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Jesse Romero believes that Catholics are called to radically live their faith, not just study it, talk about it, and hide their light under a bushel. For those who find themselves living in a kind of spiritual coma, Jesse jolts them out of that lukewarm, tepid state. Instead of passively allowing circumstances wash over you, Catholics, Wake Up! shows you how to claim every situation for the Lord. We are called to be spiritual warriors, and are meant to triumph with God's strength over life's difficulties. This powerful book will energize and empower you to take action and live Catholic faith vibrantly and courageously.

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spiratual warfare education at its finest

cradlr catholic and this book absolutely motivates me to pick up my sword and fight for and share my religion. must read for all catholics especially for men.

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A pound for pound Evangelist.

very straightforward. Knocked me out. I love this man. A true champion. pound for pound

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Oh wow!

This is an amazing book! Definitely recommending it. Thank you God for placing this book in my path!

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  • Jj
  • 02-26-15

Though I was awake.... realized I wasn't

If you could sum up Catholics, Wake Up! in three words, what would they be?

Truth, Wise, Simple

What other book might you compare Catholics, Wake Up! to and why?

It is much like any other book of catholic apologetics like some of Scott Hahn's, with less theological insight, and with a deeper emphasis on personal sanctity and everyday spirituality that is attainable and simple. Orthodox and grounded, but along the lines of what George Wiegel describes in Evangelical Catholicism

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I started into the book with a yawn and a "why did I buy this? i know all this." only to find out that it would reveal to me that all the knowledge I had was stagnant and not being lived out. Love is a verb, and I was treating it as a noun.

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Certainly passionate.

I cannot deny author and narrator Jesse Romero has a palpable zeal for his faith. I read elsewhere that Mr. Romero is an "evangelical Catholic." If you are not sure what that is, give a listen. I also share Mr. Romero's line of work, so I was interested in his story. However, I just do not believe some of the anecdotes, which seem exaggerated and pat. Others seem to really enjoy Romero's writing, and perhaps you will.

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A must read!!

Wow... To say I was motivated and inspired by this book is a drastic understatement. Jesse Romero’s conversion into a passionate and authentic soldier for Christ, is awesome. He tackles the entire spectrum of what it means to be a practicing Catholic. and charges us to up our game in every facet of our life. His book is filled with scripture and how it all relates to us today. He gives great, solid advice, examples from his own life in everything that he talks about, and always relates it back to the word of God. All the chapters are awesome, and I particularly found chapters 19 and 20 to be extremely powerful. Thank you, Jesse, for being such a strong and amazing soldier for Christ!!

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good message

It was a slow start and a struggle for me to listen to initially, but I persevered and glad I did. Eventually I couldn't get enough and couldn't wait to get back into the car to finish it.

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Passionate, inspiring, become an everyday HERO!!!

Want to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind? Want to become an educated Catholic and learn more about your religion? Want to learn how to read the bible? Jesse Romero lays it down and invokes a passion of the faith. He's like a father in this book and teaches you how to raise healthy, faithful children. His chapters about his children made me cry. I loved the chapter about his career as a deputy & how it caused moral distress with his faith and how he combated it. He gives direction and reminds you of your catechism lessons from so long ago. This book has sparked a fire in my HEART! Listen to it!!!...I did however skip over the chapter about Rodney King, it was too long. But otherwise an enlightening story

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Wake up

Very powerful conversation story and reality of the one true faith! This is for Catholic and non Catholic people to read.

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Great story with a challenge.

I loved the book. It gives real world examples of how to think about evangelism of Jesus as a Catholic.

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  • Darren L. Joseph
  • 01-09-19

Absolutely fantastic work!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Romero is filled with passion as he covers apologetics, gives sound reasons for the Catholic faith, shares numerous highly relevant personal stories to illustrate Catholic truths and cites an abundance of scripture references. What a beautiful work. Well done, Romero. I’m totally blown away - and I can feel that a fire for Christ has been reignited in my belly. Highly recommend.

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  • tonyk84
  • 10-07-19

Inspiring book

Really enjoyed this book, it has really inspired me in my Catholic faith. Jesse has lived in interesting life, and God has truly blessed him.

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  • Davide
  • 12-09-20

Awesome book for Catholics. Get it!

I love Jesse Romero and his awesome stories. This book definitiely brings Catholics closer to God. Can only suggest it, especially for younger Catholics. I am inspired and want to become like Jesse.