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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rev. John Trigilio Narrator: Brett Barry Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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There are more than one billion Catholics in the world, and each one has a similar set of basic beliefs and practices that he or she follows. Some of the teachings of Catholicism are thousands of years old, while others are more recent. So what is the Catholic culture like and what do they believe? Catholicism for Dummies answers these and many other questions.

Whether you're a Catholic or not, you may be totally clueless or just unaware of some aspects of Catholic traditions, history, doctrine, worship, devotion, or culture. No sweat. Regardless of whether you're engaged, married, related to a Catholic, or just curious about what Catholics really do believe, this book is for you.

Catholicism for Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for non-Catholics and reintroduction for Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations so that the next time you're invited to a Catholic wedding, Baptism, funeral, Confirmation, or First Communion, you won't be totally confused. You'll also discover other important topics that can help you better understand the Catholic culture - from morality and devotions to worship and liturgy. This book will familiarize you with Catholicism by showing you:

  • What it means to be a Catholic: traditions, prayers, beliefs, and holidays
  • Who is who in the Catholic hierarchy
  • How Catholics worship
  • What the Seven Sacraments and Ten Commandments are
  • The book regarded as the holiest to Catholics: The Bible
  • The Church's stand on some sticky issues

    Catholicism for Dummies presents a rich tapestry and history of the Catholic faith - from devotions to doctrines. This intelligent and faithful look at Catholicism will open your eyes to this religion and answer many of the questions you may have about it. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda H. | 2/10/2014

      " I would recommend this book for non-Catholics and Catholics alike. The format is so easy to follow, and the author is a hoot! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/3/2014

      " A perfect introductory book for the new Catholic. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine H | 2/2/2014

      " I haven't quite read every single page of this book yet, but I think it's a great way to get an introduction to the essence of Catholicism. I bought it to brush up on the Catechism and other teachings of the Church because I was taking a teacher's course in religion. It's a great book for giving facts and figures and snippets of history for many Catholicism-isms, but it doesn't delve so deeply that you feel overwhelmed trying to remember all the details of each of the ecumenical councils, for example. It's breadth, rather than depth, is what I fancy most! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/1/2014

      " I enjoyed the layout and the information. I ended up learning loads about the Catholic faith however, I didn't finish it because it didn't completely hold my attention. Nothing at all to do with the book itself, I just got sidetracked. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn, in detail, about Catholicism. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 1/16/2014

      " This really is a good, comprehensive introduction to a very large topic. Although I already knew the theological elements presented in this book, I learned a lot about Catholic traditions and practices. However the one critique that I have is that it is clearly one sided. Catholicism does contain liberal elements and this book dismisses them as not true Catholics through some of the comments made about those who would dissent against papal decrees or dissent over other issues such as birth control. Considering that most American Catholics actually do use birth control, for example, indicates that the book gives the official story and to find what lived Catholicism looks like from the ground will require more digging. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/5/2014

      " Read this book during my journey through RCIA. A great book.. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to know about Catholicism, Catholics, thinking about joining RCIA, know a friend that is catholic, or wonder what it is all about! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally Kilpatrick | 12/23/2013

      " This book gets to the heart of Catholicism succinctly without ever being preachy or dry. Brighenti even infuses light humor while discussing doctrine. Handy resource. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 11/5/2013

      " Very helpful for Catholics, Non Catholics, Life-Timers, Converts and Re-verts alike. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 9/30/2013

      " Only didn't get more stars because I'll probably never read it again but I do refer back to it from time to time. It can't really be an "excellent read" in my mind, more like an "excellent source of information/text book". If this was GoodTextbooks.com it would probably pull a 4 from me. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/22/2013

      " Gave me quite an insight into the religion of my husband, children and my in-laws. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Halford | 9/17/2013

      " Born and raised a catholic but didn't understand the why's behind a lot of things. This is a great review of why we do what we do and way easier to understand vs. the official Catechism. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna MacFalane | 9/7/2013

      " I think it gives a somewhat bizaar account of what it means to be catholic. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 8/18/2013

      " A great book! I bought Understanding Catholicism for Dummies too, hopefully it is not a repeat. Don't worry. I'm sure I will let you know. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/11/2013

      " When I was going through RCIA, I bought this for a fast reference guide to help with my studies! I recommend it! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 3/30/2013

      " So beneficial-to the point and easy to follow. I feel so much stronger in my faith. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimber | 10/25/2012

      " I'm only on Chapter 3 of this book, but as a Catholic, I'm finding it very informational. Lots of particulars I didn't know, plus lots of stuff I knew, but didn't know the "whys". "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 7/3/2011

      " Great for learning the basics of Catholicism. I learned more from this book then years and years of RE. :-) "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 6/26/2011

      " This was such a life saver!! This book breaks down Catholicism in a way that is very easy to understand and covers a little of just about everything you can think of concerning the ways of Catholicism. It helped me out a lot. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsie | 4/25/2011

      " A very helpful tool for people who know nothing of Catholicism and need to get the basics. Very informative and well organized "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Thompson | 1/8/2011

      " I don't like the title of this book, but it is really thorough. I had to read it for RCIA, and although I think that there are much better resources, the section on the history (political/social) of the Catholic church is given a large chunk of the book, so it's helpful in that regard. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 12/24/2009

      " I found this to be a very good introduction to Catholicism...does exactly what it says on the tin. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/6/2009

      " Interesting tibits of info. Nothing earth shattering, but a nice easy read and overview. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 12/4/2009

      " I didn't like how it was organized, and the attempts to inject humor fell flat. 300 Most Frequently Asked Quetions About Catholicism, by the same author is a much better reference read. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Enrique Hernandez | 9/12/2009

      " I enjoy this introduction to all things catholic. I would recommended this book to anybody that is curious about the believes and practices of the Church. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/9/2009

      " I'm deeply interested in many religions, and I enjoyed reading what Catholicism was about from the perspective of those who have dedicated their lives to it. Gives you a nice overview without bogging you down in details. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 leslie McCaddon | 8/24/2009

      " Better than the one for idiots. Maybe I'm just a dummie...but if I had to pick one book for someone to get a flavor of the Catholic Church it would be Rome sweet Home by Scott Hahn. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 5/19/2009

      " there are things in there, that you may think you know even if you are a cradle Catholic, that you really don't know. Good book to get the foundation of the theology. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole Rottinghaus | 1/10/2009

      " A good reference. I would never read it cover to cover, but it is a good book to have on the shelf when I have a question about Catholicism. "

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