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Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts, and Revive Your Catholic Faith
Author: Robert P. Reed
Foreword by: Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: October 20, 2014
In Renewed: Ten Ways to Rediscover the Saints, Embrace Your Gifts, and Revive Your Catholic Faith, Fr. Robert Reed—popular on-air host and president of the CatholicTV Network—issues a creative call to all Catholics to renew the Church by rediscovering the gifts of their faith. Reed profiles ten surprising pairs of saints who offer lessons in reviving faith, starting at the personal level and radiating outward to the wider Church.
Fr. Robert Reed, of the Archdiocese of Boston, believes that the best remedy for discouraged Catholics is a reclaimed sense of the tradition’s riches as embodied in the lives of the saints. In this passionate call to renewal, he profiles twenty saints who, like Catholics today, lived in times of crises when the way forward was unclear. Reed creatively pairs saints who at first glance seem to be unlikely companions—Augustine and Joan of Arc, Athanasius and Mother Teresa—to suggest ways readers can begin the work of personal renewal that is essential for Church-wide change. In a down-to-earth and encouraging tone, Reed provides ten persuasive and practical lessons such as “Discover and Receive Your Gifts,” “Look beyond the Present Troubles” and “Live with a True Spirit of Joy.” Renewed is a practical plan for the revitalization of the Church that maps out steps for a grassroots awakening that every Catholic can undertake today.
Features & Benefits
- As president of the CatholicTV Network, Fr. Reed appears regularly on the station that is available in 13.2 million homes and also streams programs online.
- Reed provides prayers, scripture readings, application steps, and faith-sharing questions suitable for personal reflection and use in small groups.
- Debut book from this popular media personality.
"Encouraging and inspiring!"
"Father Reed offers us in the example of the saints encouraging and inspiring ways to respond to the call to renew the face of the earth."
Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
"Energizing style of evangelization."
"With the cheerful clarity and fervent faith that has always marked Father Reed's energizing style of evangelization, his new book brings to truly renewed life those holy women and men whose ways are still enlightening us all!"
Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn, J.D., J.C.L.
Vice President, University Mission and Ministry
"A real gem!"
"Robert Reed's new book is a real gem. Using the insights of the saints and great spiritual masters, he helps readers understand what it means to live out our Christian faith, and even better, how to live out that faith. Let Father Reed, a talented evangelist and compassionate priest, guide you gently to a fuller Christian life, and a deeper relationship with God."
James Martin, S.J.
Author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Gentle guide to growth in faith."
"This gentle guide to growth in faith teaches through saints, scripture, and people in our own lives. Father Reed provides an easy-to-use tool for individuals and groups who seek to deepen their awareness of God."
Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, R.S.M.
Director of Media Relations
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
"One of the modern Church's great communicators."
"One of the modern Church's great communicators is communicating something great with this book. Fr. Robert Reed has given us an inspiring look at how saints have transformed our world—and how they can transform each of us. Take, read, share. You will be (as the title so aptly puts it) renewed! "
Deacon Greg Kandra
The Deacon's Bench
"An inspiring read!"
"Pope Francis proclaims the joy of the Gospel. Be joyful and share the Good News. Father Reed's book offers practical, hopeful and insightful ways to do so. An inspiring read."
Sr. Marian Batho, C.S.J.
Delegate for Religious, Archdiocese of Boston
"Practical and reflective."
"If you've ever sat in the pew and pondered how you could share your passion for the Good News of the Gospel, then Renewed by Fr. Robert Reed will serve both as your inspirational marching orders and the primer you need to become a part of the New Evangelization. Both practical and reflective, this resource is perfect for individual or group contemplation and gives each of us the tools needed to bring the treasures of the Church to a world in great need of her gifts."
Lisa M. Hendey
Founder of CatholicMom.com and Author of The Grace of Yes
"The first chapter alone hit me right between the eyes."
“If, like me, you've ever struggled to incorporate devotions to saints into your daily prayer life, allow Fr. Reed to introduce you to these spiritual guides who want to bring you closer to Jesus than ever before. The first chapter alone hit me right between the eyes.”
Author of The new Evangelization and You