Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic

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Zondervan, 2009 - Religion - 236 pages
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"This is the best book I have read that chronicles such pilgrimages. And it is full of godly commonsense." ---D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "A refreshing change...[Castaldo] shows respect for the tradition from which he departed" ---Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University. Author of Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic. "Very important [and] very helpful!" ---J.I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College Do you dread conversation at Christmas dinner with your Catholic family? At weddings, funerals, and holidays? Chris Castaldo has wrestled personally with this question and many more. Perhaps you have too. Whether you are a former Roman Catholic or know someone who is, you'll find helpful answers and encouraging support within these pages. Like: how can Evangelicals and Catholics reach such different conclusions from the same Scripture? When I talk about my faith with my Catholic family, why does someone always get upset? How does my Catholic background still influence my views of God and salvation? And how should I talk with my Catholic friends about Jesus? More than providing historical perspective, theological reflection, and practical lessons, Holy Ground is a dynamic exploration of how to emulate both the grace and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ in relation to the Catholic people you love.
  

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Review: Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This book was helped me understand a few of the critical ways I disagree with Catholicism, yet it also taught a way to communicate that with grace AND truth. Oftentimes, Protestants either avoid the ... Read full review

Review: Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic

User Review  - Bauer Evans - Goodreads

Fantastic read -- engaging, clearly written, helpful 'conversation' on how to love, listen, and minister to Roman Catholics as an evangelical Christian. Great book! Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Its Only Life and Death
17
Understanding Why Catholics Become Evangelical
25
FullTime Faith
33
Martin Luther
41
Personal Relationship with Jesus
55
Direct Access to God
63
Loyola and Contarini
77
Motivated by Grace Instead of Guilt
105
How Catholics View Evangelicals
123
Traditional Evangelical and Cultural Catholics
139
How to Relate to Catholics with Grace and Truth
159
Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever
183
How the Catholic Church Became What It Is
199
Discussion Questions
221
Index
229

ChristCentered Devotion
91

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About the author (2009)

Chris Castaldo is Director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal at Wheaton College, the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic, and a primary contributor to Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism. He has written numerous articles for publications such as Christianity Today, Touchstone Journal, and First Things, and is a regular contributor to the Gospel Coalition. SPANISH BIO: Chris Castaldo crecio en Long Island, New York como un catolico romano y trabajo a tiempo completo en la iglesia catolica por varios anos. Es graduado del Instituto biblico Moody y del Seminario Teologico Gordon-Conwell. En este momento es pastor de alcance comunitario y planteamiento de iglesias en la Iglesia College en Wheaton, IL. Reside en las afueras de Chicago con su esposa angela y sus tres hijos.

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