Title: FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES: THE PATH TO KNOWING AND FOLLOWING JESUS
Description:
These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these trends in the United States: a) Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. b) Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. C) The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically by nearly 60percent, between 1972 and 2010. C) Only 60persent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized - in other words, Catholics in the pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This book by Sherry A. Weddell is designed to help Church leaders, parish staff, and all Catholic s transform parish life from within. It is a must read for parish leaders to energize their Parishioners during the Year of Faith. Filled with stories about the real experiences of parishes and leaders, it explores what we are losing without discipleship and what we can gain from intentionally following Jesus. 256 pages
Media ID: 33662
Length: 256
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Level: A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult