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The Search - Book (Paperback)

Chris Stefanick

This paperback book is the perfect accompaniment to The Search video series. The Search is a powerful new Catholic evangelization experience. It will help those who are curious about the Faith but not ready to commit. The Search recasts the vision for what life’s all about to those who’ve walked away—those who are asking big questions. We need to answer them well so they see the Catholic Faith as it truly is.

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"About The Search

Why are we here? What is life all about? What happens when we die? These are some of life’s deepest questions, rooted in the human heart’s deepest desires: happiness, love, beauty, meaning. Where can we find the answers to these questions and these desires? Until satisfied, we are left questioning, longing, and searching.

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