Catholic Answers Press, 287 pages
As Catholics, we may love our faith and even know it rather well, but there are times when we are challenged by a denominational Christian who cites Bible verses to counter our beliefs. We might not immediately have the words to refute the challenge, so we are left stammering while our questioner senses victory. Karlo Broussard’s excellent book raises 50 common Protestant objections to Catholicism based on Scripture and offers the tools for showing how Catholic teaching or tradition does not contradict the Bible but rather is in harmony with it. His language is straightforward, providing a worthy study to help us explain our faith when called upon.
TAN Books, 319 pages
The Church is “at the same time holy and always in need of being purified,” stated the Second Vatican Council (Lumen Gentium, 8). That’s as true now as it was when the Reformation erupted a half millennium ago. Martin Luther’s call for reform ended in schism, giving rise to other breakaways that have splintered Protestant Christianity countless times. In this captivating volume, Phillip Campbell surveys the “heroes, heretics, and some who were a little of both” who were players in the Protestant schism and the Catholic “reformation” that followed with the Council of Trent. He provides helpful perspective as we reflect on our tragic past and seek to restore Christian unity.
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