Thank so much to Julia D. of Happy Catholic for writing such a wonderful review of my book Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage."
She gave it five stars.
Part of what attracted me to this book was the fact that these are modern people, not canonized saints but saints-in-training as we might say. It has not only the dramatic stories mentioned above but those about a man who prays the rosary, a baker who loves his work, and a basketball player getting to play her first NCAA game. Some stories made me cry and some seemed all too familiar, but all of them inspired me.You can order the book on Amazon or at Franciscan Media. Actually, it's available lots of places. Please consider reading it.
Matthew Archbold has a real talent for telling these stories with sincerity but without pathos. He helps us see how these stories connect with our own lives, whether through his introductions or the three discussion questions that close each chapter. And that makes us realize that we too are saints-in-training, called to stand up for our faith under fire, even if just in the very small ways that present themselves in everyday life.
Faith Under Fire is everything the author mentions in his introduction quoted above. Read it.