Book list

Have finished reading:

Catholicism for Dummies 2d edition  – I’ve always found the “for Dummies” series to be hit or miss, especially when it’s a visual topic. But for someone who had only a vague understanding of the Catholic Church, this is a really great book. It does exactly what a Dummies book should do, which is assume complete ignorance of the topic.

Rome Sweet Home – Since I was raised Evangelical Protestant, the first things I looked for were Protestant conversion stories. This was one of the first widely known conversion stories.  Scott Hahn has gone on to write many books about Catholicism, which I hope to be able to read soon.

Surprised by Truth (Volume 1) – A collection of conversion stories by former Protestants, including Catholic apologists Tim Staples and Jimmy Akin, both of whose radio appearances and other work I’ve come to rely heavily on for detailed Catholic Answers. (zing!)

Catholicism and Fundamentalism – This is was written as an apologetic guide for Catholics explaining their faith to Fundamentalist Christians. It’s definitely heavier going, and is a tiny bit dated, although since I grew up Protestant in the 1980s I recognized a lot of the ideas. Probably not as good for people coming from other faith backgrounds, but for Evangelical and Fundamentalists, it will make sense.

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

Catholic Matters

Evangelical Is Not Enough

Lead, Kindly Light

In the process of reading:

On Being Catholic

Crossing the Tiber

The Protestant’s Dilemma

Want to read:

More Christianity

Catholicism Pure and Simple

Why Do Catholics Do That?

Answer Me This!

Upon This Rock

The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism

Canon Law Explained: A Handbook for Laymen

Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger: The Untold Story of the Lost Books of the Protestant Bible

The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

Why Catholics Can’t Sing

For reference:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catholic Mass for Dummies

Essential Catholic Survival Guide




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