Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall 2014

To kick off the eighth year of our Seasons of Reading program, we have decided to get into the Back to School spirit of the season and choose one of the all-time great Catholic reference books--outside of the Catechism itself, of course--for our Fall selection.

Catholicism for Dummies, 2nd Edition, by Rev. John Trigilio Jr. and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti is a concise, easy to read, well organized, humorous, and most importantly, accurate overview of all things Catholic.  It is an excellent resource and one that should be on the shelf of everyone's Catholic home library.

Here is a sampling of what's covered:
  • What It Means to be Catholic
  • Who's Who in the Catholic Church
  • The Sacraments
  • Catholic Law and The Commandments
  • Current Issues
  • Devotions
  • A Brief History of the Church
  • Catholic Fun Facts
Whether you're a cradle Catholic--or maybe especially if you're a cradle Catholic--someone who is curious about the faith, a serious student of Catholicism, or a parent in need of a good, reliable go-to source to answer your children's questions, Catholicism for Dummies is the book for you.  In other words, we all benefit from learning more about the Catholic faith, and this is one of the most recommended books to achieve that goal.

And if you like Catholicism for Dummies, you may also enjoy some of the other books of the series penned by the same authors: Catholic Mass for Dummies, Saints for Dummies, Women in the Bible for Dummies, and John Paul II for Dummies.  Rev. Trigilio and Rev. Brighenti have also teamed up to write The Catholic Answer Book: The 300 Most Frequently Asked Questions.

From now until December 31, Catholicism for Dummies will be available for purchase or special order at 20% off the regular retail price for those stopping by St. Patrick Book & Gift.  Pick up a copy for yourself and consider picking up a copy for a gift.  It's an excellent choice for a friend or relative in the RCIA program or preparing for First Communion or Confirmation.

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