The Catechist's Magic Kit

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The Catechist's Magic Kit

The Catechist's Magic Kit

80 Simple Tricks for Teaching Catholicism to Kids

This creative tool for Catholic instructors teaches the fundamental pillars of the Catholic faith through 80 enchanting magic tricks. Captivate kids’ interest and instill lifelong lessons with the first and only book on the Catholic catechism that brings the wonder of magic into the classroom.

The tricks in The Catechist’s Magic Kit will help children gain an understanding of Catholic concepts and doctrine in a way that they’ll never forget. Each trick is easy to learn and perform and corresponds to a specific passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catechist’s Magic Kit offers:
  • Step-by-step explanations, illustrations, and helpful tips on how to perform each trick
  • A history lesson on the origins of Gospel Magic and St. John Bosco (Don Bosco), the patron saint whose sphere of influence includes stage and close-up magic
  • Tricks specific to particular Bible passages and commandments
  • Tricks that can easily be used for teaching other denominations
  • A glossary of magic terms
Reviews and endorsements

"The Catechist’s Magic Kit is by far the most thorough treatise I have ever read concerning how to powerfully present the proper magic effects to illustrate, emphasize and make more memorable to the viewers, essential Catholic theological principles. Angelo Stagnaro’s book explains, not only the construction and performance of each of the magic tricks and its presentation, but also has extensive Biblical and even literary references to the religious lessons each effect represents."
Mark Wilson, stage magician, author

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"The Catechist’s Magic Kit will be a great aid to many catechists who want the Good News to come alive and be remembered by the student long after the spoken word has been forgotten."
His Excellency Bishop Paul Zipfel, Bismarck, North Dakota, stage magician

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"Angelo Stagnaro introduces the practice of simple magic tricks not only to delight and amaze children, but also to invite them to think about the mysteries of the faith in a charming way. St. Francis of Assisi said, 'Preach the Gospel. Use words when necessary.' Angelo Stagnaro says, 'Preach the Gospel to children. Use magic tricks when you can!'”
Fr. James Martin, S.J., author of My Life with the Saints

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"For religion teachers looking for ways to engage children’s attention and impart to them the truths of the Catholic faith—Presto!—here is your book."
Brian Finnerty, National Communications Officer, Opus Dei

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"Angelo Stagnaro has done an outstanding job in this book . . . His approach to teaching religious concepts through the use of magic is very creative as is his choice of magic tricks. It’s sure to impress catechism classes. He’s done a fantastic job. I am proud to have a copy of his book in my collection."
Maria Ibanez, MI, AIMC, President of the Society of American Magicians

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"Angelo Stagnaro has written perhaps the most monumental and complete resource for using Gospel magic as a teaching tool."
Rev. David Reed-Brown, Baptist Church, Suffield, CT

9780824525187
Paperback / 256 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
CROSSROAD, 2009

Keywords:
Magic, Catechist, Catholic Interest
Categories:
Contemporary