I am asking this in the Apologetics forum because apologists should know where to get the best reading materials.
Do any of you know of anthologies or compilations of excerpts from the great thinkers of the Church that might be good for young adults? Something that will give them a good grounding in Catholic thought, but not be overwhelming to a young person?
I ask because I have four children, who are not yet young adults, but rapidly approaching that stage. We have Catholic children’s books, but I want something that the maturing mind can dig into. I want my kids to have a Catholic worldview, to view the events in their lives and in the world around them through the prism of Catholic thought and philosophy. I want them also to have a good start on being amateur aplogists. I don’t want to turn out more ignorant Catholics into the world…God knows we have enough already and some of the damage they do because they just don’t know any better…shudder
I would also like to have it around for myself, because I have been a fairly ignorant Catholic for a long time, and am just in the last few years learning more as I seek it out. My hope is that a good beginning like this will whet appetites and lead to further seeking… for all of us.
TIA for any suggestions.