Search and RescueAuthor: Patrick Madrid
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 2001-05-01
You don't have to become a biblical scholar or a theologian to be an effective spokesman for the Catholic Faith. In fact, even though you don't know all the answers and can't 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 doesn't 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!
The Very Rev. Peter Stravinskas, author, The Catholic Response
"A most welcome addition to the resources in evangelization and apologetics, so essential in this new millennium."
Steven K. Ray, author, Upon This Rock
"An excellent source to help concerned Catholics reach their loved ones. I highly recommend this book."
Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
"This is necessary spiritual reading for Catholic apologists."
Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, author, The Gift of God: The Holy Spirit
"Even St. Monica would've benefited from reading this book in her effort to bring her son, Augustine, into the Church!"
Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
"How do you bring someone back into the Church? First, you pray. Then, you follow Madrid's advice."
Patrick Madrid is a life-long Catholic. He has authored or edited 16 books on Catholic theme. Since 1996, Patrick has published Envoy Magazine, and he also serves as the director of the Envoy Institute, which is dedicated to teaching Catholics how to explain their Faith more intelligently, defend it more charitably, and share it more effectively. Commenting publicly on the effectiveness of Patrick's approach to doing apologetics, Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York, said, "How do you bring a friend or relative back into the Church? First you pray. Then, you follow Patrick Madrid's advice in [his book] Search and Rescue."