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The Faith Explained [Kindle Edition]

Leo Trese
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Book Description

The Faith Explained is an all-in-one handbook to help you understand, explain, and defend the great truths of the Catholic Faith. In brief and readable chapters, it explains the purpose of human existence, God and His perfections, the creation and fall of man, the Incarnation, the redemption, the sacraments, sacramentals, prayer, the importance of the Bible, and much more. Perfect for RCIA classes, this book is also a magnificent refresher course on the Faith for Catholics and an illuminating resource for non-Catholics with questions about the Church.


Product Details

  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Scepter Publishers (February 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N62R2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orthodox Catholicism March 19, 2013
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This book is very well written and is easy to follow. Complex Theological arguments are explained simply complete with examples that anyone can relate to. This is however a very Orthodox "Catholic Faith Explained". If one is of a modern "liberation theology" bent, then this book is not for you.

For Catholics who are looking for a strong standing in the faith which is consistent with traditional Church teaching, then this book will be an excellent read. But it is easy to see how some people will base their opinion of a book like this dependent on whether or not they agree with it. For example, use of contraception is blatantly called a sin, homosexuality is not tolerated by the author either, and there is certainly no debate on Women Priests.

Branches of the Church like Opus Dei would approve of this book, while more liberal thinkers in the Church would condemn it as outdated and "un - pastoral". This is a book that will confirm Church teaching, which means that the reader may be left feeling very uncomfortable or upset. However, The Faith Explained does not say anything 'new', everything in this book can be found in the Catechism, Papal Encyclicals and in Scripture.

Regardless of your Theological position, this book is very well written and easy to read. Whether or not you will enjoy it totally depends on what you already believe about the Faith.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of the faith January 6, 2013
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This is an excellent and thorough overview of the Catholic faith. It explains tough topics through easily grasped metaphors. This would make a great read for this year of faith, or somebody preparing for confirmation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to the Catholic faith! September 16, 2013
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Very useful and informative; great examples; easy to read. Great for those beginning to get to know the Catholic faith. Highly recommend it!
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