Caught Up In Christ
Caught Up In Christ

What Others Are Saying

“Rick’s book is a brilliant, no nonsense…guide to help anyone find Jesus and uncover their God-given purpose in this life.”

– Pete Mathison, Founder of Catholic Evangelization Outreach

Caught Up in Christ quickly engages and gently nudges readers…willing to rethink, renew, or re-imagine a life with Christ!”

– Cheryl Werner, career educator

“This book is…a good example of the difference between being ‘educated about Jesus’ and being ‘formed in Jesus.'”

– Rev. Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch, retired, Archdiocese of Dubuque

“Merfeld makes a compelling case for Christ that reaches beyond…religious denominations and touches the heart of Christianity. He uses Scripture, logic, parables, and personal stories to convey the message that getting Caught Up in Christ will truly change your life for the better.”

– Gavin Ennis, high school religion teacher, graduate Notre Dame School of Theology

“In a world that superficially touts “perspective” and trendily wants “mindfulness,” this exercise brings true perspective and real mindfulness by enabling us to take the spiritually mature step of honestly reflecting on the source of our identity, how that source affects our relationship with the world, and how we can grow to see the world through God’s eyes.”

– Chris G., Youth Minister

“Rick Merfeld takes a detailed look at our need for salvation and a personal walk with Christ. Written in simple, easy-to-understand terms, it’s an excellent book for anyone searching for truth!”

– Tom Derrick

“Our relationship with Christ determines “…how we experience the world, and how the world experiences us…” (page 8). What could be more important than that?”

– Robert Gomoll, former assistant-minister of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dubuque, IA

“These thoughts and more will be clarified for you in Rick Merfeld’s book, CAUGHT UP IN CHRIST: Focus/scattered; humility/pride; faith/tradition only; internal/external; True God/my god; doers/hearers only; relationship with God then others/rules; law/spirit of the law; other-centered/self-centered; a clean heart/defilement; truth/hypocrisy … You are invited to deepen your Relationship with Jesus through Sacred Scripture, the sacraments, the teachings of the Church, prayer, spiritual direction, reflection, discernment and action. Personal stories and practical methods of discipline will guide you.”

– Dr. Patricia Conlan, RSM, D. Min., ministry with the homeless, Archdiocese of Dubuque