ICL’s Matt Swaim – Conversion Story on EWTN’s The Journey Home

Matt Swaim, producer for the Son Rise Morning Show on the EWTN Radio Network and a contributing writer for The Integrated Catholic Life, was recently interviewed by Marcus Grodi on EWTN’s The Journey Home television show.

He is also the author of Prayer in the Digital Age (information provided below the video of the interview). I encourage you to pick up a copy of his book.

Matt is an incredibly talented media professional and a wonderful Catholic gentleman. Randy Hain and I are privileged to know and collaborate with him. If you enjoy conversion stories, you will definitely want to watch this interview with former-Methodist and now-Catholic, Matt Swaim. And be sure to visit and support the work of EWTN. A link to their products and website is located under Catholic Media on the left sidebar of the ICL main page.

Watch and listen to the interview…

Prayer in the Digital Age; Matt Swaim; 2011, Liguori Publications

Book Description from Amazon:

The digital age is an age of information overload. In this noisy, technology-driven world, full of important news and urgent messages, spending silent time in prayer can seem impossible.

In his second book, Matt Swaim brings to light the obstacles to prayer inherent in our digitally-connected culture and explores both the challenges and benefits of living a Christian life in the 21st century. Drawing on the spiritual wisdom of such masters as St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Venerable Pope John Paul II, Swaim provides practical suggestions for learning how to unplug and incorporate prayer into ones daily life.

Delve into how technology truly affects our faith:

  • In a culture suffering from information overload, what’s the difference between knowing facts about God and actually knowing God?
  • How does our desire to be entertained interfere with knowing God as He really is, rather than just as we want to perceive Him?
  • What are the distinctions between employing media and information as tools to aid evangelization and spiritual growth while avoiding a purely consumer approach to the faith?
  • How can information overload deaden our ability to listen?

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