As a convert from Protestantism to Catholicism, this is my favorite topic, the one that single-handedly sparked my conversion. I couldn’t wait to read this book, and Jimmy sure went above and beyond.
This book is busting at the bindings with Bible verses supporting Jimmy’s thesis. Ironically, he can prove that the Bible is a Catholic book from Scripture Alone! This is an extremely Biblical book, and a very tactful and approachable one at that.
Akin takes the reader through a thorough historical journey from Christ to the Church to the Bible and back to the Church! He explains many fundamental principals behind the development of Scripture, including the origin of writing, books, printing, translations and so on. He also discusses in unique depth the hard-hitting topics like Sola Scriptura, the canon and deuterocanon, Tradition, Protestant misunderstandings, and tons more.
The read is so thorough that at times it feels dry, like reading an encyclopedia. It is very straightforward and logical, which is an amazing resource, but not necessarily an entertaining read. That being said, I read it off and on for a week and finished it; never was I bored!
I would recommend this book to every Catholic, and I would especially hand it off to my Protestant family and friends. The tone is never even close to antagonistic towards non-Catholics. In fact, it treats every detail as if it were an assumed fact of Christianity. Which it is.
This book is a complete, Biblical, historical and apologetic resource for your library, a must-have! Also, did I mention how thorough it is?