There's no doubt about it, teenagers are full of questions! "If God cares for people, how come He lets people kill each other?" "If God knows everything we do, then how come we have to go to Confession?" "How could there be a place like hell if Jesus loves people unconditionally?" "How do you prove that Catholicism is the correct religion to believe in?" Yes, teenagers have lots of questions and Matt Pinto has compiled lots of solid Catholic answers in his best-selling book for Catholic Teens, Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? (See also the sequel Did Jesus Have a Last Name?)
This popular work offers today's Catholic, young and old alike, a collection of clear and concise answers to questions about the Catholic Faith. Best of all, the 200 questions addressed by Mr. Pinto came from real Catholic teenagers from all over the United States.
A well-known apologist and co-founder of the popular apologetics journal Envoy Magazine, Matt Pinto has an extensive personal background working with Catholic youth. Working for the Archdiocese of San Diego in both youth and young adult ministry, Matt developed a program of evangelization that has become a national model for success. Popular Catholic speaker and host of EWTN's youth oriented TV show Life on the Rock, Jeff Cavins says of Matt Pinto, "Those who know the author are impressed with his energy and enthusiasm in his work with young people. He knows how they think and the social and spiritual situations they face. As a popular youth speaker, Matt Pinto is a master at applying the truths of the Church to the ever-changing moral and social landscape. And now he brings his energy, enthusiasm, and skills to the written page."
Clear Catholic Truth
Through his involvement in Catholic youth and young adult ministry, Matt Pinto has personally witnessed hundreds of teens and "Generation Xers" experience genuine conversion and surety of faith after being effectively introduced to the powerful life-changing teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. What's the secret? According to Matt, teens want clear Catholic truth, and respond most enthusiastically when the faith isn't "watered down." He relates that, contrary to popular opinion among some DREs and other Catholic educators, teens don't run from the "tough teachings" when Catholic truth is taught with conviction. Teens are looking for a firm foundation in a changing world. The Catholic Church provides that foundation and Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? provides the kind of uncompromising answers that teens are hungry for.
Matt Pinto insists that "Without a firm understanding of Catholic truth, young Catholics will flounder. They will be unsure of who they are and what they stand for." But with the answers in this timely presentation, young Catholics will be equipped to embrace, explain, share and defend their faith. Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons? is perfect for Confirmation class, RCIA, youth group or other religious education classes. Order today!
Available as the book (Item #1004048), or as 5 CDs (Item #8001487) read by the author.
See also the sequel: Did Jesus Have a Last Name?
|By:||Noel (Camano Island, WA, October 3, 2010)|
|Review:||Have listened to this with my family (kids ages 8 and 10). Fantastic for answering questions of the faith, why we believe, what we believe with many Biblical references. Great help for parents answering questions & growing in their faith as well. Best Uses: Anytime, At Home, In The Car; Describe Yourself: Adult, Child, Teenager, Young Adult; Pros: Can Listen Over And Over, Uplifting|