“As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, ΓÇÿFollow 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.
Derek Rotty is a husband and father. For more than a decade, he has ministered in Catholic parishes, helping children, teens, and adults find deeper encounters and relationships with Jesus. He currently serves as Director of Evangelization and Discipleship at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson, Tennessee. He has written for The Catechetical Review, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, and the West Tennessee Catholic. To learn more, visit www.derekrotty.com.