I must say that I’m impressed with Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly. There are some books about Catholics coming back to the faith that give just a taste of the richness within the Church. Others tend to focus on a few aspects of the Catholic faith or treat one particular subject in depth. This book is a great one to give to those who are wondering about Catholicism, those who have fallen away from the Church of their youth, those who would like to learn the Truth about the pillars of the faith, as well as devout Catholics interested in growing closer to the Lord.
I’ve read and reviewed a number of Matthew Kelly’s books, CDs, and DVDs. As with his other works, his strong, straightforward messages are ones basically every person on the planet could benefit from hearing. He provides practical suggestions for how people can become the best-version-of-themselves, which he explains means living out God’s will and becoming all He has created you to be.
Rediscover Catholicism is a wonderful tool to help people of all ages and degrees of education (in terms of the faith and otherwise) to be inspired to live out the call to holiness which God extends to each of us.
The repetition and re-emphasis of important points help drive home the bold, yet basic messages Kelly has about why, how, where, and when each of us can become the best version of ourselves.
As I’ve previously mentioned, the one and only qualm I have about the book is that there are some grammatical errors and typos that are distracting for an English major like me. I’d certainly be more than happy to read and be one of the copy editors for Matthew Kelly’s next manuscript. I enjoy reading his work quite a bit and would indeed be interested in helping his next book become the best-version-of-itself before it goes on the bookstore shelf.
You can purchase the Rediscovering Catholicism here.
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