I need three book recommendations. As Halloween is not quite here, that means the Christmas stuff is about to be clearanced. I am thinking about what to purchase for the family.
The in-laws are very anti-Catholic, so I was thinking a polite (not in your face) book about the beauty of Catholicism or why we do certain things or the basis of Catholicism in scripture, etc would be a good stocking stuffer. Mind you, the point is not to convert them, but to help them appreciate the Church and dispel many of the myths they have been taught. (They’ve been taught those of the Jack Chick variety.) They are rational and appreciate logic, but I don’t want something “heavy.” Any recommendations for them?
Second on the list is the adopted-in set of in-laws. They aren’t so much anti-Catholic, but just weary of it as they’ve heard a lot of bad things, but they’re just fully entrenched in their church. They believe in that whole “name it and claim it” fad, and are big on the Holy Spirit (and charisms) and spiritual warfare. They are not “thinkers” but “feelers.” I was thinking something sympathetic to the charismatic side of Catholicism would help them to see that their church emphasizes one small aspect of a much larger faith. Devotionals or picture books or books on a particular subject instead of didactic books are fine. I’m totally open to suggestions here.
Last on the list is a 20-something (with the typical no-attention-span of her generation) who is Catholic and knows the most basics of the basics, but not the WHYS on any of them. Could you please help me shop?