The world seems to be full of former Catholics. And we’ve all heard the many reasons why people choose to leave. Maybe we’ve even felt some of these reasons in our own church experiences. Maybe we’ve thought about leaving the Catholic Church ourselves. So what keep us here? What keeps us Catholic? And what nudges some former Catholics to think of returning home?
In this engaging book, Mike Daley answers these questions in ways that are sure both to affirm our commitment and inspire new hope in our Catholic faith community. By reflecting on topics like community, saints, prayer, Mass, parish, school, humor, sacramentality, and many more (40 in all), the author helps us see why this big, imperfect, but beautiful church of ours remains so important in our lives. Paperback, 228 pages.