward to visiting your blog!

I hope that as people dig into The Catechist’s Toolbox, we can discuss a myriad of issues here on my blog. The book is a starting point for ongoing discussion of our ongoing ministry. Please share your insights, comments, and questions here so that we can walk with (and “talk” with) one another on this wonderful journey!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

4 Comments on eCatechist

  1. Joe,
    Got a free copy of “the Catechist’s Toolbox” today and I just got the phone with the Press from placing my order of 50 copies.

    Just thought you might like to know that the Customer Service guy who took my order said it’s flying out of there.

    I think the book is going to be an excellent resource for my catechists. Thanks for writing it!

  2. Amy, thanks for the kind words. I’ll be eager to hear what your catechists say about it and if you plan to do anything with it. That reminds me…I am working on a leader’s guide to go with the book, so that catechetical leaders can work with their catechists on the skills and strategies in the book. I’ll keep y’all posted on progress on that and some indication of when it will be available (not until early 2008 for sure). Thanks again.

  3. HI: I just got your free book and plan on ordering 20 copies. Finally, a book that is user friendly and touches on the important points. I will not be disappointed when I recieve my order as I have been in the past with books on the same topic. I plan to outline it and use it for some of our meetings. I will be awaiting your leader’s guide. Thank you!

  4. Kathi, thanks for the kind words about The Catechist’s Toolbox! I’m confident that you will find it useful and helpful for your meetings. Keep in touch with feedback and suggestions.

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