Unlike many evangelical Christians, Catholics often find it difficult to tell their faith stories. Leonard DeLorenzo has taught thousands of teens and young adults to relate their moments of grace in a way that is compelling, convincing, and free of clichés and vague generalizations. The seven guiding principles he includes in Witness are:
- Tell it as a story
- Begin with what happened
- Express it in style
- Modify it for your audience
- Ensure there is sufficient closure
- Embrace natural emotions and
- Pray and practice
Witness is a unique resource for faith-formation ministers and adults of all ages to appreciate the ways that grace is at work in your life, to inspire hope, and to build community by telling your own faith story.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
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About the Author
DeLorenzo earned his doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he also earned his master’s (systematic theology) and bachelor’s degrees (theology and philosophy). He has served on the leadership teams for Notre Dame Vision, the Notre Dame Catechist Academy, the Notre Dame Character Project, and the Church Life Internship. He speaks regularly on the saints, biblical catechesis, vocation and discernment, and the theological imagination. His website is leonardjdelorenzo.com.
He and his wife, Lisa, live in South Bend, Indiana, with their children.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Stories We Tell Each Other xi
1 The Light by Which We See: The Problem and Promise of Identity 1
2 Bending Light: Responding to God's Humility with Disciplined Creativity 33
3 Speaking of Light: Studying the Splendor and Language of Grace 71
4 Catching Up to the Speed of Light: Forging Communion through Regular Practices 101
Epilogue: The Stories We Tell Ourselves 127