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Talking with Catholic Friends and Family: Understanding...How They Think and Feel, Why They Trust in Tradition, What the Bible Teaches Paperback – August 15, 2005


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736916695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736916691
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,878,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book illustrates this very well.
G. Nabors
If in fact the Catholic Church taught what this book potrays as official Catholic teaching, I too would leave the church.
Craig Pulido
It is not, however, anything like it.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful By William Lynne on November 27, 2006
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It's apparent from other reviews this book is a love it or hate it. As I said, I loved it. I was born and raised Catholic and am now at a point in my life of searching for a bit more than what I am finding in my Catholic church. This book helped answer questions to a few things I had questioned myself throughout the years, and it also pointed out many other things I hadn't thought of. I would agree, it does sound a bit harsh against the Catholic faith, but McCarthy backs all of these arguments up with scripture. I highly recommend this book.
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James G. McCarthy (born 1952) is also the author of The Gospel According to Rome, Conversations With Catholics, and coauthored Letters Between a Catholic and an Evangelical. He also produced the video, Catholicism: Crisis of Faith.

He begins this 1999 book, "Over one billion people strong, and more all the time, they make up one-sixth of the world's population... Collectively they form the membership of the largest organization on earth. They're Catholics, meaning 'universal,' and as their name indicates, they're everywhere. They are also a people who need your help. A long time ago... They called a council and formally denounced the dissenters as heretics, putting them outside the Church and the salvation it offered. The bishops codified their many errors, making them dogmas... The result is that today, some 450 years later, the gospel of Jesus Christ is no longer preached from Catholic pulpits, and the people... are for the most part unsaved and without a true knowledge of God. This book is about how you can help them... It's a book about how to understand Catholics and how to communicate to them the gospel of Jesus Christ." (Pg. 7-8)

He notes, "Understandably, many modern Catholics find the doctrine of transubstantiation hard to accept, if not absolute nonsense.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Southern Review on September 16, 2006
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The author wrote this book because he loves Catholics and wants them to be saved through faith in Jesus Christ, not through their trusting in religious liturgy and sacraments.

We must love Roman Catholics enough to tell them the truth even if they malign and assign all manner of ill to the messenger. Some will become angry, others will respond in faith. Nevertheless, if we truly love them, we will not hold back the truth simply because they are displeased with the message.

James G. McCarthy's writings and ministry never "bash." That is not his calling. This is not a book of unrighteous judgment or condemnation. You may have noticed that every doctrine of Catholicism brings members into bondage to the Catholic church. By that I mean, they need their church to be saved. They require their church to receive forgiveness for their sins. They need their church for everything! Religion brings man into bondage; conversely, saving faith according to God's Word does not.

" Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one." 1 Corinthians 2:14-15

Spiritual maturity demands that we test doctrines, values, and weigh propositions and exercise sensible discretion--in order to discover true character of those claiming to be "Bashed."

James G. McCarthy, a former Roman Catholic is widely published. Without cost, one can read his writings that demonstrate by their character, the fallaciousness and ill will of those who slander him.

As you read, my sincere prayer is that God will reveal His truth to your heart and mind. God bless you.
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28 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Paul on April 1, 2006
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I recently read the book by James McCarthy entitled "Talking With Catholic Friends And Family". I have read other books by Mr. McCarthy, including "The Gospel According to Rome". In the prior book, Mr. McCarthy did a fairly decent job of presenting the Catholic viewpoint and then presenting his viewpoint and why he believes it is biblically correct. As a Roman Catholic, it was interesting and enlightening to see clear explanations of what one believes. I mention this because I did not find his most recent book "Talking With Catholic Friends And Family" to be nearly as tolerant. Mr. McCarthy appears to be convinced that there is no salvation in the Catholic Church and that anyone who discovered Jesus cannot in truth remain in the Catholic Church. Apparently it doesn't matter what Christian church you are involved in, as long as it isn't Catholic. If you believe this statement, this book is for you! But if you are looking for solid informaton about the Catholic Faith, this is not the place to go. You'd be much better off getting a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and spending the time reading that and following the cross-references to Scripture. There are many, many books, both Catholic and non-Catholic, that do a much, much better job explaining the Catholic Faith.
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