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.
Most Rev. Robert Reed, auxiliary bishop 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.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“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 Fr. Reed, a talented evangelist and compassionate priest, guide you gently to a fuller Christian life, and a deeper relationship with God.”
Rev. James Martin, S.J.
“One of the modern Church's great communicators.”
“One of the modern Church's great communicators is communicating something great with this book. Bishop 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
“Gentle guide to growth in faith.”
“This gentle guide to growth in faith teaches through saints, scripture, and people in our own lives. Bishop 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.
Former Director of Media Relations
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
“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 Bishop 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