Saturday, June 2, 2012
Book Reflections: A Minute in the Church
A Minute in the Church, written by Catholic evangelist and radio host of Seize the Day on The Catholic Channel, Gus Lloyd, is a great reference guide for Catholics who want to be able to defend their faith in a minutes notice, and it is also a great book for those who aren't Catholic but want a greater understanding of what Catholics believe and why they believe. People today are constantly busy and don't often have a lot of time for deep and thoughtful reflections. This book is a very quick read, I finished it in about an hour and I'm a slow reader. I try to listen to Gus Lloyd's radio show every weekday and he is doing great things for the Church. I think this book would be great for those considering entering the church and going through the RCIA or for anyone who is at all curious about the Catholic faith. It is also a great book for the practicing Catholic, who would like to be able to evangelize or at least be able to give a quick explanation to someone about some of the common misunderstandings of the Catholic faith. The book is only $3 on Amazon and although it is a quick read, I imagine you might want to reference this book frequently when different issues or questions about the Catholic faith arise. Gus ends each of his explanations with biblical passages which deal with the issue, and he encourages those reading to do more research on their own. It is great to get a quick explanation, but to get a fuller understanding of the faith more research is necessary.
In my opinion, this book along with the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church should be in every Catholic family's household. We are all called to evangelize. Jesus said to his apostles to go and preach to all nations. This book will be a great help for Catholics in accomplishing this task. I also encourage those not Catholic, especially Christians of other denominations that are open to exploring the Catholic faith, to pick up this book. It is a short read, but it might answer some of the questions you have about the Catholic faith. If you like what you hear, I encourage you to explore even deeper into the Catholic faith.
You can find A Minute in the Church HERE, and I encourage you to learn more about Gus Lloyd at his website HERE.