Eric Sammons is the author of seven books and the former Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice in Florida. He has spoken to thousands of people on various Catholic topics; has conducted evangelization, Scripture, and apologetic workshops on the parish and diocesan levels; and has worked with many parishes to improve their evangelization efforts.
His published books include Who is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew (Our Sunday Visitor 2010), Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaría Escrivá (Our Sunday Visitor 2012), and The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did (Catholic Answers Press 2017). He also authored the high school textbook Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue (Midwest Theological Forum 2013). In addition he has published articles in Crisis Magazine, Catholic Answers, The Federalist, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, OnePeterFive, Catholic Exchange, and Catholic Online.
Sammons began his investigation of the Catholic faith in 1991 as an Evangelical Protestant and was received into the Catholic Church in 1993. He continued his studies of Catholicism and obtained his Master of Theology degree at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2011.
Eric spent five years as Director of Evangelization for the Diocese of Venice, and before that was head of evangelization for a suburban parish in the Washington, DC area for ten years. There he organized parish missions, door-to-door evangelization campaigns, and public forums on the Catholic faith.
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