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The acclaimed Catholic writer and apologist Frank Sheed presents one of the most clear and outstanding explanations of the central doctrines of the Christian faith ever written. He starts with a compelling case of good reasons for anyone to study theology, and the wonderful rewards that accompany such a pursuit.

After explaining how God is Spirit, Sheed examines God's infinity and man's creation from nothing. He then covers in depth such key doctrines as the Trinity, the Fall, the Incarnation and Redemption, the Mystical Body, Grace and the Sacraments, and the Last Things. For those to whom these doctrines seem formidable, Sheed brings a fresh approach with lucid and carefully reasoned prose. His beautiful insights and clear explanations will help stir our minds to the inspiring truth of the spiritual realities at the center of human existence.

©1957 Original edition published by Sheed & Ward (P)2012 Ignatius Press

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  • Daniel Yao
  • 09-01-2018

Must read/listen

I recently completed a Masters degree in Theology and yet still found this book immensely helpful. Frank Sheed, in witty and compelling prose, helped fill in a number of gaps in my theological knowledge and provided a helpful synthesis of the whole. Kate does a good job of narrating his work clearly and quickly. It is great to have it in audible format for quick and easy review - which is something you'll want to do! I highly highly recommend it!

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  • Michael Deltz
  • 06-01-2020

Great listen for anyone wanting to learn about Catholic Theology

The author lays a firm foundation for what we believe. Narrator does a great job too. Having listened to this, one should feel very confident that they can give a good explanation to others for the joy we possess.

I wish Sheed’s other works were also on Audible.

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  • Karl
  • 20-03-2018

Very Good Introduction

This book is read at a driving pace and relistening to sections helped clarify some if the harder content. It is a great book and introduction to the defense of many aspects of the faith.

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  • Monica L. Arachtingi
  • 16-03-2018

Robot reading this?

This narrator has no voice inflections while she is reading this. There is no sensitivity or understanding in the narrating of this book.

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  • R. Helgeson
  • 07-09-2021

The material is excellent, the reader way too fast

The material is excellent, however, the reader goes through the work much too fast. The material, because of its manner and systematic presentation, needs to be received slowly, read at a pace that can be taken in. This is not possible in this edition.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-06-2021

Mind Blowing

If all knew just what this book taught me, it would change all of humanity. I encourage everyone to take five hours of your life to learn profound truths that will change your life for ever.

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  • Patrick L. Finley
  • 08-02-2021

Why read this.

Teaches how to see and live in reality. I will read it again because of its richness.

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  • Justin Reany
  • 26-01-2021

An Absolute Must For Any Serious Catholic!

What a gem of a book! I cannot recommend this simple, yet profound little book. Frank Sheed was a master in communicating very high and lofty aspects of the Catholic Faith in understandable and simple ways. This book offers a brief introduction to the basic tenets of Catholic Theology. Systematic and logical. Each chapter builds up the previous. I have bought and handed out numerous copies of this book over the years. Theology for Beginners is really the foundational data everybaerious catholic should know and be able to communicate. I cannot recommend this book enough. when you have mastered this book you need to upgrade to his more elaborate and detailed volume of the same material called "Theology and Sanity." You cannot go wrong with this book.

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  • Alverto Cervantes Rodriguez
  • 21-11-2020

Great book to the introductory to a new life!

I recommend this book to anyone who is in the beginning of a great spiritual life with God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit! In continuation I would recommend after reading, the Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas. May God bless anyone who reads this.

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  • Daniel M. Lombardi
  • 03-12-2019

Superior

Most informative, capsulated book of Catholic faith! A must read for all Christians! Thanks be to God!

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