Does anyone have a recommendation of a book that explains a basic understanding of Catholicism to an ill-informed non-Catholic?
We are expecting our first child and my Southern Baptist Mother-in-law has absolutely no idea, or worse yet false ideas, about Catholicism. I’d like her to be able to at a minimum understand what the Sacraments are and how important they are to us Catholics and how all this “stuff” we practice as Catholics wasn’t just made up yesterday and is in no way similar to how Baptist churches each “do things a bit differently.”
I’ve read Mr. Keatings book, Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Surprised By Truth, By What Authority and Rome Sweet Home. However the problem is:
These are all too intellectual for my mother-in-law. Frankly she wouldn’t know what is meant by the Eucharist, infallibility, transubstantiation, etc. While she has a tremendous faith in her understanding of Jesus, she is not very educated–in the secular sense.
So frankly, I am looking for a simply written, relatively short book to help explain Catholicism, our Sacraments and our wonderful 2000 year old Tradition. Any suggestions?