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The Faith Explained

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The Faith Explained is an all-in-one handbook to help you understand, explain, and defend the great truths of the Catholic Faith. In brief and readable chapters, it explains the purpose of human existence, God and His perfections, the creation and fall of man, the Incarnation, the redemption, the sacraments, sacramentals, prayer, the importance of the Bible, and much more.

Hardcover, 580 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Scepter Publishers (first published December 1974)
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Jun 22, 2009 Wangui rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
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What i learnt from this book? Everything about my faith!!! All the doctrine I have and know is from Fr. Leo and thank God I found him before it was too late. Language is simple and easy to follow with enough examples for you to grasp what he's alking about.
Every Catholic and anti-Catholic ought to read this book; walking round ignorant is not too fashionable...
Jul 19, 2008 Missa rated it really liked it
So, I am not a religious fanatic. I think faith is a personal decision and I am never going to try to convert anyone. I spent a long time searching for what worked for me, and I found it. This book helped me find the answers to some of the questions I had without getting all preachy on me. So, if this is what you are looking for, go for it!
Apr 24, 2008 Rebecca marked it as to-read
My friend Kay suggested this one. I'm looking forward to reading it. :)
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Jun 29, 2012 Tiago Loureiro rated it it was ok
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Este livro explica claramente em que é que consiste a Fé católica, dando exemplos bem esclarecedores nos diferentes capítulos. Não obstante, a meu ver, o seu autor tem uma visão muito racionalista da religião, excessivamente matemática. É obsessiva a forma como ele ao longo do livro divide as ações entre pecados mortais e veniais. Daí só ter conferido duas estrelas. Não o recomendo como livro de introdução ao catolicismo.
Jan 03, 2014 Gianfranco rated it it was amazing
The Catechism of the Catholic Church in very readable format.

The author, Fr. Leo, will walk you through the entire Catechism through beautiful analogies, simple stories, and marvelous accounts from the lives of the Saint.
Jan 07, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing
This is the catechism I read aloud to my kids, age 10 and up. The teens and twenties have lots to contribute to its thoughtful approach.
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This book was required by a class that I participated in, but it has some serious misinformation. I cannot trust the information in this.
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