We want others to know the joy we've discovered as Catholics and have an impact for good in the lives of others. But can busy, ordinary men and women of faith do something that really makes a difference? Author Randy Hain shares creative ways Catholics can live their faith and pass it on to others - often with extraordinary results.
Randy Hain is a devoted family man, business leader, writer, and a passionate advocate for the faith. He converted to the Catholic Church along with his wife in 2006. He is a cofounder of the Annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference and the Integrated Catholic Life magazine, where he blogs each week. He is also a contributing writer for the National Catholic Register and the Huffington Post. A sought-after national speaker and the author of four books, he lives with his family in Roswell, Georgia.
"In Joyful Witness, Randy Hain has done something brilliant: Hes gathered everyday heroes and highlighted their saintly efforts. This book is full of practical tips that even slackers like me can apply. You're going to find yourself inspired by the incredible stories, the heartwarming examples, and the down-to-earth advice. Even better, you'll be motivated to get off your couch and do something!" Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger, SnoringScholar.com
"Unique and inspiring, a solid Catholic viewJoyful Witness inspires the heart and soul! Randy Hain shows us how to truly live the faith and really make a difference. A must read for every Catholic!" Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author of The Miraculous Medal
"Everyone loves a love story. Joyful Witness is Randy Hain's love story with the Catholic faith. Love begins with infatuation but only continues through nurturing the relationship. 'You simply can't love the whys of Catholicism before you love the Who,' he writes. So Randy leads us into evangelizing beginning with a love of Jesus. He then shares answers and tools through his own experience and those of other Catholics who share his deep love of the faith. This book is a template for a great Catholic love story." Patti Armstrong, Catholic author and blogger
"Make a choice for the benefit of your family, your parish, and yourself in Jesus Christ. Randy Hain's Joyful Witness will open your eyes, renew your commitment to integrate your faith with the struggles of life, and serve as a roadmap to your becoming that extraordinary, deeply serene Catholic that each of us can be." Father Robert P. Reed, President of The CatholicTV Network
"In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis exhorts each of us with the words, With Christ joy is constantly born anew. Randy Hains Joyful Witness echoes our Holy Father's call for each of us to fully and lavishly embrace the New Evangelization in our own unique ways." Lisa M. Hendey, author of The Grace of Yes and founder of CatholicMom.com
"Joyful Witness is inspiring, authentic, and eminently practical. The stories of ordinary Catholics joyfully serving Christ and his Church will leave a deep impression that hopefully will spur all of us on to more fully engage in our Catholic faith and be a joyful witness to everyone we encounter. Read this book and tell everyone you know about it!" Dan Burke, executive director of the National Catholic Register
"Randy Hain shares the stories of people he has met and the wisdom he has encountered. Ultimately, he asks you to become another joyful witness contributing to the one great story that is our faith." Dan Spencer, executive director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men
"Randy Hain reminds us that we dont have to travel the world or start a nonprofit to bring Christ to our communities and our world. Radical witness is not the sole propriety of marquee Catholics. Joyful Witness is an endearing and eminently shareable read." Matt Swaim, producer and host of EWTNs Son Rise Morning Show
"Brimming with grace and compellingly readable, Joyful Witness offers practical lessons on how to become the followers of Christ we all are called to be, wherever we are in life. Randy Hain introduces us to exemplary Catholics, most laboring with unheralded heroism in Christs vineyard and liking it that way. The fact that they have confronted and overcome some very painful challenges of their own is itself a source of joy." Matthew Alexander Rarey, correspondent, National Catholic Register
"Joyful Witness has synthesized how, in the lived experience of our Catholic faith, we have the ability to witness with joy-filled hearts. While the stories are touching and heartwarming, they include a challenge to put our God-given talents to work in the world. Thank you, Randy!" Monsignor Peter J. Rau, pastor of St. Peter Chanel Parish
"Joyful Witness profiles several Catholics who are having an extraordinary impact on others because they recognize God's infinite and unconditional love and choose to be all in in their quest to live a good and integrated Catholic life. In each chapter we learn powerful holy habits that we can put into practice each day to grow in our vocations, make a positive difference in the lives of others, and be more joyful in every task we complete. This book will help readers become the joyful witnesses God invites us to be."
Scot Landry, president, Good Catholic Leadership Group