Going to Church is something I did not put on my priority list back in the day. Although baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church, I never thought practicing the faith was essential. I did not attend Mass regularly, thinking prayer at home was enough, and perceived confession as not that important. I was unaware of my sins. Doing what I want without thinking of its possible repercussions in my soul. Not going to the Catholic School and not practicing family are the major factors that contribute to this phase of lapse in my Faith. In short, I was not well-catechized. Looking back, I realized that Catechism is important to grow in faith. Thus, in this blog post, we will list down the best Catechism books you could buy in the market today. These resources are your go-to companion for easy study of what the Church teaches.
Here are the Best Catechism books.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
This is Amazon’s no.1 Best Seller under the Catechisms category. Presented in the simplest manner, it helps everyone read and understand what the Catholic Church teaches, professes, celebrates, lives, and prays. It is complete and comprehensive. The layout is clear and the texts are legible which makes it easy to follow. This is perfect for beginners. A good alternative for the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition. Highly recommended.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition
This edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church already made a buzz because this is the version Fr. Mike Schmitz will be using in the Catechism in a Year podcast. After the success of the Bible in a Year and countless requests, Ascencion launches this podcast to help and accompany the faithful delving into the Catechism. The book is well-bonded with a great format. It is also color-coded with its own ribbon bookmark for easy reference. The beginning of each paragraph includes a list of sources from Scripture and the Church. Overall, high quality!
Catechism of the Catholic Church-Complete and Updated
As the title of this edition suggests, this book is both complete and updated. Despite its comprehensiveness, what you will appreciate more about this book is it is convenient to carry. It is compact enough to keep when needed. Inside, it is well-written and easy to read and understand. It also answers some of the questions on Catholic theology. If you are undergoing RCIA, this is your best companion! A must-have
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition
If you are looking for a Bible Study tool, this version of the Catechism is the best for you. It has all the information you need in a Catholic Bible Study which makes it beginner-friendly. Anything you want to know about the Catholic faith is in this book. It is categorical, well-presented, and divided. It also has quick referencing which is exceptionally useful. The book is sturdy without being too heavy. The gold and white cover is also aesthetically pleasing. Five stars!
Catechism of the Catholic Church With Theological Commentary
Some Catechism topics could be subject to interpretation. In this case, the faithful are required to turn to Bishops, Priests, Catechists, and Scholars for assistance in explaining gray areas. This version, however, through the forty-two experts, will help you in understanding the four parts of the Catechism using Church documents, Scriptures, and Saints’ writings. The quality of the paper, print, and binding is excellent. This book must be added to your collection. Thumbs up!
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Short and easy to read! These two adjectives best describe this version of the Catechism. It is straightforward, giving explanations of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith in a simple way. Each position is deeply researched with quotations from the Bible, Church Fathers, and Vatican documents. It also offers quick reference footnoting all the sources at the bottom of the page for easy reference. The print is large enough for better reading. A helpful resource for Catholics and Non-Catholics!
Understanding our Catholic faith is the starting point to falling in love with it. Our religion is rich! And so at times, it is overwhelming in studying it. With the Catechism books listed above, you can surely be knowledgeable about what the Church teaches. One of these references will guide you to become the best version of yourself as a Catholic.