In Talking with Catholics about the Gospel, author Chris Castaldo provides an easy-to-follow introduction to basic Catholic belief and practice, equipping evangelical Protestants for more fruitful spiritual conversations.
Written in accessible, non-technical language, this short book offers readers:
A more informed awareness of Catholicism
Encouragement to move from a combative posture to a gracious one
Clarification of erroneous caricatures of Catholics in favor of a more constructive understanding
Based in part on Castaldo's experience as a Catholic and time spent working professionally in the Catholic Church, Talking with Catholics about the Gospel gives readers a framework for recognizing where lines of similarity and difference fall between Catholics and evangelical Protestants, along with handy tips for engaging in spiritual discussions.
Readers will gain encouragement and practical insights for gracious and worthwhile discussions of faith with Catholic believers.
Chris Castaldo (PhD) was raised on Long Island, New York, as a Roman Catholic and worked full-time in the Catholic Church for several years. After eight years as pastor of outreach and church planting at College Church (Wheaton, Ill.), followed by three years as Director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal at Wheaton College, Chris currently serves as Lead Pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, IL. He is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic and Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals. Chris blogs at www.chriscastaldo.com
Chapter One: Grace and Truth Chapter Two: Understanding Catholics Chapter Three: An Overview of Roman Catholic History Chapter Four: Similarities and Differences between Catholics and Protestants Chapter Five: Embodying and Proclaiming the Gospel Chapter Six: Top-Ten Questions about Catholicism Appendix: A Glossary of Terms