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“The gift of Baptism is the gift of relationship.” As Joseph Hollcraft reflects in A Heart for Evangelizing, it is this relationship which orders our hearts, minds, and actions toward eternal union with a loving heavenly Father. Hollcraft offers reflections on holiness and evangelization—the cornerstones of the Christian vocation—and applies these themes to nearly every aspect of life. Personal, theological, and spiritual formation are ardently encouraged in A Heart for Evangelizing.
About the author
Joseph Hollcraft is Adjunct Professor to the Avila Institute and host of the Seeds of Truth radio program. His writing has been featured in Catechetical Review and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. Hollcraft and his wife Jackie live in Chico, California with their children.
“Joseph Hollcraft reveals that the advance of the Kingdom of God must begin first within our own hearts and then extend to those around us. Without this inner work of conversion and union with God, our efforts will yield far less than we would desire.”
—Dan Burke, Author, founder of SpiritualDirection.com, and editor of EWTN’s National Catholic Register
“In a world of burgeoning textbooks and media, the reminder that catechesis is inescapably a personal task to which we are called, through a cooperation with the redeeming and educative work of the Persons of the Holy Trinity, is a timely and important one.”
—Petroc Willey Professor of Catechetics, Franciscan University of Steubenville
“Evangelization is never about numbers, and never about programs. It’s one heart setting another on fire. With this book Dr. Hollcraft helps us keep the home fires burning—even as we set the world ablaze with Christ.”
— Mike Aquilina, Award-winning author of more than 40 popular books
“Hollcraft wonderfully displays the tapestry of Catholic life and evangelization by weaving solid Catholic teaching, its application to the modern world, and clearly expressed examples that bring out the light and shadows of this beautiful picture.”
— Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, Author, television host, and Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology