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Catechism of the Catholic Church Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 1995
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The answer is that like with Shakespeare, for which there are innumerable editions each reader tends to gravitate towards a specific version or set of editions. In having spent many hours reading these documents over the last few months I can only state categorically that this is the `best packaging' of the Catechism that I have yet to investigate. The larger format makes it easier to work with than many of the smaller pocket version, the wide margins left for personal notes and thoughts is much appreciated. As well this edition is the only one I have found with a glossary and it also has a more extensive index then the other two editions I examined.
Never polemical or overly didactic, the Catechism of the Catholic Church succinctly explains the Christian faith with clarity and charity.
Even Protestants and non-Christians will find the Catechism well-documented, with copious notes and citations to Sacred Scripture, the writings of the early Christian Fathers, and other sources of impeccable authority.
Perhaps the most useful aspect of this book is its accessibility. The Catechism was written with the laity in mind. Students, laymen, and the average reader alike will find it easy to read and understand. At the same time, those interested in serious scholarship will discover a treasure trove of theology, history, and doctrine. Without the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no Christian library is complete. Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a convert, or simply have questions about the Church, you owe it to yourself to read this book.
I received this as a gift from my parents. While thumbing through it, I realized I had no idea what being a Catholic was.
"Catechism of the Catholic Church" -- officially published by the Vatican -- is used by both protestant and Catholic schools to teach what Catholics believe. The top evangelical college in America (Wheaton College) even uses it for their Catholic theology course.
I realized while reading this I had no idea what a Catholic baptism was, what the Catholic Church said about saints, what Rome has to say about Catholics who have converted to another Christian faith. And I learned some things the priest in our Chicagoland parish was not teaching Catholic doctrine.
Whether you are Catholic or not, there is a fair chance you've bought into some of what pop-culture has said Catholic is and is not. This easy-to-read (thick, but well-organized) book will give you the Catholic position on the matter.
I fully recommend "Catechism of the Catholic Church."
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I believe every Catholic family needs the CCC.
This book is well constructed, easy to read and is a perfect size to hold in your hands. It should hold up really well.
Arrived sooner than promised. I love this book for the Bible study I am doing!Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
OK I grew up Catholic and am digging deeper. This is a textbook. It is not a story book but very dryly explains the religion and is a wonderful resource.Published 9 days ago by Francis MacComber
I'm reading it from cover to cover. It's very clear, and I'm glad to know just what the Catholic Church teaches. I may convert, but I want to know a great deal first.Published 9 days ago by Sally King