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  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (1 Jan. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898705770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898705775
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 500,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evangelical Protestants Convert to the Catholic Church
A warm and touching story of an Evangelical family that stuggles with the issues that divide Catholics and Protestants. Join them as they discover the teachings of the Bible and the persecuted Christians of the first century. A thorough study of tradition and Scripture, Baptism and the Eucharist. Few have read this book without being profoundly moved; never to be the same again. With over 400 footnotes this book is theologically astute and emotionally moving.

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Janet and I, along with our four children, have converted to the Roman Catholic Church, which claims to be the fullness of the "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church". Read the first page
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Nov. 1998
Format: Paperback
This book takes an in depth look at two practices that have been hotly debated in Christianity since the Reformation: Baptismal efficacy and the Real Presence in the Eucharist. It takes the reader back to the Old Testament to establish foundations, through the Gospels to examine Jesus's teachings, and to the Pauline epistles. From there, it examines writings that as a former Protestant who has found a home in the Catholic Church I had never considered: early church fathers.
The Fathers were the immediate successors to the Apostles--they worked side-by-side with them and learned their theology from the Apostles (in the middle of the first century the New Testament as we know it did not exist, the gospel was handed down by word of mouth). These men wrote prolifically to churches all over the Roman Empire and their teachings as represented here are in lock step with one another. While not accepted as canonical (by Protestants or Catholics), their writings give us profound insight into the verbal traditions passed down from Jesus to the Apostles to their successors, and the uniformity undergirds the credibility of the Catholic position on the issues.
Exhaustively researched and thoroughly documented, Ray draws generally sound conclusions.
From a layout standpoint, I found this book to be difficult to read. Many pages have footnotes that cover 3/4ths of the page and even continue onto the next page. To skip the footnotes is to miss a substantial part of the argument but to read them along with the text is distracting at best. Considering the importance of the footnotes to the development of the arguments, a rewrite would have been in order to incorporate footnotes into the text.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Aug. 1999
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Steve Ray is one of my very favorite Catholic authors, and his excellent "Crossing the Tiber" has impressed me every time I've read it. His discussion of non-Catholic Christianity is charitable and fair, and his study of baptism and the Eucharist is quite thorough. As someone who came home to the Catholic Church after being an evangelical Protestant, I could closely identify with the story of the Ray family's conversion process. Great stuff!
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By Cal on 6 Mar. 2012
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A beautiful, interesting, and easy to read story of Steve and Janet's conservation to the Catholic Faith, and much more besides. It's so good that one can't really do justice to this book in a few sentences. The footnotes are extensive, but don't be put off by this as they are extremely interesting and are very informative. For me, and I'm sure for others, once started it is a book that is hard to put down. Steve is a very gifted writer. I highly recommend this book to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 1998
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As a Catholic, I found the Ray's walk toward the Catholic faith very exciting and also very informative. The author provides numerous references to scripture and patristic documents. I learned a lot about my faith, and it's enjoyable reading!
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