My copy of Youcat, the new youth Catechism came in the mail yesterday. While I've only read a few pages of the content, I can tell it will be quite beneficial for today's teens.
Read more about the Youcat.
Here are a few things I noticed right away:
-There are pictures! Lots of them. Cartoons, too.
-It is written in a Q&A format. The answers are to-the-point and easy-to-understand. Yet, the answers naturally (because of the content) lend themselves to further questions. To help you with further study, the Youcat is filled with cross references to the big green CCC, Scripture passages, Vatican docs and quotes from saints.
-Pope Benedict really loves the youth and is in touch with our generation (check out his letter at the beginning of the book).
-The bottom right corner of the book features a little man who becomes animated as you flip the pages quickly with your thumb. Yes, your new Catechism is a flip book.
This book will not be a quick read. It's not meant to be. But it will greatly enhance your understanding of the faith, and probably lead you to ask some good questions. All for the purpose of pursuing Truth.
I'd encourage all of you to pick up a copy. Read one page a day. Pray with some of the answers; they are phenomenal.
You can buy it at Amazon for $16. I'm sure the Catholic Shop will have some in stock soon, if it doesn't already.