Learn about God's vision for the universal Church to be united "on earth as it is in heaven" from a truly Catholic perspective.
On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Restoring God's Vision for Race and Discipleship
is the latest book from Fr. Josh Johnson, co-author of the popular Pocket Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, author of Broken and Blessed
, and host of the weekly podcast "Ask Fr. Josh."
Fr. Josh's journey to become the first black priest in the diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is chronicled in this book. Fr. Josh draws on the riches of Scripture, his personal experience as a Catholic of colour, his priestly ministry, and the wisdom of the Church to help Catholics better understand Christ's call to make disciples of. “all peoples and nations (Matt. 28:19).”
With the help of On Earth as it is in Heaven, Catholics can work towards bringing the kingdom of Heaven to earth by reaching out to people of all backgrounds.
Through this book, readers will:
- Learn more about bringing unity to the Church by living as the communion of saints on Earth
- Read practical tips for encouraging discipleship and bringing unity into your community and parish
- Hear Fr. Josh’s story about becoming a priest and other stories from his life of ministry
“Fr. Josh Johnson speaks with love, conviction, and urgency when he calls on Catholics to ‘accompany people of all races, ethnicities and languages in discipleship.’ Jesus gave permission to the world to judge whether we are authentic when He said, ‘By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ Not only do ‘I’ need to be transformed by the power of the Eucharist, but ‘we’ need to be transformed together as witnesses to the world. If we want to see the world change, On Earth As It Is In Heaven gives us the tools to begin this work!”
-Jeff Cavins, Creator of The Bible Timeline® Learning System