Christianity in Three Books

Taking up the challenge (It’s like Jeopardy: follow the link to find out what question I’m answering is) . . .

1.  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.

Christianity writ large.  You want to understand Christian spirituality, this is your book.

2. Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Kreeft & Tacelli. 

You can’t learn everything about the faith by reading apologetics, but you can sure learn a lot.  If you actually want to know what folks believe and why they believe it, a book of this nature is as useful as anything, and usually more fun than a straight reference book.

3. The book of your choice.  A few that come to mind, pick any one, or a different one:

  • Happy Catholic by Julie Davis.
  • Who is Jesus Christ? by Eric Sammons.
  • Catholicism Pure & Simple by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
  • Why Enough is Never Enough by Gregory S. Jeffry.
  • Anything by Chesterton or Knox or Mark Shea.
  • Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed.
  • Something by Tolkein, or one of the Narnia books from CS Lewis.
  • Something written by a pope.
  • Something written by a saint.
  • A Bible or catechism, hey, why not? Maybe it’s against the rules, I didn’t read them all.
  • Some other book.

You really don’t need three books.  But you get three, so you might as well pick something you like.

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