The Heart of Catholicism

Practicing the Everyday Habits That Shape Us
Author: Bert Ghezzi

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: March 24, 2014

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In The Heart of Catholicism, Bert Ghezzi, bestselling author and popular speaker, invites readers into his deep love for the Church. With great warmth and authenticity, he shows how foundational habits such as praying, studying scripture, serving others, celebrating sacraments, and learning from the saints remind us who we are as followers of Christ.

In this completely revised and expanded version of Being Catholic Today: Practicing the Everyday Habits That Shape Us, Bert Ghezzi brings together his love for the Church and his teaching expertise in this practical introduction to the way Catholics live.

Ghezzi uses stories from his own life to show how Catholicism is contagious, spreading from person to person because of the things Catholics do that are distinctively Catholic. Essential practices such as praying daily, celebrating the sacraments, reading and applying scripture, honoring the saints, confessing and overcoming sin, participating in parish life, caring for the poor, and evangelizing are treated in seventeen brief and inspiring chapters.

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Pages: 192

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594714405

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A fantastic breath of fresh air!”

    “Bert Ghezzi’s book is a fantastic breath of fresh air! His language is thoughtful, simple, and clear, and his teaching is complemented with practical stories. He highlights the beauty of what it means to be Catholic. Once the book is in your hands you will not want to put it down!”

    Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, M.H.S.H.
    Director of Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
    University of Dayton

  • “An important resource for the New Evangelization.”

    The Heart of Catholicism is simultaneously a classical and contemporary presentation of the beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith and an important resource for the New Evangelization.”

    Rev. Steve Grunow
    CEO of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

  • “Hard-earned practical insights.”

    “Bert Ghezzi is a master at his craft and an obvious student of the classroom of silence. These pages are dripping not only with ageless wisdom, but also with the hard-earned practical insights that come from a lifelong struggle to live in wisdom.”

    Matthew Kelly
    Author of The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

  • “Inspires and motivates.”

    “A wonderful book for newcomers and a great refresher for Catholics who seek to live solidly rooted, enthusiastic lives following Christ in the Church. Presenting daily habits that lead to a deep and joyful conversion to Christ, Bert Ghezzi inspires and motivates.”

    Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz
    Archbishop of Louisville

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