The New Evangelization of Catholics in a New Language by Sean MacGabhann
Paperback 348 pages
This book is written in simple and everyday language for the everyday Catholic. Because it is non-technical and avoids theological jargon, the average Catholic will enjoy it and feel challenged. It is an attempt to flesh out in a new language Pope John Paul II's call for, not a re but a New Evangelization of Catholics. The author includes the whole Church: pope, bishops, priests and religious and challenges them to conversion, the very core of the New Evangelization. Since the Catholic Church in the West is moribund this is a timely book.
What makes the New Evangelization new is that it is Jesus-centred and relationship-focused. Instead of dry scholastic language, the author writes in a contemplative style; a language more of the mystics than scholars. The writer moves us away from programs and out of our heads into our hearts. As the author of The Da Vinci Code puts it, "Sometimes divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart is saying." The author of The New Evangelization gets right to the heart of the matter!