Hi, was wondering if anyone has read this book. If so, what did you enjoy, and would you recommend it?
I have it and found it to be quite good. The author is Father John Trigilio.
Thanks Mary Gail…
I’ve actually just placed an order for it on Amazon…it looks to be a good ‘‘one-stop shop’’, and the fact it’s written for dummies should suit me fine
I quite like Fr John…I heard him on CAL the other day.
I’d like to add my voice to this and say that I liked that book, too.
I would also like to warn anyone who might buy this book: Don’t confuse this book with “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Catholicism” which has too many inaccuracies to be acceptable.
I’ll second everything that JoeMike said.
Catholicism for Dummies is a great book on Catholicism. It’s thorough, accurate, and easy to read. Even a lifelong Catholic would probably learn something from it.
Now, concerning the other, there was just a thread on The Idiot’s Guide to Catholicism. This book is grossly inaccurate and downright heretical in parts. Avoid it like the plague.
I found it to be a great book - it was one of many I got out of the library when I was just starting to look into the Chuch seriously. It also bears an Imprimatur and Nihil obstat, too, making it a trustworthy source of information.
I wish this was truly the way we could discern whether a book was trustworthy or not, but I have found many books that bear these to be not reliable.
Catholicism for Dummies is awesome though.
Thanks everyone… so looking forward to it hitting my shores, can’t wait.
Yeah, the idiots book is terrible.
I agree 100%. Catholicism for dummies is excellent. The complete idiots guide is aweful.
I have read it, and would recommend it. I lke it because you can read it cover to cover, like any book, or you can skip around and just read the sections that interest you at the moment.
Thanks for the comment. I’m not being sarcastic or doubting you here, but do could you please list some books that are unreliable with the Nihil stamp? I would just like to have on reference in case someone brings up this point to me. Thank you