How do you bring a friend or relative back into the Church? First, you pray. Then, you follow Patrick Madrids advice in Search and Rescue.
Edward Cardinal Egan
Archbishop of New York
You dont have to become a biblical scholar or a theologian to be an effective spokesman for the Catholic Faith. In fact, even though you dont know all the answers and cant explain every aspect of the Faith, you can begin winning souls to the Church right now . . . using prayer, friendship, and common sense.
It sounds almost too good to be true, but in Search and Rescue Patrick Madrid explains why these are among the most effective, time-tested methods for bringing family and friends into or back into the Church. As the publisher of Envoy magazine, author of many apologetics books (including Surprised by Truth 2), and a veteran defender of the Faith, Madrid himself has used these methods successfully for years. But Madrid doesnt give you only the benefit of his own considerable experience: in Search and Rescue he also includes simple and genial advice from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine, and other great lovers of God. Get Search and Rescue the book that shows you how you can start winning souls for Christ today!
Even St. Monica would have benefited from reading this book in her effort to bring her son, St. Augustine, into the Catholic Church!
Fr. Andrew Apostoli
The Gift of God: The Holy Spirit
This is necessary spiritual reading for Catholic apologists.
Francis Cardinal George
Archbishop of Chicago
Very useful advice on how to prepare yourself and how to lead others to recognize the truth of divine Revelation and join the Catholic Church that Jesus founded. This reading can renew your life and the lives of many others.
Christoph Cardinal Schnborn
Archbishop of Vienna
Spiritually wise, morally honest, and psychologically sensitive advice about the most forgotten yet the most crucial dimension of Catholic evangelism, the personal. No tricks here, just sound, Catholic, traditional common sense. Dont evangelize without it!
Fundamentals of the Faith
Conversions could increase tenfold if Catholics adopted the techniques in this book. Pat Madrids Search and Rescue shows you how to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis de Sales and bring your friends and family members into the Church using the simple gifts of friendship, prayer, patient persistence, and informed dialogue.
Family Life Center
An excellent source to help concerned Catholics reach their loved ones. I highly recommend this book.
Steven K. Ray
Upon This Rock
A most welcome addition to the resources in evangelization and apologetics, so essential in this new millennium.
The Very Rev. Peter Stravinskas
The Catholic Response
Madrids rich experience shines through in this gem of a book. Worth buying for those new to apologetics and the old hands as well.
David B. Currie
Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic