Called: Becoming an Everyday Disciple in a Post-Christian World – A Five-Week Guide by Kevin Cotter


Book Blurb:
“Do you feel uncertain about how to share your Catholic faith with others, especially as society increasingly rejects religion? Why not follow examples from the scriptures and saints to guide you?

In this five-week guide to becoming a daily disciple of Jesus in a post-Christian culture, popular speaker, bestselling author, and experienced FOCUS missionary Kevin Cotter presents thirty-five brief and engaging meditations that provide Catholics with the conviction and tools for sharing Jesus with others.

Called is an accessible guide to evangelization for the average Catholic. Through short and simple daily meditations, you will gain everything you need to begin sharing the Gospel, including the conviction that you can and should be evangelizing their faith.

Based on the principles of evangelization taught by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)—where Kevin Cotter is the senior director of curriculum—Called invites you to delve into powerful scenes from Jesus’ life, plus stories from the lives of saints such as Augustine, Mother Teresa, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, as you explore how the call to discipleship is at the heart of scripture in ancient Israel, the life of Jesus, and the apostolic Church.

Cotter leads you on this five-week journey as someone who understands the challenges of talking about faith with friends and the sacrifices needed to invest in others. He encourages you to step outside your comfort zone as you open your eyes to Jesus’ call to discipleship.”  (Source:  Ave Maria Press )

Price: $13.95
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-59471-851-9
Ave Maria Press
October 26, 2018

My Thoughts:
This book said I would learn how to live the faith, share the faith and raise up disciples to do the same thing.  I certainly did!  I feel better prepared thanks to this book.

Called by Kevin Cotter was a very inspiring read!  I completed this much faster than the intended five-week plan this book is set up for – I didn’t want to stop reading!  The layout of Called is designed to be read over the course of five weeks, a little each day, like a daily devotional.  Each day’s lesson is about the same length and many share both Scripture and Catechism quotes.

I really enjoyed the writing style Kevin Cotter used for this book.  He speaks on an authoritative yet friendly, relatable level.  I never felt like I was being taught at or told to implement the suggestions in this book in a way that wouldn’t be comfortable or natural for me.

I absolutely recommend this book to anyone, especially my fellow Catholics, looking for a refreshing look on evangelization, discipleship and living more like Jesus.

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I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book from Ave Maria Press through NetGalley.  A positive review was not required.  All opinions expressed are my own.