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Derek Rotty is a husband and father. For 13 years, he has ministered in Catholic parishes, helping children, teens, and adults find deeper encounters and relationships with Jesus Christ. He currently serves as Director of Evangelization & Discipleship at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson, Tennessee. He has also written for The Catechetical Review, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, and the West Tennessee Catholic. In addition to his family and parish ministry, his passions are reading, writing, great food and wine, baseball, and exploring natural beauty.
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Derek's Latest from OSV: A Life of Conversion: Meeting Christ in the Gospels
“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him.” — Matthew 9:9
Conversion. The word is often associated with a one-time event, such as the call of Saint Matthew. But even for Matthew, that call was only the beginning, the moment when he started following Jesus. For Matthew, as for all the saints, his conversion lasted a lifetime. Real conversion — repentance and turning toward God — is a process that happens daily. It is our continual "yes" to the Lord and the grace he offers us.
In A Life of Conversion, Derek Rotty walks through eight Gospel passages that reveal essential lessons about conversion. Through these stories from Scripture, you will encounter Christ again and again, and, with him as your model, you’ll be drawn into a deeper relationship with the master of conversion.
Each chapter includes reflection questions that are perfect for both individual and group study.