Home in the Church
Author Jessica Ptomey's Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith is a comforting resource for those searching for a church home to call their own. Ptomey writes eloquently about her movement from Protestantism to the Catholic Church, relating personal experiences along the way which demonstrate different aspects of the embodiment of faith.
From living the liturgical year in a concrete way to making friends with the saints, Ptomey invites readers to experience a richer, more vibrant faith. In what could be described as Ptomey's "journey home to Rome," we learn how something as simple as a Catholic family showing hospitality to a guest can be the impetus for conversion.
As Ptomey notes, a difference exists between growing up as a Catholic and experiencing a domestic church. As she writes, "I am convinced that many situations of individuals leaving the Catholic faith are a direct result of the faith not being alive in their homes."
Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a convert, or a searcher, there is definitely much to ponder in Home in the Church. It's the kind of book the lessons of which can linger with you for some time to come.