Faith his a gift
Josef Lacman was born in Prague in 1950. He grew up in a non-religious family. He began to be interested in faith during his teenage and during studies of a secondary technological school. In 1970s he devoted much time to gathering information and comparing various attitudes of various churches, regularly participated in debates on religion and got acquainted with teaching of more radical Christian directions. In 1974 he left for a trip to Italy and brought secretly certain books that were unavailable in the Czechoslovakia. Due to his employment at the airport he could travel more frequently. Since 1980, when he visited the Great Britain and met Alexander Tomský, he actively participated in importing forbidden theological and political literature to Czechoslovakia and its distribution. During 1980s Josef Lacman visited a meeting of an underground church Pavel Hradilek and studied theology with Fridolín Zahradník and Jan Konzal. In 1985, at the time of birth of his daughter, he was interrogated by secret police. In the second half of 1980s he devoted himself mainly to his family. After 1989 he worked as an editor in Karmelitánské publishing and later founded U sv. Vojtěcha publishing, he has been managing until today. Josef Lacman lives in Prague.