This Is Our Faith: / Edition 2 available in Paperback
This Is Our Faith continues to serve the Church as a leading summary of Catholic doctrine. Prepared in conjunction with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this catechism for adults is arranged in accord with the four pillars of the Catechism: The Profession of Faith, The Celebration of the Christian Mystery, Life in Christ, and Christian Prayer. Questions for discussion are also presented in This Is Our Faith. Prayer exercises help the reader understand that knowledge of the faith draws one closer to the Lord. This Is Our Faith is specifically designed as a catechism for Catholic adults, for those new to the church, and those journeying through the RCIA.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.74(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.72(d)|
About the Author
Michael Francis Pennock (1945?2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ, Our Catholic Faith, and three recent texts to support the new US Bishops? curriculum framework.
Pennock taught theology for more than thirty-five years, mostly at his beloved alma mater, St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His students, numbering more than fifteen thousand, continue to pour out their remembrances and support for the man they called ?Doc Pennock.?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a much more readable version of the official Catechism - it follows the format while being more succinct, personable, and reader-friendly. While the official Catechism is excellent as a reference, it would not make a good textbook. Pennock's book does, and I understand completely why it would be used frequently in RCIA.
Why read a series of bland summaries that are as dry as an entire volume of footnotes? Pennock is a marvel for translating one of the most stirring and beautifully written books of the 20th Century( Catechism of the Catholic Church) into a sleeping pill.I am sorry that this book is so widely used in RCIA .It would however be a great penance and mortification to read it for Lent.