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Turn to the Lord

An Invitation to Lifelong Conversion

God calls each of us to a life of goodness, and our yearnings to become more like God invite us to lifelong practices of conversion. The sacrament of confirmation is a pivotal moment anchoring a Catholic's commitment to God. Les mer
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God calls each of us to a life of goodness, and our yearnings to become more like God invite us to lifelong practices of conversion. The sacrament of confirmation is a pivotal moment anchoring a Catholic's commitment to God. But do our current sacramental preparation programs really inspire candidates to turn toward the Lord? Leonard J. DeLorenzo demonstrates how preparation for Confirmation can be life-giving for both candidates and those who accompany them.

This book is for those who seek a substantive but accessible presentation of the Catholic faith, and who are willing to grow in their knowledge of Scripture and Church doctrines, all while welcoming God into their lives. Turn to the Lord: An Invitation to Lifelong Conversion presents to young people-or adults with struggles and doubts about their faith-a holistic, coherent presentation of the human and divine drama of Catholicism. This book is ideal for parents of students involved in confirmation preparation, family members of those participating in RCIA, and sponsors and godparents of those preparing for sacramental initiation. Fully initiated Catholics who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith would benefit from this introduction, as would students in Catholic high schools or collegiate ministry centers.

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Contents
reface ix
1 The Way 3
2 Saul of Tarsus and the Witness of St. Stephen 8
3 The Conversion of St. Paul 12
4 St. Paul: The Source of Goodness 16
5 Paul, Apostle of Christ 21
6 The Life of Paul and the Love of Jesus 25
7 Who Is Jesus? The Son of the Father Drawn Near to Us 28
8 Who Is Jesus? I AM 36
9 Who Is Jesus? The Power and Wisdom of God 43
10 Who Is Jesus? The Gift of Beatitude 49
11 Advent: Prepare the Way of the Lord 53
12 Advent: Waiting for the Lord 59
13 Where We've Been, Where We're Going 63
14 Who We Are Created to Be 66
15 Male and Female God Created Them 73
16 Sin and Its Effects 80
17 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Strength of Virtue 87
18 Chastity of the Ears: Inclining Our Hearts 96
19 Chastity of the Tongue: Harnessing the Power of Words 104
20 Chastity of the Eyes: Risking the Joy of Encounter 110
21 The First and Perfect Disciple 115
22 The Mystery and Motherhood of the Church 122
23 Becoming Christ's Body: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist 125
24 Healed as Members: Penance and Anointing of the Sick 132
25 At the Service of Communion: Marriage and Holy Orders 138
Epilogue The Keynote of Communion 143
Index 145

Om forfatteren

Leonard J. DeLorenzo, PhD, directs strategic planning for the McGrath Institute for Church Life, where he also directs the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative, with a concurrent teaching appointment in the department of Theology. Leonard is the author of four books: A God Who Questions (OSV, 2019), What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions (Ave Maria, 2018), Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints (UND Press, 2017), and Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives (Ave Maria, 2016). He is also the co-editor of two other books: Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person (Cascade, 2018) and I Call You Friends: John Cavadini and the Vision for Catholic Leadership in Higher Education (Pickwick, 2019).