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The Yellow Pages for the Catholic
on November 14, 2001
This book is not a theological compendium of all Catholic Beliefs.
If you want that, go buy a Catechism.
This book is not an apologetics manual for how to irrefutably defend the faith.
If you want that, I suggest Scott Hahn's tape series *Answering Common Objections*, or some other such material.
If we're clear on what this book is NOT, let's look at what it is.
It IS a reference book. It IS the kind of thing you want to keep handy at all times, or better yet, memorize it. It IS the sort of supplement that is nice to have when you KNOW the words of the bible, but you don't remember the chapter and verse. It IS the kind of thing that's nice when you KNOW the logic behind a teaching, but you need a list of bible verses that support it. It IS a kind of cross-reference guide that will help you become familiar with all the places in the bible that support Catholic teaching, so that you don't have to rely on one lonely proof-text.
This really is more like a Yellow Pages, with a handy tab-style reference on the sides of the pages, for fast, easy reference. It's a great investment, at a great price. Do yourself the favor of buying and memorizing this book.