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Turn to the Lord

Turn to the Lord

Leonard J. DeLorenzo

ISBN: 9780814665640, 6564
Details: 296 pgs , 6 x 9
Publication Date: 04/15/2021


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God calls each of us to a life of goodness. 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 towards the Lord? Leonard J. DeLorenzo demonstrates how preparation for Confirmation can be a life-giving experience for candidates and those who accompany them. Candidates, sponsors, and parents will together foster a holistic formation of mind, heart, hands, and habits needed for transformation into a source of goodness in the world.

This book is ideal for use by RCIA sponsors and candidates, as well as parents and sponsors of younger Confirmation students. Parents and sponsors will be empowered to be primary formators for the candidate in their life, as they will benefit from discovering more about God as a source of goodness, but also seeing how to convey God's message to Confirmation candidates.

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).

The truth and beauty of Catholicism are best imparted not by a textbook but by a living witness. Lenny DeLorenzo offers in this beautiful book a reorientation of the way we think about and implement catechesis and faith formation. This book is a game-changer both in its unique, coherent presentation of the faith and in its provocative and compelling approach to forming others in the faith. This is a book that should be in the hands of every parent, pastor, catechist, and teacher.
Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend