Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bargain Priced Books :: Highway to Heaven Series:

Last night I was so excited to be able to order a hardcover copy of the recently republished First Grade text in the series Highway to Heaven Catechism series at an incredible 80% off!

Produced by the Marquette Univerity Institute of Catechetical Research under the editorship of Edward A. Fitzpatrick in the 1930’s, this series of Religion textbooks is a breath of fresh air. Unashamed love of the Catholic Faith is evident on every page.

Full of large, 2-color illustrations, The Book of the Holy Child is the First Grade text in the series. Teacher's manuals and Student Workbooks will be coming soon from St. Augustine Academy Press!

Read more here...

Unfortunately the flash sale offered by Amazon didn't last long and the books are currently back up to full price. However, the publisher is now having a sale, offering the books at the steepest price cut they could possibly offer without selling the books at a loss.

Now through September 15th only you can save 40% on purchases of the recently re-published Highway to Heaven Catechism series directly from St. Augustine Academy Press!

Note: No coupon code is necessary. Simply placing any of the books from the Highway to Heaven series in your cart will trigger this discount. Expires Friday night, September 15, 2017.

Highway to Heaven Series:

Book 6: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Book 7/8: The Highway to God

I'm really looking forward to using these Catechism books with our children!

Updated to add a couple pictures of Book 1:



  1. Are there any sample pages? I have not been able to find any.

    2017-09-15 20:07:37

    1. I haven't seen any sample pages online either... I just updated this post with a couple photos of the inside of Book 1. It's a sweet book for little ones filled with short stories, prayers and poems that can be memorized. The back of the book has a page with "suggestions for the teacher" as well with ideas for using the book to "instill into the heart of the child a knowledge and a love for the Holy Child, and gratitude for His many gifts.". I placed an order for the rest of the series due to the sale and am looking forward to the package arriving. We've loved all the other books we've gotten from St. Augustine Academy Press.

      2017-09-15 21:50:38

    2. Do you know if the series is based on the catechism? I already own "Our Holy Faith" and "Living My Religion." I was just wondering how different it is from these. Thanks for uploading the pictures. There are no teacher's manuals, just the suggestions in the back of the book?

      2017-09-15 22:24:05

    3. They do have sample pages if you click the product description section at their website for each book. I was wishing they had Book 6 about the Mass!

      2017-09-15 22:32:55

    4. Ahh! Thank you, Krista! I had clicked that before but missed seeing that you could scroll through samples. Perfect!

      2017-09-15 22:55:20

  2. I'm not sure if it is based on the Catechism, but I don't think so... Here is the brief overview of the series:

    1st Grade: a gentle introduction to the Child Jesus, basic prayers, and recognition of the True Presence.

    2nd Grade: goes into greater depth in the public Life of Our Lord.

    3rd Grade: covers Creation, the Commandments, the Redemption, and the Church and her Sacraments.

    4th Grade: Old Testament History.

    5th Grade: The History of the Church.

    6th Grade: The Mass (Tridentine Mass as these books were originally published in the 30s).

    7th and 8th Grade: A comprehensive look at Church Doctrine.

    The publisher is planning to re-publish the teacher's manuals and workbooks too, but they aren't available yet.

    The publishers says: "I immediately fell in love with the illustrations in this series, which are reminiscent of some of my favorite older children's books. But far better than the illustrations was the thorough and straightforward presentation of doctrine, and teachers manuals that are far more usable than the ones that accompanied the Our Holy Faith series." We also have Living My Religion and the first three books in Our Holy Faith (really want to buy the rest of that series too and excited to see that they are now available from St. Augustine Academy Press too!) but I'm adding this series to our home library as well.

    The publisher has some more information about the series available here and here.

    2017-09-15 22:42:04

  3. Thanks for the information. The books look so lovely. Marilyn

    2017-09-16 00:32:25

  4. I am going to have to look into these books. They are beautiful. Thank you for the post. Marion

    2017-09-16 00:33:35


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