Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith

Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith


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What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d art in a museum of culture. I want to function rather as a mystagogue, conducting you ever deeper into the mystery of the incarnation in the hopes that you might be transformed by its power. Father Robert Barron

What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year-oldliving tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith.
Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.
Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing The Catholic Thing in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.
Includes over 100 black and white and color photos."

Title:Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
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    Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith Reviews

  • Julie Davis

    I discovered that Father Robert Barron narrated the audiobook version of Catholicism ... and was able to snag a copy. Having watched the DVDs of the Catholicism series when I helped with RCIA classes,...

  • Kristen

    I have a book packed away in my basement titled Catholicism: An Incredibly Difficult To Read and Boring Introduction to the Faith. OK, maybe that wasn't the title, but it should have been. Father Robe...

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  • Jaime K

    There is SO MUCH here that I want to specifically point out, but it would take me a very long time. So here is my review of things that I like, material that jumps out at me, or just a point that I wa...

  • Michael D'esterre

    “It has been said that the healthiest spiritual people are those who have the strongest sense of the difference between themselves and God.”-Fr. Barron in Catholicism: Journey to the Heart of Fait...

  • Manny

    This is an excellent primer to Roman Catholicism. It takes the reader from the revelation of Jesus Christ, through the mystery of the Triune God, and through the fundamentals of the faith. Robert Barr...

  • Joseph

    Architecture, Aquinas, and a few mini-biographies of Catholics. Barron makes a point about how Protestants are more “people of the book” and I agree. There were a few Biblical references and some ...

  • Ruth

    This one is a keeper. This is one, that if it didn't go completely against my grain to highlight books (I didn't even like doing it when I was in college--I don't even highlight or put notes in my Bib...

  • Sarah

    I think this book is one that everyone I know should read. Yes, that means YOU. ESPECIALLY if you have an interest in your Catholic faith.As I read and delighted in Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart...

  • Cathy

    One of the very best books I've ever read about the Catholic faith, and Christianity in general. And that's saying a lot, becaue I've read so many books about the faith that I've lost count.One of the...