"This can renew your life, and the lives of others."
Catechism of the Catholic Church
"This is necessary spiritual reading for Catholic apologists."
Archbishop of Chicago
And scores of other
faithful Catholics, including:
"Even St. Monica would have benefited from reading this book in her effort to bring her son, St. Augustine, into the Catholic Church!"
Fr. Andrew Apostoli
The Gift of God: The Holy Spirit
"Spiritually wise, morally honest, and psychologically sensitive advice about the most forgotten yet the most crucial dimension of Catholic evangelism, the personal. No tricks here, just sound, Catholic, traditional common sense. Don't evangelize without it!"
Fundamentals of the Faith
"Pat Madrid's Search and Rescue shows you how to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis de Sales and bring your friends and family into the Church using the simple gifts of friendship, prayer, patient persistence, and informed dialogue."
Family Life Center
"An excellent source to help concerned Catholics reach their loved ones. I highly recommend this book."
Steven K. Ray
Upon This Rock
"A welcome addition to the resources in evangelization and apologetics, so essential in this new millennium."
Very Rev. Peter Stravinskas
The Catholic Response
"Madrid's rich experience shines through in this gem of a book. Worth buying for those new to apologetics and the 'old hands' as well."
David B. Currie
Born Again Catholic
You don't have to become a biblical scholar or a theologian to be an effective spokesman for the Catholic Faith.
In fact, even though you don't know all the answers and can't explain every aspect of the Faith, you can begin winning souls to the Church right now . . . using prayer, friendship, and common sense.
It sounds almost too good to be true, but in Search and Rescue, Patrick Madrid explains why these are among the most effective, time-tested methods for bringing family and friends into — or back into — the Church.
As the publisher of Envoy magazine, author of many apologetics books (including Surprised by Truth 2), and a veteran defender of the Faith, Madrid himself has used these methods successfully for years.
But Madrid doesn't give you only the benefit of his own considerable experience: in Search and Rescue he also includes simple and genial advice from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine, and other great lovers of God.
Get Search and Rescue — the book that shows you how you can start winning souls for Christ today!
From the Foreword by
There are plenty of answer books out there already, and I'm grateful for them: they provide a service for Catholics that can't be underestimated.
But they're not enough!
In Search and Rescue, Patrick provides what those books lack: the spiritual elements that must be there if you're ever to win converts to the Faith.