Head's up for anyone interested in evangelism and discipleship - Our Sunday Visitor is offering Sherry Weddell's _Forming Intentional Disciples_ for $10, free shipping, from now until May 31st. This is an incredible discount on a very worthwhile book.Jen Fitz.
This is conjunction with CatholicMom.com's Lawn Chair Catechism book club.
A feeling of doom ... or perhaps one might be more polite and say fate ... swept over me.
I have seen this book mentioned again and again by bloggers I trust implicitly. The most recent was Melanie Bettinelli at The Wine Dark Sea.
It may not hit you the way it did me, but my heart was wrung thinking of this:
Nearly a third of self-identified Catholics believe in an impersonal God.[. . .] only 48 percent of Catholics were absolutely certain that the God they believed in was a God with whom they could have a personal relationship.That's a heart breaker.
Now, why do I feel I need to read this book? Is it my job to form intentional disciples?
I don't know. I really don't.
But I don't think it can hurt to understand that a lot of folks aren't coming from the same place that I am, one of knowing God is intensely personal.
Plus, I can push it on my pastor and various other Church leaders. Because pushing things is what I'm all about, as we all know.
So I haven't read it, but I am passing along the news about the great savings in case you're interested. I can always push a good sale.