Never before in the history of the Church have laypeople been asked to do so much and the opportunities for spiritual fulfillment been so great. How are we doing and what effect is this having on our Church? Novak and Simon provide the answers in Living the Call.I have just begun looking through Living the Call but it looks solid. I really like the idea of giving practical examples of people involved in lay ministry and combining that with faith basics to bring us closer to God. After all, if we don't have friendship with Christ, then how are we going to recognize Him when we try to serve those around us? Great, great combination.
The first part of the book tells the personal stories of nine faithful laypeople now serving the Church in new and diverse ways. How did they find their calling? What do their roles demand of them? How do they serve their communities? To lay the groundwork for even more lay vocations, the second part of Living the Call offers practical advice and reflections. How can we enter the presence of God? What forms of prayer can best refresh our minds and deepen our souls? What readings can we turn to from Scripture and the Church Fathers to bring ourselves toward holiness?
The publisher sent me several copies to give away, two of which will be given away right here at Happy Catholic!
Leave your name in the comments and next Monday I'll use the random number generator to see which two are the lucky winners!
I knew I was forgetting something. I am so sorry but this giveaway is not available to international addresses ... unless, they are willing to pay postage. I can handle the media rates for the U.S. for these books but international rates tend to be very high.