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“Sharing YOUR Faith Story” Launch Blog Tour!

Catholics are good at a great many things: Prayer. Social justice. Community.

Evangelization, however, comes more difficult for many of us. For whatever reason, many Catholics find it challenging to talk about the way the Lord is working in their lives, whether they’re speaking with family members, friends, colleagues,nancycover neighbors, or complete strangers.

It just got easier. My friend and sister in Christ Nancy Ward at JoyAlive.net is stepping out in faith with a new DVD, “Sharing YOUR Faith Story.” In addition to her own stories of renewal and conversion, Nancy provides ten tips for sharing your story. I was especially struck by her three suggestions for beginning to develop your story: Who were you before? What happened–was it a decisive moment, or a gradual awakening? Who are you now? It reminded me anew that storytelling was one of Jesus’s best evangelization tools, telling us parables about how people’s hearts, souls, or bodies were suffering… and then healed by the Lord’s love and mercy. It’s much more effective than judging people and telling them that in your less-than-humble opinion, they’re headed straight to hell.

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About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at JoyAlive.net,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.
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