The discussions on Anglicans converting to Catholicism here and on Fr. Al Kimmel’s blog have been generating a lot of discussion across the blogosphere. Hits to this blog have gone through the roof.
If you are reading this and are thinking through the claims of the Catholic faith there are plenty of good books to read. On the papacy I recommend Steve Ray’s Upon This Rock. On Mary read a book I wrote with a fellow Bob Jones graduate, David Gustafson. It’s called Mary-A Catholic-Evangelical Debate. For the big picture read Tom Howard’s Evangelical is Not Enough. For a friendly, general explanation of the Catholic faith try my book More Christianity. On Justification read Not By Faith Alone and on the doctrine of Scripture read Not By Scripture Alone by Robert Sungenis.
Books of conversion stories make excellent reads. Try the one I edited: The Path to Rome which is a collection of mostly Anglican/English conversion stories. Pat Madrid’s series Surprised by Truth still reads well, and individual conversion stories of note are: Thomas Merton’s Seven Story Mountain, Scott and Kimberly Hahn’s Rome Sweet Home and Cardinal Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
If you’re thinking of converting and you’re a pastor be in touch with the Coming Home Network.
Path to Rome, Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate and More Christianity are all available through my website. Link from here to the site and go to the ‘Books’ page.
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