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Book Review: The Eucharist

The Eucharist by Trent Horn “lays out the biblical evidence for Christ’s Real Presence, explains how the Church understands and administers the sacrament of Holy Communion, and helps you deepen your own appreciation for this most precious sign of CHrist’s enduring presence in the world.” This is another book from the 20 Answers Challenge from …

Book Review: The Sacraments

The Sacraments by Fr. Mike Driscoll “explains the mysteries of these powerful gifts from God, defends the Catholic understanding and administration of them, and shows how to receive them with the disposition needed to make the most of their effects. Overall, this booklet was a good collection of information regarding the Sacraments and explaining them …

Book Review: The Papacy

The Papacy by Jim Blackburn “explains how the papacy is not only biblical and historical but essential for preserving Christian unity of belief.” Each question in this booklet is answered solidly by Blackburn with support from a number of sources including both Scripture and writings throughout Church history. Despite using a lot of quotes, I felt …

Book Review: Scripture and Tradition

This Lent and Easter Season, I took on the Catholic Answers challenge. As I mentioned in the original post, I was recommending it without reading the books. I felt it was only fair to share my thoughts on the books as I read them (and amend my recommendation if necessary).  Scripture and Tradition by Jim Blackburn …

Book Review: The Bible

The Bible is yet another book by Trent Horn that I read for the 20 Answers Challenge. The booklet “offers a truly Catholic perspective on Scripture…It also takes on challenges from skeptics…” This is yet another great resource for Catholic apologetics. Horn addressed a wide span of topics including what actually comprises the Bible, how Scripture …

Book Review: Death & Judgment

This is one of the books from the 20 Answers Challenge.  We come back to a book written by Trent Horn, Death & Judgment.  The booklet explores “the last things that await us, including purgatory, heaven and hell, and the resurrection of our bodies, as well as the end times and renewal of all creation.” …

Book Review: Salvation by Jimmy Akin

Salvation was written by a former Protestant, Jimmy Akin.  The booklet says it will share “the beautiful story of how God calls us out of sin, justifies us, makes us holy, and leads us to everlasting life with him.” Akin does a great job addressing questions on a complex topic in a very accessible way. …

Book Review: Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted

Sometimes in our big-picture discussions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we lose sight of the person in the middle of the struggle. That single sentence convinced me that Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality by Ron Citlau was a book I needed to read. I …

Book Review: The Real Jesus by Trent Horn

The Real Jesus by Trent Horn 20 Answers

This Lent and Easter Season, I took on the Catholic Answers 20 Answers Challenge. As I mentioned in my original post, I was recommending it without reading the books. I felt it was only fair to share my thoughts on the books as I read them (and amend my recommendation if necessary).  The Real Jesus was also …

Book Review: The Silent Death of Depression

There is definitely a stigma surrounding mental illness. I think there is sometimes an even greater level of pressure for Christians because there is the misconception that mental illness is a reflection of a poor faith life. This is certainly not true, and I am always eager to find resources that talk about how Christians …