“Desiring to justify himself, he said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’”
As he so often did, Jesus answered this lawyer’s question with a story, the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus chose illustration over explanation.
In his Discipleship Series, Christopher Ruff strives to humbly imitate the Master, illustrating discipleship especially through true stories of men and women touched by grace. Who Is My Neighbor continues this approach. Like the other books in the series, it:
- Is ideal for busy people, with 6 short, engaging sessions
- Soaks deeply and prayerfully in a few key Gospel passages
- Connects with real life through timely discussion questions
- Fosters love of neighbor through a simple component of service
- Brings to life each theme with true stories that inspire
-Jean Vanier – The Good Samaritan
-Dorothy Day – The Vine and the Branches
-Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – The Rich Young Man
-Norma McCorvey – The Woman at the Well
-St. John Vianney – The Raising of Lazarus
-Edith Stein – With Christ on Calvary
It is advised that the book and DVD be purchased together in the Who is my Neighbor? Complete Set.
The book is 153 pages.
“This expanding set of small-group resources is aptly named the Discipleship Series. I recommend it wholeheartedly to individuals, groups, parishes and dioceses that wish to foster a deeper, fuller discipleship in Christ.”
— Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
“Christopher Ruff’s Discipleship Series has been a very effective instrument for the new evangelization in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. I recommended it to our parishes as a model for Lenten renewal, it is solidly Catholic yet simple. It doesn’t require a huge commitment from pastors, lay leaders, and participants, but it still fosters growth in holiness through good content, meaningful shared reflection, and a commitment to service. I look forward to seeing future volumes in the Discipleship Series.”
— Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archdiocese of Vancouver
“Blessed Are You makes the Beatitudes come alive with meaning and relevance. As with the other books in the Discipleship Series, Chris Ruff takes you deeper than a theoretical study of the Faith – into a shared experience of following Jesus and building his Kingdom in the world today. Truly second to none!”
— Chris Stefanick, Founder and President of Real Life Catholic
“Small faith-sharing groups which challenge the individual to works of charity and the apostolate are at the very core of the history of the reform of the Catholic Church. I congratulate Christopher Ruff on his work and hope that it will continue to be so well received."
— The late Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR
About the Author
Christopher Ruff has been writing small-group resources for more than 25 years, with a special desire to connect the inner life of intimacy with Christ with its outward expression in love of neighbor. Chris received his S.T.L. from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome and has been Director of Ministries and Social Concerns for the Diocese of La Crosse since 2001. HIs Discipleship Series has been used by parishes and dioceses throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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