Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church
By Brandon Vogt
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The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today. The Catholic Church is hemorrhaging young people.

Behind these statistics are countless stories of wounded families. Millions of mothers and fathers are longing for their prodigal children to come home to the Church, crying: “Where did we go wrong?”

The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a different strategy. We need to understand the real reasons why our young people drift away, and we need a game plan to bring them home. We need Return.
Author: Brandon Vogt
ISBN: 978-1-943243-74-7
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 216
Publisher: Word on Fire

Language: English
Release Date: 2021-03-08

Contents


FOREWORD
By Bishop Robert Barron

Introduction

PART I - UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM


Chapter 1 - WHY ARE THEY LEAVING?
 

Chapter 2 - WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
       

Chapter 3 - THE FIVE BIG MYTHS ABOUT FALLEN-AWAY CATHOLICS
      



PART II - UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM


Chapter 4 - THE BASICS
     

Chapter 5 -  PRAY, FAST, AND SACRIFICE

Chapter 6 - EQUIP YOURSELF

Chapter 7 - PLANT THE SEEDS

         

Chapter 8 - PLANT THE SEEDS

          

Chapter 9 - MOVE THE DIALOGUE FORWARD.

          

Chapter 10 - INVITE AND CONNECT

         

Chapter 11 - CLOSE THE LOOP

          


PART III - THE BIG OBJECTIONS

Chapter 12 - PERSONAL OBJECTIONS
         

Chapter 13 -  MORAL OBJECTIONS
         

Chapter 14 - THEOLOGICAL OBJECTIONS
        



Conclusion - One Step Forward


If your son or daughter has left the faith, I encourage you not to give up hope and to learn from the advice in this book. Return will serve as an essential resource for the Church’s evangelization efforts and a true game-changer for desperate parents everywhere.

—Bishop Robert Barron

Founder, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

Return is the resource that parents of fallen-away children have been waiting for: it combines powerful spiritual insights with practical tips that you can begin applying right now. It’s like a bootcamp for spiritual warriors who are about to go out on a great search-and-rescue mission.

—Jennifer Fulwiler

blogger and author of Something Other Than God

Everywhere I go I meet parents who are troubled because their children no longer practice the faith. Finally, here is a practical guide to doing something about that. It’s time we took this problem seriously, and Return can help with that.

—Matthew Kelly

 staff apologist for Catholic Answers

Brandon Vogt’s Return offers practical and realistic ways to bring lost souls home. And I should know: I was one of those kids who left the Church for over ten years. Return hits home for me. It reveals not just why people are drifting from the Church but how to get them back into the fold of Christ. It’s a true treasure for our times.

—Leah Darrow

Catholic speaker, author, and founder of Lux University