In this new book, Patrick Madrid uses the example of St. Francis de Sales to illustrate the zeal, spiritual principles, and attitude of one who sets out to live and share the faith. Christ sent his apostles into the whole world to make disciples of all nations, and by virtue of our baptism, we, too, are called to be apostles on this same mission. But how do we start? How can we accomplish in today’s culture? In this book, Patrick shares his own time-tested methodology for teaching Catholics how to prepare themselves to:Explain their faith more intelligentlyDefend it more charitablyShare it more effectivelyHis methodology, derived from more than twenty-five years working in the field of apologetics, involves both practical techniques and theological truths revealed to us in Scripture and exemplified in the lives of the saints. It includes emulating the apologetics techniques of the original apostles, as well as the Fathers and Doctors of the Church in ensuing centuries. More importantly, it details the sanctifying process of cooperating with God’s grace as he lovingly forms an apostolic heart for others within each of us.
Patrick Madrid is a bestselling author with more than eighteen books to his credit. These include Does the Bible Really Say That? and Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist. He hosts the popular Right Here, Right Now show, broadcast over the EWTN Catholic radio network as well as on SiriusXM satellite radio. Patrick and his wife, Nancy, live in Granville, Ohio, and have been blessed with eleven children and twelve grandchildren (so far).