How should I try to convert this Anglican?

My brothers wife is in her late 20’s. She has recently started attending her Anglican services again. My brother and I are trying to convert her. But I am not sure she has the appreciation of the scriptures that she should. She is a fairly lukewarm Anglican. Is it best to try and bring her straight into the Church, or first get her to take her faith and the bible serious?
I have given her the book “Rome sweet Home” by Scott & Kimberley Hahn, but unless she accepts the bible like she should I fear it may not have as much influence as it should.
A penny for your thoughts.

Yours in Jesus, Mary & Joseph,

John

before you give her something to read, try Search and Rescue by Patrick Madrid for yourself, you couldn’t get better guidance. Your first mistake is saying that you are trying to convert her. We don’t convert anybody, Jesus does.

[quote=puzzleannie]before you give her something to read, try Search and Rescue by Patrick Madrid for yourself, you couldn’t get better guidance. Your first mistake is saying that you are trying to convert her. We don’t convert anybody, Jesus does.
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Hi,
Thanks for your comments and advice. I shall look into that book. perhaps you could say a prayer for Cassandra. And me.

Yours in Jesus, Mary & Joseph

John

Without being confrontational (sp), find out what attracks her to the Anglican Church, and begin from there.

[quote=dhgray]Without being confrontational (sp), find out what attracks her to the Anglican Church, and begin from there.
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Thats really good advice. Thanks.

Yours in Jesus, Mary & Joseph,

John

I’d strongly recommend trying to make her a better Anglican. That may or may not result in her becoming Catholic, but it quite possibly will (after all, John Henry Newman became Catholic largely as a result of trying to be a serious Anglican). And even if it doesn’t, she’ll be a more serious Christian.

Edwin

[quote=puzzleannie]…Your first mistake is saying that you are trying to convert her. We don’t convert anybody, Jesus does.
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I agree. Putting it as “how can I convert this person” almost makes it seem like you’re trying to inflict something on her. The direct approach probably is best: ask her if she wants to be Catholic, or at least learn more about the Catholic Church, and then drop the recommended resources on her.

[quote=John Russell Jr]My brothers wife is in her late 20’s. She has recently started attending her Anglican services again. My brother and I are trying to convert her. But I am not sure she has the appreciation of the scriptures that she should. She is a fairly lukewarm Anglican. Is it best to try and bring her straight into the Church, or first get her to take her faith and the bible serious?
I have given her the book “Rome sweet Home” by Scott & Kimberley Hahn, but unless she accepts the bible like she should I fear it may not have as much influence as it should.
A penny for your thoughts.

Yours in Jesus, Mary & Joseph,

John
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I never made my wife a project. I just tried to be the best Catholic I could be. After 23 years, she started asking me questions that let me know she was open to serious discussion about Catholicism. She ultimately became Catholic and a great one! That was 9 years ago. We go to daily mass together. :thumbsup: If your brother and his wife can do it, encourage them to go to daily mass together if possible.

I would like to say that you should praying, the conversion is a gift of the Holy Spirit, and like they say, helping to be a good christian, greetings

[quote=steve b]I never made my wife a project. I just tried to be the best Catholic I could be. After 23 years, she started asking me questions that let me know she was open to serious discussion about Catholicism. She ultimately became Catholic and a great one! That was 9 years ago. We go to daily mass together. :thumbsup: If your brother and his wife can do it, encourage them to go to daily mass together if possible.
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I agree on this! I think growing in faith is something personally. We can’t push people into faith, just be there with them in their individually designed “trip” with God. And we can hope and pray!

G.Grace

As a former Anglican, I would say you need to know where she is right now in her faith (as you have, yourself, observed). Edwin observes that by becoming a better Anglican, she will likely be taking a step in the right direction.

That said, you have to know that the spectrum of belief among Anglicans is ridiculously wide, ranging from paganism to more-catholic-than-Catholic. Without knowing where the starting point is, you have no hope of knowing where to turn on the lights for her.

You will not convert anybody. Only the Holy Spirit can do that. All you can do is witness. And the minute you try to force-feed, you will discredit yourself and the Church. Expose. Explain. Let the Boss do the rest.

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