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Search and Rescue: Bringing & Returning Loved Ones to the Faith

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Patrick Madrid about his book Search and Rescue where they explore the best approach to bring your loved ones into, or back into the Catholic Church.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can we present the truths of the Faith to our loved ones without seeming offensive or judgmental?
  • Who is this book intended for? Is it for those trying to bring their family or friends into or back into the Faith? Or, is it for those who have strayed from or never known the Faith?
  • search and rescueWhat is the best approach to begin a conversation about the Faith with non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic family members or friends?
  • How important is living out the Faith when trying to lead others to the Church or back to the Church?
  • How should we properly prepare ourselves for discussing the teachings of the Church?
  • What does the spiritual life have to do with evangelizing others?


What is Divine Intimacy Radio?

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Twice a week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching. On Tuesdays, they interview various authors about their spiritual books and about the authors’ own insights on those books. On Fridays, they get specific on subjects which, primarily include prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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