Kresta in the Afternoon – June 30, 2020 – Hour 1

+  The Angry Christian

  • Description: Is anger always bad? After all, wrath is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. But, used properly, anger can be a useful emotion. It is our anger at injustice and evil that can lead to change; our anger at the loss of souls that leads us to evangelize. We'll talk with Bert Ghezzi.
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    • Bert Ghezzi
      Bert Ghezzi is the author of several books including The Angry Christian: A Bible-Based Strategy to Care for and Discipline a Valuable Emotion. Hundreds of his articles have appeared in the Catholic and religious press. He has been involved in all levels of religious education for more than 40 years and has served as a leader and teacher in several Catholic renewal movements. He has seven adult children and 16 grandchildren, is an active member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, and lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
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    • The Angry Christian: A Bible-based Strategy to Care for and Discipline a Valuable Emotion

      This book shows how Christians can be good and be angry at the same time. That’s possible if we let the Holy Spirit strengthen us to get angry for the right reasons and to keep anger under control. If we are seeking a secret that will simply eliminate anger, we’re pursuing a vain hope. Anger will surely be with us until we die. It may even go with us to heaven, where the Lord may allow us to share his anger at the evils that afflict his creation. But we can learn to increase good anger and to minimize the bad. That’s the Christian approach summed up by Paul when he admonished the Ephesians to “Be angry, but do not sin” (Eph 4:26). If used constructively, anger can even help us live a more Christian life. This is not a psychology or self-help book. It presents a Bible-based strategy for caring for and disciplining a valuable emotion. It describes a method that helps us use anger successfully to overcome the obstacles strewn across the path of our Christian journey. The book contains questions for discussion, personal reflection and application which make it ideal for either individual or group use. (learn more)

+  From Darkness to Light in Jesus (2 segments)

  • Description: Sr Miriam James entered college on a volleyball scholarship with the dream of one day working for ESPN. She had been raised Catholic, but never truly understood Christ's love and pursued love in other places. Feeling empty and broken, she eventually rediscovered her faith and found her vocation. She joins us with her story.
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    • Sr. Miriam James Heidland
      Sr Miriam James Heidland is the author of Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing and Freedom through Jesus. She is a sister on the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. She speaks around the country about her conversion and has appeared on EWTN's Life on the Rock and at the Theology of the Body Institute. Check out her podcast at and follow her on Twitter @onegroovynun.
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    • Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus

      When Sr. Miriam James Heidland's life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus. Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles--learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse--as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland's healing process, Loved as I Amprovides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus. (learn more)

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