Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Truth of Catholicism: Inside the Essential Teachings and Controversies of the Church Today by George Weigel

The Truth of Catholicism: Inside the Essential Teachings and Controversies of the Church Today
     “The Catholic Church is, arguably, the most controversial institution on the planet; and it is certainly the world’s most controversial religious institution.” (pg. 2)
I am amazed by how well George Weigel covers the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, even the most controversial hot topics, by illustrating the Biblical, historical, and spiritual richness and beauty of the Church.  His approach is to explain the fundamental Catholic teachings that answer ten questions representative of the most prominent modern debates. 
Using a journalistic style that keeps the reader engaged and weaving in relevant passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, numerous encyclicals by Pope John Paul II, and other official Church documents, Weigel presents the questions, concerns, and objections that are most common, then responds with well-researched evidence as to why the Church teaches what it does and why it’s imperative that it continue to do so. 
The author incorporates some of the most beautiful writing on human sexuality (outside of the Bible, of course) in his chapter entitled “How Should We Love? Celebrating the Gift of Sex.”  He cites explanations from Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which is hands-down the most loving, freeing, life-giving expression of human sanctity, dignity, and sexuality I’ve ever read.  This chapter is a perfect example of how Weigel tackles tough moral questions with precision, accuracy, and a deep appreciation and understanding of the Truth as the Lord has revealed it through His Son Jesus Christ and those commissioned to pass on the One True Faith. 
The Truth of Catholicism is one of the best resources for Catholics and anyone else who wants to know the Truths about the Church and moral teachings based on the Bible, and explained with sound doctrine that doesn’t change or amend itself as our culture suggests. 
If you would like to find out more about this book or order your own copy, click here. 
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