IS GOD SMILING?

Why we started this project

For the last 15 years, I always started professional workshops by saying: ‘Now, prepare yourselves, as I will lead you on an fascinating adventure! Let the journey begin!’ At first, participants always looked at me with disbelief (and caution, sometimes), but after a few hours… Well – I just delivered, what I promised – challenges, emotions and… a wide array of personal experience and relations. I employed all my experience of being an RPG Game Master and creativity do so. Their blushing cheeks, radiant eyes and engagement were a real payoff for me – just like during RPG’s sessions.

Seeing how beautifully it works in a professional milieu my wife and I asked ourselves: How to get it to work for the good of our own family? With all these emotions, engagement and joy? How to help our family detach from mobile phones, tablets, pc’s and other ‚cool stuff’ that erodes relations and makes zombies out of people. To help us meet again with each other. To reconnect all the generations of the family in a joyful and meaningful way.

From the very beginning it was clear to us that this could be accomplished only if the ‘solution’ will be really – and I mean REALLY – full of fun and engaging for everyone.

My wife and I strongly believe that God is smiling at us. Our game is a way to smile back at Him, togehter.

Jacek and Ewa – the authors

INSPIRED BY TEACHINGS

OF

JOHN PAUL II

Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts but also to transmit a coherent, comprehensive vision of life […]

 

John Paul II

The Road to Bethlehem was designed as a tool for strengthening families and providing integral education for young people. It is a practical method that weaves together:

  • the development of mind, body and spirit,

  • learning important personal and social skills based on Christian values,

  • fun and laughter which build relationships.

It is the first game ever to be endorsed by the Polish Bishops’ Conference and recommended as a tool for the New Evangelisation.

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Christian values, gripping biblical elements woven into the game as well as its innovative form make it a great and emotionally-charged passtime for the entire family. I fully endorse this project and encourage others to support it.  Kazimierz Cardinal Nycz, Archbishop of Warsaw, Poland

With this game families can journey closer to Jesus Christ and to each other as they leave the noise of our world and engage each other in conversations that matter for their faith, their love of God and each other Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ