Nice Book Review for Under the Influence of Jesus!

While on vacation, I caught wind of this very nice review of my book, Under the Influence of Jesus. The review was written for CatholicPhilly.com  by Eugene J. Fisher, a professor of theology at St. Leo University in Florida. I was honored to be reviewed alongside of Fr. Jim Martin’s most recent book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Thanks, Dr. Fisher! Here’s a sample of the review:

Under the Influence of JesusThis book is a spiritual meditation on what it means to be a Christian in one’s daily life. Written on a popular level, it makes use of the Scriptures and some of the best of Catholic thinking over the centuries. The book is a wonderful retelling of the Gospel, God’s word, which works both as spiritual meditation and motivation for living a life of love, for oneself and others. Highly recommended.

You can read the entire review here:

Two Books Lead Readers on Two Roads to Jesus

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6 Responses to “Nice Book Review for Under the Influence of Jesus!”

  1. Joe Says:

    Glenna writes:

    I love you Joe Paprocki! Can’t wait to hear your ideas for adult faith formation.
    I passed this on to my friend who is on the adult ff committee.
    Reading your book Under the Influence and that’s where we all need to be:)
    Peace and all good,
    Glenna

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  2. Joe Says:

    Thanks Glenna! I love you too! Thanks for the kind words

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  3. Joe Says:

    Theresa writes:

    Hi Joe,
    I have a homeschool CCD program here in our parish — about 20 parents meet 4x a year. My meetings for them include a bit of catechesis (20 – 30 minutes). Usually I concentrate on the season we are in, but this year was thinking of beginning a more structured 2 year rotating curriculum for the parents — any suggestions of resources I could use? I like to incorporate video. In the past I have used snippets of alpha, father Barron, busted halo, etc.
    thanks for all of your wonderful lesson plans and suggestions!

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  4. Joe Says:

    Thanks for your comments Theresa. I recommend you use my book A Well Built Faith

    (http://www.loyolapress.com/well-built-faith-catholics-sharing-what-we-believe.htm)

    along with the free downloadable leader’s guide
    (http://www.loyolapress.com/assets/trade/2816_WellBuiltFaithLeaderGuide.pdf)

    You can find videos to connect with the various pillars of the catechism by using this convenient chart I put together:

    http://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/YouTube-Videos-Correlated-to-Catechetical-Themes.pdf

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  5. Joe Says:

    Susan writes:

    Great Joe! After our Parish Transformation last spring, I am part of the Catechesis group interested in involving RE parents in some faith formation while their children are with us on Monday evenings. SO…I’ll be one of your weekly readers!
    Susan Majcen,OP
    DRE (DI Parish, Westchester)

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  6. Joe Says:

    Thanks Susan!

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