Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stepping out in Faith

A young boy in the confessional lies about his sin, knowing that he is choosing hell over shame and embarrassment. A young man in spiritual distress decides to become a priest so he can be sure he will go to heaven. A white leather Bible sits in a box on a shelf for years, off limits to the little girl who asks to see it, because it might get dirty. “Just do what I say,” a priest tells another boy who is full of questions about God, “and everything will be okay”.
Steppig Out in Faith by Mark GilbertIn every one of these situations God transformed people by his word in the Bible, replaced lies with truth, and brought peace through the salvation that is only found in Jesus Christ. This is a book with not one but 11 happy endings.
The 11 individuals who share their stories of Stepping Out in Faith could not be more different. They are men and women from different generations and from around the world. But they have in common the peace they have found in God through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This is a great book to help us understand those who are in the Catholic faith.  In this book we hear the words of former Catholics, in their own words, describe how they felt and how they converted from their "religion".  It is amazing to hear how God transforms each one of these people, and to see how many of them have grown in their relationship with Christ.
It is well written, very easy to read, and I think this is a book for someone who is thinking of converting, or is uncomfortable in their "religion".   It is also a great help for teaching and learning how Catholics think.
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