This companion book complements the DVD series and study program.
The book is based on the scripts for the series, but delves more deeply into the content, including over 100 photos of the art used in the documentary. In this book Father Barron seeks to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith. Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ's incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism-from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell-using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.
Praise for Catholicism:
"If you read one book this year on what Catholics believe and why, this is the book to read-and to share with others."
- Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia
"Father Robert Barron's Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images. In these pages, we meet the "Word made Flesh" not only in theological formulations, but also in saints and poets, cathedrals and chants, priests and prophets. What makes Catholicism so compelling are the ways in which Father Barron shows how the Incarnation goes on in the true, the good, and the beautiful."
- Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
"Prepare yourself for an entrancing tour of the many facets of Catholicism. From Her art to Her architecture, Her theological riches, to the inspired personalities that have filled Her pews, the Catholic Church is laid bare by a priest who is more than up to the task. Like the Faith it seeks to capture, it is a journey that will leave you full - and then hungering for more."
- Raymond Arroyo, New York Times Bestselling Author of Mother Angelica and host of EWTN's The World Over Live
"When Father Barron is talking, I can't stop listening. Whatever he writes, I can't put down unfinished. He loves the people he addresses. He writes about what matters to us. To read him is to be loved in word after word. In these pages, heart speaks to heart."
- Mike Aquilina, co-author of The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition
"Father Robert Barron's great gift is to wed intellectual depth with clarity and vividness of expression. His Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith is a superb exploration of the Catholic vision that seamlessly unites theological reflection and masterpieces of architecture and art. The story he tells comes truly alive in his portraits of concrete men and women who, in every age, have lived the journey of faith to the full."
- Rev. Robert Imbelli, Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College