FoC 048: Sharing Our Faith with Authenticity with Karen Edmisten

 

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We are thrilled to welcome back Karen Edmisten as our first return guest on Fountains of Carrots! We’ve been fans of Karen’s writing for years and when we got our hands on her new book, You Can Share the Faith: Reaching Out One Person at a Time, we knew we needed to have her back on the show to talk about evangelization.

Karen Edmisten is a Catholic convert from atheism and a homeschooling mom of three girls. She’s a freelance writer, a frequent guest on Catholic radio. and the author of several books.

In this episode we chatted with Karen about sharing Christ through our relationships. As Catholics we can be afraid to come off as proselytizing and sometimes don’t speak up and share our faith when the time is right. Karen offered stories from her conversion (including when people tried to evangelize the wrong way) and talked about the people that authentically shared their Catholic faith with her. We also discussed complicated situations within families, such as spouses who don’t share the same faith or children who have left their faith. Karen has such wisdom to share about patient, prayerful hope for these difficult situations and offering love and respect in all our relationships.

We loved chatting with Karen again and we think this episode is going to be a great inspiration and encouragement to you. It’s a great episode, so grab some coffee and listen in!

Books we talked about:

You Can Share the Faith: Reaching Out One Person at a Time by Karen Edmisten

Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line by Karen Edmisten

Other books by Karen:

After Miscarriage by Karen Edmisten

The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary by Karen Edmisten

Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections by Karen Edmsiten

Our previous podcast episode with Karen:

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How to connect with Karen:

Come hang out with us!

You can listen to us on iTunes, and we’d love a quick rating or review. If you have an android device we’re also on Stitcher. And as always, you can find all links, show notes, upcoming guests, and listen to all episodes at Fountains of Carrots.com.

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