Monday, October 17, 2011

Rediscover Catholicism!

A few months back I was listening to one of the Lighthouse Catholic Media cd's by Matthew Kelly. I thought it was a pretty good CD and that he had some good reflections. At the end of the disc they spoke about his website,, and the ministry he runs that enables him to sell his book Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose at a really low cost in hopes that large numbers will read it and hopefully be inspired in their faith or return to the faith if they've been away. Interested in the program, I bought a copy of the book to read through it first.

In reading it, I found it to be very readable and rather straightforward. He talks about his experience of the faith, but more importantly, he looks at the situation of the world around us, the Church, and the reality that we are all called to holiness. While this is not my usual book type to pick up, the simple text is certainly something to consider with reference to the average Catholic and fallen-away Catholics because it makes the faith accessible and understandable via practical examples from things most people experience or can at least relate to. While a great little motivational book that repeatedly encourages us to become the 'best-version-of-ourselves' (I always read 'holy'), it does come in at a hair over 300 pages, which might seem a bit daunting for someone at first glance. The program he runs also has a few other books that are worth looking at and possibly bringing into the parish in large quantities. Check his website for more information on the book and program.

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