Being On Fire
By: Richard Malloy, S.J.
WINNER, CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD - POPULAR PRESENTATION OF THE FAITH Honorable Mention
“A warm, down-to-earth challenge to the poisonous skepticism and disenchantment that smother our God-given soul-hungers like an acid fog. For God’s sake (truly), let’s feel the exuberance of living on fire before we claim to be ‘all burnt out.’ "—William J. O’Malley, S.J., author, Connecting with God
“A refreshingly positive perspective on what it means to be Roman Catholic. Relying on his personal experience and diverse sources from Protestant theologians to papal documents, from popular culture to government official papers, from theological works to biblical scholarship, Fr Rick takes us on an enjoyable journey through his ten basics and does it all with a sense of joy and hopefulness, laying before us the radical call to a prophetic living of our faith.”—John Sivalon, M.M., author, God’s Mission in Post-modern Culture
Grounded in scripture and tradition Being On Fire provides ten key affirmations—on God and creation, Jesus and the sacraments, mission, community, and the universe—that encompass the fullness of life in Christ, today.
Richard G. Malloy, S.J. is the university chaplain at the University of Scranton, working with Campus Ministry, the Center for Service and Social Justice, The Jesuit Center, Service Learning and the International Service Programs. He has also served as a professor and university chaplain at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is the author of the Orbis books Spiritual Direction: A Beginner's Guide and A Faith That Frees: Catholic Matters for the Twenty-first Century, which won second place in the category “Popular Presentation of the Faith” from the Catholic Press Association.