The premise behind Chad Torgerson’s new release, Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic, isn’t a new one.
He wants to help people understand what the Catholic Church teaches. It’s a laudable goal.
What’s different about this book than what I expected from another Catholic guide can be found, in part, in the fact that Torgerson isn’t a professional apologist. He’s a programmer, a writer, and a husband and father. He’s a normal guy, and he approaches the topic that way.
Torgerson’s authentic and honest. He shares his struggles and the solutions he found in Church teaching.
This is a good, straightforward book. It’s a quick read and well-done. I wouldn’t have any hesitations in sharing it with nearly anyone who expressed interested in Catholicism and maybe even some of those who haven’t but have questions.