To Light a Fire on the Earth

Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age

by Robert Barron with John L. Allen, Jr.

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.


Recent Reviews

This Book is on fire!

Sarah Zeola

5 Stars

Around the time my husband went through RCIA I started to focus more on my faith and along with that came…

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To Light a Fire on the Earth

Ben PS

3.5 Stars

In To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age (Image, 2017), Bishop Robert Barron, popular radio evangelist,…

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To Light a Fire on the Earth

Alan McCarter

5 Stars

Robert Barron's To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age offers one of the sanest, most sage voices of Catholic teaching a chance to demonstrate, yet again, that reason and faith properly belong…

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To Light a Fire on the Earth

K Jewell

5 Stars

“In Christian tradition, beauty, goodness, and truth are known as ‘transcendentals,’ linked to the three core human abilities to feel, to wish, and to think. Jesus refers to them in the Great Commandment…

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One every engaged Catholic should read.

Anne Flanagan

5 Stars

If you are only going to read one faith-centered book this year, please make it this one.

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