• M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    “40 Questions About Roman Catholicism” is another great addition on the “40 Questions” series by Kregel Academic. The book, as the title states, addresses theological questions about Roman Catholicism. The questions center around the historical theological, and personal questions about Roman Catholicism. Some of the questions include:

    – Similarities and differences between Catholicism and Protestantism.

    – What led to the division between Catholics and Protestants.

    – What happens during a Catholic Mass.

    – The sacraments of the Catholic and Protestant churches.

    – Catholic view of Mary.

    – Catholic vies of salvation, works, assurance of salvation, justification, and sanctification.

    – Challenges facing today’s Catholic church.

    – Contributions of recent popes.

    After reading the book, here’s what I like:

    – The authors seem to have no ulterior motive – they clearly state where Protestants agree and differ.

    – Book is relatively easy to read and understand.

    – Authors are respectful towards the Catholic church, even when disagreeing.

    – Title covers many relevant questions about the Catholic church.

    – Very informative – helps Protestants (like myself) better understand Catholic beliefs and better clarify where I agree and disagree with Catholic theology.

    – Book smoothly transitions from topic to topic and section to section.

    – Helpful bibliography and scripture reference.

    Very helpful book and highly recommended, whether you are a Protestant or Catholic. I was given a review copy by Kregel Academic in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.