Explore three of Bishop Barron’s earliest books that have been redesigned, reprinted, and republished by the Word on Fire Institute.
And Now I See
“All I know is I was blind, and now I see.” These words from the Gospel of John—spoken by a man born blind after being healed by Jesus—guide this rich theological investigation from Bishop Robert Barron into the meaning of Christian transformation.
In And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation, Bishop Barron blends insights from the theological and literary traditions to show that metanoia or conversion to God, revealed in Christ, is about transforming the mind and soul—from a mind of fear to a mind of trust, and from a pusilla anima (small soul) to a magna anima (great soul)—and that theology itself supports this transformation. But he also shows that this change conduces not just to a new way of believing or thinking but to a new way of being
Proclaiming the Power
Proclaiming the Power of Christ: Classic Sermons is a collection of over thirty of Bishop Robert Barron’s greatest homilies. Exploring both Old and New Testament texts, Bishop Barron brings his characteristic blend of erudition and relatability to a variety of subjects.
From its humble beginnings in Chicago to its worldwide reach to millions today, Word on Fire emerged out of Bishop Barron’s masterful preaching. But that preaching—as these classic sermons demonstrate—emerged out of a mission: to proclaim Christ in the culture and to draw people into his Church.
The Strangest Way
In the modern world, Christianity has come to be seen by many as an unintellectual, uninspiring, and unthreatening worldview. But the classical tradition of mystics and scholars reveals something quite different: the most engaging, surprising, and strange of all the religious paths.
The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path is an instructive guide through the breathtaking reality of what it means to be a Christian. Bishop Barron not only lays out his famous three paths to holiness—finding the center, knowing you’re a sinner, and realizing your life is not about you—but also concretizes them with practical actions. Drawing on both literary and spiritual masters, Bishop Barron invites readers to intimacy with God through imitation of God’s own self-gift in Christ.