For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church.
Triumph is that history.
Inside, you'll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John Paul II. It is a sweeping drama of Roman legions, great crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring faith. And, there are stormy controversies: Dark Age skullduggery, the Inquisition, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, the Church's refusal to accept sexual liberation and contemporary allegations like those made in Hitler's Pope and Papal Sin.
A brawling, colorful history full of inspiring pageantry and spirited polemic, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate as it extols the glories of Catholic history and the gripping stories of its greatest men and women.
Here's what critics are saying:
"Mr. Crocker's book is engaging, provocative, and eminently readable. It should be around for Vatican III."
- William F. Buckley, Jr., renowned American conservative author, commentator, and T.V. personality
"... the most essential Catholic book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church (though it's a lot more fun to read). Buy it and enjoy!"
- Sean Hannity, Fox News
"A biting, unapologetic romp through Catholic history that debunks some long held myths and celebrates the glory of the Catholic faith. A much needed Triumph."
- Raymond Arroyo, EWTN News director
|By:||Becca Sue (Bradenton, FL, September 4, 2010)|
|Review:||This is a wonderful description of the beginning of the Church and the schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. I had never heard about the corruption and false teachings that nearly destroyed the church during the first ten centuries. This is the history of all Christianity,Protestant and Catholic and is a testimony to God. Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written|
|By:||Rita (Midland, Texas, February 5, 2010)|
|Review:||Wish that I had a hardback copy of this wonderful book. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Cons: Difficult To Follow; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written|
|By:||Tony (PA, January 22, 2009)|
|Review:||Great book, wonderful history of the Catholic Church written like a novel! Very informative and very entertaining! Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Suspenseful, Well Written|