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Catholic & Starting Out 5 Challenges and 5 Opportunities

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5 Challenges and 5 Opportunities
Catholic & Starting Out
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64 pages, paperback

The perfect book for Catholics in their 20s and 30s navigating the challenges of first jobs, new responsibilities, meaningful relationships, Catholic identity, and the desire to make a contribution to society. Help yourself or a young adult in your life look at life from a fresh faith perspective and gain some practical insights.

This is a compact book, formatted in small chunks, and an overall quick read: a book that young adults will really read. In fact, they will have a hard time putting it down, and may read it in one sitting.

The father of two children in their 20s, Patrick Reardon draws from personal experience to help Catholics in this stage of life. "Being an adult can be scary," Reardon writes, "but if you are fully aware and fully present to your own life, even the painful experiences will lead you to a richer existence."



5 challenges:
  • The world can be frightening.
  • You must take risks.
  • You have to handle being alone.
  • There is a jaggedness to life.
  • You are in a hurry to make your mark.
5 opportunities:
  • The world can be exciting.
  • You can take a leap of faith.
  • You can learn how to be with others.
  • You can take control of your life.
  • You can learn to savor the moment.







PATRICK T. REARDON, an essayist, author, and former Chicago Tribune reporter, has written extensively on religious and historical topics. His four previous books include Love Never Fails: Spiritual Reflections for Dads of All Ages, also from ACTA. He and his wife Cathy Shiel-Reardon are the parents of two children in their 20s, David and Sarah.


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Format: Paperback book
Product code: AP1095
Length: 64 pages
ACTA Publications
ISBN: 9780879465285
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