Arranged in an easy-to-use compendium and dictionary format, this is a comprehensive yet user-friendly guide to Catholic beliefs and teaching. Giving brief and succinct definitions of Catholic terms, it also contains sections on the organisation of the Catholic Church, orders of ministry, sacraments, prayer, vestments, symbols and sign, the Bible and Canon law. A handy resource for wherever the Catholic faith is taught such as parishes, schools and the Catholic home and is an enquire-within type book that will appeal to the Anglo-Catholic market too.
"The author makes modest claims for his book, calling it 'basic' and far from comprehensive. Nevertheless, much useful information can be found here, and it is a good school reference book for students with a grasp of Christian terms. Protestants will not be much confused over beliefs they share with Roman Catholics: 'grace' is helpfully projected into sanctification as well as forgiveness; 'justification' does not say that God sanctifies us to make us forgiveable, but it comes close. Recommended." Richard Wilkins, School governor and former General Secretary of ACT, ACT, 2004.