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Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
     

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

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by David Currie, David Currie
 

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David Currie was raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher and both parents teachers at Moody Bible Institute. Currie's whole upbringing was immersed in the life of fundamentalist Protestantism - theology professors, seminary presidents and founders of evangelical mission agencies were frequent guests at his family dinner table.

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David Currie was raised in a devout Christian family whose father was a fundamentalist preacher and both parents teachers at Moody Bible Institute. Currie's whole upbringing was immersed in the life of fundamentalist Protestantism - theology professors, seminary presidents and founders of evangelical mission agencies were frequent guests at his family dinner table. Currie received a degree from Trinity International University and studied in the Masters of Divinity program. This book was written as an explanation to his fundamentalist and evangelical friends and family about why he became a Roman Catholic. Currie presents a very lucid, systematic and intelligible account of the reasons for his conversion to the ancient Church that Christ founded. He gives a detailed discussion of the important theological and doctrinal beliefs Catholic and evangelicals hold in common, as well as the key doctrines that separate us, particularly the Eucharist, the Pope, and Mary.

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ISBN-13:
9780898705690
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
456,837
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
kmag23 More than 1 year ago
I can not say enough good things about this book! I read it while trying to explain a few things about Catholicism to a protestant friend. Not only did this book give me an even deeper understanding and ability to discuss my faith, it convinced me all over again that I should be Catholic ... and I'm already Catholic!! I fell in love with my faith all over again. Contrary to this though, is the book's unique ability to explain the faith in a way that is entirely understandable to someone who doesn't understand why Catholics "do what they do." It is NOT pushy, does NOT insult protestants for not being Catholic, and isn't over-the-top preachy, making you feel like you "should become Catholic or else." In fact, David Curry wrote this book in part to explain to his protestant friends why he became Catholic. Instead, it documents the key parts of our faith, explaining how each of them draw us closer to Jesus. Lastly, are you not sure about God in general? I really believe that this book does a great job talking about God and how faith in Him is able to enrich one's life tremendously. Whether you simply want to learn why Catholics "do what they do," are considering becoming Catholic, or are a Catholic who wants deeper insight into the Church and our amazing Lord, this book is for you! It will not disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Currie does an excellent job critiquing major issues Fundamentalists have in dealing with the Catholic Church:Mary,Pope,Eucharist,Scipture,Salvation,Eschatology and Morality. Most people learn Catholicism from her enemies.People are always trying to build up their own faith by belittling the Catholic Church. They think that if they can explain/criticize the Church long enough this makes their faith that much stronger. I have studied the Church Fathers, history and the Bible. I came to the conclusion that the protestants/evangelicals/fundamentalists are the ones spreading all the lies about the Bible & the Catholic Church. These people insist on you reading their books, because they have misrepresented Catholic beliefs for so long & tackle issues they are not quallified for in the shamefull hope to preserve their faith. Note to reader: if you want to learn Catholicism do not read books by non-Catholics. This is like asking Republicans to give you the truth about Democrats and vice versa. All too often, people want to ask their pastor, friend or professor for insight on Catholicism while neglecting actual Catholic sources. Next, people need to scrutinize the source materials , and see from what evidence these so-called scholars derive their opinions, and ultimately their conclusions. Overwhelming majority of people read something and accept it as the gospel truth without even lookiing at the authors creditals & notes. A fatal error! Many people want you to believe what they do so they misrepresent the Bible, Church history, and Catholic teachings to jibe with thier notion of the truth. To all you Bible christians if the Bible has no errors, why are their so many different churches among you? There is fallacy in all these competing denominations- you people are not teaching the same things. This is not Biblical!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is helpful not only to Protestants, but also to Catholics. As a cradle Catholic, it was very interesting to learn about how Protestants view Catholics. This book will lead you through Currie's decision process in a very systematic way. It's a great tool that can be used to defend our faith.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having been raised in a very large fundamentalist, dispensationalist, independent Baptist church outside Philadelphia, PA, I clearly understood every point discussed in the book. I had been searching for answers to my questions on Mary and Revelation for 10 years since my reconciliation with the Catholic Church. Mr. Currie cleared things up for me with his three chapters dedicated to Authority. It was the missing puzzle piece that I needed in order for me 'to get it'! Thanks so much Mr. Currie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book puts Catholic beliefs in simple terms that are easy to understand and bring the biblical basis for the beliefs of the Catholic church to a new light. When he speaks of his day of conversion, I cried!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a cradle Catholic and was beginning to doubt my faith because of my inability to defend it for lack of knowledge. This book made everything clear for me again. The history and research effort that was put into it packs a lot of information that makes all the sense in the world and is easy to follow. Everyone with questions about the Catholic faith should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a person going thru the RCIA and a former Southern Baptist, I found this book to be a great benefit for my own questions that had been hounding me about my spiritual upbringing. My faith was strengthened and I am even more sure about my decision to move forward with joining the Catholic Church. I also hope to pass this book to my family who are having a hard time with my decision in hope that they will see the commonalities in our faith.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a cradle catholic and with all that was going on with the church, I doubted my own faith so much, this helped to bring me back into my faith and made me want to do even more research and reading, that maybe I have either forgotten,or was never taught in CCD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, too, was born Fundamentalist (of the independent baptist vein) and just became born-again as a Catholic this past Easter Vigil (2004). This book was a great stepping stone in my 3+ year journey home. Currie's work is a systematic and fact-filled apologetics guide to knowing and understanding the wonderful truths of Church doctrine. While 'Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic' could well be used in a college theology course, it is not the typical, dry, text-bookish piece that would miraculously cure insomnia. It is well-worded and includes several arguments and insights that you won't find in mainstream apologetics books. Simply put, Currie has created a masterpiece. What are you waiting for? Go buy it! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book that outlines the Church's pratices with history and scripture. The author even dicusses morals and Mary's perpetual virginity in a way that opens ones minds to the truth the Church posses!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent explanation of the catholic faith Premillennialism & Eschatology was enlighten chapter to understand what the different points of view are and how he came to understand Amillennium
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a cradle Catholic, but I learned more from David Currie's book about my faith than I had in 10 years of Catholic School Education. This book gave me a renewed excitement about my Catholic faith and a greater appreciation for what I had taken for granted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to thank David Currie for committing his pilgrimage to the Catholic Church to paper. He intelligently examines various Protestant and Catholic viewpoints without getting bogged down in ¿word-study¿ laden arguments. His chapters on Authority will challenge any Protestant who insists on ¿Scripture Alone¿ to the exclusion of Church Tradition. He really sheds light on topics that Protestants to tend to misunderstand (e.g. the Eucharist and Mary). The chapter on Eschatology was particularly intriguing. Many Protestant churches have an unhealthy preoccupation with prophetic scenarios that, unfortunately, seem to breed a latent prejudice toward non-Jewish ethnic groups of the Middle East. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in knowing what the Catholic Church believes and not what the Protestant Church thinks that the Catholic Church believes. Good Job Mr. Currie!
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I liked this book a lot. My dad recommended it to me.
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reviewer28 More than 1 year ago
It's a great book.
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