Believing in Jesus: A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith

Leonard Foley, O.F.M. — Book 324 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Media (2009)
ISBN: 9780867169393


LEONARD FOLEY, O.F.M., was editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine and author of Saint of the Day and coauthor of To Live as Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans. His Catholic Updates have sold millions of copies.


"The author begins by introducing the reader to Jesus and unpacks the story of the faith with Christ always at the center of the discussion. The writing is clear and concise, and the author engages the reader well. The questions at the end of the book are aimed at promoting discussion. There also are recommendations for additional reading at the end of each chapter and in Appendix B at the back of the book. Appendix A provides a guide for program leaders for how to use the material most effectively."—Daniel S. Mulhall, The Catholic Telegraph

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Leonard Foley wrote Believing in Jesus to help "born Catholics" come to a deeper understanding of the beliefs and practices they have held all their lives and to help those who approach the Catholic Church for the first time. He wrote, "I hope this book will help some scared and scarred people and challenge others." Now in its sixth edition, the best-selling Believing in Jesus captures the Christian's continuing journey of faith, ever new, ever alive-yet always founded on God's steadfast love for us. In a lively style Foley covers the complete spectrum of the Catholic faith, leading the reader from early Old Testament times through a world starting over in Jesus, and looking ahead to the time when Jesus will come again and we will share fully in his life. This edition is updated to reflect the latest church documents and events and is cross-referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Discussion questions will help readers to delve more deeply into the mysteries of the faith, and the expanded resources section provides ample opportunities for further exploration. Believing in Jesus is an indispensable guide to the faith we cherish.

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