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The Joy of Believing

A Practical Guide to the Catholic Faith

ISBN13: 9781593252717

ISBN10: 1593252714

Publisher: Word Among Us Press (1 Feb. 2015)

Extent: 184 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

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  • With clarity and insight, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore helps readers discover the joy that comes from walking with Jesus and living our faith.


    Following the structure of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Lori explains what the Church believes and how we can best put those beliefs into practice in our everyday lives. In five questions following each chapter, the reader can reflect on the meaning of these truths for his or her own life.


    Among the topics covered are the Creed, the liturgy, the seven sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and prayer in the Christian life. This book provides a wonderful means to appreciate the beauty of the Catholic faith, thus renewing our zeal and desire to share the good news of Christ with others.


     - A concise summary of the Catholic faith in one place.

     - Well suited for individual use or as a study guide for RCIA or parish-based faith sharing groups.


  • Archbishop William Lori

    Archbishop William E. Lori was named Archbishop of Baltimore by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1977. Named an auxiliary bishop of Washington in 1995, he became the Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2001. For many years Archbishop Lori also served as supreme chaplain to the Knights of Columbus. A courageous voice for religious liberty, he is chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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    With a teacher s skill and a pastor s heart, Archbishop Lori invites us to embrace our beliefs as a harmony of reason, knowledge, and practice. Written in a refreshing and approachable manner, The Joy of Believing is a delight to read. I gladly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith.

    - Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington


    Looking for the homilist who can engage what is familiar in your life while showing you how it all connects to your longing for God? Look no further. Archbishop Lori s The Joy of Believing manages to tame two thousand years of Scripture, scholarship, and spirituality into neat lessons about the faith that will touch both your heart and your brain. I can easily imagine using it with teenagers and adults alike.

    - Helen Alvaré, author, speaker, and professor of law, George Mason University

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