One Question with Joe Paprocki AND Another Book Review

Several weeks ago, the Publisher of Loyola Press, Fr. Paul Brian Campbell, SJ, sat down with me to ask his “One Question” and he chose to ask about the title of my book, Under the Influence of Jesus. Here’s my reply.


Speaking of my book, Under the Influence of Jesus, here’s another wonderful review by blogger Fran Rossi Szpylczyn who blogs at There Will Be Bread. Thanks Fran!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

2 Comments on One Question with Joe Paprocki AND Another Book Review

  1. Hi Joe. TeamRCIA had an RCIA training institute in Edmonton last weekend, and I finally had a chance to read Under the Influence of Jesus on the plane. I knew it would be good, because you wrote it, but it was *really* good. Kudos. You did a great job.

    Also, I wanted to let you know I stole one of your stories. I was trying to explain to the institute participants how to talk about Paschal Mystery in a way that doesn’t make the catechumens’ eyes glaze over. I told them the story of you staying up all night with your colicky, crying baby and how eventually broke down in tears and cried with your son. It’s a great story, and it really helped me make the point. Thanks for that.

    And I have to tip my hat to anyone who can use a Monty Python sketch to illuminate the kerygma!


    • Thanks, Nick, for the kind words about my book! So glad you enjoyed it and found stories to adapt for your institute. Long live Python! “And now for something completely different!”

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