The Cordial Catholic

240: From Atheist to Catholic Children's Author (w/ Izabela Ciesinska)

February 28, 2024 K. Albert Little, Izabela Ciesinska
The Cordial Catholic
240: From Atheist to Catholic Children's Author (w/ Izabela Ciesinska)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Izabela Ciesinska to talk about her incredible faith journey and her wonderful new book.

Raised nominally Catholic, Izabela wandered into the New Age movement as a young adult and eventually into atheism, deciding that there can't possibly be a God until she was struck by incredible, natural beauty on a road trip with some friends. Suddenly confronted by inexplicable beauty Izabela began a winding journey to discover its source, journeying back through the New Age movement, through Prosperity Gospel preaching as a Protestant, and finally back to the life-giving sacraments found in the Catholic Church.

Izabela's story is fascinating and her perspective – as a filmmaker, author, and creator – is a profoundly interesting one.

In addition to her journey we talk about the role of media, how to reach and impact children with rich stories, the role of ego, darkness, and evil in the media we consume, and the power of prayer.

It's a great conversation.

For more from Izabela visit her website. And check out her wonderful new book from Ascension Kids, The Little Donkey and God's Big Plan.

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