Come, Follow Me! Catholic Answers for "Bible Objections" to the Church [NOOK Book]

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Come, Follow Me! - Catholic Answers for "Bible Objections" to the Church was written by a Catholic priest who died tragically in February of 2010. One of his greatest passions during the last 10 years of his life was writing this book.

In his words..."Come Follow Me may miss the real issue for many people. The contents explain Catholic teachings but it is a sad truth that there are those who avoid the faith, not for theological reasons, but ...
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Overview

Come, Follow Me! - Catholic Answers for "Bible Objections" to the Church was written by a Catholic priest who died tragically in February of 2010. One of his greatest passions during the last 10 years of his life was writing this book.

In his words..."Come Follow Me may miss the real issue for many people. The contents explain Catholic teachings but it is a sad truth that there are those who avoid the faith, not for theological reasons, but because of personal experiences. They have witnessed, first hand, the problems within the Church (indifferent Catholics, poor Bible study, unkind priests, bland preaching, scandals, etc.) and are repelled. I offer this invitation to those who are not now Catholic: May you see clearly our laws but be willing, even then, to step beyond them to find God's gifts. As long as the Church includes people this side of heaven, it will need forgiveness and reform. We Catholics wish to share Christ's blessings and, at all times, be grateful for the goodness of those who come to us. We are better when we are together.

This book was written for both Catholics and Protestants and has a format similar to a dictionary. It presents a series of condensed "definitions" or clarifications for individual issues rather than a single, unified theme. None of the answers provides a complete presentation of a topic.

People of good faith may be unaware when they have inaccurate information about the Catholic Church and its practices. (Be cautious when friends say: "Those Catholics believe..").

Many people accept as true certain stories they have heard about the Catholic Church and what its members believe. Among them are:

A) Catholics believe they are saved by good works and not by Christ. Catholics,
therefore, are not Christians.
B) Catholics trust empty rituals called sacraments instead of Jesus and His
redeeming grace.
C) Catholics worship Mary and the saints. They imagine that prayers to them are
appeals to "helper gods" who have their own power to intervene on earth.
D) Catholics think they can ignore the Bible and teach anti Bible traditions.

All of those "stories" are false. This short work contains a brief response to these these and other common misunderstandings about the Catholic faith. Each response will show the profoundly biblical nature of Church teachings. The presentation is offered with respect for all who read these pages.

This book is meant to help both Catholics and other Christians by giving brief but reliable explanations for frequently misunderstood Church teachings. These pages will show a great truth - a faithful Catholic is faithfully following Christ. Many today are surprised when they come to understand that te Catholic invitation is to becoe more biblical, not less.

Come, Follow Me! has been published and made available in honor of Father Michael K. O'Rourke by those of us who knew this incredibly wonderful man. All proceeds are going to support his passion - education.
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Editorial Reviews

Bishop Robert F. Morneau
"St. Therese of Lisieux (1873 - 1897) said that she would spend her time in heaven doing good on earth. Fr. Mike is of the same mind - doing good on earth from his place in eternity. Both had Good News to tell - the Good News of God's love and mercy in Jesus - and they are still telling it through the written word. How fortunate we are."

Robert F. Morneau
Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay
Author of numerous books for adults and children
Mrs. Jodi Bunks
"This book is a goldmine for those searching to understand the "Bible objections" to the Catholic faith. Each page holds another gem of truth, embedded in Scripture and conveyed with humility. As an RCIA candidate with many objections to the faith, I rejoiced as I read on, realizing that my many concerns were merely misconceptions. Although Fr. Mike suggested this book be read over time, I devoured it quickly and I knew I was already converted."

St. Mary Parish, Appleton, WI
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012816429
  • Publisher: Come Follow Me, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 268,789
  • File size: 473 KB

Meet the Author

Fr. Michael O'Rourke, a Catholic priest for 40+ years, dedicated his life to loving and serving others in the name of Jesus Christ. His deepest desire ws to be a window for the Son's light.

Fr. Mike passed away on February 22,2010, following a tragic accident, while serving as the pastor of St. Mary Parish, Appleton, WI. He also served the parishes of St. Gabriel, Neenah, WI, and St. Peter, Oshkosh, WI.
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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Excellent Resource

    This book belongs in every Church Parish Library. It is an excellent, well organized and easy to read resource for Catholics who have questions about our Church and it's teachings. It also provides important information for those who are critical of Catholicism, without really understanding our history and traditions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    An invaluable help for anyone searching for answers to the Catholic Faith

    Father O'Rourke's book provides a simple, easy-to-use format in which a series of questions and answers are given to support Catholic practices. It presents answers to to the many Bible based inaccuracies often expressed by individuals about Catholicism. Father O'Rourke's book is respectful to people of all faiths which makes it a must read for anyone who wonders why Catholics do what we do.

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    This is a MUST READ for defending the Faith!

    For those of you who have Protestant friends, who are questioning the teachings and authority of the Catholic Church, this book is indispensible. Many of our Protestant brothers and sisters have been misled into believing that the Church doesn't follow the Bible. This is simply not true. But many Catholics do not know how to defend the Church against this false accusation. This book WILL teach you how. The rich traditions of the Church's use of the Bible -- the inspired word of God -- are thoroughly explained in this work. If you want a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith, with respect to its traditions of the Bible, this is the book.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Outstanding Resource!

    This is a very easy to read, simple to understand book that has become an invaluable resource for me. Answered many of my own questions while enabling me to answer many questions from others as well. Highly Recommended!

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