A really great book on the New Evangelization and what that means for us individually Full of thoughtful, practical advice on how to learn , live and share our faith If You Re Like Many Catholics Today, You Love The Church And You Long For Others To Know The Peace And Joy You Ve Experienced But How Can You Communicate It Greg Willits Is Passionate About Helping You Share Your Faith He S Explored All Kinds Of Ways To Reach Out From Radio And TV To Various Forms Of Social Media And He S Learned A Lot About What Works And What Doesn T The New Evangelization And You Be Not Afraid Encourages Catholics Everywhere To First Know Their Faith, And Then To Live It And Share It Authentically With Others Many Catholics Have Heard The Phrase New Evangelization But Don T Know What It Means Or How They Might Apply It In Their Lives The New Evangelization And You Clearly Explains What The New Evangelization Is And How It Applies To Every Catholic, And Examines Realistic Ways To Make The New Evangelization A Part Of Each Catholic S Daily Living While Explaining The Goals, History, Concepts, And Action Items Of The New Evangelization, The Book Spotlights Other Catholics Already Making A Difference By The Ways They Share Their Faith And Inspires Readers To Embrace This Call In Their Own Lives This Book Is Meant To Light A Fire Under Every Catholic And To Inspire An Active Response Of Faith Experience The Joy Of Knowing Faith, Living Faith, And Sharing FaithThe Audio Edition Of This Book Can Be Downloaded Via Audible This book shows people different ways to evangelize people about the Catholic faith Greg also uses humor in his book that shows his personality and brings a smile to the readers face, an example of humor he uses in the book is one chapter in his book is called Don t be squishy very good book If there was an option for 6 or 7 stars, I would choose it Monumental book I will be posting a review on my blog and I have a fewideas up my sleeve for this book Archbishop Charles Chaput recently made the following controversial statement A new evangelization must start with the sober knowledge that much of the once Christian developed world, and even many self described Christians, are in fact pagan Christian faith is not a habit It s not a useful moral code It s not an exercise in nostalgia It s a restlessness, a consuming fire in the heart to experience the love of Jesus Christ and then share it with others or it s nothing at all CatholicPhilly.com In The New Evangelization and You Be Not Afraid, Greg Willits helps each one of us rekindle the consuming fire of our faith within our hearts, stir it into flames in our lives, and spread the flames of transformation into our world As Christians, we all need to be renewed in our faith and reminded what our mission is in this world We all need a booster shot of enthusiasm and encouragement The New Evangelization and You is a dose of exactly what I needed to get me fired up about my faith In his fresh, charismatic, and candid style, Greg articulately explains exactly what the New Evangelization is and what we need to do to be successful evangelists He inspires, motivates, and teaches us to know the faithdeeply, to live the faithfully, and to share the faitheffectively.In this short, but lively book, Greg draws us deeper into our faith and effectively convinces us that each of us has God given gifts we can use to share the faith with others With wit and charm, he relates personal anecdotes about his own evangelization experiences and shares brief profiles about average Catholics today who serve as new evangelizers in the world He keeps us actively involved in the preparation process for becoming new evangelizers with thought provoking questions and prayer at the end of each chapter.As an experienced evangelizer, Greg reveals numerous practical, down to earth techniques to touch hearts and souls to bring them closer to the Lord I found The New Evangelization and You to be a refreshing and exciting book and a must read for all who desire to remain fully and actively alive in their faith I highly recommend it Jean M Heimann, July 2013. This book not only left me feeling motivated and heartened, it also gave me a lot of ideas I could actually, in parts, hear Willits s voice, and I m sure other fans of his work over the years will find the same.Not only is this a practical handbook, it s an inspirational examination of what those of us who are just normal, ordinary Catholics in the pew can do to be part of whatever this New Evangelization really is Or isn t.Willits is methodical, he cites a load of material which makes for a handy here s further reading list at the end , and he peppers it with humor and practical experience You won t find pie in the sky ideas here no, this is a guide that can actually help you, in your parish and,importantly, in your home.Highly, highly recommended.
- 149 pages
- The New Evangelization and You
- Greg Willits
- 01 June 2017 Greg Willits