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Walking In the Footsteps of Saint Paul | Carl E. Olson and Steve Ray | Ignatius Insight Podcast | July 15, 2008

The editor of Ignatius Insight talks to author, apologist, and world traveler Steve Ray about the Year of Saint Paul, including why Pope Benedict XVI chose this year to focus on the Apostle to the Gentiles, the life and thought of Saint Paul, and why he remains so important today. 41 minutes.

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Stephen K. Ray was raised in a devout, loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies and lectured on a wide range of topics. Steve and his wife Janet entered the Catholic Church in 1994.

In addition to running a family business, Steve spends time researching, writing, and teaching about the Catholic Faith. He is the author of Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church, Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church, and St. John's Gospel: A Bible Study and Commentary.

He and his wife, Janet, are currently producing a 10-video series for Ignatius Press called The Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation From Abraham to Augustine, filmed on location in the Holy Land.

Steve's website is www.catholic-convert.com. He has additional information on his site about the Year of Saint Paul, including a timeline of Paul's writings and travels (PDF format), a page filled with information about Paul: Contending for the Faith, and a video clip of Steve talking about the life of Paul.

The FOOTPRINTS OF GOD video/DVD series:

The Footprints of God is an award-winning 10-volume video resource that covers the key people, places and teachings of Scripture, bringing them together in the rich tradition of the Catholic church. This series will be enjoyed by Catholics and all Christians, as well as those who want to understand what Christians believe, and why. Each DVD in the series comes with a study guide and the movies are organized so they can be viewed all at once or in "chapters" for study. Currently, six of the ten DVDs are available, with four more to be produced:

Moses: Signs, Sacraments and Salvation
David & Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom
Mary: the Mother of God
Peter: Keeper of the Keys
Paul: Contending for the Faith
Jesus: the Word Became Flesh
Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith

Work on the next DVD, the Abraham: Father of Faith & Works is in progress and will be ready for release in 2009. The other two DVDs are Doctors of the Church: Defining the Faith, and Elijah & Elisha: Conscience of the Kingdom.

Visit the FOOTPRINTS OF GOD website


Product Image Moses and Peter

Steve interviews Jewish convert and apologist Rosalind Moss, and digs deeper into the life of Moses and the exodus from Egypt.

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna and the editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, joins Steve to talk about the life of St. Peter and the primacy of Rome.

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Steve interviews Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Biblical scholar and EWTN host, and digs deeper into the life and times of Jesus and his Passion.

Cardinal Christoph Schronborn, Archbishop of Vienna and the editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, joins Steve to talk about the life and mystery of Mary and the Marian doctrines.

Product ImagePaul, David and Solomon

In these two interviews, Steve talks with Jewish convert and author Roy Schoeman (Salvation is From the Jews) about the life and times of St. Paul.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, head of the Vatican Office for Worship and the Sacraments, joins Steve to discuss the great Old Testament figures of David and Solomon.


• Websites: www.CatholicConvert.com and Discussion Board and Steve's Blog.
• Pilgrimages: Follow Steve Ray in The Footprints of Mary & Jesus and other trips.
• Discount Bible Study & Catholic Software: Steve's web store BibleTheology.com .
• Audio CDs: Men, Marriage, Sex & Heaven, Raising a Catholic Family , Searching Scripture , Sharing the Fullness of the Faith and more. Click here.
• Ask Steve to Speak & Press Kit: Click here.

Related IgnatiusInsight.com Interviews and Book Excerpts:

Filming God's Footprints | An Interview with Steve Ray (June 2006)
"My Name Is Alex Jones" | Steve Ray | Foreword to No Price Too High: A Pentecostal Preacher Becomes a Catholic by Alex Jones
Our Conversion | Stephen K. Ray | From Crossing the Tiber
St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome | Stephen K. Ray | From Upon This Rock


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