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Overview This book provides an insightful glimpse into the way Catholics think about God, the Church, getting into heaven, and the practice of their religion.
Publishers Description Capturing the heartbeat of the Roman Catholic way of life, Conversations with Catholics provides an insightful glimpse into the way Catholics think about God, the Church, getting to heaven, and the practice of their religion. With a compassionate heart, Jim McCarthy shares real-life stories that contrast Catholicism with biblical Christianity and point the way to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Discover: How tradition has shaped what Catholics believe ? The challenges a born-again Catholic faces in leaving the Church ? Key insights for sharing the life-giving gospel with Catholics Cross-referenced with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Includes subject and scripture indexes.
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Studio: Gospel Folio Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.08" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Gospel Folio Press
ISBN 1882701747 ISBN13 9781882701742
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More About James G. McCarthy
James G. McCarthy is the founder and director of Good News for Catholics, Inc. A former missionary to Ireland, Jim is producer/director of the popular video Catholicism: Crisis of Faith and author of The Gospel According to Rome, Conversations with Catholics, and What You Need to Know About Roman Catholicism.
James G. McCarthy currently resides in San Jose. James G. McCarthy was born in 1952.
Reviews - What do customers think about Conversations With Catholics?
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK! Feb 9, 2008
This book is so ignorant that it is offensive. Don't waste your money or your time. I just threw my copy in the trash after spending time reading at least half of it. Don't bother...
Catholicism from an Anti-Catholic! Jul 24, 2006
An absolute waste of money and time to read this pack of lies. Do yourself a favor, if you're really interested in learning the truth of Catholicism, pick up a Catholic Bible and a Catechism of the Catholic Church and study them. Reading this book to learn anything about Catholicism is like a devout Muslim teaching what Jews believe.
Intellectually dishonest Apr 8, 2006
Even among evangelicals and fundamentalists, the usual anti-catholic crew are finding that they have lost all credibility. Combine his inability to write a proper sentence, with intellectual dishonesty, and lack of any worth while scholarship, this book proves once again that anti-catholics have no business speaking about or judging the Catholic faith. They are not qualified. The author contradicts himself throughout this book and shows that he lacks even a very basic understanding of the Catholic faith. Sure, fundamentalists can continue to sustain themselves in their own little closed circle, refusing to have their claims examined, refusing to engage in discussion and think with intellectual honesty, but they will continue to ever be taken seriously by the Catholic community, and much less, by the academic community. This book is an insult to people who do real work in theology and biblical studies, both Protestant and Catholic alike.
Please Feb 24, 2006
Relatively easy to order. The only problem found, product offering should be updated before getting into the order processing "as is". It forces the user to start up the finding process, that may create customers to leave site.
Hilarious! You mean people fall for this book? Dec 6, 2004
A friend who converted from Roman Catholicsm gave me this book hoping to help "save" me from the church I left.
I was visiting his house and read the first chapter while there. I never laughed so hard in my life. I have since been re-reading each chapter and sending him rebuttals.
The author seems to wish to subsitiute the infallibility of the Pope with the infalibility of his own interpetation of scripture, and from the text many weak Catholics are falling for it. He talks of Satan's plan to use the Church yet his misses Satan's actual plan, I quote from my rebuttal to Chapt 4:
"The basic plan is simple: First divide the church, (the initial reformation) then divide the dividers. This is why there are thousands of different denominations. They are copies of copies of copies each one losing a bit of the truth along the way. Think of it this way: Luther said in the initial break that there are only two sacraments (Baptism & Communion), Your denomination only recognizes Baptism although it may not call it a sacrament. The Jehovah's Witnesses don't recognize the divinity of Christ and so it goes. This is how some protestant churches have reached the point where married gay clergy is a point of discussion instead of a settled known sin."
C.S. Lewis warned of this:
"You will say that these are very small sins...remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing." (screwtape letters chapt 12)
Maybe Mr. McCarthy doesn't understand what he is doing when he attacks the Church but he sure isn't going to convert any but the very ignorant or very guilt ridden looking to blame the church for their sins. (again the easy way out) with this thing.