In this revised edition of the concise and readable introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith, renowned catechetical author Michael Pennock poses and then briefly answers 210 questions that are essential to understanding the basics of Catholicism.
The Seeker's Catechism addresses such questions as:
- What is divine revelation?
- What is grace?
- What does a sacrament do?
- Why confess our sins?
Ideal for adults or teens interested in becoming Catholic through RCIA, preparing for Confirmation, returning to the Church, or simply wanting to begin a closer examination of the faith, this book makes an ideal gift for seekers as they begin to explore or work to enhance their understanding of Catholicism and deepen their relationships with God.
Michael Francis Pennock (1945–2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including, Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ, Our Catholic Faith, and three recent texts to support the new US Bishops’ curriculum framework. He remains one of the most respected names in catechetical circles. Pennock taught theology for more than thirty-five years, mostly at his beloved alma mater, St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His students, numbering more than fifteen thousand, continue to pour out their remembrances and support for the man they called “Doc Pennock.”
"Pennock's great gift is identifying questions that frequently cross the minds of those seeking to better understand the Catholic faith. And what is more; he answers those questions in a concise, easy-to-understand way."
- Neil A. Parent, Author of A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation
"All of us are called to be continual 'seekers' with regards to our faith. Here is a guide for the always-big questions about God and us, good and evil, justice, Jesus, Mary, and so much more."
- Anne Comeaux, Director Office of Continuing Christian Education, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston