This book begins with the inspiring story of Steve Dawsonhis dramatic conversion to Catholicism as a young man and his founding of St. Paul Street Evangelization, an international apostolate that has grown to hundreds of teams in seven countries in just a few years.
Also included are other moving stories of conversion and witness. The authors are ordinary Catholics who have come to love Christ so much that they now talk about Him with total strangers in public placesstreet corners, parks, and shopping areas. They aren't theologians, nor are they highly trained apologists with Ambrosian rhetorical skills or Dale Carnegie slickness, yet their simple missionary efforts have yielded amazing results.
The book's style is readable, accessible, and conversational. It illustrates the missionary calling of all baptized Christians, including Catholics. It reveals the joy and fulfillment that come to those who humbly yet boldly share the good news of God's mercy with others.
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About the Author
Steve Dawson is the founder and National Director of St. Paul Street Evangelization and has been featured on EWTN Television and Radio, Catholic Answers Live, Catholic Connection, the Radio Maria Network, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Archangel Radio. He lives with his wife and two children in Bloomington, Indiana.
Table of Contents
Foreword Steve Ray 9
Introduction Steve Dawson 13
Rescue Steve Dawson 17
Birth of a Movement Steve Dawson 30
Prodding Each Other Toward Heaven Adam Janke 48
The Valley of the Shadow Edwin "Uzi" Mendez 66
God's "Second Choice" Lucy Stamm 81
Oh Beauty, Ever Ancient, Ever New Ed Graveline 100
The Flint Mission Project Adam Janke 112
A Catholic Notch in the Bible Belt Paul Mathers 123
Bloom Where You're Planted Karl Strunk 141
Serving Others by Helping Them to Serve Father Michael Mayer 158
We're All Heralds Steve Dawson 173