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As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is. In To Light a Fire on the Earth, he reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2017
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The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal CatholicismRobert BarronBaker Books / 2016 / Hardcover$21.49 Retail:
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Exploring Catholic Theology: Essays on God, Liturgy, and EvangelizationRobert BarronBaker Academic / 2015 / Trade Paperback$23.44 Retail:
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As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is.
In this compelling new bookdrawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barrons smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotesfrom engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from ChicagoTo Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground.
Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.
Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.
Bishop Barron's website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the most-followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 20 million times and he has over 1.4 million followers on Facebook.
JOHN L. ALLEN, JR., is the editor of Crux, specializing in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church and the author of a number of books on religion, including most recently The Global War on Christians.
"Bishop Robert Barron is truly a shepherd after God's own heart, proclaiming the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith, and leading souls to the knowledge and love of Christ. He makes Scripture come alive. He calls attention to the seeds of the Word that surround us in creation and culture. And he answers the contemporary challenges of secularism and the new atheism with clarity and charity. John Allen has provided a privileged glimpse into the mind and heart of a true master of evangelization." -- Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper
"Bishop Robert Barron is the most accomplished evangelist and catechist in the Catholic Church today. Everyone eager to help make Catholicism a "Church permanently in mission" should read this stimulating conversation. Everyone." George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning
"In their new book Bishop Barron and John Allen enthusiastically detail the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith and offer a glimpse at the captivating mission of a shepherd who literally goes to ends of the earth to share the greatest story ever told in ways it has never been told before." Teresa Tomeo, author of Intimate Graces
"Two of the greatest minds in the modern Church have come together to create a desperately needed book. It's an essential read for today's believer as well as anyone interested in understanding why the Catholic Church is important to so many people." Jennifer Fulwiler, author of Something Other Than God