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Subject: Need recommendations
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 5:12 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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I'm catholic and would like to know if anyone can recommend any good books regarding the Catholic faith?

I was born and raised Catholic and I just would like to understand my faith better. I will be honest in saying that I have not read the bible because to me it's hard to read. Is there a bible companion book or a book for understanding one's faith better?

I'm open to any suggestions.

Subject: recomendations
Date Posted: 1/1/2009 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2008
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I am also a Catholic but an adult convert.  I've been Catholic for 25 years now and love it more every day!  I've learned alot by joining the lighthouse CD club.  It's $5.oo a month and I've listed to CDs on all sorts of things, learn something new everyday.  I did get one book on this site that is ;called A Prayer Book for Catholic Families by Loyola Press.  I refer to that alot because there are so many prayers I still haven't memorized.  Also, Scott Hahn is a protestant convert and was a minister with a background in bible theology.  He offers a free website that is a Catholic bible study course.  I'm with you, left to my own I think I may misinterpret things.  Also, the Vatican and your Diocese will have a website for more specific info.  EWTN has alot of info available in multimedia.  One of my favorite priests on EWTN is Father Corapi.  He also has a website.  Good luck in your faith journey!!



Date Posted: 1/4/2009 5:55 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2007
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Thank you so much for your response. I love my faith and would just like to be more educated toward it. I was born and raised Catholic but it seems that I did not put much interest until I became and adult.  I will look out for that Scott Hahn site. Something interesting about me. I am also part hispanic and I only know how to pray in Spanish not in English I know the prayers memorized in Spanish but need a refrence for English so that book should come in Handy.

Thanks and Happy New Year.

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Subject: Reading the Bible
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 6:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2009
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I am not Catholic, but I am a Christian. The Bible does have some hard parts to read, but I suggest reading the 4th and 5th books of the New Testament (the Gospel of John and the Book of Acts) in a modern translation such as the New International Version. It's a reliable translation although it does not include the additional books of the Apocrypha. The Gospel of John will show you who Christianity is all about, and the book of Acts will show you how the church came into existence.

Additionally, I would suggest that before reading the Bible each time, pause and ask God to help you understand what you are about to read. Then read and think about what you are reading as you're reading. I say this because sometimes we read with the goal of finishing on our minds. Then you may spend some time thinking and praying about what you just read.

These are just some suggestions for anyone who whats to grow in his/her Christian faith. I hope it will help you, Elizabeth.


Lance King
Bible Reader and Fellow PaperBackSwap.com Trader

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