Evangelization Needs More Football Players

Evangelization Needs More Football Players

Evangelization needs more football players. Football, when it is played well, is a game of real strategy, skillset, and power. While you typically need all three to win, the essential need is not power and not skill, but strategy. You need to know where the goal is, how to play offense, how to work together…

Evangelizing is for Rural America, Too

Evangelizing is for Rural America, Too

The second in our “Starting Conversations” series. Feel free to share with your parish staff, community, small group, or some friends for some dialogue on evangelization topics that don’t get as much air time as they should. One problem I tend to see with the processes available to parishes that wish to become evangelizing parishes…

Why Don’t We Evangelize People Living with Disabilities?

Why Don’t We Evangelize People Living with Disabilities?

For all the discussion of the New Evangelization in the past forty years, there are topics that simply don’t get discussed, and should. I’m offering an occasional series of posts called Starting Conversations that I hope will get people thinking, talking, and doing. While I will offer opinions, my offerings are meant more to serve…

How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

How Do You Awaken Thirst for God In People Who Say They Don’t Care?

As I write this, we’re still in the graces of this past Easter Sunday, full of the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, and his life, death, and resurrection saves, heals, and transforms our lives. Because He is our friend and our LORD, we each have specific divine plans for our…

Journaling Imaginative Prayer: Five Examples

Journaling Imaginative Prayer: Five Examples

Enrich your imaginative prayer experience by journaling about it. Here’s how, and examples from five different writers. This article is also available as an abridged PDF. If you like writing, you may find it particularly fruitful to write about the Gospel story as you experienced it during your prayer. You can record your experience in…

How to Start a Walking with Jesus Prayer Group

How to Start a Walking with Jesus Prayer Group

Is your group interested in trying imaginative prayer? Here’s a guide to doing imaginative prayer with a group using the book Imagine You Walked with Jesus. Imaginative prayer, also known as Ignatian contemplation, is a way of praying by prayerfully imagining oneself inside a scene from a sacred text (typically from one of the Gospels):…

12 Reading Plans for Imaginative Prayer

12 Reading Plans for Imaginative Prayer

The following imaginative prayer readings plans are excerpted from Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer by Jerry Windley-Daoust (Our Sunday Visitor, 2021). You can get these reading plans in a handy PDF or MS Word format in our store: Imaginative Prayer Reading Plans. Readings for Beginners The following readings are…

70 Scripture Passages for Imaginative Prayer

70 Scripture Passages for Imaginative Prayer

Here are 70 readings you can use for imaginative prayer (also known as Ignatian contemplative prayer). Page numbers refer to the location of the corresponding reading guide in the book Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer. Get this list as a free PDF. READING SCRIPTURE PG # The Annunciation Lk…

Where You Can Find Peanut Butter & Grace Books Now

Where You Can Find Peanut Butter & Grace Books Now

Many books originally published by Gracewatch Media (often under the Peanut Butter & Grace brand name) have been sold to other publishers as we pivot to our new evangelization-focused mission. If you’re looking for where you can purchase those books now, check out the links below. You can link to the book page at the…

Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start
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Are You a Catholic Evangelist? You Should Be…Here’s Why, and How to Start

Evangelization has been a dirty word in Catholic circles for too long, maybe because so many Catholics haven’t seen it done well. Here’s a book that helps us re-imagine how we do evangelization…and maybe even make it fun. by Susan Windley-Daoust Evangelization. Ugh…that word! People immediately think of soapboxes, megaphones, door to door missionaries, and…