From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart
Rekindling My Love for Catholicism
Foreword by Shane Claiborne
The bestselling coauthor of Jesus for President chronicles his spiritual journey through evangelical Christianity and his return to Catholicism. A respectful and engaging look at the megachurch movement and a hreatfelt expression of love for the Catholic Church's liturgy and its commitment to the poor.
In the spirit of Merton's Seven Storey Mountain and Dorothy Day's The Long Loneliness, Chris Haw's From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart recounts the journey of a young Christian seeking a personal relationship with Christ within the context of a faith community committed to love, justice, and a slodarity with the poor. Haw's journey spans contemporary American Christianity – from a nominal Catholic background to megachurch Evangelicalism, to a new monastic community, and then back to Catholicism after an intense experience on Good Friday. Haw's story and style will appeal to Catholics who champion the Church's social teachings, those drawn to monastic practices and living in intentional community, and those seeking solidarity with the poor and marginalized.
"Sometimes you hear someone share their story and you get the sense that they are pioneers, scouts, groundbreakers… blazing a trail that a lot of people will hike on after thay are long gone. Chris Haw is one of those trailblazers." –Shane Claiborne (from the forword)