I’m usually a quick writer, and usually pretty accurate in my estimates of how long a project’s going to take me. Not so with the latest round of edits on the book, which if we were to measure in terms of laundry backlog would be described as: Now forced to wear the socks I hate but never quite manage to donate, thank goodness, because it’s too cold for sandals. In fact we might even go so far as to say: Been wearing socks I hate so long I’m starting to accept them as part of my life.
So I’m gonna start some laundry now. Meanwhile, there’s this other book I just found out about, and you are going to want to get a copy. It’s The Contagious Catholic: The Art of Practical Evanglization, and it’s by Marcel LeJeune of Catholic Missionary Disciples. I haven’t read the book, so I can’t tell you how much crossover there is between his book and mine. What I know is that Marcel LeJeune knows what he is talking about.
If you are in parish leadership and want to learn what really works in evangelization and discipleship, go get yourself and a couple colleagues signed up for the next available CMD training group. He does the thing you need in order to acquire the skills it takes to evangelize in your parish and beyond. So sign up for that. Don’t spend your money on other junk, sign up for that. Did I mention you should sign up for that?
If you’re an ordinary Catholic, stalk the book release and pounce when the moment comes.
As soon as final edits are done on my book, I will be reading Marcel’s. Then I’ll be able to tell you what’s the same and what’s different, but honestly? You’re gonna want both.
Cover art for The Contagious Catholic by Marcel LeJeune courtesy of Ascension Press.
Related: If you’re wondering why Marcel’s name rings a bell, previously on these pages I recommended his book Cleansed: A Catholic Guide to Freedom from Porn. If you haven’t read it yet, hit up Lent-a-Claus for a copy.