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How does God's grace change our individual lives, families, neighborhoods, parishes, and cities? In Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World, Sherry Weddell describes how the Holy Spirit is at work in all the baptized - calling and gifting us to say "yes" in ways that answer someone else's prayers and fuel the mission of the whole Church. God has chosen to be present in this world through the faith and obedience of missionary disciples who witness to Jesus Christ and bear abundant fruit. In Fruitful Discipleship, Sherry: Shares what she and her team have learned from helping over 100,000 Catholics of all backgrounds. Identifies and explains twenty-three distinct charisms. Provides wise guidance for discerning and exercising the gifts received in baptism. Sheds light on the implications of those gifts for both service and leadership within the Church and in our mission to the world. Encourage readers with true stories of parishes, cities, and whole dioceses who are experiencing powerful renewal because they are forming intentional disciples who bear much fruit.
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About the Author
In 1993, Sherry A. Weddell created the first charism-discernment process for Catholics. She co-founded, with Father Michael Sweeney, O.P., the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI) in 1997 to train twenty-first-century Catholic leaders. Her previous book, Forming International Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (2012), has been influential in shaping Catholic leaders for successful evangelization and discipleship in the twenty-first-century.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Weight of My Neighbor's Glory 13
Chapter 2 Where's the Fruit? 31
Chapter 3 The Undaunted Fruit-Farmer 51
Chapter 4 The Charismatic Is Co-Essential 71
Chapter 5 Charisms 101 97
Chapter 6 Pastoral and Communication Charisms 113
Chapter 7 Organizational and Lifestyle Charisms 141
Chapter 8 Healing, Understanding, and Creative Charisms 165
Chapter 9 The Art of Discerning Charisms 185
Chapter 10 Facing Outward 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sherry Weddell ' s first book, "Forming Intentional Disciples" has been the foundation of our parish ' s formation of our response to the New Evangelization. Now this book promises to be instrumental in our moving forward in helping new disciples find their feet and aid them with their marching orders as they begin to move out as missionaries to all those around us. Highly recommended for those who have already set out on the path of the New Evangelization, especially those who have already established kerygmatic and evangelistic programs that are showing success but wonder how to focus that new energy into something that will bear fruit.