“God calls each one of us who calls himself a Christian. He calls us directly. There is no compromise in his call: ‘Whoever is not with me is against me…. If you love me, keep my commandments.’
“His call is revolutionary, there is no denying it. If we Christians implemented it, we would change the world in a few months…”
Every day, the newspapers show again and again that cracks are forming in our modern economic, political, and technological superstructures. Terror, despair, and fear are on the rise—and the media and political elites are at a loss for solutions that will bring lasting peace and healing to the world.
In this hard-hitting book, Catherine Doherty brings unique wisdom and clarity to the dilemmas and anxieties of the modern world. She turns the insecurity and fear of the world on its head, showing you how cultivating “holy insecurity” could be your most reliable path to genuine peace. She writes movingly about numerous matters that today’s secular society ridicules and caricatures: sacrifice, renewal, community, stewardship, and more. She explains how you can learn to overcome your fear and live with danger, all with joyful (but never naïve or unrealistic) faith and hope in Christ.
A Russian baroness who gave up everything to serve the poor of North America, Catherine has unusual and striking insight into the stark realities of the life of faith for everyone from the seemingly comfortable rich to those who live in the most grinding poverty. The answers are startlingly simple, but rich with the supernatural wisdom of the Gospel—and rooted in Catherine’s conviction that we must change ourselves before we can realistically expect to change the world.
Built on the solid foundation of her classic best-selling book, The Gospel Without Compromise, this newly revised and expanded edition offers concrete help to make the unequivocal decision to live the gospel—without compromise!—in your daily life in the modern world.
About the Author, Catherine Doherty
Catherine Doherty used her heritage as a Russian Christian as a matrix for responding to the needs of Christian life and work in the modern world. Her own personal pilgrimage led her to be “poor with the poor Christ” in the slums of Toronto and in Harlem; and later to the establishing of the world-wide Madonna House Apostolate. A dedicated wife and mother, Catherine was also a prolific writer of hundreds of articles, a best-selling author of dozens of books, a renowned national speaker, and a pioneer of social justice. Catherine Doherty’s cause for canonization as a saint is now under consideration by the Catholic Church.