Bishop Barron's new book To Light A Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age is out today. Just from the title, I could guess that Dominican spirituality is involved. If you haven't already read the page on the Dominicans, take a look HERE. One of the symbols for the Dominican Order is that of a black dog with a flaming torch in his mouth, ready to answer the call of his Master and bound out into world, blazing the world with the proclamation of the Word. When I went back to read more on Bishop Barron, I found that he did, in fact, attend a Dominican high school, which greatly impacted and formed him.
Here's a book review from Amazon.com:
"In this compelling new book—drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.—Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron’s smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotes—from engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from Chicago--To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground.
Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world."
To buy your own copy, click this link:
All proceeds from the book sales go to support and enable the evangelical work of Bishop Barron and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
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