Drop Your Nets and Follow Jesus


Drop Your Nets and Follow Jesus

How to Form Disciples for the New Evangelization
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    About the book

    The questions facing believers and sincere seekers in the Church universal account for the publication of this most needed book: "What does it mean to follow Jesus? What must I do to merit being called his disciple in this Third Millennium of Christianity? How can I live the Good News I have received and pass it on to future generations?" Each chapter presents through the lens of discipleship the building blocks of how to become spiritually mature by having the courage to drop whatever obstacles stand in the way of following the Lord. It considers in an experiential way the conditions for discipleship he himself lived to the full, among them, obedience, hope, joy, and fidelity. The chapters open with a thematic poem and end with a closing prayer, followed by questions for reflection. Each chapter invites readers to enter into personal reflection as well as to engage in small group faith sharing.

    Dr. Susan Muto’s latest book, Drop Your Nets and Follow Jesus, is indeed a “must-read” for all who truly want to respond to the invitation of Jesus to “Be perfect…as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt: 5:48).

    Msgr. Albert Kuuire
    Spiritual Director at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut

    Dr. Susan Muto’s beautifully written and arranged book is a valuable resource for those engaged in spiritual self-direction as well as those looking for solid Spiritual resources for a spiritually-oriented book club. Dr. Muto combines the inspirational poetry of her mentor, Fr. Adrian van Kaam, and her own flowing spiritual reflections on Sacred Scripture toward the making of the Disciple in response to the New Evangelization call. Each of the brief twenty-one chapters concludes with a summary prayer-reflection and reflective questions for the spiritual seeker. The Author combines the deep wisdom and beauty of her own inspiring journey and shares her own poetry as well. A gem!

    Sr. Sharon Richardt, D.C., M.A., Ph.D.
    Spiritual Coach and Director

    Dr. Susan Muto has handed us the key to evangelization in our time — and in any time, really. It’s friendship. That is the way modeled by Jesus Christ. It is the way taken up by the Apostles and Fathers. Friendship converted the world once before and can do it again. We can do it again

    Mike Aquilina
    EWTN host and author of How Christianity Saved Civilization

    This book should be in all parish libraries. Using non-theological language and with deep personal insights, Muto has provided us with wonderful reflections on what we must be to become disciples to others

    Arnold Rzepecki
    Catholic Library Association

    About the author

    Susan Muto, Ph.D., is executive director and co-founder of the Epiphany Association. A native of Pittsburgh, she is a renowned speaker, author, teacher, and Dean of the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality. She is the author and co-author of over forty books.