Continuing the tradition of 5 Minutes with Christ and 5 Minutes with the Saints, this uplifting book of meditations by members of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame draws on inspiration from the Psalms, Proverbs, and the books of Wisdom in the Bible. These timeless insights of scripture can provide inspiration and encouragement for all of those on the front lines of Catholic education.
Written by teachers for teachers, this book is a valuable resource not only for teachers, but also for pastors, principals, administrators, and school board members as they seek to motivate others and to reflect on their own role in education. More than seventy meditations will help you get back in touch with Jesus, the source of all wisdom who gives meaning and coherence to your life as a teacher.
With contributions from teachers who work in a variety of subject areas at all levels of elementary and high school, 5 Minutes with the Psalms and the Wisdom Books will be a welcome reminder of the dignity of the teaching vocation and a gentle source of encouragement for educators struggling to meet the needs of their students each day.
"Daily help to those who share in the important mission of the New Evangelization."
"In their service to the Gospel as educators, Catholic teachers are on the front lines of the New Evangelization. These reflections by Catholic teachers offer daily help to those who share in this important mission to keep their focus on Jesus Christ, Word and Wisdom made Flesh, and so embody his truth and love to those they serve."
Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend
"A great gift to any and all."
"In the chaos of the classroom, it is easy to lose sight of what matters most. 5 Minutes with the Psalms and the Wisdom Books is a great addition to the desk of the busy teacher, who even when busy, needs to be still and rest in the presence of the Lord. I love the brevity, clarity, wit, and wisdom of these reflections written by teachers in the trenches. Each one is a reminder of the most important job we have as educators: to bring our students close to the heart of Jesus and simply be with him. It is not only a valuable resource but a great gift to any and all who find themselves with a classroom of students yearning for the truth."
Freshman theology teacher and author of Room 24
"This book will draw any teacher to a finer appreciation and respect for the Lord’s timelessly divine wisdom."
"The smart teacher provides mere facts while the wise teacher adeptly applies such information to invite students to consider the awesome truth of God and the enduring realities of eternity. This book will draw any teacher to a finer appreciation and respect for the Lord’s timelessly divine wisdom, thus allowing educators to better profess and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ for their students’ ultimate well-being."
Theology teacher and author of Called to Teach