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The Good Enough Catholic: A Guide for the Perplexed

The Good Enough Catholic: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Paul Wilkes
     
 

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Many Catholics face a dilemma: how can one be faithful to traditions, yet remain open to new discoveries, both about yourself and Catholicism?

In The Good Enough Catholic, Paul Wilkes plumbs the hunger in Catholic souls for a relationship with God and a spiritual life, and boldly confronts the controversial issue of Church authority. After each chapter, there

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Many Catholics face a dilemma: how can one be faithful to traditions, yet remain open to new discoveries, both about yourself and Catholicism?

In The Good Enough Catholic, Paul Wilkes plumbs the hunger in Catholic souls for a relationship with God and a spiritual life, and boldly confronts the controversial issue of Church authority. After each chapter, there is an invitation to put into practice what has been explored through a rich mixture of doctrine, history, current thinking, and the personal experiences of "good enough" Catholics across America.

With this book, Wilkes beckons us to look to the essence of our religion for the guidance and strength to live lives filled with spiritual transcendence.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Taking the "good enough" concept from Bruno Bettelheim's The Good Enough Parent, layman Wilkes (In Mysterious Ways: The Death and Life of a Parish Priest, LJ 9/1/90) transfers it to today's Catholic faithful, who face complex challenges in a time of profound transformation in their church. Asserting that the church is experiencing a spiritual adolescence, he offers readable and practical suggestions to guide conflicted and imperfect but sincere seekers toward a moral life within the church. Wilkes reviews thorny issues such as celibacy, birth control, papal authority, and women's ordination, with references to historical contexts and theological developments over the centuries. He recommends "thoughtful obedience" as the church moves into the new millennium. Realistic and refreshingly positive in tone, this book is interspersed with relevant quotations on personal views by Catholics from all walks of life. It might well be used as a guide for parish discussion groups. Recommended especially for Catholic collections.-Anna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307775665
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
File size:
2 MB

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