Here is a bold critique of today's America, a provocative look at the post-Christian public square and the gradual erosion of the religious faith and freedom that have marked it for so long. At the same time, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput offers, empowering guidance on how Christians—and especially Catholics—can successfully overcome these challenges and not merely survive but reclaim the joy, the beauty, and the grandeur of life in the world.
From the author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Ceasar comes a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholic life and Christian community in the United States. America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. Moreover, this new reality and its challenges are unlikely to be reversed.
Chaput offers a compelling reflection on the person of Jesus Christ, the nature of the Church, the urgency of radical faith, and the redemptive power of beauty—all in the spirit of Psalm 8 and the enduring words of Iraneus: "The glory of God is man fully alive."