Gospel in Action
A New Evangelization Day by Day
Gary Brandl and Thomas Ess, OFM (Editors) (about)
Gospel in Action helps to bridge the gap that so often exists between the Gospel message and our daily lives. By providing short and compelling personal stories from real men and women, young and old, we see what it looks like when the Gospel is applied to real life and lived out. This personal witness is key, because only when others see the Gospel proclaimed through the word and witness of our lives does it achieve its full impact and help draw others into the life of the Church. The personal stories that comprise Gospel in Action are surrounded by short helpful teachings from Benedict XVI, John Paul II and Paul VI, among others, that remind us the Gospel must be put into practice and not simply remain an untried ideal. The unique nature of the book sets it apart from others and readers will find the personal stories helpful as they try more fully to live out the Gospel in their own lives and so take up their place in the work of the New Evangelization.
Most Reverend William E. Lori,
Archbishop of Baltimore
Rev. Brendan Leahy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, in Ireland. He is a von Balthasar scholar and an ecumenist, and has authored articles and books on interreligious dialogue, issues facing the Church in the 21st century, the life and teachings of Pope John Paul II, renewal in the Church, and the priesthood.