A Practical Guide to Following Christ in Daily Life
We hear a lot about discipleship, but what does it mean for us, really? This enlightening book can help you discover how God has called you to be a disciple, just as surely as Jesus called to fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Through personal stories, Scripture readings, and prayer experiences, you’ll see how the roles and relationships in your own life bless you with not simply one, but many callings to heed God’s personal invitation. Through it all, you’ll find seven practical ways you can understand and live out your own call to discipleship as Follower, Witness, Forgiver, Worshiper, Neighbor, Prophet and Steward.
As the authors tell us, we all have “call stories”—times when we’ve embraced or rejected God’s voice in our hearts. But sacred Scripture tells many stories of callings just like our own. And like us, the people in the Bible sometimes get it wrong. Yet God waits for each of us with love and tender patience. Whether you read this wonderful book on your own or with others in a group—RCIA, prayer circle, ministry team, faith sharing—it will help you grow in understanding and faithfulness as you discern and discover your unique place in God’s loving kingdom.
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Kathleen A. Cahalan, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology at Saint John’s University School of Theology Seminary and the author of Opening the Field of Practical Theology (Rowman and Littlefield), and Introducing the Practice of Ministry (Liturgical Press). Laura Kelly Fanucci is the author of Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press). She is a contributor at CatholicMom.com and blogs at Mothering Spirit.