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Author Focus Series: John L. Allen shares “To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age”

February 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join seminal Vatican commentator, author, and editor of Crux, John Allen, as he and an esteemed panel of experts discuss his new book with the Most. Rev. Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of LA and founder of Word on Fire.

“To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age” is the highly anticipated follow-up to Bishop Robert Barron’s hugely successful Catholicism: A Journey to the Faith

As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is.

In this compelling new book—drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.—Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron’s smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotes—from engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from Chicago—To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground.

Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.