Why We Re Catholic

Author: Trent Horn
Publisher: Catholic Answers Press
ISBN: 9781683570240
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"How can you believe all this stuff? This is the number-one question Catholics get asked and, sometimes, we ask ourselves. Why do we believe that God exists, that he became a man and came to save us, that what looks like a wafer of bread is actually his body? Why do we believe that he inspired a holy book and founded an infallible Church to teach us the one true way to live? Ever since he became Catholic, Trent Horn has spent a lot of time answering these questions, trying to explain to friends, family, and total strangers the reasons for his Catholic faith. Some didn't believe in God, or even in the existence of truth. Others said they were spiritual but didn't think you needed religion to be happy. Some were Christians who thought Catholic doctrines over-complicated the pure gospel. And some were fellow Catholics who had a hard time understanding everything they professed to believe on Sunday. Why We're Catholic assembles the clearest, friendliest, most helpful answers that Trent learned to give to all these people and more. Beginning with how we can know reality and ending with our hope of eternal life, it s the perfect way to help skeptics and seekers (or Catholics who want to firm up their faith) understand the evidence that bolsters our belief and brings us joy" --

Eight Ways Of Loving God

Author: Jeanette Flood
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681496518
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While there is a growing awareness today that different people have different "love languages," what about God? What is his love language? What does God think of the kind of love we give Him? How often do we consider: How well am I loving God? This book explores answers to these important questions, examining the life and words of Jesus Christ—the example par excellence of how to love God. With a conversational style, fresh spiritual analogies, good humor, lessons from the author's journey, and a reliance on Scripture, Church teachings, and insights of the saints, this book aims to inspire readers to follow Paul's advice in Ephesians: to "learn what is pleasing to the Lord" (Eph 5:10). Loosely based on the Beatitudes, it presents eight "love languages" of God revealed in the life and teachings of his Son: trusting Him, spending time with Him, heeding Him, apologizing when we offend Him, loving his whole family, picking up our cross, following Him, and eagerly awaiting Him This work reveals that being a Christian is really all about a relationship—a relationship of love with Love Himself. It not only demonstrates how Jesus taught and lived out each expression of love for God, but also shows his great love for each of us, giving compelling motives to daily return his love.

Defending Catholicism

Author: James S. Anderson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532689055
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Hosts of helpful Catholic apologetic books currently exist; however, a concise treatment that specifically targets all the major Protestant objections in an easily accessible manner is hard to find. Anderson’s fourth volume offers such. It provides readers with salient counterpoints for each objection, and most often from the very source Protestants use to deny important aspects of the faith: the Bible. Thus, without even realizing it, Protestants implicitly accept the Catholic faith as they accept the very texts the faith provided them. Important issues such as these are pointed out throughout the book. It is a must-read for Catholics seeking to address Protestant questions, and for Protestants desiring to understand why Catholicism claims to be biblical through and through. This work cogently articulates how Catholicism is biblical, and just how often Protestant positions are untenable.

Hard Sayings

Author: Trent Horn
Publisher: Catholic Answers Press
ISBN: 9781683570738
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Have you ever read something in the Bible that made you just scratch your head? Has a skeptic ever challenged you to defend a seemingly scandalous verse of Scripture? You're not alone. The Bible contains more than a few "hard sayings" (John 6:60): ancient idioms, apparent contradictions, myth-like events and figures, and passages that seem to be embarrassingly out of step with modern culture or science. How can a Catholic reconcile such things with his own faith, and with what the Church teaches about the inspiration and inerrancy of Sacred Scripture? Don't worry. As Trent Horn (Answering Atheism) explains in Hard Sayings, God's revelation in the Bible is not something Catholics need to be ashamed of or read with a mental reservation. Trent examines dozens of the most confounding passages in Scripture and offers clear, reasonable, Catholic explanations to unlock their true meaning. He also provides basic principles for reading and interpreting Scripture that the wisdom of the Church has developed over the centuries.

Catholic Education

Author: Kimberly Hahn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898705669
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Two home schooling mothers offer advice on home schooling.

Catholic Christianity

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898707986
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For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since The Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

Presenting The Catholic Faith

Author: Frank P. DeSiano
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809128419
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Explains the Catholic faith to people who are unfamiliar with it on a very basic level; uses essay, question-and-answer and attendant scriptural liturgical texts.

Living The Catechism Of The Catholic Church

Author: Christoph Cardinal Von Schonborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898709563
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Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn, the editor of the monumental Catechism of the Catholic Church, a worldwide best seller, provides a brief and profound commentary on the second part of the Catechism, the sacraments. SchOnborn gives an incisive, detailed analysis of the sacraments, providing a specific meditation for each week of the year on how to better live the Catholic faith with the aid of the sacraments and the Mass, and explained in the Catechism. Through these 52 meditations, SchOnborn's hope is for the reader to not just have a better grasp of the Catholic doctrine and belief, but especially to grow in a greater love of and devotion to the person of Jesus Christ. "Faith is a whole. It has only one heart, one center, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Christ must therefore also be the center of catechesis whose object is 'putting people...in communion...with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit." --Cardinal Christoph SchOnborn

Apostolic Letters Of Faith Hope And Love

Author: Bruce M. Metzger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874248
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Professor Metzger has been a leader in New Testament studies for the past fifty years, through his teaching, his publications, his text-critical work, and his translation work. This volume brings his deep insight to three key epistles, focusing on three fundamental Christian virtues.