Archbishop Lori endorses book on new evangelization


By Catholic Review Staff 

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has endorsed the book “Gospel in Action: A New Evangelization Day by Day.”

Archbishop Lori wrote, “ ‘Gospel in Action’ helps to bridge the gap that so often exists between the Gospel message and our daily lives. By providing short and compelling personal stories from men and women, young and old, we see what it looks like when the Gospel is applied to real life and lived out. This personal witness is key, because only when others see the Gospel proclaimed through the word and witness of our lives does it achieve its full impact and help draw others into the life of the Church.”

He went on to say that “the personal stories that comprise ‘Gospel in Action’ are surrounded by short helpful teachings from Benedict XVI, John Paul II and Paul VI, among others, that remind us the Gospel must be put into practice and not simply remain and untried ideal. The unique nature of the book sets it apart from others, and readers will find the personal stories helpful as they try more fully to live out the Gospel in their own lives and so take up their place in the work of the New Evangelization.”

The New Evangelization is a movement promoted by the late Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict VXI to encourage people to grow in their faith – especially those who have drifted away from the practice of their faith.

The book, published in 2013 by New City Press of the Focolare, was edited by Gary Brandl and Franciscan Friar Father Thomas Ess. The foreword was written by Brendan Leahy. 

Copyright (c) Jan. 28, 2013

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