The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid

The New Evangelization and You: Be Not Afraid

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by Greg Willits
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 faith.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When it comes to spreading the Catholic faith, the contents are the same, but the packaging needs to change. So declares popular author and Catholic talk show host Willits. The author highlights the three-point plan of the "new evangelization," a term first used by Pope John Paul II: know the faith, live the faith, share the faith. He encourages Catholics to be vocal about their faith and to not be afraid to talk about what they believe and why they believe it. To help encourage believers, he offers brief but compelling biographical sketches of Catholic evangelizers. Also included are suggestions about contemporary evangelization tools, such as blogs, websites, and online educational materials for the faithful who wish to grow in their knowledge of Catholicism. Sadly, there's not much here for those who are struggling with their faith and/or have legitimate quarrels with Catholicism. But Catholics who are looking for the motivation and encouragement to embrace their faith more fully will be energized. (May)
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….Greg Willits’ The New Evangelization and You provides the instruction amid autobiography, anecdotes and witness from evangelizers, written in a “you-can-do-this” style. That last point is important, particularly as people in the pews take to hear

This guide book is intended for any Catholic interested in becoming a highly effective evangelist by showing how a life of faith is one of witness. It is for everyday Catholics and is stuffed with ideas for developing an evangelistic sensibility; somethin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616365158
Publisher:
Franciscan Media
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
768,120
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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 This guide book is intended for any Catholic interested in becoming a highly effective evangelist by showing how a life of faith is one of witness. It is for everyday Catholics and is stuffed with ideas for developing an evangelistic sensibility; something that does not always come easy to cradle Catholics. It has a verve that clearly draws from the teachings of Christ as interpreted by Pope John Paul II. It has frequent vignettes and loads of lists. The centerpiece is Chapter 10, which is designed with fifty-two “ways” to know and fifty-two “ways” to share one’s faith. Each chapter ends with questions and a prayer to encourage deeper reflection for the individual or study groups. It seems like a really great tool for youth ministry with high school or college students, as well as for adults in a parish setting. It is highly recommended for parish, school, college, and seminary libraries.—Darren G. Poley, Catholic Library World

 ….Greg Willits’ The New Evangelization and You provides the instruction amid autobiography, anecdotes and witness from evangelizers, written in a “you-can-do-this” style. That last point is important, particularly as people in the pews take to heart the need for they themselves to be the evangelizers. To their response of, “I can’t do that,” Willits, a former resident of Conyers and now director of evangelization and family life for the Archdiocese of Denver, can say, “Yes, you can!” and then demonstrate how.

A radio talk show host and a blogger, his ability to speak to readers, i.e., potential evangelizers, is evident in how he defines the new evangelization: renewed spiritual devotion and catechesis, knowing Christ and understanding Christianity and Catholicism; and living the faith; and sharing it with others.

A nice touch is that a prayer concludes each chapter, e.g., “A Prayer to Get to Know God Better,” “Prayer for Inspiration,” etc.—Brian T. Olszewski, Catholic News Service

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