. . . here’s what you need to know:
You’ll be reading Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell, which I happen to think is one of the most important Catholic books on the market today. Important enough that I’m putting together a local book club in my own town, to meet and discuss the book. And so are you? Yes?
And because you like to talk about things on the internet, you’ll be visiting CatholicMom.com’s Lawn Chair Catechism discussion group. Led by Sarah Reinhard, whom you’ll recognize as one of my favorite writer-people. And who is an extroverted friendly person, so I bet sheee never clams up when it’s time to drop the J-word. She’ll be doing one of those linky-link festivals, or you can participate in the combox at CatholicMom.com, or at a participating blog near you.
(This blog is very near you.)
Because you don’t have a ton of money . . . Our Sunday Visitor is watching out for you: From now until the end of the month, you can purchase the book from the publisher’s website for $10, free shipping, no minimum. This is basically the wholesale price. Sarah asked OSV for a little coupon, and they responded with extreme generosity.
Because actually you’re
illiterate very busy, but you like to talk about evangelization, or at least just complain about what’s wrong with the world . . . CatholicMom.com has pre-released the weekly discussion questions, which include a cliff-notes executive summary of each chapter. Find the link at the Lawn Chair Catechism landing page.
Because you’re exceedingly irritated that I’ve suddenly started using Facebook to post links to this event, and not a single cat photo . . . send your hate mail to Christian LeBlanc, Fr. Longenecker, and the SuperHusband. They started it, not me. I just write stuff and talk a lot.
Who else to blame? Will Duquette say you should read it too.
I, on the other hand, have never even met Sherry, or even stalked her on the internet, so you can believe me.
PS: Pope Francis Says: You probably don’t want to answer all the “your parish” questions on the internet. But discuss in the privacy of your own local evangelization group? Yes indeed.