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 together. That truth, beauty and goodness are noble pursuits. And that both of those things properly inform the evangelical mission of the Church in our postmodern, skeptical age.
I've been a "fan" of Bishop Barron for a long time. His ministry in YouTube videos alone staggeringly reflects on the faith once received and in dialogue with the wider culture (he quotes Bob Dylan -- a lot!). This book looks at both Barron's life and his philosophy behind "proclaiming the Gospel in a secular age". It is the result of twenty hours of interviews conducted by John L. Allen, Jr., who is an acclaimed Catholic author and journalist. I was really looking forward this book -- and it lived up to my expectations!
What you'll find in these pages is a picture of what a life of friendship with Jesus really looks like. And it can't help but transform your own friendships with others and with Jesus.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.