The popular apologist and best-selling author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Karl Keating, addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants. Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, he not only shows the logical errors in these positions but clearly spells out Catholic teaching and explains the rationale behind frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices. An excellent guide to what Catholics really believe and why.
Table of Contents
The Teaching Church and Its Authority
The Bible - Its inerrancy and Authenticity
The Mass and the Sacraments
The Immaculate Conception, Apparitions, and the Rosary
Our Eternal Destiny
Evangelization, Missionaries, and Better Homilies
Catholic Customs, Devotions, and Disciplines
The Spirit World and Superstitions
"With erudition, wit, and charm, Karl Keating explains some of the most common misunderstandings of the Roman Catholic Church. I highly recommend this work to Catholics seeking better to understand our Faith."
-Cardinal John O'Connor, Archdiocese of New York
"Keating is simply one of the best Catholic apologists alive. He writes in the tradition of, and as a worthy successor to, Frank Sheed and Fulton Sheen. He is thoroughly orthodox, reasonable, clear, and interesting."
-Peter Kreeft, Author, Fundamentals of the Faith
|By:||Stan (Fairbanks, Alaska, January 26, 2009)|
|Review:||This is a short yet concise and doctrinally correct Catholic response to 52 common questions about the faith from non-Catholics and Catholics not well trained in the Faith. I found it informative and, occasionally, inspiring. My fiance is a Protestant who is in the process of converting to Catholicism. This book along with the Missal, Magnificat and, of course, going to Mass, is a terrific aid. The author knows his stuff and delivers it unapologetically and with great conviction. It is a good source of reference and will be in my library - except when I loan it out. Best Uses: Interested Protestants, Occasional Catholics; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Sardonic and humorous|