Today, I’m happy to be sharing about a new book out there which has one person looking at the ‘state of the Catholic Church.’ I’ve already placed this one (and the first Wake Up, Lazarus written in 2011) on my wish list for future reading as I’m rather curious as to what the author has to say.
About Wake Up, Lazarus
In Wake Up, Lazarus! author Pierre Hegy documents the most important issues facing modern Catholicism and presents a convincing argument for renewal in the Catholic Church.
Wake Up, Lazarus! examines three general factors that contribute to the spiritual decline of all mainline churches and three factors that are special to the Catholic Church. Hegy describes the inner workings of two successful parishes—one evangelical and the other Catholic—to illustrate the strategies used that contribute to vibrant and growing church communities. He also reviews various renewal plans and then presents his personal, long-term plan for renewal in the Catholic Church, with practical implementation suggestions included in each step.
Hegy communicates that the strategy and principles of Catholic renewal must lead passive Sunday church-goers to become active participants; it must help active participants to become involved in parish life; and it must inspire all involved to become committed disciples.
About Pierre Hegy, Author of Wake Up, Lazarus
Pierre Hegy received his PhD from the University of Paris in 1972. He is an author and a professor emeritus of sociology at Adelphi University; he has been a Fulbright scholar at Taiwan National University, and he taught for two years at the Catholic University of Lima, Peru. He currently lives in New York.
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