Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Life on the Rock: A Rebel Returns to His Faith

My Life on the Rock was a great read for a number of reasons, not the least of which are that Jeff Cavins has a good sense of humor and an interesting story of his run from and eventual return to the Catholic faith. As a cradle Catholic who has never strayed from the faith, I gained an even better appreciation for the history of the Church, its teachings, the sacraments, hierarchy, and infallibility by reading about how Cavins relentless search for the truth led this former Protestant minister back to his Catholic roots.
His style is down-to-earth, honest, and, at times, very humble. This is one occasion in which the most convincing proof available surfaces when a man’s desperate search for truth is combined with an almost equally strong confidence that the faith of his fathers isn’t the most valid. It’s fascinating to follow Cavins as he goes down each new pathway in an attempt to bring his ministry as a pastor and his own personal faith to a more authentic level only to discover over time that each road leads him back to the Catholic Church’s history, authority, biblical interpretation, liturgy, and sacraments.
I highly recommend reading My Life on the Rock whether you are a devout Catholic or someone who has been away from the Church seeking elsewhere for answers you haven’t yet found. I see this story being used to help many reverts and converts find their way to their true religious and spiritual home.
You can purchase this book here. I wrote this review of My Life on the Rock for the Tiber River Blogger Review program.  Tiber River is the first Catholic book review site, started in 2000 to help you make informed decisions about Catholic book purchases.  I receive free product samples as compensation for writing reviews for Tiber River.

1 comment:

  1. For me this book provided a great insight into how to relax and let the little things of the Catholic faith simmer and brew into something really special..


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