Catholics, Wake Up!

Be a Spiritual Warrior
Narrated by: Jesse Romero
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (191 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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I listened to this in its entirety even though I wanted to turn it off half way through. I expected sound catechism. What I got was "Hey, look at me I'm a big shot cop who's a kickass Catholic and this is what I've done....oh yeah and you can find me on YouTube doing my boxing.." This is all about him being a fundamentalist Catholic.. I cringed when he discussed his daughter's pledge to purity and when he took a swipe at Islam by inventing a taxi scene where he was [insert dramatic music] prepared to die for the faith! Oh please. Mind you, his ministry to a woman he assumed was a prostitute by the way she dressed was way OTT and not believeable at all. And, quite frankly, boasting about carrying a concealed weapon was a true wanker moment. This behaviour does not fly in Australia. This book is very American in its delivery of cheesy moments and booyah Catholicism. If he'd just put down his ego, it would have been a good listen.

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Never had a book make my eyes well up w tears story after story

Never had a book make my eyes well up w tears story after story. I bought this thinking I already know all he’s going to say but let me tell you first I didn’t second he touched my heart so many times I can’t count. I’ve seen him on YouTube and I thought he’s not for me even though I agreed 100% with what he said and I’m a very direct person myself but I was soooo wrong! He has a new fan and listener and am grateful he wrote this book. Especially on atheism because my daughter has a bf who is a Baptised Catholic but has an atheist father and a Catholic in name only mother who believes in abortion so I’m sooo worried but now feel ready to have her hear Jesse to help her refute him and wake her up maybe she will lead him home or move on. I’m praying Spiritual Warfare daily myself after my reversion 20 years ago.

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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.