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Everyday Evangelism for Catholics

A Practical Guide to Spreading the Faith in a Contemporary World

Cathy Duffy

113 pages
St. Benedict Press LLC

Everyday Evangelism for Catholics answers that all-important question for Catholics with little experience in evangelism: how do I get started? In Everyday Evangelism for Catholics, Cathy Duffy shares from her wealth of experience a natural and easy process that anyone can use to evangelize friends and family, including:

  • Why all Catholics should be involved in evangelism—it isn't just for Protestants.
  • How to guide a conversation toward opportunities for evangelism.
  • How to ask the right questions to find out where a person is on their spiritual journey.
  • How to be prepared to respond to the key concerns that are likely to arise in different situations.
  • What a worldview is and why it matters.
  • How to recognize underlying worldview assumptions that shape a person's beliefs.
  • How to present the Catholic faith to a Protestant who is already familiar with the Bible.
  • How to actively listen so you can learn what people truly think and feel.
  • How to pray for others and track prayers with a journal.
  • How and why to pray with others on the spot.

Since evangelism isn't a one-size-fits-all process, Duffy helps sort out what is likely to work best in different situations. She advocates a relational approach rather than the ability to win apologetic arguments. Anyone who loves their faith, loves others, and is willing to invest prayer and time can do this.

Author Bio

In 1998, Cathy returned to the Catholic Church after spending almost 25 years heavily involved in Protestant churches. Diving wholeheartedly back into the Catholic Church, Cathy worked at her local parish as Director for RCIA and Adult Faith Formation until 2011. She continues to serve as a volunteer in adult faith formation programs, most visibly in the Alpha course and at the “Got Faith Questions” table in the church courtyard.

Cathy is also an author and publisher, primarily focused on reviewing educational resources for the homeschool market at CathyDuffyReviews.com.

Her passion for evangelism springs from her own spiritual journey as well as from encounters with many people who are trying to sort out the important questions about life and eternity.