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Search and Rescue - How to Bring Your Family and Friends into - or Back into - the Catholic Church

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Catalog Code: 9781928832270

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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site Average Rating: This item received 5 stars overall.
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“How do you bring a friend or relative back into the Church? First, you pray. Then, you follow Patrick Madrid’s advice in Search and Rescue.”
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop Emeritus of New York

You don’t have to become a biblical scholar or a theologian to be an effective spokesman for the Catholic Faith. In fact, even though you don’t know all the answers and can’t explain every aspect of the Faith, you can begin winning souls to the Church right now . . . using prayer, friendship, and common sense.

It sounds almost too good to be true, but in Search and Rescue Patrick Madrid explains why these are among the most effective, time-tested methods for bringing family and friends into — or back into — the Church. As the publisher of Envoymagazine, author of many apologetics books (including Surprised by Truth 2), and a veteran defender of the Faith, Madrid himself has used these methods successfully for years. But Madrid doesn’t give you only the benefit of his own considerable experience: in Search and Rescue he also includes simple and genial advice from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine, and other great lovers of God. GetSearch and Rescue — the book that shows you how you can start winning souls for Christ today!

“Even St. Monica would have benefited from reading this book in her effort to bring her son, St. Augustine, into the Catholic Church!” 
Fr. Andrew Apostoli
The Gift of God: The Holy Spirit

“This is necessary spiritual reading for Catholic apologists.” 
Francis Cardinal George
Archbishop of Chicago

“Very useful advice on how to prepare yourself and how to lead others to recognize the truth of divine Revelation and join the Catholic Church that Jesus founded. This reading can renew your life — and the lives of many others.”
Christoph Cardinal Schönborn
Archbishop of Vienna

“Spiritually wise, morally honest, and psychologically sensitive advice about the most forgotten yet the most crucial dimension of Catholic evangelism, the personal. No tricks here, just sound, Catholic, traditional common sense. Don’t evangelize without it!” 
Peter Kreeft
Fundamentals of the Faith

“Conversions could increase tenfold if Catholics adopted the techniques in this book. Pat Madrid’s Search and Rescue shows you how to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis de Sales and bring your friends and family members into the Church using the simple gifts of friendship, prayer, patient persistence, and informed dialogue.” 
Steve Wood 
Family Life Center

“An excellent source to help concerned Catholics reach their loved ones. I highly recommend this book.” 
Steven K. Ray
Upon This Rock

“A most welcome addition to the resources in evangelization and apologetics, so essential in this new millennium.” 
The Very Rev. Peter Stravinskas 
The Catholic Response

“Madrid’s rich experience shines through in this gem of a book. Worth buying for those new to apologetics and the ‘old hands’ as well.” 
David B. Currie
Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 5 stars overall. Madrid has inspired me learn more in preparation to defend the faith.

Until I heard Patrick Madrid speak last year at the Catholic New Media Celebration (CNMC), I didn’t realize people could make a profession from defending the Catholic faith. An amazing speaker, Madrid, infused his knowledge of the faith with humor, humility and honesty. Listening to him inspired me to develop my own knowledge in preparation to defend my faith when called upon.
Search and Rescue, How to Bring Your Family and Friends into- or Back into – the Catholic Church is the first of Patrick Madrid’s many books I chose to read. Now to be honest, I was hoping he would have some formula or magic words that I could use to instantly bring family to and back to the Church. Obviously, there is no one magic way to awaken their faith and invite them into the Church.
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