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Search and Rescue: How to Bring Your Family and Friends into - Or Back into - The Catholic Church

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You don't have to become a biblical scholar or a theologian to be an effective spokesman for the Catholic Faith. In fact, even though you don't know all the answers and can't explain every aspect of the Faith, you can begin winning souls to the Church right now ...using prayer, friendship, and common sense. It sounds almost too good to be true, but in Search and Rescue Pat ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Sophia Institute Press
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Well, now that I've started the book, I can tell that it's something I can't read straight through once. It bears reading and reading again. I like the sentiment "Evangelize always. Use words when necessary." But that's hard! Both parts! Patrick Madrid says that the fact my close relatives are not Catholic is apparently a God's plan - to use me as a way to bring them home... He also says that nothing is impossible for God. Which is true
Being a convert myself I can relate to everything he's saying in this book. I think that this book should be read by anyone who is wanting to evangelize - I see so many well meaning Catholic people pushing Protestants, or former Catholics, away on a daily basis. It's so easy to push people away, either by being over zealous or by getting caught up in a pointless argument and letting tempers flare. This book is not a magic answer for converting anyone, but it will teach you some very practical ti ...more
This book is useful and quite instructive. Its reading plan will take years to complete but is loaded with books I have already considered; it will focus my reading for years to come.
Joe Foley
A good book but just a little more basic than I was looking for.
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PATRICK MADRID is the publisher of Envoy Magazine, a journal of contemporary Catholic thought, and the director of the Envoy Institute of Belmont Abbey College. Since its inception in 1996, the Envoy team has garnered numerous journalism awards, including several first-place awards in the magazine-of-the-year “General Excellence” category from the Catholic Press Association.

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“Grant, O Lord, that none may love Thee less this day because of me; that never a word or act of mine may turn one soul from Thee; and, ever daring, yet one more grace would I implore: that many souls this day, because of me, may love Thee more. Amen.42” 0 likes
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