Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
“What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d'art in a museum of culture. I want to function rather as a mystagogue, conducting you ever deeper into the mystery of the incarnation in the hopes that you might be transformed by its power.” –Father Robert Barron
What is Catholicism? A 2,000 living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith.
Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ's incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism – from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell – using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.
Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.
Includes over 100 black and white and color photos.
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Review: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the FaithUser Review - Michael Boerm - Goodreads
As a Protestant, I found this book helpful in explaining just what Catholics believe. Easy-to-read, lively writing style, and interesting. Best chapter: the symbolism in the architecture of cathedrals ... Read full review
Review: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the FaithUser Review - Andrew Doohan - Goodreads
This book has been sitting on my shelf for many years, since, in fact, I purchased the eponymous DVD series. While I have watched the DVD series on a number of occasions, alone and in the company of ... Read full review