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Make Jesus Real: A Book for Life Grades 5 and 6

Make Jesus Real: A Book for Life Grades 5 and 6

Peter Mitchell & Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

All day, everyday, is a Make Jesus Real day!

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The Make Jesus Real workbook is an excellent resource that aims to help students in Years 5 and 6 gain, and maintain, a positive attitude to life. Its simple, yet powerful message of living Jesus’ values and attitudes is an inspiration for students to live out his message daily.

Make Jesus Real is a practical and activity based philosophy, supported by the use of the Make Jesus Real workbook produced by Peter Mitchell and published by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office and Garratt Publishing.

Make Jesus Real is aligned to Religious Education and Values Education programs throughout Australia

There are more than fifty attitudes and values in Make Jesus Real and teachers can choose topics that the class will benefit from exploring. Some of the topics include self-discipline, good decision-making, friendship, positive behaviour management, having a sense of humour, handling your problems, resilience, being a giver rather than a taker, and being a team player at home and school.

More than a workbook, Make Jesus Real is also a journal where students can record their experiences. More than that, it’s a book for life – one that students can refer to in years to come.

Make Jesus Real has been given Nihil Obstats and Imprimaturs by the Archdiocese of Hobart and the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur are official declarations that a book, pamphlet or prayer card is free of doctrinal or moral error.

Look inside for a sample chapter on pedagogy.

What they are people are saying about Make Jesus Real:

I am impressed with the wide influence of Make Jesus Real in Tasmanian Catholic Schools and the high regard with which it is held by students and teachers alike. I commend Make Jesus Real to any diocese seeking a faith-focused values education program.
John Mula
Director, Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

One of the great challenges that confront every religious educator is linking the 'head to the heart'.  Our Catholic faith tradition only becomes real to our young people when, as Pope Francis reminds us, they get their hands 'dirty' and they live their faith in the reality of daily life.  Having witnessed 'first hand' the impact of 'Making Jesus Real' (MJR) on the faith journey of thousands of children across Tasmania and subsequently, other dioceses in Australia, I am convinced that our formal Religious Education programs need to be complemented by a vibrant, practical 'hands on' program that helps young people discover the 'God Moments' in their daily lives”.
Dan White
Executive Director, Catholic Education Office, Sydney

"'Make Jesus Real' is our homespun values education resource used in every Tasmanian Catholic primary school with senior primary students. Created by our very own Mitch (Peter Mitchell) we are amazed that it is now well known all over Australia. Linking faith and spirituality with resilience and leadership Make Jesus Real is a one-of-a-kind. Make Jesus Real is all about inviting children to be alert for and reflect upon the God Moments. They report that they become attuned to the signs of the Spirit of Jesus every day and the resurrection alive in one another, in the classroom, the schoolyard and at home".
Tony Brennan
Team Leader, Mission and Religious Education,Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

A recent endorsement from a parent:

"I enjoy when the Make Jesus Real book comes home. It is motivating and inspiring and I often read it before I go to bed. I think it's a great concept and I've noticed a big change in my son's behaviour and attitude". 

A recent endorsement from a student: 

"To be honest when first heard about Make Jesus Real I groaned and moaned. After the first lesson I could relate to Make Jesus Real and its message. I have changed so much I don't recognise myself!"


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