Monday, July 9, 2012

Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons, a book review

Did Adam and Eve Have Belly Buttons, and 199 other questions from Catholic teenagers a book by Matthew Pinto, foreword by Jeff Cavins, 269 pages, published by Ascension Press. I bought this book while I was in the RCIA program at my church, from one of the local Catholic book stores. I had bought it for two reasons; number one, I thought it would be a funny, easy read, and it was, number 2 I thought it would be a quick way to learn a lot about the Catholic faith, and it was. It even came with a a prayer on the first page, to say before reading. It was a wealth of information on topics such as; God, Creation and Man, Religion and the Bible, Jesus Christ, The Catholic Faith and the Church, The Catholic Faith and Other Religions, The Catholic Faith and Society, Catholic Living, Catholic Prayer and Worship, and more. Also included in this book are a books of the Bible guide, a guide for confession and an examination of conscience. The questions asked, by real teens who wrote in their questions to Matthew Pinto, are great, real questions that any one of us have probably wondered about at one time or another. Each question is answered sincerely, with church teaching, the catechism, and the Bible referenced multiple times. Many societal misconceptions are cleared up in the answers in this book. I would highly recommend this book for a gift for anyone in RCIA, Confirmation, or graduation. This also makes a great book to go along with your Bible reading, because it gives you so many Bible verses to back up a church teaching, just go thorough and high light them, you never know when it will come in handy. An extra copy might not be a bad idea either, it's a great book to hand out to those you know who might need a little refresher on their faith.

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