All right. Here’s where I need some help.
Here’s what I’ve read so far:
Suprised by Truth: By Patrick Madrid
Catholic Traditions, Treasures New and Old By: Joanne Turpin
Handbook for Today’s Catholic
Life in Christ - A Catechism for Adult Catholics By: Frs Gerard Weber and James Killgallon
Now. I know I also want Karl Keating’s Catholicism and Fundamentalism but I really really really really need to get some history. Like I’ve already told some of you, my history is miserable. It consists of “someone (martin luther?) put some list on some door and some people decided not to be catholic anymore”
I guess at least I’ll be pretty unbiased. I’ve been really wanting a good book - not second grade level or anything, but fairly easy to read, that will give a good broad history of the church, from as early as possible, up till now (or as recently as possible) including the protestant split and everything. After that I thought I would read some of the early church fathers and some of the saints and stuff.
My questions are these: Should I keep going with doctrine and apologetics type stuff? Or should I go ahead and get some history? And if some history, are there any books ya’ll can think of the would be good for a pathetic beginner? If I go ahead with the history I’m still going to read Catholicsm and Fundamentalism and maybe some others but not for awhile. Since I’ve finished those four books I’m not sure where to go now. help.