Waking Up Catholic Book Reviews
A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic
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The time for Waking Up Catholic‘s release is finally here, and the book reviews are already coming in. We are excited to share our first release with the public, and the response has been fantastic.
We wanted to produce a quality Catholic book, but not for our sake – for God’s. We want to share the beauty of the Catholic Church that is engaging, well-written, and professionally produced. We hope that you enjoy it.
Catholic Book Reviews
We contacted Catholic writers, bloggers, and reviewers to get there opinion on the book, and here is what they have to say:
Brian H. Gill, A Catholic Citizen in America
“Torgerson weaves an account of his search for a faith that matters into discussions of Catholic beliefs… Despite saying that he wants to pull at your heart strings, Torgerson focuses on what being Catholic means: not sentimental excursions.”
Stuart Dunn, Stuart’s Study
“I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. It’s easy to read, but that doesn’t mean that the truths of our Faith have been dumbed down. My one regret with this book is that it wasn’t around when I was embarking on my journey toward Catholicism. This is the perfect book for those considering becoming Catholic, already in an RCIA class, those looking to come back to the Church, or just someone who wants to understand what they believe better.”
Stephen Korsman, Catholicism and Adventism
“The book is easy to read, but gets to the point of complex issues remarkably well without becoming too complex on the one hand, or being too simple on the other… As part of the New Evangelisation, the book is great for cradle or lapsed Catholics who want to get to understand their faith better; it is a useful guide for new Catholics wanting to apply their new faith; and it is an experiential explanation for non-Catholics who want to understand what the Catholic Church really teaches and practises.”
Sarah Reinhard, Snoring Scholar
“You feel, as you read it, as though you’re having a conversation with a friend, one who’s there to explain things and not necessarily sell you on anything. He doesn’t shy away from explaining things clearly, but there’s no ‘you have to believe this’ sledgehammer.”
Barb Szyszkiewicz, Franciscan Mom
“Opening your soul to faith (or re-opening your soul) can be a little scary. You might have objections, reservations, hesitations and misunderstandings. And not everyone is the type to tackle the Summa Theologica… If you’re exploring the Church for the first time, rebuilding the faith of your childhood or just looking for an excellent review tool, Waking Up Catholic covers all the bases.”
John C. Connell, Author of Catholics Mean Business
“For the RCIA participant, or one wanting to learn more about the Church, you will find Chad to be an eager and confident traveling companion.”
Pete Socks, The Catholic Book Blogger
“Chad’s approach of telling his misgivings and then revealing what he discovered to debunk those misgivings is very indicative of what most converts go through. His approach to presenting the material is refreshing and not so overly theological that your average reader cannot grasp it.”
Anthony Baratta, Evangelical to Catholic
“Similar to Matthew Kelley’s Rediscovering Catholicism, I’ve already recommended this book to one friend and plan on recommending it to both seekers and those who are Catholic but want to do more than attend weekly Mass occasionally and shrug when asked tough questions about Catholicism.”
Michael Seagriff, Harvesting The Fruits Of Contemplation
“This book fills a real need that Catholics, former Catholics and non-Catholics share – providing basic, clear conversational explanations of some fundamental and often misunderstood Truths of the Catholic Faith.”
Chéri Vausé, Author of The Garden of Souls
“It works because it’s from the heart. He speaks throughout the book about his conversion process, and the influence his brother-in-law had on him in those first tentative steps on his journey into the Church, without sounding preachy… He has all the ear-marks of a convert, though. He’s sold-out. He sees the beauty when many Catholics sit and yawn. His eyes are open to the incomparable teachings, while many of his fellow pew-sitters snore through the Mass.”
Ben Butera, Two Catholic Men and a Blog
“I’ve heard it said that theology is the highest science. Catholic theology is bright & beautiful, but like any high science, challenging to understand, and like any bright light, difficult to see. It’s all too easy to just turn way from a bright light or to simply mock what we do not understand. Chad’s book presents a very readable overview of the aspects of Catholicism that are thorny to non-Catholic Christians or just unknown to anyone unfamiliar with the faith.”
More reviews to come…
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