Saturday, August 4, 2012
A Heart on Fire
A Heart on Fire is a booklet as it's less than 30 pages in length thereby making it difficult for me to write a long review. I jumped at the chance to read and review this title because it's written by Catholic Bishop Charles Chaput.
Chaput starts off by reminding readers that the key pillars of our society are freedom of religion and freedom of the press - the former which is threatened throughout the world including the United States. He points out that according to the Founding Fathers our rights come from God and not from the state and this is why freedom of religion is of utmost importance and especially important for us to keep in mind as we approach the November elections. Chaput challenges us all to be a Catholic witness; to live our faith in all that we do so that we can be a light to the nations.
I had a difficult time reading this work as it's not exactly light summer reading but I do think it's important for Catholics to read as our religious freedom is being trampled on more and more by our government. We need to learn to stand together to fight for our rights and Chaput encourages us in that endeavor.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.