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DISCOVER CHRIST

Are you interested in discovering who Jesus Christ is? What is His relevance to your life? Explore below the most discussed person in human history!

  • Who is Jesus?
    This article gives a very basic overview of the beauty of the Christian message: that man has lost his way, but out of love God has redeemed us.

  • Why be a Christian?
    A young man walks away from his faith, then finds the true meaning of Christianity in a way he never expected.

  • The Son of Man
    In a time when many feel that Christ was a great religious leader but nothing more, this article demonstrates that Jesus' own words reveal the beauty of God's love made manifest by the great mystery of God becoming a man in Jesus.

  • A Jewish "Hippie" Wrestles with God
    A Jew discovers new meaning in his life and the fulfillment of Judaism in Christ.

  • Does God Really Love Me?
    Ralph Martin can help you understand God's personal love for you.

  • How Can I Be Truly Free?
    Is there a way to be truly free from the many oppressions of life: political, economic, discriminatory, racial? Ralph Martin says, "Yes!"

  • Jesus is Lord by Fr. Cantalamessa, the Pope's Preacher
    An Italian priest attends a conference in Kansas City, Missouri, which leads to a life- changing experience.

FOLLOW CHRIST

What does it mean to follow Jesus Christ? Below are some resources that will help you follow Jesus more closely as a Catholic Christian.

  • New Testament Studies
    Peter Kreeft gives practical introductions to the New Testament letters and how we as Christians can learn from the early Christian communities.

  • How Can I Pray?
    Ralph Martin explains the basics of prayer and how all of us can grow deeper in our relationship with God.

  • Accepting The Embrace of God: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
    Fr. Luke Dysinger overviews a way of reading and praying the Bible that Christians have used since the beginning of the Church.

  • We Need the Holy Spirit by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM
    A five-part scripture reflection on our need for the Holy Spirit.

  • Our Vocation to Holiness
    Donald Bloesch shares our task to make visible, not ourselves, but the living God in Christ.

  • Life on the Hogback Trail
    Love is a balance between legalism and license. Jim McFadden, a former member of ChristLife's Board of Directors writes this insightful article drawing analogies from his experience on mountain trails.

  • Disciples of the 21st Century
    This article elaborates on the need for vision, relationships, and personal relationship with Christ in order to bring others to God.

  • Weakness and Strength
    Neal Lozano explores how God's strength is perfected in our weakness.

  • Reviving the Virtues
    Chuck Colson calls the Church to embrace the study of the virtues that we might grow in holiness.

  • The Controversial Christ
    Ralph Martin explains how Jesus came as a "sign of contradiction," laying bare the hearts of men and women. He comes to us today in just the same way.

  • I Almost Slipped!
    David Wilkerson exposes a serious temptation we all face in times of trials and sufferings.

SHARE CHRIST

How do we share Jesus Christ with others as Catholics? See below for some excellent resources.

  • The Power of Intercessory Prayer
    This article gives an overview of the amazing power of intercession and seven practical ways to enter into intercessory prayer.

  • Friendship: The Key to Evangelization
    This article speaks of the importance of developing close friendships and spending quality time with others who are close to us in order to share the good news of Jesus.

  • If Catholics push their favorite food, why don't they push their faith?
    This article surveys the reasons Catholics are often reluctant to share their faith. Furthermore, it includes an interview with ChristLife's Director, David Nodar - that provides helpful insights into parish evangelization.

  • The Red Herring
    This article poignantly reminds us of all the excuses we make for not evangelizing and gives us fresh encouragement to be the lay apostles we are called to be.

  • Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus as a Catholic
    What is Catholic evangelization? How and why should I talk about Jesus? These questions and many more are treated in this excellent series of articles by Fr. Robert Barron. Specific topics covered are the proclaimation of the resurrection of Jesus, His divinity, the life He brings, and the Church He founded. In addition practical strategies for faith sharing are discussed.

  • Why Don't Catholics Share Their Faith?
    Written by Martin Pable, OFM CAP., this article (America Magazine, Fall 2005) discusses the reasons many Catholics are reluctant to share their faith. Martin also offers practical ways and motivation to be a witness for Christ.

  • Faith Which Overcomes the World
    Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap, address in London, UK in June 2005. Fr. Raniero gives a powerful overview of faith and its role in the new evangelization.

  • The Glory and Power of the Gospel
    Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap, speaking at a retreat for 1500 priests and 70 bishops in Mexico in 1992, called on the Catholic Church to re-discover the beauty and power of the simple kerygma.

  • Jesus, Light of the World
    This is one light that will never go out.
    By Fr. Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R

  • Open the Eyes That Are Blind
    Jesus wants us to come together so that our light shines brighter and brighter.
    By Fr. Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R

  • Let Your Light Shine!
    Do you believe that you can be a living miracle in your neighborhood?.
    By Fr. Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R

  • We Are Called to Win the World for Christ
    by Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

  • The Higher the Horse, the Greater the Grace
    This story offers is a reflection upon the author's own conversion as it relates to the conversion of St. Paul.

  • Ministering Like Jesus
    This article provides valuable insight into the necessity to know, love, and spend time with Jesus in order for us to minister like Him.

  • I, Evangelizer
    Why is evangelization a difficult thing to talk about? What is the Church doing to bring people to encounter the Lord? Zoe Romanowsky offers her thoughts on these questions.

  •  : Witness
    A beautiful reflection on one young women's experience of the love she has encountered being witnessed to. A great encouragement to Catholics trying to be loving witnesses and evangelists to their contemporaries.
      Commission
    A short poem by Phil Fontaine on encountering Jesus in the Eucharist and being sent forth to spread the Kingdom.

  • "Dear Godfather . . ."
    One Man’s Story about Shining the Light of Christ by Gabriel Harkay

  • What Should the Laity be Doing?
    This article, excerpted from Russell Shaw's book Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church, discusses various ineffective attempts in incorporating the laity into the Church's mission and offers valuable insight into how laity can revitalize the Church in the future.

  • What is the lay apostolate?
    This brief article explains what the lay apostolate is and why it is essential to the new evangelization. Following the article are several useful links on the apostolate.

  •   Passion for Christ
    This easy to read article is one Catholic lay woman's passionate call to the new evangelization. Using papal writings, Sheila Gribben Liaugminas appeals to the heart of the matter and calls all people to zealously proclaim Christ.

  • Comparing Christianity to other Religions
    This excellent series by Peter Kreeft compares and contrasts Christianity to the other major religions of the world.

  • Youth and the Call to Evangelize
    This article written originally for middle school students, helps young people clearly understand the call to evangelize and how they can easily start doing it!

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