- Paperback: 580 pages
- Publisher: Scepter Pubs; 3 edition (June 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1889334294
- ISBN-13: 978-1889334295
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Faith Explained Paperback – June 1, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
But the Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways! This book works through biblical text and gives creative analogies, making the often hard-to-understand mysteries of the Catholic faith reachable for a layman like myself. If you want to understand the Catholic faith, READ THIS BOOK!
From the very first page (just like all catechisms of the Catholic church) it starts with the three fundamental questions. Who made me? Who is God? Why did God make me? Just that first page will have you hooked and you will not want to put it down. I constantly recommend this book to anyone over the age of 13 because it is that clear in it's method of explaining the faith. I do not believe this book is for anyone looking for a "dumbed down" version of the faith, and by that I do not mean there is anything wrong with the book written by Fr. Tregilio called "Catholicism for Dummies." Quiet the contrary, these two books are just for different types of readers.
Another interesting observation on this book is the different kind of people that love it. I have met such different personalities and ages of people (13 to 79) who love this book that I think that fact is also a recommendation of the book.
Read it, it's good for answering all your questions AND will untangle any misconceptions you have developed along the way, or just remind you of what you may have forgotten.
I highly and unreservedly recommend this book.
The following quote is a good representation of what's so great about this book:
"If we do 'what in us lies' by regular prayer, frequent confession and Holy Communion; by recalling often what a grand thing it is to have God himself dwelling within us, what a glorious thing to know that at whatever moment God may call us, we are ready to open our eyes upon him in eternity (even though purgatory may come first); if we keep ourselves occupied with useful work and wholesome play, and avoid persons, places and things which might put a strain on our human weakness--then there can be no doubt about our victory."
Now that's the Good News!
However, the books explanations of all technical matters are wonderful as well. I love the section on the Trinity! I love the explanation of Original Sin!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book that gives profound insight and understanding to the Catholic Cathechism.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the book. I bought it as a used item, but when I received it, it looks like brand new. I am very satisfied. Also, the book came to my address earlier than I expected. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hien tran
Clear, concise and timeless.
Very useful for young adult catechesis
Beautiful book would recommend for anyone serious about learning more about the catholic faith. Delivery was also on time.Published 15 months ago by belako
One of the best explanations of the catholic Faith I have readPublished 16 months ago by Ernesto Zuniga
An excellent book. Read this in addition to the Catechism to know and to love the faith.Published 17 months ago by sc