''I am convinced that with effective faith we can form minds, change hearts and enlighten the world in which we live.''--Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
Bishop Thomas Tobin is bishop of the Diocese of Providence, RI. Practical and witty, Bishop Tobin shares his faith in a bi-weekly column in the Diocesan newspaper The Rhode Island Catholic. Effective Faith is the second collection of his columns. A previous collection was published as Without a Doubt, also available from the CFP Holy Angels Gift Shop.
Effective Faith gently but persistently challenges the reader to bring Christ to the streets, offices, retail establishments, and living rooms of one’s personal life. Bishop Tobin’s objective is to have readers not only know their faith but also to practice it.
Bishop Tobin finds the news of the day the perfect subject matter to grab readers' attention and engage them in the lessons that life keeps teaching him. --Bob Zyskowski, President of the Catholic Press Association, Associate Publisher of The Catholic Spirit in Minnesota's Twin Cities.
In my many years of profiling people from many walks of life, I have never met a man like Bishop Thomas J. Tobin--nor a writer with such a gifted and distinctive voice. With humor and a common touch, he gently prompts us to reflect on the great theological, moral and cultural issues of our time. Whether Catholic or not, people of goodwill will find inspiration in Bishop Tobin's Effective Faith. --G. Wayne Miller, Author and Journalist
This collection of essays is an excellent resource for anyone reflecting on issues facing Catholics today. Each of [Bishop Tobin's] brief and very readable commentaries draws us into a deeper consideration of our every day experiences and the world around us. I highly recommend this book to everyone, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. --Sandra T. Keating, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, Providence College
Practical and witty, Bishop Tobin shares his faith in a bi-weekly column in the Diocesan newspaper The Rhode Island Catholic. Effective Faith is the second collection of his columns