From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
Rekindling My Love For Catholicism
by Chris Haw
"An important addendum to the story of 21st Century American Christianity—not only because Haw's journey is representative, but because he has engaged the questions that come up along the way so well." —Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of The Wisdom of Stability and The Awakening of Hope
Chris Haw's spiritual journey led him from Catholicism to megachurch Evangelicalism and back to Catholicism again.
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The Catholic ritual of remembering the saints each November is a practice of such gravity, of such deferential love for our ancestors, that I cry every Mass of this month.
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Even before I had finished reading, I had a list of at least ten people to whom I wanted to pass on this book. I have many friends and family who are Evangelical, and at times have felt we were speaking past each other when engaging the topic of religion.
This book is an outright polemic. Aggressive. It is a devastating critique of cheap faddish religions, from Rob Bell and emergent churchiness to the quixotically unbiblical Biblical Evangelicals to New Atheists — and also to prudish Roman Catholics. No prisoners.
Chris' testimony is an important addendum to the story of 21st century American Christianity-not only because it is representative, but because it has engaged the questions that come up along the way so well.
While Haw, as a Protestant, had once been offended by some of the common expressions of Catholic piety, now at Sacred Heart in Camden he inhaled the fragrant spirituality in Catholic art and traditions.
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