Margaret Chind's Reviews > Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

Catholicism by Robert E. Barron
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May 28, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: firstwild, random-house, image-books, catholic
Recommended to Margaret by: Cindy Brovsky
Read from September 05 to 07, 2011 — I own a copy

This is an absolutely awesome book. It is a FIRST Tour book which usually means that I post about it, but do not quite have time to read it all. Yesterday I started reading and had serious trouble putting it down. I'm about half way through and plan to finish it today if possible. (We've already had a late start, so we'll see...) Last night I found myself trying to tell the Enginerd about this book and why I like it so much. Honestly it is hard to put it into intelligible words outside of Margaret-language. I have a Bachelor's of Religious Studies and books like this are what my college experience was for. I was trying to get an education in things that I wanted to understand. It seems that everything that I went to school to learn appears to be summed up in this one book that is just long enough, but could be oh so much longer (I'll have to check into the television documentary...). I wonder if I still would have pursued my degree if this book had come out first.

Robert Barron has a great way of explaining things. He is capable of bringing ancient examples to life to mix with the contemporary and in detail make clear life and faith. I'd say this is a hard book for me to review, because it is so personal and makes me want to expound and explode back into my research papers and exegesis studies. However what I can tell you is that even with his vast vocabulary this book is understandable and one that anyone and everyone should read. It's not "What is Catholicism?" to me, it's what is Christianity, what is true faith, what is my background, what is my heritage.

*Thanks to Image Books for providing a copy for review.*

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09/06/2011 page 157
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John Aultman What is the age appropiateness?

Margaret Chind To read this book? I'd say high school apologetics would be fine. You might be able to give it to a mature middle schooler, but I would recommend planning to discuss it with them.

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