(Closed) Great books about religion/Christianity/Catholicism

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a big fan of Scott Hahn (and his wife Kimberly).  My favorite is their book called Rome, Sweet Home. Scott and Kimberly were raised in Baptist families, and both of them have multiple degrees in Theology. While Scott was doing research as a faculty theologian he began to believe that maybe Catholicism was the true faith that he really believed in, and Scott and Kimberly both ended up converting a few years later.

The book is divided into "Kimberly" parts and "Scott" parts, and each of them tell the story of how they worked through their doubts and issues with the Catholic Church and its beliefs and ended up converting. It’s a great book for people who are considering becoming Catholic, for people who just want to understand more about what the Catholic Church teaches, and for lifelong Catholics who would just appreciate some extra confirmation and insight about their faith.

It’s an easy read, and VERY interesting!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love C.S. Lewis! One book about Christianity that I found really interesting was Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell. It’s one of those that you have to think about and sometimes have to reread paragraphs a couple times, but it’s really good!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

There are so many books, I wouldn’t be able to finish naming them.  However I just purchased "Three to Get Married" by Bishop Fulton Sheen

I suppose I could just name the books I own:  Both translations of the Theology of the Body.  The Theology of the Body Explained, by Christopher West, though it used the older translation.  The compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Confessions of St. Augustine, Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict the 16th, St. Faustina’s Diary, Married Saints and blessed throughout history, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Ok, I own two copies), Love and Responsibility by Justice of the Peace II (written before he was Pope), The Story of a Soul (autobiography of St. Therese), Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft, Life Giving Love by Kimberly Hahn, The Great Divorce by CS Lewis, the Divine Office for DODOS, Handbook of Christian Prayer, Understanding the Scriptures by Dr. Hahn and some other people.

Oh and I own two translations of the Bible: NAB and RSVCE.  The RSVCE is a better translation though I’d like to get the Doey Rheims someday.  NAB is what we read at Mass.  And I own an English translation of the Torah.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second the recommendation of Velvet Elvis. Great read.

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