This book will help you to:
--Change what you think, say and do about your circumstances
--Agree with God to overcoming addiction, rejection and abuse
--Develop and experience healthy relationships
--Experience mental & physical health, peace, success and liberty
The life-changing, transforming power of God will help you believe the word of God--the scriptures--to change you life. Your heart and mind can be unified to the truth about who you are and what you can have. When you come to the knowledge of the truth you will have faith to believe that all things are possible. When you hear, read and believe the word, you develop faith in the word. You can draw on your faith to see blessing, healing, deliverance and increase manifest into your life.
These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church.
Consider these statistics for the United States.Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing.Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics.The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010.Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God.
If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world.
Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more.
And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.