Item description for The Essential Catholic Survival Guide: Answers to Tough Questions about the Faith by Catholic Answers...
Overview Being Catholic isn't easy. In fact, it's just gotten harder. With the recent election of our current Pope, a new wave of attacks is under way by the enemies of the Catholic Church. From this point forward, every Catholic will come face-to-face with the vicious anti-Catholic attacks that are being launched against the faith. Here at Catholic Answers, the most effective products for countering attacks and clearing up misunderstandings have been our tracts. They've been around since the beginning of the apostolate and have resulted in many thousands of conversions. These tracts provide a real point of contact for someone in discovering the truths of the Catholic faith. We've decided to compile seventy of the best tracts into one cohesive, comprehensive book that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere to defend the Catholic faith. "The Essential Catholic Survival Guide" is indexed according to topic in a unique question-and-answer format that allows the reader to find the right answer to any question instantly. It covers the questions and misconceptions people have about the Catholic faith on a variety of topics, including: * The Church and the papacy * Scripture and Tradition * Mary and the saints * The sacraments * Salvation * Last things * Morality and science * Anti-Catholicism * Non-Catholic churches and movements * Practical apologetics It's the essence of Catholic apologetics - all rolled up into one attractive, easy-to-use manual that is destined to become the most effective tool of its kind.
Publishers Description Being Catholic isn't easy. In fact, it's just gotten harder.
Every Catholic will come face-to-face with the vicious anti-Catholic attacks that are being launched against the faith. At Catholic Answers, we've decided to compile seventy of the best tracts into one cohesive, comprehensive book that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere to defend the Catholic faith.
The Essential Catholic Survival Guide is indexed according to topic in a unique "question and answer" format that allows the reader to find the right answer to any question instantly.
It covers the typical questions and misconceptions people have about the Catholic faith including:
The Church The Pope
Scripture and Tradition
Mary and the saints
Morality and science
Non-Catholic churches and movements
The best of Catholic apologetics all rolled up into one attractive, easy-to-use manual- the most effective tool of its kind.
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Studio: Catholic Answers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.25" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Catholic Answers
ISBN 1888992816 ISBN13 9781888992816
Reviews - What do customers think about Essential Catholic Survival Guide?
Awesome starter Aug 17, 2008
I am a former Southern Baptist who grew up anti-catholic. I used to Bible thump every catholic that I knew showing them how their faith was heretical and how all of the answers were in the Bible not in the Roman Catholic Church. I went to RCIA to understand the Catholic position better and to debate the "intellectual" teachers of the class. Long story short, I've been to RCIA three times, first time to debate, second time (due to a rude awakening of truth)to possibly join but not yet ready due to some topics I was unsure about, and a third time to 100% conversion to the Catholic faith not just because of the Holy Spirit's guidance but also to the vast supportive evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is the true church of God. This book is a tool that I use now to bring back former Catholics into the church as well as answer all of the tough questions that come to me from evangelicals. I buy this book frequently for devout Catholics to read and grow in the apologetic side of their faith. I will be honest though, this book is a starter book to apologetics, but it has a great section of references for you to read if you want to grow in your skills as an apologist. I highly recommend this Survival Guide. On another note, I would also recommend to all Catholics to read "The Gospel According to Rome." My mother gave it to me as a last ditch effort to keep me Protestant. I use it as a tool to see how my skills as an apologist grow by answering many of the statements in that book with solid Catholic responses. Don't do what I did when I was an evangelical Protestant and just read one sided books, read what both sides have to offer and grow in your faith and see the truth for yourself. This is a great site as well. catholicanswers.com
ALL THE ANSWERS May 25, 2007
THIS BOOK WAS ALL IT WAS ADVERTISED TO BE. I NEEDED TO ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS MY SON HAD ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH. THIS BOOK HAD ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS WITH VERSE BACKUPS. GREAT BOOK!
Excellent Source Book May 16, 2007
This book is an excellent reference for Protestants, Catholics, and anyone else wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith. Too often, people have incorrect ideas about the Catholic Church that are based on misunderstanding of doctrine, have information that was current as of the early 1500s, or have information from books and tracts written by disgruntled and/or uninformed anti-Catholics or "Romophobes."
This book ia a compilation of tracts previously published by "Catholic Answers," and one of the primary contributors is Karl Keating. I have read two of his books, and these chapters, as well as his books, present subjects in easy-to-understand terms and concepts--something that the average layman can use.
I make this recommendation as one who is not a Roman Catholic.
Thorough and Readable Dec 7, 2006
The Essential Catholic describes in great detail the rationale, the history, and the scriptural references underlying Catholic beliefs and practices. It is written in an easy, conversational manner and is well organized so a given subject can be easily located for future reference.
Must have for cradle catholics to new converts! Jul 6, 2006
This is an excellent book. It is easy to read with the question and answer format. It covers just about everything you would want to know about Catholicism and how it compares to other religions. I recommend it to all my Catholic friends and family and anyone interested in finding out a little more about the Catholic faith.