Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism is according to Saint John Paul II a “sure norm” for teaching the Catholic Faith. This resource is essential to lay the foundation of what the Church teaches in every aspect of the Faith. Completely indexed with a glossary of theological terms.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Martin Pitstick
If you want to know what the Catholic Church believes, worships, lives, and prays, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is for you. If you want to know what the greatest minds of 2000 years of Christianity have to say about how to understand the message of Sacred Scripture read this book. If you want to know how the holiest saints of the entire history of Christendom have approached the Christian faith and prayer, meditate on the words of this book.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
I think this is an essential book for those that want to explore the Catholic Church. Great for those wanting to refresh their knowledge, and also for those considering Catholicism. It makes a great reference tool, really explaining Catholic doctrine. It has an index in the back, making it easy to find the topic in which you’re interested. It also has a glossary that explains unfamiliar or technical terms to assist the reader in their understanding. Love it!
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
For any catholic who wants to rediscover the faith that was entrusted to him or her, this book is the best way in order to see all the richness of the catholic faith. It addresses every item of the faith in a complete and rigorous way. For anyone who reads this catechism will find that his or her desire to know more of Jesus Christ and his Church will be boundless. This book is a very deep book that must not only be read, but it must meditated. When I read the catechism, even thou I have been raised in the catholic religion, I discovered how little of the faith I knew. And many things that I thought to know, I discovered to be in error. I enthusiastically recommend the Catechism of the Catholic Church to any catholic who wants to know what the Catholic Church really believes. I also recommend this catechism to any Christian of another denomination, for he or she will find words of everlasting life on it and will discover where the real church of Jesus Christ is. And to non-Christian I recommend this book so he or she can discover that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and that he was sent to us for the salvation of man.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 C.M. Dobbs
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a profoundly brilliant work and a credit to Catholicism. I do not come from a Catholic background, but I deal with philosophical issues on which the church has stated beliefs.
Why is abortion wrong, pre-marital sex illicit, and family planning preferred over condoms? The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides answers and as well as biblical citations for its conclusions. Its arguments are not overly intellectual and are often convincing (or at least food for thought).
A terrific buy!
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Brad Shorr
Even after my recent initiation into the Roman Catholic Church, which followed several months of fairly intense study in the RCIA program, I didn’t really understand much about Church Tradition, traditions, liturgy, Dogma, doctrine, Sacraments, and its position on individual and social issues. For help, I turned to the Catechism, which proved to be a concise, well written, logically organized, and often inspirational teacher. The Catechism not only provides clear definitions of Church rites and beliefs, it explains how those definitions came about and evolved, and how they are firmly rooted in Divine Revelation. For many years I had great misconceptions about the Church, I guess primarily because I viewed Church practices and beliefs as something man-made, not God-made. After doing some investigation and study, I discovered how wrong my view had been. Reading the Catechism will deepen your understanding of the relationship between the Church and Scriptures, and the “whys” behind the “whats” of how we practice our faith.
Submitted on 08-04-2005 Burke Lanthorn, Las Cruces, New Mexico
If you are a Christian you should read this book. Even one who disparages the Catholic faith will find the discussion of Church doctrine and dogma enlightening. It is a clear and concise explanation of the marrow of Christian faith and the role of the Church. I know this book answered a number of questions I never bothered to ask and more questions asked of me by individuals who distinguish their faith as “Christian” from the faith of Catholics. But it is not a work of apologetics and not to be mistaken for such.