Filling Our Father’s House

Introducing my new book from Sophia Institute Press!

You’ve likely seen this cover on recent newsletters:

I’m so excited to tell you that it’s finally out for purchase on paperback and Kindle/ebook.

Forgive me for tooting my own horn here, but this book is backed by some serious Catholic voices:

Patrick Madrid wrote the foreword…

“A Convert’s Playbook mines some of the most effective and Christ-like methods developed across the ages to deepen one’s personal faith, and to make it come alive in a way that will enhance the life of one’s parish community, and will entice others to join the crowd in spreading the good news of Christ and the Church that he founded upon St. Peter nearly two thousand years ago.” – Kevin Vost, Author of Memorize the Faith!, One Minute Aquinas

“As Catholic converts know, the fullness of faith isn’t the same as the perfection of practice. We have much to learn from our Protestant brothers and sisters on living out the Gospel. Shaun McAfee, a convert himself, shows how we can turn to Protestants and “test everything and retain what is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). From evangelization and personal testimonies, to hospitality and memorizing Scripture, his advice is clear and practical. Any Catholic who wants to live a more fruitful spiritual life will follow his direction.” – Brandon Vogt, Content Director at Word on Fire Catholic Ministries

Filling Our Father’s House is a splendid witness to the fact that God’s gifts and charisms are, as the Church attests, present in the lives of all the baptized wherever they may be found. When those baptized outside the visible Catholic communion are then fully united to the Church, as Shaun McAfee and a growing phalanx of converts are, they add those gifts to the Church’s already-abundant patrimony and we are all made the richer for it. Read this book and be grateful to the Holy Spirit for the Great Regathering he is doing in our time!” – Mark P. Shea, Author of Mary, Mother of the Son

“I’ve been developing a talk entitled “What Catholics Can Learn from the Evangelicals.” Filling Our Father’s House will be an excellent resource. When separated wings of family discover each other, both sides of the estranged family have much to learn from the other. Evangelical Protestants have much to learn from Catholics and Evangelicals have a lot they can share with Catholics. Protestants often have invigorating enthusiasm, love of Scripture, a quickness to share the Gospel, a warm welcome toward visitors, a spontaneity in prayer and song and a personal and palpable relationship with Jesus Christ. Shaun McAfee has done us a great service in compiling the things so we can learn from our separated brethren, all with a hope that we will be be better Catholics and one again with our Protestant brethren someday soon.” – Steve Ray, Pilgrimage Guide/Author of Crossing The Tiber

I’m so very humbled and appreciative of their generous words.


So what’s the book about? Here’s a short description from the jacket:

Converts often bring to the Catholic Church an evangelical zeal that can renew and energize even the most tired and battle weary among us.

The Church is hurting for enthusiastic voices to proclaim her teachings on truth and morals. In these pages, Shaun McAfee, a convert from Evangelical Protestantism shows how we can take the best tools of evangelization and use them to reach countless souls with the fullness of the Christian Faith.

With Shaun’s help, you’ll learn simple ways you can make the visitor in your parish more at home, how to speak compellingly about the Faith, simple ways to integrate daily Scripture reading into your life, why small groups are important for spiritual enrichment, and how to communicate with souls who have never considered joining the Catholic Church.

The simple steps Shaun outlines in these pages will also show priests and lay leaders how to more effectively engage modern society with our Catholic Faith.

Our society is awash in secularism. It’s eating away at the sense of God, and the emptying of the pews in our own parishes is its natural effects. What we need is a renewal of enthusiasm for the battle against secularism and this book is a beginner’s guide to getting us back on track.


This book is written for the Catholic who is looking for a practical guide to evangelization. To me, there are a LOT of books out there telling us of our need to evangelize, read scripture, and be the Church – This book TELLS you HOW to do that, step-by-step.

There are no tricks, only advice and directions that work! This book has the power to revolutionize the activity in your home, parish, small group, study, and conversations with non-believers and other Christian faiths! I know you’ll enjoy it.


Alright, so I have to tell you where to buy it right?

You can make your purchase in three places:

1) Signed copy. I don’t have a store on my website, I promise I’ll make one, but if you have a PayPal account and would like a signed copy, just reply to this email and I’ll send you instructions for payment. It will only be the full cost of the book and the cost of postage – nothing more.

2) Amazon. You know the Amazon drill. One-click orders, 2-day shipping, immediate Kindle download, etc. USE THIS LINK to make your purchase.

3) Sophia Press. There’s no better way to support the apostolate than to make a direct purchase. Sophia has man other great titles as well. CLICK HERE to purchase from Sophia’s store.

BONUS! Your local Catholic book store. They likely will have this on their shelf now, or in the near future. Ask them to order you a copy!