"Tom Sullivan embodies the apostolic zeal that every Catholic adult should share. It's a pleasure to encourage him in his important work."
-- Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M Cap
Archbishop of Philadelphia
“Finally, a book that unlocks the power of confirmation in a practical, life-transforming way! In an era when confirmation is not well-understood by many Catholics, "Called to Knighthood: The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Kingdom Family of God" is an excellent resource for parents, priests and catechists who want to make this sacrament come powerfully alive for young people and adults preparing to be confirmed. I have recommended this to my graduate students preparing for catechetical work, and it is easily readable for the average lay person as well.”
Edward Sri, S.T.D.
Provost & Professor of Scripture and Theology
"The Catholic Church tells us Confirmation is the sacrament that empowers us "to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses" (CCC 1303), which is why every christian's job description is to be nothing less than a soldier of Christ. Tom Sullivan writes like a drill instructor preparing recruits to fight and win the battles of everyday life, and to engage in the spiritual warfare that makes us saints. Here is an inspiring summary of 2000 years of basic training from Scripture, the early Fathers, and the Church's official teaching. "
Professor of Scripture and Theology
Franciscan University of Steubenville
The key to holiness is learning how to harness the power of Gods grace which is available when we seek it. Tom Sullivan has done each of us a great service with "Called to Knighthood: The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Kingdom Family of God". The Sacrament of Confirmation is always important, but never more so than when the vibrancy and power of Christianity seems to dim in a culture. The grace of Confirmation and a proper understanding of its power will unleash the capacity for spiritual awakening in our world.
President and Founder of FOCUS
All seven sacraments are manifold treasures of grace. Unfortunately, the sacrament of Confirmation is widely misunderstood, under-appreciated, and often passed off as a simple rite of passage. Yet this sacrament has enormous potential for every Catholic, especially for our youth. Called to Knighthood shows how confirmation provides the spiritual strengthening necessary for every Catholic. In the second part of his book, Tom Sullivan shares some penetrating suggestions regarding the age of Confirmation. I encourage every priest and parent to read Sullivan’s comments with the upmost care. We are facing a severe and widespread crisis among our Catholic youth. Sullivan’s concluding thoughts outline a wise and winning sacramental strategy that has the potential for launching a new era for our young people.
President, Family Life Center Int’l
Founder, St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers