Devin Rose, author The Protestant’s Dilemma, one of the best works of Catholic apologetics in recent memory, has a new book out and I highly suggest you drop this in your cart today. Its’ called Navigating the Tiber. The book is a manual for bringing your friends and family to the Catholic faith, step by step. You’re going to love it, and here’s 15 reasons why:
1. Learn the art of conversion
In this book you’ll learn everything you need to know how to dialogue with your Protestant friend(s).
2. Become a tactician
The book covers so much, and leads you step-by-step, literally, in how to bring your friends to the Catholic faith.
3. Grow in your own faith
Actually, I learned quite a bit. New arguments, new verses to understand and use, and more about our faith.
4. Brush up
Even the best of athletes need a refresher in the basics. Apologists are no different. Basics or not, this book is a great for brushing up on apologetics.
5. Learn biblical arguments
Nothing is better to aid us in helping others understand our faith than the study of Sacred Scripture. This book packs heat!
6. Increase your charity
The book is NOT about how to win an argument. The text is laden with charity, which is what you need to bring others to the Church.
7. Understand your Protestant friends
How can you help someone if you don’t first understand what they believe? The book starts out with a healthy survey of the major Protestant denominations.
8. Challenge yourself
Do you really know why Catholics believe what they believe? Do you even know what Catholics believe about salvation? If not, or even if so, the book will definitely teach you something you can use.
9. Be ecumenical
Even if you don’t convert your friend(s), you’ll grow in friendship with them, by open, honest, and insightful dialogue.
10. Walk the walk
Everyone thinks their right. Well, do you know WHY you’re version of “right” is really right? Better get this book to be sure.
11. Defend your mother
There are things that sting and there are things that just plan burn. Defending our Mother, Mary, is a must for anyone hoping to defend even an ounce of faith.
12. Keep marriages in tact
Believe it or not, many people don’t want to become Catholic because they think it will ruin their marriage or prevent them from having a happy one. Devin surveys and executes an excellent chapter on the use of contraception and the practice of divorce. By understanding these topics, you can actually help your friends in struggling marital unions.
13. Gain confidence
Devin’s books urges many suggestions on how to navigate situations and conversations of numerous contexts, but it has one defining product: confidence. You’ll have it, more and more, after you finish each chapter.
14. Save time
One fear I know many people have is that they think they need to “learn it all”. Not true, and even more so for the reader of this book. This book prepared a Catholic for the most common, and sometimes less common objections to our faith and the unpredictable twists of conversation we find ourselves in. This easy-to-read book, less than 200 pages, saves countless hours one would spend in practice and in study.
15. Cross the Tiber in tandem
We never come to the Church on our own. It was ALWAYS through the help of a brave and knowledgeable Catholic. Why shouldn’t that person be you?
With an epicPew review forthcoming, I’m urging you: make this book your next purchase. It’s from Catholic Answers, the most trusted name in Catholic Apologetics, and it’s written by Devin Rose, a profoundly gifted writer.