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This book begins with the inspiring story of Steve Dawson—his dramatic conversion to Catholicism as a young man and his founding of St. Paul Street Evangelization, an international apostolate that has grown to hundreds of teams in seven countries in just a few years.
Also included are other moving stories of conversion and witness. The authors are ordinary Catholics who have come to love Christ so much that they now talk about Him with total strangers in public places—street corners, parks, and shopping areas. They aren't theologians, nor are they highly trained apologists with Ambrosian rhetorical skills or Dale Carnegie slickness, yet their simple missionary efforts have yielded amazing results.
The book's style is readable, accessible, and conversational. It illustrates the missionary calling of all baptized Christians, including Catholics. It reveals the joy and fulfillment that come to those who humbly yet boldly share the good news of God's mercy with others.
"This book is a great reminder of the mission of the laity in evangelizing the world."
— Most Reverend Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
— Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers,Author, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality p>"I love this book. I love these stories. This could be the most effective single volume at changing American Catholic attitudes about evangelization."
— Al Kresta, President, CEO of Ave Maria Communications p>"The young Catholics of St. Paul Street Evangelization have been remarkably successful in drawing to the Catholic faith people who had little interest in religion. In these pages are their stories: full of hope, full of joy, and full of success."
— Karl Keating, Author, What Catholics Really Believe
"Pope St. John Paul II called for a New Evangelization, but who's actually doing it? These people are. Read their stories, learn, and be encouraged."
— John Bergsma, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville.
— Steve Ray, Author, Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church