Catholic Hipster: The Next Level
How Some Awesomely Obscure Stuff Helps Us Live Our Faith with Passion
by Tommy Tighe
Pub Date 8 Nov 2019
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Do you have what it takes to become a next-level Catholic hipster?
Building on the overwhelming popularity of The Catholic Hipster Handbook, Tommy Tighe is back with a new cast of fellow hipsters—including Haley Stewart, Samantha Povlock, Matthew Sewell, Fr. Damian Ferrence, and Patrick Neve—to share overlooked saints, forgotten prayers, and profound practices that define the countercultural Catholic lifestyle, inspiring you to live your faith in radical ways.
The Catholic Hipster Handbook successfully defined Catholic cool. In Catholic Hipster: The Next Level, editor Tommy Tighe and his squad of hipsters delve even deeper into the Church’s countercultural 2,000-year history and kick it up a notch by helping you answer the call to act on your beliefs.
The book is divided into three parts that challenge you to live the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Each contributor introduces a forgotten saint and prayer and provides a suggestion for living the beautiful quirkiness of the Catholic faith. Topics include:
* bringing Catholic Twitter into the real world
*understanding Catholic feminism
* exploring third orders as extreme hipster Catholicism
* making a Flannery O’Connor pilgrimage
* looking at J. R. R. Tolkien as an early Catholic hipster
* debating praise and worship music versus traditional organ music
Covering the intellectual, practical, and intrinsically hipster, Catholic Hipster: The Next Level has something for everyone. Whether you want to be challenged, called to serve, or shown something new about your faith, you’ll end up embracing all that’s cool about Catholicism and having a more personal relationship with Christ and his Church.
A Note From the Publisher
“Tommy Tighe takes hipster Catholicism up a notch with Catholic Hipster: Next Level. From refocusing on the Sabbath to blessing houses, this book is a reminder that there is so much we can do to get closer to God. If you are looking to find God in deeper and more meaningful ways, this is your guide.”
Author of Rebuilding Youth Ministry
“In Catholic Hipster: The Next Level, Tommy Tighe and fellow writers fire up Catholics about living out their faith in a way that’s passionate and authentically them. This book belongs on the shelf of any Catholic longing to live out the quirky sides of their personality while embracing Jesus, justice, and the Church.”
Author of Girl, Arise! and creator of The Catholic Feminist podcast
“Whether you identify with the word ‘hipster’ or not, this compilation of essays from a variety of young Catholics who live their faith boldly and creatively will encourage you in your faith. Find tips on everything from praying the Rosary to observing Ember Days to reading J. R. R. Tolkien. This book has something for everyone.”
Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, F.S.P.
Author of Remember Your Death
“Your Catholic faith is cooler—and weirder—than you have been led to believe. Tommy Tighe is the perfect person to guide you through the goldmine of our hipster heritage and offer practical, down-to-earth examples on how to implement it in your daily life.”
Associate Editor at America Media and cohost of the podcast Jesuitical
“Tommy Tighe returns with a wealth of information about Catholicism’s hidden gems that will surprise, provoke, edify and challenge readers to reconsider what they think they already know about the Church. From the weekly Mass goer who has never, ever skipped a single holy day of obligation to a seeker curious to learn more about this ancient faith, Catholic Hipster: The Next Level has something for everyone.”
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Author of The Tweetable Pope