Review: Evangelical Catholicism

By RENÉ BREUEL

The unexpected resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of his successor, Francis, have lifted into the mainstream conversation scenarios and proposals for the future of Catholicism and of Christianity in general. One of the most promising proposals comes from George Weigel, whose previous books include Witness to Hope, his bestselling biography of John Paul II, and The Courage to Be Catholic. Weigel’s new vision for the future of the Church was published just in time for the ecclesial kairos, a week before Benedict’s historic announcement, and is prominent not only for its timing and Weigel’s stature, but also for the direction he points to: the book is called Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church. It is a title sure to tickle evangelical ears.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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