Do you dread conversation at Christmas dinner with your Catholic family? At weddings, funerals, and holidays?
Chris Castaldo has wrestled personally with this question and many more. Perhaps you have too. Whether you are a former Roman Catholic or know someone who is, you’ll find helpful answers and encouraging support within these pages.
Like: how can Evangelicals and Catholics reach such different conclusions from the same Scripture? When I talk about my faith with my Catholic family, why does someone always get upset? How does my Catholic background still influence my views of God and salvation? And how should I talk with my Catholic friends about Jesus?
More than providing historical perspective, theological reflection, and practical lessons, Holy Ground is a dynamic exploration of how to emulate both the grace and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ in relation to the Catholic people you love.
©2009 Chris A. Castaldo (P)2009 Zondervan
I really appreciated & enjoyed this audiobook. It is well written, entertaining, enlightening, well read and also, it's just the right length.
The author writes with authority from personal experience, research and education and he does it in a way which communicates genuine love and compassion for those who have or would consider stepping away from their Roman Catholic upbringing & routes. He does deal with doctrine & practice differences between catholics and protestants but not in a harsh, "this is why they're wrong" sort of tirade. He's informative without being condemning.
The narrator has a warm and inviting voice. I would describe it as grandfatherly. I enjoyed his reading very much but he did seem somewhat older than I expect the actual author may be. This was a very minor discrepancy.
Overall I would recommend this book to a wide range of listeners including both catholics and protestants. I listened out of concern for friends who are considering leaving an evangelical protestant church to become Roman Catholics. Chris has helped me not only increase my understanding of Roman Catholicism but also given me an attitude of compassion for those who wrestle with such spiritual choices.
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