[BOOKS] ✭ The New Evangelization and You Author Greg Willits – Motyourdrive.co.uk

The New Evangelization and You chapter 1 The New Evangelization and You , meaning The New Evangelization and You , genre The New Evangelization and You , book cover The New Evangelization and You , flies The New Evangelization and You , The New Evangelization and You 8fe02d8d1f5c4 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

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    The New Evangelization should be the priority of every Catholic Each and every one of us should be seeking to evangelize our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even those you might bump into once in a blue moon In short, it should be our goal for everyone to enter the Catholic Church and come to know Christ.If this sounds overwhelming, that s because it is In fact, I would venture that one of the major reasons why Catholics don t seek to share their faith is because they don t know where to start Of course, the 1 reason is likely due to fear fear of rejection by family and friends, fear of mocking and insults, fear of being seen as a Holy Roller and Jesus Freak Second to that, only barely, is the feeling that Catholics don t know the faith well enough to share.Greg answers all these objections and within this short book 149 pages, 5 of which are footnotes His writing is very simple and easy to read, yet challenging and instructive If you ve heard Greg on Sirius radio or the podcasts he s done with his wife, Jennifer, you know the sense of humor that comes naturally to him That humor comes out in the book even right at the beginning in the Introduction which includes a debate between him and his wife over reading the Introduction of books.A major aspect of this book is to challenge and encourage Catholics to seriously think about their faith and discover ways to both learn about, live and share that faith Those familiar with NewEvangelizers.com, a non profit run by Greg and Jennifer dedicated to the New Evangelization, will recognize immediately the major theme in the book Catholics need to know the faith, live the faith, and share the faith Greg challenges Catholics to not think of evangelization as a three step process first I m going to learn all I can about the faith, then I will use that knowledge to live the faith, finally, once those two are in the bag, I will share the faith Instead, Greg states that all three need to be done at once You can t know the faith without living it You can t live the faith without sharing it You can t share the faith without knowing it All three work together.Obviously, reading the book over two evenings means that I gave it a very light reading, and Greg s writing style works with that style of reading This does not mean that the book does not go much deeper than that In fact, it s worth reading twice once for the quick overview, then going slower and entering into a much deeper study and reflection on the material, especially on the series of questions given at the end of each chapter There are also prayers at the end of each chapter which focus on various aspects of the New Evangelization, and ask God for the grace to grow in that aspect.This isn t just a theoretical work, but chalk full of practical suggestions and examples Every chapter features a short article on a figure or group involved in the day to day work of the New Evangelzation Those featured include Lisa Hendey, Jason Elizondo and Austin Catholic New Media, Sarah Reinhard and including a number I was not familiar with, but will make the effort to discover their work.The most practical chapter would have to be Chapter 10, which is called A Year of New Evangelizing This chapter contains a list of 52 ways we can know the faith, 52 ways we can live the faith and 52 ways we can share the faith Some of them are simple listen to Catholic radio, invite your priest over for dinner which I whole heartedly endorse , get a holy card of your favorite saint and pin or tape it up in your office or cubicle Some are difficult study Theology of the Body, help out at a local homeless shelter, make a video about why you love being Catholic and share online Each item on these lists are practical, concrete ways that every Catholic can know the faith, live the faith, and share the faith Greg reminds us that we are all called to evangelization This is not just for the professional Catholics priests, bishops, religious, and lay people who work for the Church , but each and every one of us received this commission to evangelize when we received the Sacrament of Baptism As members of the Body of Christ, we are called and sent to show Christ to the world and lead others to Him.If you re looking for a simple instruction manual on how to do the New Evangelization, Greg has written it Parishes and individuals should pick up this resource to read, study, and implement it in their communities and families I know I plan on giving it a far deeper study and reflection.

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    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 faith deeply, to live the faith fully, and to share the faith effectively.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.

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    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.

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    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

  5. says:

    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

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    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 few ideas up my sleeve for this book

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