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For Evangelical Catholics, Not That Insightful
on August 20, 2014
George Weigel is an important commentator on the Church today and I always think it is important to hear what he has to say. As a seminarian, I read "The Courage to be Catholic" and am indebted to Mr. Weigel for his insights there.
That said, I was disappointed at the quality of this book. Overall it might as well be titled "George Weigel has Opinions" or "George Weigel Rants about Stuff".
The first two chapters are rather useless and incoherent. Once things start picking up, I did not find Mr. Weigel's insights all that insightful. Accurate? Absolutely! Insightful? Not so much. Granted, I am a living part of the movement that Mr. Weigel is describing, so I suppose reading a description of myself was always going to be a letdown, but I was really hoping that Mr. Weigel could have given me something, somewhere to reflect upon. Further, there were a few topics where I did not think that they naturally followed from his thesis, leading me to believe that the author was simply describing his own spirituality, rather than a coherent movement.
For Catholics who don't know what we youth are up to: probably worth a read.
For Evangelical Catholics who do know what we're up to: you're really not going to learn anything here.