- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: WinePress Publishing; 1st edition (1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579210678
- ISBN-13: 978-1579210670
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Truth Set Us Free: Twenty Former Nuns Tell Their Stories Paperback – 1997
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The Truth Set Us Free will be of avid interest to.. Dedicated Roman Catholics who often do not know the realities of convent life. "Lapsed" Catholics who have become discouraged by the practice of a religious faith which has not answered his or her inner emptiness and confusion. Evangelicals who are being drawn more closely into "dialogue" with Roman Catholics, unaware of the inner workings of that huge, seemingly mysterious systems.
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I highly recommended to everyone. It will help born-again Christian's know better what The Catholic Church teaches. And how that differs from what Scripture teaches.
When Christians refer to "cults" they usually have Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses in mind but can there be any practices more "cultish" than a convent full of virgin women who believe they are married to Jesus Christ replete with wedding rings? The inspiration for the Catholic convent was the convent of the vestal virgins of pagan Rome.
All twenty nuns joined their religious "orders" with high expectations believing they were pleasing God by earning their salvation through self-denial and ritualism but they found no joy in a convent of dead religious legalism. All were introduced to the Word of God and were saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
I attended Catholic grammar school back in the 1960s and was taught by nuns belonging to the Sisters of Mercy order. Convent outsiders assumed the nuns were shining examples of love and contentment but we students witnessed those women as they really were; troubled souls who vented their anger and frustration on their charges. The convents aren't quite so full these days. In 1965 there were 180,000 nuns in the United States but by 2006 there were only 67,000. By 2010 the number had dropped to 56,000.
For a thorough examination of Catholic theology versus Scripture see "The Gospel of Rome" by James G. McCarthy.
If anyone has a recommendation for what life in the convent was really like, I would be interested. This book is just Catholic bashing. If you are looking for that, you might like it. If you are looking for a real stories that sound like they were written by real people, keep looking.