The newest title in the Discipleship Series of compact small-group resources “for people with busy lives but open hearts.” Features 6 reflections on the Beatitudes, drawing on Scripture and the Catechism and illustrated through brief stories of people touched by grace: Blessed Solanus Casey, St. Gemma Galgani, Blessed Padre Pro, a Death Row inmate, a saintly young boy with Down syndrome, and St. Teresa of Calcutta. Includes prayer and discussion questions integral to growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
About the Author
Christopher Ruff studied theology in Rome in the 1980’s, receiving his S.T.L. from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family. He also has an M.A. in counseling psychology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He has contributed articles to the National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Columbia magazine, and other publications and taught as an adjunct faculty member of the former Institute for Pastoral Theology.
He is currently a Catholic leadership team consultant with Evangelium Consulting Group and has been Director of the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns for the Diocese of La Crosse since 2001. Christopher and his wife Clare have been blessed with five beautiful children and two grandchildren.
Praise for Blessed Are You
“Blessed Are You makes the Beatitudes come alive with meaning and relevance. As with the other books in the Discipleship Series, Chris Ruff takes you deeper than a theoretical study of the Faith—into a shared experience of following Jesus and building his Kingdom in the world today. Truly second to none!”– Chris Stefanick, Founder and President of Real Life Catholic
“This expanding set of small group resources is aptly named the Discipleship Series. I recommend it wholeheartedly to individuals, groups, parishes, and dioceses that wish to foster a deeper, fuller discipleship in Christ.”– Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Book size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Published Year: 2018
Nihil Obstat: Rev. Jesse D. Burish
Imprimatur: Bishop William Patrick Callahan