Losing little girl


#1

My daughter’s friend (young teens) was left by mother and is now being raised with father. Previously a strong Protestant family, they are devistated by their mom leaving without explanation. Now this girl wants to become (don’t laugh) either a “jew or athiest” - anything - because she is sure Jesus did not exist as we believe He did. Father is anti-Catholic, and in fact, forbid her to see my daughter when we converted to Catholicism (from Baptist) for fear we would “teach her how to pray to Mary”. Obviously, years later, that is not the case and he lets our kids hang out. But my daughter does want to evangelize to her friend … any books out there that are for young minds but not hokey? We want to reach out to her without offending her father - we wish to honor his beliefs without dishonoring ours? Does that make sense to anybody? And if so, can you suggest anything?

Kim


#2

I think the best thing you can do is set an example of good, holy Catholics. Don’t hide your Faith, be open about it without disrespecting her father’s wishes. He has a right to decide his daughter’s religious upbringing without interference. But you can plant a seed right now, by your example, that may lead to her conversion as an adult.


#3

water_o-keys—try_to_get_the_gist_out—I_will_just_say_tha-k_you__It_is_good_ad-i-e—ugh–keys_do-'t_work!!!


#4

[quote=KGalvan]water_o-keys—try_to_get_the_gist_out—I_will_just_say_tha-k_you__It_is_good_ad-i-e—ugh–keys_do-'t_work!!!
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#5

[quote=KGalvan]My daughter’s friend (young teens) was left by mother and is now being raised with father. Previously a strong Protestant family, they are devistated by their mom leaving without explanation. Now this girl wants to become (don’t laugh) either a “jew or athiest” - anything - because she is sure Jesus did not exist as we believe He did. Father is anti-Catholic, and in fact, forbid her to see my daughter when we converted to Catholicism (from Baptist) for fear we would “teach her how to pray to Mary”. Obviously, years later, that is not the case and he lets our kids hang out. But my daughter does want to evangelize to her friend … any books out there that are for young minds but not hokey? We want to reach out to her without offending her father - we wish to honor his beliefs without dishonoring ours? Does that make sense to anybody? And if so, can you suggest anything?

Kim
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Kim
If your looking for a good book try, “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic.” Great book.
James


#6

Lee Strobel has a great series of books out where he makes The Case for Christ, and THe Case for Faith. I believe that strobel is Protestant but there is nothing offensive to Catholic in them.


#7

C.S. Lewis books.
Any C.S. Lewis book will do.


#8

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Let me try this again, now that I have a new keyboard! Thank you, that is good advice. :smiley:


#9

Thank you all for your wonderful book titles, I will look into them, especially the Protestant based ones that don’t bash our faith. I don’t know why I didn’t think of CS Lewis…I have those on my shelf. Thanks again. :stuck_out_tongue:


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