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Number of Pages: 864
Vendor: Penguin Random House
Publication Date: 2003
|Dimensions: 7.13 X 4.25 (inches)|
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Here it is -- the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.
The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.
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Dave5 Stars Out Of 5Great ValueDecember 12, 2014DaveThis is a solid hardback edition of one of the greatest summaries of Sacred Tradition. One of the most important books you will ever read.
InTheWord4 Stars Out Of 5December 5, 2012InTheWordQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3If I were to order this again, I would want one that stays open when I am trying to read it. The book is so thick, compared to its page dimensions (4" X 7.25") that it is hard to hold open. This hardcover book looks very nice, and it has the content that I was looking for, but I needed it to be more user-friendly.
A Mature BarthianToronto, ONAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5An excellent description of Catholic theologyApril 11, 2011A Mature BarthianToronto, ONAge: 55-65Gender: maleAs a reviewer of Catholic theology, I find this book presents an excellent description of the teachings of the Roman church. It is clear and concise in outlining this system. I would recommend it to anyone who wants an overall understanding of Catholicism.
martaPoland5 Stars Out Of 5October 27, 2010martaPolandQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book met my expectations and is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
Rob Henderson5 Stars Out Of 5May 15, 2008Rob HendersonI am a protestant wanting to understand the Catholic Church better. This book is a full explanation of Catholic doctrine and practice. I recommend to any Protestant seeking balanced information on the Catholic part of the body of Christ.