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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Discerning Hearts (October 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988627027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988627024
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #766,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Omar F. A. Gutierrez works for the Archdiocese of Omaha as the Manager of the Office of Missions & Justice and as the Special Assistant to Archbishop George J. Lucas. He has worked for the Church since 2001 and has written on the social teaching of the Catholic Church for several years. His articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, the Catholic World Report, The Catholic Answer, CatholicVote.com and he has a regular column in The Catholic Voice, the paper for the Archdiocese of Omaha. His series on the social teaching with Kris McGregor of DiscerningHearts.com has received international attention for its clarity, accessibility and orthodoxy. Most importantly, Omar has been happily married to his wife, Miriam, with whom he has several beautiful children.

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Omar F. A. Gutierrez grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but currently lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska for the Archdiocese of Omaha. His educational background is in the theology of the Roman Catholic Church, and he has worked on many topics, but he has been interested in the Catholic Church's Social Teaching since he started studying.

Omar has presented on the Social Teaching of the Church many times and continues to receive invitations to speak on the subject. He is a regular guest on Spirit Catholic Radio which broadcasts throughout Nebraska. Omar has a radio program titled "Regnum Novum: The New Evangelization through Catholic Social Teaching" through DiscerningHearts.com. It is available for download for free. It has been recognized as a trustworthy and accessible resource for Catholic Social teaching and has been used internationally.

Omar has been published in the National Catholic Register, The Catholic Answer, Catholic World Report, The Wanderer and in several other periodicals. His old blog, Regnum Novum, was regularly picked up by trusted Catholic portals including New Advent, Pew Sitter and the National Catholic Register site. He currently writes regularly for the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Omaha "The Catholic Voice."

"The Urging of Christ's Love: the Saints and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church" is his first book, published through DiscerningHearts.com.

He lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and children.

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I'm still learning much about the faith and Omar's book was very helpful.
Robert Miller
And I loved learning more about the lives of some of my favorite saints and meeting some new ones as well.
CrookedLines
It is not a life of grandeur or spectacle but life borne of the love that can only come from Christ.
J. Niemeyer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Miller on October 24, 2013
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This book delivers a simple and unique view of Catholic Social Justice through the lens of the Saints. You will find yourself reflecting and reviewing every chapter by looking at your own life and call to holiness! Excellent book!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pliny the Elder on November 2, 2013
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A charming, insightful, very readable treatment of the lives of some well-chosen Saints and how their examples can guide and instruct us in the daily challenge of living our Faith in Christ. Quick read, but I found it best as a reference for meditation. If you have a prayer group looking for something to read and talk about, this book would be a fantastic choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CrookedLines on February 27, 2014
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I'll admit that I have always been a bit intimidated by the Church's social teaching. However, this book takes snippets from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church and makes them come alive by showing how various saints have lived these teachings in their daily lives. It really makes these Doctrines more understandable and approachable for the average person. And I loved learning more about the lives of some of my favorite saints and meeting some new ones as well. The book is written in a very comfortable, conversational style that is quite enjoyable to read. It has given me a lot to ponder and truly does urge me to to grow in and share my faith. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Miller on February 7, 2014
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I entered the Catholic Church on Easter 2013. I came in from an evangelical protestant background. I'm still learning much about the faith and Omar's book was very helpful. I heard Omar give a talk on St. Germaine and was incredibly moved. I knew I needed to read his book. I was not disappointed. Omar did an excellent job leading the reader into the lives of each saint through the lens of social Catholic teaching. For me this was a great introduction into the intercessory life with the saints as well as ways that I can love my neighbor with examples to follow. I used this book as a Sunday morning devotional before going to mass. I highly recommend this to all but especially converts to the Catholic Church.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Scholl's on November 19, 2013
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Gutierrez has written a book that gives a fresh perspective on social justice. It adds a much needed practical voice to the conversation on how we as Church are to transform the world. It is fresh because it asks us to looks at social justice through the lens of the lives of the saints. It feels like too many books on social justice are progressive--pontificating that proof-texts papal encyclicals to serve the author's politics. It is good to look at social justice through the lens of men and women who have totally given their lives over to Jesus Christ and have been recognized by the Catholic Church as models for us today.

I have read many books about saints and my litmus test is this: do I desire to become more holy after reading it? Are the saints approachable enough that I see that our universal call to holiness is possible? I felt like reading the book really got me thinking about ways our family thinks about and reaches out to the poor, but more importantly ways we DON'T do it, ways we excuse ourselves. I was inspired creatively about ways to be closer to Jesus through my actions.

Each chapter focuses on a canonized saint or one recognized as "Blessed" by the Church, includes a prayer that the saint intercede on our behalf, and concludes with sections of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church which correspond to the actions of the saint. I especially liked the corresponding teaching with the Compendium. I actually thought of us using the book as a Lenten resource for our home school religion class where we could focus on one or two saints per week. I especially appreciated that Gutierrez included saints that are lesser known: St. Germaine Cousin, Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, and St. Joan Delanoue.
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The chapter on ST. Maria Goretti most touched my heart. What an example of Christian purity. Chastity, fortitude, mercy, forgiveness! As Omar states so well: "Virtues are habits won through determination and grace. Sanctity is a life lived. Santa Maria would rather have died than sin or agree to another's sin".
Read with prayerful reflection....a sure path to grow in holiness.
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By J. Niemeyer on January 18, 2014
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What will bring about political and economic change in our world? Catholic Saints.

This is a refreshing look into the lives of the saints. I have often taken to reading the lives of the saints to help me tell myself, "It can be done." This is a new approach to the saints. As I moved through the chapters, I wanted more. Each story helps round out a paradigm, shaped by real life, not just a world of ideas. Ideas and ideals are great, but too often, they become an end in themselves. We can think we are doing fine because we think good thoughts or have great ideals. This book opens us up to eleven stories of sacrifice, guts and glory of sanctity lived out in the world of people. It is not a life of grandeur or spectacle but life borne of the love that can only come from Christ.

This view of Social Doctrine being more than morals and ideals, but flesh and blood is a liberating transformation. The stories strengthen and inspire.

It is now in my son's hands. He couldn't wait to begin into this book, too. A great addition to the family library.
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