A coherent, forceful, and compelling case for God and the Church founded by Jesus of Nazareth. This is a remarkable achievement of solid, factual, information that is loaded with ammunition for the new evangelization. Contains colorful vignettes of historic moments alternating with sustained argument. Marks challenges the reader to set aside long-held assumptions and prejudices. Jesus is the only one who proclaimed himself sinless and the only one who ever claimed to be God. His followers converted an entire empire without resort to violence, and after winning Rome they not only gave the world its calendar but transformed pagan culture beyond recognition. These hard, cold facts are presented here with copious notes for easy identification of persons, events, or doctrines that may be unfamiliar.
Chapter 1: The Case for God
Chapter 2: The Case for God's Word
Chapter 3: The Case for Christ
Chapter 4: The Case for Christ's Church
Chapter 5: More Bluprints
Chapter 6: Highs and Lows in Papal History
Chapter 7: You Will Know Them By Their Fruits
Chapter 8: The Crusades, The Inquisition, and the Trial of Galileo
Chapter 9: The Church: Ever Ancient, Ever New
A: Has the Church Changed?
B: The Seven Sacraments in Scripture
C: Where is Purgatory in the Bible?
D: More on Celibacy
E: More on Contraception
F: More on Mary