[quote="simmania, post:1, topic:206450"]
I have a friend who is pretty much neutral about Catholicism, but I can tell she is curious about it. I just don't know how to introduce it to her, I did give her a Bible so she has a source to refer to, but I have no clue where to start. Should I just ask her to read the whole thing? Start at certain chapters? use other sources?
Any advice is welcome.
P.S. Just in case I encounter a child in the future who might be interested as well, how do I interact with them too?
I agree with the idea that it depends a lot on where the person is presently. Is the person an agnostic, a pantheist, or a monotheist? If the person is not a Christian then a general introduction to the concepts of God, creation, the Fall, and the need for redemption would be great places to start. A New Testament could be useful for such a person if they started with the Gospels.
If a person claims to already be a Christian (and actually demonstrates some knowledge of Christianity) then a Catechism of the Catholic Church might be more useful. Catholics see the Mass as the form of worship most pleasing to God. We believe saints are alive and join with us to worship God. Prayer is used in worship but it is not worship in and of itself. The more fundamentalist Christians tend to see Catholic sacraments as "human works" while we understand them to be the ongoing work of Christ in the physical world.