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A Basic Guide but a good one without being wishy-washy
on 1 September 2006
Having read some of the other reviews I have to wonder, why they purchased the book in the first place. I would reccomend that all commited Catholics buy Catholics for Dummies so then they can read about your own faith and not be threatend or challenged in anyway! I don't think that Mr Wagner could help it if there was some truth in what he wrote about concerning The Roman Catholic Church and it's history. But I saw nothing that could warrent the reviews previously given of this being "Anti-Catholic" I guess it's just not Pro-Catholic enough for some readers!
Also, just as your personal bias may affect how you read this book, it is bound to be reflected in the writers appoach also so I should remind the other reviewers that people in glass houses should not throw stones!
There are very few books that would attempt to try and give a basic overview of The Christian faith in plain English without getting bogged down in theology, so this book makes an ok read and is easier to get into then some. Unlike other reviewers, I felt it treats all Christian denominations with respect and does not say that if you are part of one group or another then you are not a real Christian although it does examine some small points of Cult groups and their errors. He touches on theology and history with clarity but I must remind people that this is a basic guide. For in depth information, this will be only a springboard.
It is clear, to the point and a fun read (coming from A Christian point of view!) It would be interesting to let a new Christian read this and get a response if it helps them!
This is an ok read in will make a good springbord for deeper study. It also answers many questions a lot of people, especially new Christians ask. I would certainly reccommend this book to be on any Christian leader's bookshelf!