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Praise for From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
"In an accessible and intelligent way, Chris Haw presents us with the colorful fabric of his faith journey woven together with rich resources, inviting readers on a theological and spiritual adventure of action and contemplation. This book is perfect for those struggling to understand how they fit into the Church and world today, especially those young adults seeking to make sense of their faith in challenging times."
—Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., author of Dating God
"Chris Haw's new book is a gem: honest, insightful, funny. With sparkling prose and considerable theological insight, Chris describes his journey from Willow Creek to Sacred Heart—from American Evangelicalism to Roman Catholicism. In this narrative—part biography and part theology—he asks hard questions and refuses to settle for easy answers. Along the way he incorporates insights from Wendell Berry, G.K. Chesterton, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Chris's story will be of special interest to Protestants who wonder about all things Catholic and Catholics who wonder about leaving the Church. To all readers this book is a lovely gift."
—Steven Bouma-Prediger, author of For the Beauty of the Earth
"With an appealing candor and a storyteller's skill, Haw explores here a principal question of contemporary western Christianity: What is the role and proper place of the praxis, traditions, and theology of Inherited Church in shaping the religion of today's Christians? I must add as well that only rarely, if ever, have I seen a more persuasive or compelling apologia than the one he makes."
—Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
"A refreshing dose of respect, objectivity, and love ... This autobiographical 'confession' will be of interest to both Catholics and Protestants as both will learn much and be invited to reflect deeply on their own personal profession of faith."