Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens

by Katie Prejean McGrady, Tommy McGrady

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Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (third place, books for teens).

Are you looking for a daily Lenten resource for teens that meets them right where they are in life?

Husband-and-wife youth ministry experts Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady offer realistic and engaging spiritual guidance for Lent that includes timely topics for teens such as relationships, being your best, competition, control, fear, and forgiveness.

The simple format of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens offers depth without complexity and direction without pressure. Each daily devotion is based on a Bible passage that connects with a topic important to teens. A brief reflection helps readers consider the day’s topic through the lens of faith.

Unlike many other Lenten prayer books, each day offers exercises and activities to help teens grow closer to Christ. Optional activities in “Feel Ambitious?” invite teens to read, reflect, and respond to a longer scripture passage that connects to the day’s theme.

Another unique feature is that on Sundays, the McGradys ask teens to choose one spiritual challenge from a short list to focus on throughout the week. Saturdays provide a simple method to reflect and examine how well they did with their Lenten prayer and practices during the previous week.

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ISBN-13: 9781594719097
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 02/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Katie Prejean McGrady and Tommy McGrady are Catholic speakers, coauthors of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens, and cohosts of The Electric Waffle podcast.

Katie Prejean McGrady is an international Catholic speaker, the author of Follow and Room 24, and the coauthor of Lent: One Day at a Time with Catholic Teens. She is the project manager for Ave Explores and the cohost of The Electric Waffle podcast. Prejean McGrady served as one of three delegates for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the 2018 Pre-Synod Meeting on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment in Rome.

Prejean McGrady is a columnist for Catholic News Service and a writer for Blessed Is She, the Grotto Network, Life Teen, and America magazine. She has spoken at a variety of national youth conferences, including the National Catholic Youth Conference, Steubenville Youth conferences, National Conference for Catholic Youth Ministry, Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, and in dioceses and parishes throughout the world. She has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV, as well as numerous radio stations and podcasts. She has a degree in theology from the University of Dallas and lives in Louisiana with her husband, Tommy, and family.

Tommy McGrady is a biology teacher at Lake Charles College Prep in Louisiana and a youth minister at Immaculate Conception Church.

He is the author of Life Teen’s Unleashed: Men of Scripture and coauthor of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens. He is the cohost of The Electric Waffle podcast. McGrady has spoken at a number of youth rallies and diocesan events throughout the country.

In 2016, McGrady earned a distinguished young alumni award from Eastern University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in biology in 2010. He is pursuing a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University of New Orleans. McGrady previously served as the coordinator of youth and young adult ministry in the Diocese of Scranton and as a campus minister and theology teacher at St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

He lives in Lake Charles with his wife, Katie Prejean McGrady, and their family.

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