Saving Minds, Saving Souls
As a thirteen-year alumna of Catholic schools, Sarah Thomas thought she knew all about them: why they exist, how they’re structured, and why they continue to be a powerful presence in American education. What she discovered, however, is that teaching in a Catholic school is, in many ways, not what she had assumed.
Saving Minds, Saving Souls: Revitalizing Catholic Education Through Witness is based on Sarah Thomas’s ten-year journey trying to find a teaching position in a Catholic school and her experiences thus far as an educator. Combining personal stories, interviews with current Catholic educators, and recent and historical data on educational trends, Thomas outlines the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic schools today and explains how “witness” is the key to building the brightest future possible for them.
Saving Minds, Saving Souls is a nonfiction book that speaks to current and prospective members of the Catholic school community who want to look at the intersection of culture, education, and faith in a new way.