Why Do Catholics Do That? by Kevin Orlin Johnson assumes nothing and tells all. As such, it's not only an ideal catechism companion but also a source of infinite wisdom for students of art history, politics, literature, philosophy, and pretty much any other subject connected with Catholic history. In a voice refreshingly free of condescension (and full of humor, witnessed in chapter titles such as "Saints: How You Get To Be One"), Johnson defines and expatiates upon hundreds of topics, including the Mass, the rosary, the cross, the eucharist, and the pope. Why Do Catholics Do That? is destined for the all-time top 20 list of indispensable desk references. Whether your interest in Catholicism is devoutly religious or defiantly secular, you'll be glad Kevin Orlin Johnson has fulfilled his vocation so faithfully. --Michael Joseph Gross
Why Do Catholics Do That? A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church, by Kevin Orlin Johnson, Ph.D., describes the various traditions and customs inherent in the Catholic faith. One section of the book that I found very interesting was the significance of numbers. Many numbers have very obvious significance, for instance seven means a complete series, whether it is the seven sacraments or the seven deadly sins. The symbolic explanation that I found most intriguing was that of the number five. The author asserts that the number is actually quite "naughty," because it is through out five senses that we find temptation. Who knew?
fascinating book! explains to non Catholic what exactly is done and why, in the Catholic faith. even explains what a monstrance is! higly recommended. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben Harper
An excellent book that explains the history and traditions of the Catholic Church in language a layman is able to understand.Published 3 months ago by Shona Forbes
Fast delivery and a good reference item. Bought extra copies for friends and relatives.Published 4 months ago by M. C. Albury
Excellent resource when questioning Catholics or looking for you own answers.Published 4 months ago by Chuck
The book is a bit outdated in some ways, but still very interesting.Published 5 months ago by Herb Pagel
Great book for Catholics & those of another faith, that have some higher being to an atheist. Easily understandable without making it a history book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sun