This is an excellent look at the religious system of the Catholic Church from the inside. Charles Chiniquy was born at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada of Roman Catholic parents. He studied at the college of Nicolet in Canada, professor of belles-lettres, after graduation he entered the priesthood (at an early age) and continued therein until he was an old man. At the age of 49 he left the Roman church taking his congregation with him and became a Presbyterian minister. His encounters with the inner workings of the of the Roman church are so enlightening that it could only come from someone who was embedded in such a system for so many years. He later published a number of books and tracts on temperance and about his life and experiences in the Catholic church, of which some became very popular and were translated into several languages. In this book he covers such subjects as:
� The Bible and the Priest of Rome,
� Preparation for the First Communion-Initiation to Idolatry,
� Intellectual Education in the Roman Catholic College
� Moral and Religious Instruction in the Roman Catholic Colleges
� Protestant Children in the Convents and Nunneries of Rome
� Rome and Education- Why the Church of Rome hate the Common Schools of the United States, and want to destroy them?
� Theology of the Church of Rome: its Anti-Christian Character
� The Vow of Celibacy
� The Impurities of the Theology of Rome
� The Priests of Rome and the Holy Fathers.
� How I Swore to give up the Word of God to follow the Word of Men
� The Roman Catholic Priesthood, or Ancient and Modern Idolatry
� Nine Consequences of the Dogma of Transubstantiation.
� The Old Paganism under a Christian Name
� Strange and Sacrilegious Traffic in the so-called Body and Blood of Christ
� Enormous Sums of Money made by the Sale of Masses
� Conversions of Protestants to the Church of Rome
� How the priest spy on the Protestants through the Confessional
And much more. If you want an inside look at the Catholic church then this book is a must read.
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If you ask me, "what's your favorite book in the world," I will quickly tell you, "50 Years In The Church of Rome." I absolutely loved this book! It is the story of Charles Chiniquy who spent 50 years in the Church of Rome before he came to a really impacting revelation of God's love, grace and being justified by faith. Charles tells the story of his life growing up in the Catholic Church and his 50 years of experience as a priest. This is a gripping story! Please note that the edition I read was the UNabridged version of this remarkable book (about 500 pages). I have not yet read this abridged version and so my first recommendation is that you read the unabridged version of the book, which is a bit wordy but excellent. Perhaps I will update this review when I read the abridged version. Okay now, ladies, how many guys do you know that sit down to read a book and cry? ;) Well, this book did that to me. Two chapters in particular just messed me all up! :) I found myself ever more thankful for my relationship with Jesus and desiring to be closer to Him still. I also experienced a greater love for the Catholic people and an increased burden to pray. Contrary to what some people have commented on, saying that this book is against the Catholic people or that Charles' stories of what really has gone on in the Catholic Church throughout its history are just made-up lies, nothing could be further from the truth. I have personally studied enough to know that what I read in this book are things that have actually transpired in the Church of Rome in more places around the world than just in Charle's circle. And as far this book being marked as being against Catholic people, this is nonsense. Need I remind such critics that Charles spent near his entire life in the Church of Rome.